Legacy of Accessible Yoga + Wellness

A 10 Year Legacy of Accessible Yoga 

From its inception in 2015, Elevate Akron has been proud and honored to bring yoga and wellness practices to our own city and surrounding communities. For 10 incredible years, Elevate has established a legacy in Akron and the greater area as a champion of accessible yoga by offering a premier yoga festival each year, as well as offering continuing education resources for yoga teachers, community yoga classes and gatherings, workplace wellness programs, and more. We have been so grateful to be able to host 10 major festivals with nearly 18,000 people, and partnered with over 250 local businesses, artists, and organizations. As we approach our eleventh festival in our tenth year, we look forward to watching these numbers and this legacy grow. Coupled with our University of Akron partnership, hosting our major festival at the lovely Coleman Common this year, we are so fortunate to continue this tradition on July 20, 2024.

Head to The University of Akron on July 20th from 3:00-8:30p.m. to CELEBRATE our 10th year and 11th signature OUTDOOR Yoga Festival. Connect with hundreds of wellness-minded people, volunteers, local businesses, nonprofits, food trucks and artists at The University of Akron’s Coleman Common in front of the Student Union (303 Carrol St, 44325). This community gathering promises the same outdoor FUN as in past years!

  • Enjoy an all-levels outdoor yoga class at 4PM led by Sam Grey
  • Enjoy an all-levels outdoor yoga class at 7PM led by our Executive Director, Kevin James Karas M.A, E-RYT 500 and live music by the Elevate Akron Orchestra.
  • Listen to live musical ensembles all night from the Elevate Akron Orchestra composed of  local musicians
  • Grab a delicious bite to eat and a cool drink from local food trucks.
  • Enjoy a refreshing beer at the Beer Garden
  • Connect with the local community by enjoying fun activities with wellness-minded businesses, nonprofits, & shop artisan vendors.
  • Enter to win gift baskets from our local vendors!
  • Relax in the healing tent with a $10 donation-based massage and reiki.
  • Support the cause by purchasing a Limited Edition Celebrating 10 years Elevate Akron Tank Top or Tee ($25 pre-order), Raffle Tickets ($3-$30)


3:00pm – Gates open ~ Arrive, Place Your Yoga Mat & Socialize

3:30-7:00pm – Acro Jam (Back Field)

3:30-6:00pm – Healing Tent (Back Field)

3:45pm – Opening Message (Main Stage)

4:00pm – 30 minute Yoga Class with Sam Grey (Main Stage)

4:30-6:55pm – Play, Eat, Shop

5:45-6:45pm – Elevate Akron Orchestra

5:45pm – Kid’s Yoga (Kid’s Area)

6:50 – Raffle Winners Announced (Main Stage)

7:00-8:30pm – All Levels Yoga Class by Kevin James Karas & Live Music by the Elevate Akron Orchestra. (Main Stage)

Ticket Information

Early Bird Tickets ($10) go on sale May 1, 2024. Tickets ($25) and Bundles will be available for purchase when Early Bird tickets sell out. Tickets will not be sold at the gate.  You will have to buy tickets online (they will be on sale the day of the event unless sold out) and then show your QR code at the gate.

Tickets include:

  • Elevate Akron Wristband
  • Access to THE community celebration of the summer!
  • Digital program map and schedule
  • 1 Raffle Ticket to win exciting prizes ($3 value)
  • Memories to last a lifetime.

Bundles include (Limited to one per order):

  • Tank or Tshirt in your size (Must be pre-ordered by June 1st at 11pm EST)
  • Parking Garage Pass
  • Elevate Akron Wristband
  • Access to THE community celebration of the summer!
  • Digital program map and schedule
  • 1 Raffle Ticket to win exciting prizes ($3 value)
  • Memories to last a lifetime.

Purchase your ticket today!

Please note: If our cost makes this event inaccessible to you, please email wendy@elevateakron.com by July 10th and we will provide access if tickets are still available. Also, the event goes on rain or shine. 

Limited Edition Celebrating 10 Years Elevate Akron Tanks/Tees for $25 presale ($30 after June 1st)

Support the cause and purchase online or on event day while supplies last. Shirts purchased online are available for pick up on event day at the Elevate Akron Main Tent.

Raffle tickets will be for sale at the Elevate Akron Merchant Tent or you can pre-purchase them on EventBrite. Raffle baskets will be at participating vendors tables. Raffle Winners will be announced at 6:50 pm at the main stage. Winners will pick up their prizes from the vendors table before the final practice begins at 7:15pm.

CASA Board Volunteer Association: CASA Water Bottle, $40 Mustard Seed Gift Card, CASA Padfolio, Leandra Drumm Designs CASA Ornament, CASA Throw Blanket ($100 value)

Cycle Bar Hudson: 1 month unlimited ride pass (expires 10/31/24), t-shirt, and other promotional items from our retail partners (Celsius, ONE Brands). ($200 value)

Elevate Akron: Festival Shirt, EA Backpack, EA Sweatshirt, 1 water bottle ($115 value)

Kare LLC: dandelion lotion, sugar body scrub, salt body scrub. hair oil, hair mist, body oil, smudge kit, lip balm

Madds Wellness: T-shirt, Insulated tumbler, $20 Portal West Coffee gift card

Mustard Seed Market: $50 gift card

New Horizon Chiropractic: Two Free Consultation, exam and xray (will have a discount disclaimer printed on them) Water bottle, Massage gun, yoga block, yoga knee cushions, two 3oz roll on Rock sauce (fire and Ice)

Optimal Wellness: 1 year Optimal Wellness Library Subscription ($108 value)

Paradox Astrology: Free Astrology reading ($50 value)

The Green Cottage Makery: Eucalyptus and tea tree oil Castile soap, Fresh, healthy organic essential oil room spray, Lemongrass Clean Deodorant, Chillin’ cooling muscle rub, Coconut vanilla lip butter with spf

Shaker Juices: 4 bottles of juice

Shaw JCC of Akron: 6-Month Family Membership (Valued at $690)

Wild, Peaceful & Free: Free Reiki Session

YogiStoned: 1 shirt of your choice & 1 hat! ($70 value)

Parking & Rules

Parking Information – Very conveniently, there are about 970 spots available in the East Parking Garage 191 Spicer Street, Akron, OH 44304. Your parking pass must be purchased prior to the event on EventBrite. Please try to carpool if able. Overflow parking will be available in lots 8 and 10 at $2.00 an hour, maxing out at $10.

From RT8 N. Get off at Exit 1a. Carroll St./Buchtel Ave. Turn Left on Carroll and the garage entrance is just past Goodkirk.

From Rt8 S. Get off at Exit 1a Carroll St./ Buchtel Ave. Go Straight on Goodkirk and turn Right on Carroll. Entrance is right past Goodkirk.

ADA Parking is available close to the entrance of the event on Carroll St.

Rules and Regulations – We will adhere to the most current safety protocols as promoted by the CDC, Governor, City of Akron and The University of Akron.

Don’t forget, we know it will be a beautiful, hot summer day but the Elevate Akron Yoga Festival goes on Rain or Shine! Tickets are nonrefundable.

Thank You To Our Sponsor, Partners & Donors!

Check out our sponsors and vendors tents on event-day for unforgettable fun activities, prizes, giveaways and meaningful connections to last a life-time.


Main Street Yoga


Kevin Karas | DigitalHipster Inc. | Sam Grey LLC | Moon Rider Marketing


Summa | Mustard Seed Market


CASA Board of Volunteers | A Mindful Lotus | Flex Yoga Wooster