Elevate Akron Outdoor Yoga Festival & Vinyasa Class July 20th, 2017 | 4:30-10:00pm | Lock 3 Park


Sweet Summer Heat. Organic Popsicles. Local Brews. Live Music. Community-Infused Yoga. And, Thousands of Your Closest Yoga Friends. 

We couldn't be more ecstatic to announce the fourth Elevate Akron Outdoor Yoga Festival & Vinyasa Class at Lock 3 Park in the heart of downtown to celebrate the beautiful souls of Akron and highlight the yoga studios, businesses, and people who make our city such a special hOMe.

You can look forward to a key note speech from Peaceful Fruits Founder Evan Delahanty, a free all-levels vinyasa class with Tracy Rhinehart, food trucks galore, local breweries + wineries, donation-based activities to raise money for Summit County Children's Services, an Akron vendor's market highlighting local artisans, and live music by Zach Friedof.


Event Schedule:

  • Registration & Check-In - 4:30pm
    • Arrive early to visit the food trucks and vendors and hear music from DJ Naeno!
  • Welcome & Guest Speakers - 6:30pm
  • All-levels Vinyasa Yoga Class - 7:00pm
  • Food Trucks, Akron Vendors Market & Live Music until 10:00pm 



Sassy Dog | The Orange Truk | Popsmith | Ms. Julie's Kitchen | Mustard Seed | Nooma | Restore Cold-Pressed Juice | SOL Pie Pizza | Earth Energy Sustainable Treats | Mucky Duck Brewery | Nauti Vine WineryPeaceful Fruits | Umami Bites | HiHo Brewing Co. | Ovenly Delights | Bringing Abundance | Inca Buch



Universal Architect | Rock Everywhere | Lululemon Athletica | Primal Life Organics | Shine Akron | TKM | Rockstar Rock Shop | All things B


additional ACTivities:

  • Henna Tattoo Station
  • Donation-based Massage and Reiki (proceeds going to Summit County Children's Services)


Love Going to:

Our goal has always been to elevate our community and this event will be no exception. For this event we have partnered with Summit County Children's Services to help raise awareness for foster child adoption and to call our community to serve children in need -- right in our backyard. Summit County's heroin epidemic is driving a dramatic increase in the number of children entering foster care and the state of Ohio has issued emergency pleas for more people to become foster parents and take neglected children into their homes. We will be welcoming Ann Ream. Protective Services Department Director, to the event stage to speak more on this topic and to encourage the consideration of becoming a foster parent. 

If you are interested in providing monetary support, you can make a donation at their booth on event or purchase an event shirt. Part of shirt proceeds will go right to Summit County Children's Services. 



Important Info

Important Info

IMportant information


Since Lock 3 is located right in the heart of downtown Akron, there are multiple parking decks that are just a quick walk away! The closet parking decks to the venue are the O'Neil’s Parking Deck on W. State Street and the Cascade Parking Facility off of Mill Street. Surface lots are located on W. Bowery Street west of Main Street. Cost for parking is a $2 flat rate. Click here to view a map and for more parking information. 


Don't forget:

  • Arrive Early. Music, day-of check-in, and yoga mat parking starts at 4:30pm. We will kick off the festivities promptly at 6:30pm with a special speaker followed by our vinyasa class. Please allow yourself plenty of time to park, visit our food/drink vendors and have your mat rolled out!
  • Event Tee & Tank Tops: To guarantee you receive an event shirt, please pre-order before July 1st.
  • Need a Mat? Bring Your License. We will have a limited number of free mat rentals available at our registration tables (first come, first served). We will exchange a mat for your license and will keep it safe and sound until your mat is returned at the end of the evening!
  • Rain or Shine: This event will be held rain or shine! Who doesn't love dancing in the rain?

Packet Pick-Up

Packet Pick-Up

Packet Pick-Up

To ensure a smooth event, we strongly encourage you to attend packet pick-up to receive your event packet containing your event wristband and other goodies. Pre-ordered tees and tank tops will also be distributed at Packet Pick-Up. Pick-Up will be at the lululemon Akron showroom on:

  • Tuesday, July 18th from 11:00 to 6:00pm
  • Wednesday, July 19th from 11:00 to 6:00pm

The lululemon Akron showroom is located at: 403A 21 Furnace Street, Akron, OH 44308.


Our Sponsors

Our Sponsors



We are filled with so much gratitude for our event sponsors! Because of their generous support, we are able to host Elevate Akron events free of charge to the community!





event assisters


We are so fortunate that our Akron yoga community is filled with so many dedicated and talented yoga instructors. And lucky us, we've snagged a few of them who will be assisting us at the event! These yoga assisters are on site to help lead our yoga practice, and to provide guidance and modifications. A big hug and thank you to our assisters listed below:


Elissa Wiles

Topaz V. Tolloti

Katelyn Woodford

Janet Weyls

Sara Bowman

Sara Miley

Deborah Saley

Shannon Silcox

Sarah Maloney

Christa Dillon

Serenity Messner

Morgan Laing

Suzanne Kell

Cheryl Zawacki

Jamie McDaniel

Kimberly Evans

Anne Laing

Vanessa Wagner

Liz DeWitte

Deb Migdal

Jenny Keaton