Live music, games, yoga, bocce ball and more are part of summer in downtown Akron.

Come out of the office at lunch or stick around after 5 p.m. to enjoy exciting activities.

Summer on the Plaza

Games, music, music and roller skating are just a few of activities on Cascade Plaza this summer. Free Wi-Fi is available on Cascade Plaza powered by DSI.

WEDNESDAYS

Cascade Happy Hour: Enjoy happy hour every Wednesday from 5-9 p.m. 

Yoga: Enjoy free yoga and unwind after work each Wednesday from 6-7 p.m. courtesy of Akron Yoga & Wellness.

Bocce Ball League: League play every Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. (June 19-Aug. 21)

THURSDAYS

Recess: Thursdays-Fridays from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. - corn hole, giant scrabble, checker and chess and bocce ball provide a much needed break from the work day.

Meditation: Enjoy free meditation classes during lunch every Thursday from 12-1 p.m. courtesy of SYLC Consulting.

FRIDAYS

Recess: Thursdays-Fridays from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. - corn hole, giant scrabble, checker and chess, and bocce ball provide a much needed break from the work day.

Live Music: Enjoy live music on the plaza every Friday from 12-1 p.m.

Roller Dance Party: Lace up those skates and roll back to grade school with roller skating the first Friday of each month from June to August from 7-10 p.m. Roller skates are available to rent (or bring your own). Skating not for you? enjoy the DJ dance party on the grass with a bar and food truck offerings instead.

Summer Selfie Party: Celebrate the summer solstice and National Selfie Day from 7-10 p.m. on June 21. The party will include a DJ, games, food and drinks for purchase, silent disco yoga, a selfie scavenger hunt and more. Proceeds from the event benefit the Akron Parks Collaborative. 

Rave on Main: #GlowWithPride at this fun event on July 19 benefiting the Akron Pride Festival. The event will include a DJ, glow in the dark art and other fun activities for all ages.

SATURDAYS

Zumba: Join instructor Christy Leenheer from Forever Fitness 24 for a free, hour-long Zumba class from 9:30-10:30 a.m. 

Lock Next

Free Wi-Fi is available at Lock Next powered by DSI.

WEDNESDAYS

Sidewalk Stage: Live, local music every Wednesday from 12-1 p.m. sponsored by Pritt Entertainment Group.

Happy Hour Music: Enjoy live, local music every Thursday from 5-6 p.m. at Lock Next.

Support for summer programming provided by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Akron Civic Commons and the Ohio Arts Council.

Banner and homepage images by Shane Wynn