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Free, outdoor activities for all this summer in downtown Akron.

From Kickboxing to Zumba, roller skating and more, Summer Downtown features free events and activities for all ages and abilities. 

Download the Summer on the Plaza Schedule. (coming soon)

Wellness on the Plaza

All downtown fitness classes are free to attend and pre-registration is encouraged. All classes take place on Cascade Plaza in downtown Akron. Click on the titles for more information and to register.

Vinyasa Yoga on the Plaza with Yoga Squared 
Tuesdays | 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. | May 21 - September 3
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Kickboxing on the Plaza with Black2Life Fitness Ministry 
Tuesdays | 6:40 to 7:20 p.m. | May 21 - July 9
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Zumba on the Plaza with Deidrinelle Moton
Tuesdays | 6:40 to 7:20 p.m. | July 16 - September 3
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Line Dancing on the Plaza with JustUs Line Dance Crew
Wednesdays | 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. | June 5 - September 1
Sundays | 3 - 4 p.m. | May 26 - September 29
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Summer Ready Fitness on the Plaza with Summer and her team of instructors at Summer Ready Fitness
Thursdays | 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. | June 6 - September 5
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Pilates on the Plaza with Pilates by Murphys
Thursdays | 6:40 to 7:20 p.m. | May 23 - July 11
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Bootcamp on the Plaza with Mary Anderson
Thursdays | 6:40 to 7:20 p.m. | July 18 - September 5
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Pop-Up Workout on the Plaza 
Sundays | 2 - 3 p.m.
tai chi, self-defense, meditation, fencing, dance classes


Happy Hour, Cornhole League & Live and Local Concerts

Wednesdays | June 5 - August 28

Line dancing: 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Summit Sports & Social Cornhole League: 6 - 8 p.m.

Live & Local Concert: 7 - 9 p.m.

Check back for more details.


Roller Skating on the Plaza

All downtown roller skating events are free to attend.

Skate NightsLace up your skates for some old-school roller-skating action.

  • Music provided by DJs
  • Skates available to rent for $2/pair, or bring your own (free)
  • Food and drinks available for purchase from The Shed

Skating is on the concrete of Cascade Plaza.

Saturdays | 5 - 8 p.m.

2024 Skate Night Dates & Themes:

  • May 25 • 70s Flower Power: Plant & Skate (feat. DJ Jeremy of Mic Drop Entertainment)
  • June 8 • Youth Skate Night: 2000s Night – R&B
  • June 29 • Family Game (video game music, Techno, upbeat Lo-Fi)
  • July 13 • Italian-esque (feat. DJ Jeremy of Mic Drop Entertainment)
  • July 27 • Olympics Night
  • August 10 • Metal Night (feat. Mall Goth Meg)
  • August 24 • Pride Skate
  • August 31 • K-Pop Night with Mic Drop Entertainment

Downtown Akron Walking Tours

Downtown Akron After-Hours Walking TourJoin Downtown Akron Partnership for a guided walking tour of downtown Akron the fourth Wednesday of every month. Learn about public art projects, small businesses and downtown developments.

Meet and end at Cascade Plaza (Main St. between Huntington Tower and PNC Tower).

4:30 p.m. | May 23, June 27, July 25, August 22, and September 26.


Free Wi-Fi is available on Cascade Plaza powered by DSI.


 

Support for summer programming is provided by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

Musicians, performances and cultural events are made possible with support from Ohio Arts Council.