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, food trucks, roller skating are just a few of activities on Cascade Plaza this summer. Starting June 15, free WiFi will be available on Cascade Plaza powered by DSI.

Picnic on the Plaza: Mondays from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. - We invite downtown employees to pack a lunch or get a lunch to go from a downtown eatery and enjoy it on the plaza.

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

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

Spikeball & Bocce Ball: Two new weekly leagues are coming to downtown. In partnership with Stay in Play Recreation, Spikeball (combo of foursquare and volleyball) and Bocce Ball take place on Thursdays from 6-8 p.m. (June 14-Aug. 9) complete with Cascade Happy Hour from 4-8 p.m. (serving beer only).

Food Fridays Al Fresco: On Friday, the city of Akron's food truck Cascade Cucina returns from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m., complete with live music each week from 12-1 p.m on Cascade Plaza. The JSK Cafe also returns on Fridays just across the street. Both run June 1-Aug. 24.

Roller Dance Party: Lace up those skates and roll back to grade school with roller skating the second Friday of each month from June to August from 8-10 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.

Zumba: Join instructor Christy Leenheer from Forever Fitness 24 for a free, hour-long Zumba class the first Saturday of every month June to Sept. from 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Stick around after for Blanket Brunches and enjoy brunch food, Bloody Mary's and Mimosas.

Lunchtime Concerts

Amp it UP Enjoy live, local music every Tuesday from 12-1 p.m. at the Main Library's outdoor amphitheatre (near the corner of Main and Mill Streets).

Sidewalk Stage: At the south end of downtown at the corner of Main & Cedar Streets, the Pritt Entertainment Courtyard will host more live musicians every Thursday from 12-1 p.m.

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