Free Concerts

Enjoy the Latin jazz music of Latin Jazz Orchestra at a free concert held at 7 p.m. July 7 at Goodyear Heights Metro Park/Main Entrance, 2077 Newton Street. For more information, call 330-375-2311 or visit That same night, you can listen to Rock with The Adjustments, a country and rock band, at Springfield Rocks, which is part of the summer concert series at Lakefront Park Gazebo, 2491 Canfield Road in Springfield Township. The concert is held from 7 to 9 p.m. Check the concert hotline at 330-794-1739 or visit for weather related cancellations.

Dragon Boat Festival

Join in the fun of the 5th annual Dragon Boat Festival on Portage Lakes. Activities run from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 8. Proceeds from the festival go to the Dragon Dream Team and its Boatloads of Hope breast cancer outreach program to help local patients and survivors regain hope again after being diagnosed. Spectators can take in the events from the beaches of Portage Lake State Park, 5031 Manchester Road, where the 35 teams will compete. Visit for more information.

PJ Party at the zoo

Get your best" jammies" on and visit the Akron Zoo for its new PJ Party event from 5 to 9 p.m. July 8. The zoo invites everyone to wear their favorite family friendly pajamas and enjoy the zoo in the evening for extended summer hours. Regular admission rates apply and the entire zoo will be open, including the zoo’s café in Komodo Kingdom, carousel and train rides and more. For more information, visit or call 330-375-2550.

Red, White and Old Blue Eyes

The city of Green will host a free concert at Central Park from 6-9 p.m. July 8 to raise funds for the First Responders Monument. People can enjoy Michael Sonata signing the tunes of Frank Sinatra during the Red, White and Old Blue Eyes performance. There will be a food truck and a beer garden available. Donations will be accepted to benefit the city's First Responders Monument. In addition, 50-50 raffles will be sold.