Summer Events in Full Swing at Fountain Square

Joe's Truck Stop
Joe's Truck Stop

3CDC and Fifth Third Bank kick off the summer event season at Fountain Square on Memorial Day Weekend with the return of free programming 7 days a week. Programming includes live music from multiple genres, trivia nights, lunchtime events and more. Events that have taken a modified format in spring are continuing to evolve as CDC guidelines change; this includes the exciting return of the dance floor to Salsa on the Square on June 3. Organizers are especially excited for the return of larger concerts to the Fifth Third Bank Center Stage, a state-of-the-art performance stage that was unveiled in 2020. The permanent stage includes new audio equipment, lighting, and technology to ensure the best possible event experience for patrons. Large concerts were not held on the Square in 2020 due to COVID-19, so summer events will provide a debut for the new stage and all of its capabilities.

A full liquor license allows 3CDC to offer beer, wine, and liquor at events, and Fountain Square’s bar will open Monday-Saturday and select Sundays. Food trucks and other local vendors will be present at lunchtime events as well as most evening programming. Enjoy Happy Hour a Fifth Third Better every Monday – Saturday from 5– 7p featuring $1 off any alcoholic drink.

See below for the full schedule of summer events at Fountain Square. Visit for detailed information and lineups for each series or subscribe to 3CDC’s weekly newsletters to stay on top of all free events.

Fountain Square Events

All events at Fountain Square are made possible with the support of Fifth Third Bank.

Fountain Square Bar

Monday – Saturday, Hours Vary

Fountain Square’s bar is open in the evening Monday-Saturday and select Sundays. We serve Coca-Cola products, Bud Light, Budweiser, Michelob Ultra, Modelo, Heineken, Taft’s, Little Kings, White Claw, Bud Light Seltzer and a variety of wines by brands like Yes Way Rose.

Strauss Troy Market

Monday-Wednesday, 11a-1:30p

This event is taking a modified format from its usual farmer’s market style setup until further notice. Enjoy lunch on the Square from a local food trucks or shop, Monday through Wednesday. Lineup rotates daily, visit our website for the latest schedule. Thanks to our sponsor Strauss Troy.

Trivia Night

Monday, 7-9p

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

Fountain Feud

Tuesdays, 7-9p

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.

Reggae Wednesday

Wednesday, 7-10p

Put a little “weekend” in your Wednesday with the help of free Reggae concerts on the Fifth Third Bank Center Stage every Wednesday.

Fountain Square Eats with Taft Law

Thursday & Friday, 11a-1:30p

This event is taking a smaller format than our typical food truck food court in previous years until further notice. Enjoy lunch on the Square from a local food truck or shop, Thursday and Friday. Lineup rotates daily, visit our website for the latest schedule. Thank you to our sponsors Chick-Fil-A and Taft Law.

Salsa on the Square sponsored by P&G

Thursday, 7-10p

Enjoy hot salsa bands, skilled dancers, and tips from expert instructors who will take to the dance floor to teach the basic steps. Mazunte will be on site selling tacos, tostados and more. Thanks to our sponsors P&G and la Mega Media.

Fifth & Vine Live

Friday and Saturday, 7-11p

Come enjoy free live music from a variety of genres on the on the Fifth Third Bank Center Stage all summer long. Local, regional, and national bands perform every Friday and Saturday night. Full lineup coming soon.

Not Your Average Paint and Sip Class

Select Sundays, Hours Vary

Join us on the Square for ‘Not Your Average Paint and Sip Class! Classes will be held on select Sundays this summer. Tickets are $25 and pre-registration is highly recommended. We will be using a follow along style as we paint a different Cincinnati landmark on 12″ x 12″ canvasses. Your ticket comes with a drink voucher and includes all materials needed.