Fountain Square and Washington Park Announce Free Summer Events

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Cincinnati Center City Development Corp. (3CDC) will kick off the PNC Summer Series on Tuesday, May 29 with the return of free programming at Fountain Square and Washington Park 7 days a week from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Programming will include live music from multiple genres, children’s activities, movies in the park, workout series and more – FREE OF CHARGE! 2018 marks the eleventh year of free programming on Fountain Square, and the sixth year of free programming at Washington Park. A full liquor license allows 3CDC to offer beer, wine and liquor at both spaces. The bar at Fountain Square will open one hour prior to evening events, and the Southwest Porch at Washington Park will open at 11 AM every day of the week.

Washington Park, 1230 Elm Street
Fountain Square, 520 Vine Street

Tuesday, May 29 – Monday, Sept. 3

See below for a full schedule of recurring PNC Summer Series events. Visit or for detailed information and the full lineup for each series or subscribe to 3CDC’s weekly newsletters to stay on top of all free events.

All summer events are made possible by PNC Bank:

The Southwest Porch 

MondaySunday, Hours Vary, Washington Park

The Southwest Porch is open for Summer 7 days a week! It is located just north of the dog park and offers bar service including craft beer, wine, liquor, and Coke products. ‘Like’ The Porch on Facebook and find information on operating hours, Porch events and drink specials.


Pop-Up Play

Dates and Times Vary, Washington Park

Enjoy free children’s programming in the park! Activities range from yoga and crafts to games, music making, and much more. Check the Washington Park calendar for details, dates and times. A special thanks to our sponsors, Rumpke and Kroger.


CSL Kickball

Monday & Thursday, 6p, Washington Park

Coed kickball teams go head to head on Washington Park’s giant Civic Lawn. Stop by the park to watch the fun and enjoy drink specials!


Trivia Night

Monday, 7-9p, Fountain Square

Grab your friends and head to the Square for great beer specials, gift card prizes, and plenty of fast-paced trivia. A special thanks to our sponsors Bud Light and AARP.


Strauss Troy Market

Tuesday, 11a-2p, Fountain Square

Spend your lunch hour enjoying a unique dining and shopping experience. Local vendors offer everything from fresh produce and lunch food to sweet treats and handmade items. A special thanks to our sponsor Strauss Troy.


Fountain Feud

Tuesdays, 7-9p, Fountain Square

Head to the Square for Fountain Square’s version of the classic TV Gameshow. Feud challenges you to identify the most popular answers instead of having to know the correct answers.


Workout on the Green

Tuesday, 6p & 7p, Wednesday, 6p & 7p, Washington Park

No contracts. No excuses. Just FREE fitness in Washington Park. All classes are led by licensed, trained instructors. A special thanks to our sponsors P&G, Lykins Energy Solutions, and Melanoma KNOW More.


World Fare

Wednesday, 11a-2p Fountain Square

Enjoy food from vendors specializing in international cuisine every Wednesday this summer on the Square. Vendor line-ups will be announced on the Fountain Square Facebook page weekly, RSVP for updates. Thank you to our sponsor Al Neyer.


Reggae Wednesday

Wednesday, 7-10p, Fountain Square

Put a little “weekend” in your Wednesday with the help of free Reggae concerts on the Square every Wednesday.


Summer Cinema

Wednesday 9-11p, Washington Park

Summer Cinema features a free movie screening every Wednesday at the Park! Dust off those lawn chairs, grab a picnic basket, and join us for a fun, relaxing evening on our civic lawn. A special thanks to our sponsors The Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati Bell and the Cincinnati Enquirer.


Fountain Square Eats

Thursdays, 11a-2p, Fountain Square

Join us on the Square every Thursday for lunch from your favorite neighborhood food trucks! A special thank you to our sponsors Chick-Fil-A, The Cincinnati Enquirer and Emerge.


Salsa on the Square

Thursday, 7-10p, Fountain Square

Enjoy hot salsa bands, skilled dancers and tips from expert instructors who will take to the dance floor to teach the basic steps. A special thanks to our sponsors P&G and MetroPCS.


Roots Revival

Thursdays, 7-9, Washington Park

Enjoy an evening of free Bluegrass, Roots and Americana music at Washington Park’s Bandstand. A special thanks to our sponsors The Johnson Family Foundation, Cincinnati Enquirer, Dunlap Café and George Remus.
Fifth & Vine Live

Fridays and Saturdays, 7-11p, Fountain Square

Fifth & Vine Live features an eclectic lineup of national, regional, and local acts as well as event partnerships with local organizations. A special thanks to our sponsors KMK Law, Watershed Distillery, Stigler Supply Company, The Project Cincinnati, Cincy Shirts and


Friday Flow

Select Fridays, 7-10, Washington Park

Washington Park’s free R&B Series, Friday Flow, returns this summer with another exciting lineup! Music kicks off at 7p and headliners take the stage at 9p. A special thanks to our sponsors P&G, Cintas and MetroPCS.


Weekend Workout

Saturday, 9-10a, Washington Park

Washington Park’s Weekend Workout powered by the Central Parkway YMCA offers a variety of FREE, rotating fitness classes led by licensed YMCA instructors. All skill-levels are welcome, and no experience is needed. A special thanks to our sponsors KMK Law, First Watch, Lykins Energy Solutions and the Central Parkway YMCA.


Brunch Before the Ballpark

Select Sundays, 10-2p, Fountain Square

Enjoy brunch from local food trucks and drinks from the Fountain Square bar before Sunday Reds home games. Don’t have tickets to the game? No problem! Stick around and we’ll show the game on the giant Fifth Third LED board. A special thanks to our sponsor Watershed Distillery.


DBL Law OTR Performs

Sunday Evenings, Washington Park

Enjoy an evening of free arts programming in the Park that is sure to please the whole family. A special thanks to our sponsors DBL Law, Segoe Family Foundation, GBBN Architects and the Cincinnati Enquirer.