Bubble Fest

Bubble Fest! A fun and unforgettable way to activate Akron’s most open and expansive green space – Joy Park.

The @PLAY team recognized three distinct areas of opportunity in East Akron, and invited residents to join in an experiential celebration at Joy Park with “Dr. U.R. Awesome,” the 4-time Guinness World Record holder for largest indoor and outdoor soap bubbles. For the occasion, @PLAY produced a collaborative A-K-R-O-N mural, had local artist Deuce Dime on hand to sign prints of his Heart of A.KING mural, and entertained participants with free food, live music, dance, fun, and games.

More than 200 residents participated in Bubble Fest, and all left with a greater appreciation of Akron’s capacity for magical experiences.