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Public Square to host more than 280 events this year

Public Square to host more than 280 events this year
Public Square to host more than 280 events this year

Meet me in The Square this Summer!

Public Square will host more than 280 programs throughout the summer and fall in Cleveland.

The programming schedule brings a wide variety of events that are sure to bring thousands of visitors to downtown Cleveland’s premier outdoor venue and urban park.

The programs are a mix of extremely popular events that have occurred since the opening of the newly renovated Public Square.

In addition, several exciting new events highlight the key mission of the Group Plan Commission, which connects people to places and develops and links Cleveland’s public spaces, while reshaping the heart of Cleveland.


Summer Splash in The Square presented by The Cleveland Foundation Free activities for children under 12, daily from 11 AM - 4 PM, starts June 1

Summer Splash is returning to The Square thanks to a generous donation from The Cleveland Foundation. This is a FREE daily program that offers kids an active way to enjoy summer vacation. Summer Splash happens every day from June 1 – August 31, now extended by two hours each day. 

Each day, a limited number of free lunches will be available for kids from the City of Cleveland Department of Recreation. Look for featured Summer Splash events including more than 20 daily activities, plus celebrity chef cooking demonstrations for kids, story time with Cleveland Public Library, music exploration with Cleveland Music Settlement, and of course, Splash Pad fun! 

Kids must be accompanied by a parent or care provider. 

Food Truck Tuesday in The Square powered by boostmobile 24 consecutive weeks, starting May 7

Food Truck season in Cleveland OFFICIALLY kicks off in Public Square on May 7. Many of Cleveland's favorite local food trucks will serve lunch for 24 consecutive weeks. Stop by with your friends or co-workers to grab lunch and enjoy the beautiful landscaped gardens in the Square.

Weekly lineup posted each week:

Yoga on The Green returns! 41 FREE yoga sessions every Wednesday and Sunday

Everyone is invited to attend FREE weekly yoga sessions every Wednesday at 5:30 PM and every Sunday morning at 10 AM beginning May 8. The sessions are led by trained yoga instructors who will promote healthy living and relaxation.

Program details:

For the Love of Cleveland, hosted by The City Club of Cleveland Participate in civic conversations moderated by The City Club of Cleveland

For the Love of Cleveland is a series of civic conversations held at the Quicken Loans Stage in Public Square. Join in the conversations which cover a variety of topics about our city while you enjoy your lunch hour.

Program dates:

June 18 June 25 July 16 July 23

Square Sounds, live music daily Listen to live musicians in The Square daily from 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

There’s no better way to enjoy lunch hour than in the Square listening to a great lineup of top local musicians. Performers will present a variety of musical genres including Pop, Rock, R&B, Jazz, Salsa, Country and Island fusion.  Check the Public Square events calendar for a daily performance schedule. More details:

The Great Pumpkin Party in the Square FREE Kid-friendly Halloween Fun Saturday, October 26 The Great Pumpkin will leave thousands of pumpkins in the Square so that kids of all ages can enjoy playing in the pumpkin patch, decorating pumpkins, face painting, hay maze and of course, trick-or-treat. 

Costumes recommended!



MLB All-Star Weekend Celebrate MLB’s All-Stars in Cleveland

Public Square will participate in a variety of MLB All-Star game related activities. Be on the lookout for an update on special programs related to All-Star weekend coming to Cleveland in July.

Paint the Tower!  Enjoy a glass of wine, meet a local winemaker, paint Terminal Tower. July 12, in The Square

Paint the Tower on Friday, July 12 at 6:00 PM. Guests will learn about the history of one of Cleveland’s most iconic structures while enjoying a glass of wine and painting an image of Terminal Tower on canvas.

Tickets are on sale now:

Recital. Celebrate grace, style, and the performing arts. August 3, in The Square

Recital is coming to The Square on Saturday, August 3. This free event features live performances from some of the area’s top dance studios. Guests can enjoy live dance performances, listen to music, and meet with local dance instructors in this first-time event in The Square.

Downtown Residents Association Annual Meeting Meet fellow downtown Cleveland residents. June 14, in The Square.

The Downtown Cleveland Residents Association will host their annual meeting in The Square. This is a ticketed event featuring a cocktail hour, dinner, awards and will also include fun, community building activities.

Ticket information:

Family Picnic Kick-off Labor Day Weekend in The Square on August 31

Families can enjoy the beginning of Labor Day Weekend at this unique event that will offer numerous outdoor activities including sack races, balloon toss, obstacle courses, eating contests and more. This program will also feature a live performance by the Jazz Heritage Orchestra.

A family picnic meal, including beverages, will be available.


Visitors to Public Square are invited to connect to FREE Wi-Fi powered by everstream. Guest Wi-Fi service gives visitors the opportunity to work outside, share photos or videos of their experiences in The Square, or visit the Public Square website for information on upcoming events.

New events are added regularly, please check for the latest event information.

ABOUT GROUP PLAN COMMISSION     The Group Plan Commission is a non-profit civic-focused organization that programs, operates and maintains Public Square. The vision of the GPC is to create world-class public spaces that transform downtown and the lakefront, while redefining how Clevelanders connect with one another and paving the way for future growth.

Public Square provides a unique event location for Cleveland and is available to host public and private events throughout the year.  Information for hosting an event in Public Square is available at



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