Free Summer Events Memorial Day to Labor Day

Posted on May 26, 2016 by estowe

3CDC kicks off the summer season with the return of its free programming at Fountain Square and Washington Park every day of the week from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Programming includes live music from multiple genres, children’s activities, movies in the park, workout series, and more, ALL FREE!

A full liquor license allows 3CDC to offer beer, wine and drink specials at both Fountain Square and Washington Park. Fountain Square’s bar will open at 5pm Monday through Saturday, with varied hours on Sunday. The Washington Park Deck will open at 4pm Monday through Thursday, and 11am Friday through Sunday.

See below for the full schedule of recurring summer events. Visit and for detailed information and the full lineup for each series. Additional one-time events such as the Furry Friends Festival, 4th of July Jam, Bootyard Bash, and OTR Block Party can also be found online, or subscribe to 3CDC’s weekly newsletters to stay on top of all free events.

The Deck

Monday-Sunday, Hours Vary, Washington Park

The Deck is open for Summer 7 days a week! Washington Park’s deck lies directly north of the dog park and offers bar service including craft beer, wine, liquor, and Coke products. ‘Like’ The Deck on Facebook and find information on operating hours, deck events, and drink specials.

Camp OTR

Monday-Friday, 10a, Washington Park

Enjoy creative fun with your kids every weekday in Washington Park from May 31st– August 5th.

CSL Kickball Powered by Physi

Monday & Thursday, 6p, Washington Park

Coed kickball teams go head to head on Washington Park’s giant Civic Lawn. Stop down to 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.

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.

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.

Droder & Miller Workout on the Green

Tuesday, 6p, 7:15p, 8:30p & Wednesday, 6p, 7:15p, Washington Park

No contracts. No excuses. Just FREE fitness in Washington Park. All classes are led by licensed, trained instructors.

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 over on our civic lawn.

Fountain Square Eats

Thursdays, 11a-2p, Fountain Square

Join us on the Square every Thursday for lunch from your favorite neighborhood food trucks! Presented by Taft Law.

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.

Bandstand Bluegrass

Thursdays, 7-10, Washington Park

Enjoy an evening of free Bluegrass, Roots, and Americana music over at Washington Park’s Bandstand.

Indie Vol 2016

Fridays, 7-11p, Fountain Square

Come enjoy free indie music showcases all summer long. Local, regional, and national bands perform every Friday night.


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, headliners take the stage at 9p.


A Night With…

Select Fridays, 7-10, Washington Park

A new monthly Indie series in Washington Park. The Strumbellas kick off this series on June 17th.

FSQ Live

Saturday, 7-11p, Fountain Square

Join us downtown every Saturday for free concerts on the Square. We’ve got everything from Country, to Indie Rock, to Salsa.


Gospel Sundays

Select Sundays, 4-7p, Fountain Square

Enjoy free Gospel music on Fountain Square select Sundays this summer.


OTR Performs

Sundays, 7-9p, Washington Park

Enjoy an evening of free arts programming in the Park that is sure to please the whole family.


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