Free, outdoor activities for all this summer in downtown Akron.
From Kickboxing to Zumba, roller skating and more, Summer in Downtown features free events and activities for all ages and abilities.
Download the Summer on the Plaza Schedule.
Workout on the Plaza
All downtown fitness classes are free to attend and pre-registration is encouraged.
Line Dancing on the Plaza: Every Thursday evening from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. (June 2 - Sept 29), and Sundays from 4 - 5 p.m. (June 5 - September 25)
Yoga on the Plaza: Every Tuesday evening from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. (May 31 - September 27)
Pilates on the Plaza: Every Thursday evening from 5:15 to 6:15 p.m. (June 2 - July 28)
Bootcamp on the Plaza: Every Tuesday evening from 5:15 to 6:15 p.m. (May 31 - July 26)
Kickboxing on the Plaza: Every Thursday evening from 5:15 to 6:15 p.m. (August 4 - September 29)
Zumba on the Plaza: Saturdays from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. (July 30, August 13, 27) *no Zumba on July 16
Playdate on the Plaza, featuring ArtSparks: Saturdays from 11 - 11:45 (June 25, July 30, August 13, September 24)
Roller Skating on the Plaza
All downtown roller skating events are free to attend. See each event below for more information.
Family Skate: Lace up your skates for Family Skate on Cascade Plaza. Each skate day features a DJ at Cascade Plaza with skates available to rent ($2/pair). A dance party on the inside of the "rink" with food and beverages available for purchase. Skating is on the concrete of Cascade Plaza. Family skate dates are June 12, June 26, July 17, July 31, and August 14.
Skate Nights: Lace up your skates for some old school roller skating action. Each skate night features a DJ with skates available to rent for $2/pair. Food and drinks will be available for purchase. If skating isn't your thing, join the dance party on the inside of the "rink." Skating is on the concrete of Cascade Plaza. Skate night dates are June 11, June 25, July 16, July 30, August 13, and August 20.
Lunchtime Walking Tours: Take a lunchtime walking tour the first Wednesday of each month to discover the beautiful new Main Street, public art, complete and upcoming development projects, downtown businesses and much more. Click here to register.
Rediscover Downtown Akron Biking Tour: On second Wednesday of the month at noon, take a biking tour to discover the beautiful new Main Street, Towpath, public art, downtown businesses and much more. Need to borrow a bike? Reserve a Summit Bike Share bike by emailing email@example.com. Click here to register for the tour.
Downtown Scooter Tour: On the third Thursday of each month at 6 p.m., jump on a scooter and discover the new Main Street Cycletrack, beautiful public spaces, public art, development projects, downtown businesses and much more. Click here to see a video on how to use the Spin scooters. Click here to register for the tour.
Live Music, Art and More
Lunch on Main: Every Wednesday from 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., join us on Main St. in front of Lock 3 for free lunchtime concerts from great local performers.
Happy Hour on Main: The last Thursday of the month, from 4:30 - 6:30 p.m., enjoy a free happy hour concert in Lock 3 (June 30, July 28, August 25, September 29).
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.