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Where to Buy First Night Buttons

The First Night Akron admission button is a unique piece of art designed by a local artist each year. Admission buttons are only $10. Children under 10 are FREE when accompanied by a button wearing adult. No refunds. No Exchanges. 

Admission buttons available online until December 21 at

Acme Fresh Market (store locations, buttons available at all but #30)
Akron Art Museum
Angel Falls Coffee (Highland Square)
blue: a Goodwill boutique (Downtown Akron)
FirstMerit Bank (participating branches)
The Library Shop at Main (second floor) 
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Akron Civic Theatre Box Office (across the street from the Theatre on the first floor of the Ohio Building, Mon-Fri 10 a.m.-4 p.m.)

On December 31, admission buttons will be available at Acme until 8 p.m. and on site at the Akron Civic Theatre and The Library Shop at Main. 

Limited Edition First Night Backpack

To commemorate the 20th Anniversary of First Night Akron, and the return of Don Drumm as our button artist, a limited supply of backpacks are available for just $10 each (plus shipping & handling).

These lime green, vinyl backpacks feature the First Night 2016 button art designed by Akron artist, Don Drumm.




Discover Downtown Akron Passports (includes First Night button and admission to several other events in 2016) will be available for purchase for $15 at the First Night Akron office, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and at the following locations beginning Friday, Nov. 27.

Acme Fresh Market (store locations, buttons available at all but #30)
Actors' Summit Theatre
Akron Art Museum
Angel Falls Coffee (Highland Square)
The Library Shop at Main
Akron Civic Theatre Box Office (across the street from the theater at 175 S. Main St., Mon-Fri 10 a.m.-4 p.m.)