Best Free Entertainment Option

Volume One’s Sounds Like Summer Concert Series in Phoenix Park won Best Free Entertainment Option by a landslide for the fourth year in a row. The series draws huge crowds with live music, local vendors, and an incredible atmosphere —  after all, is there anything better than catching the sunset in Phoenix Park on a summer night? Live music is the key to many Chippewa Vallians’ hearts, with Tuesday Night Blues in Owen Park continuing to draw large crowds to hear local favorites like Charlie Paar and Billy Krause. Although the River Prairie Park and splash pad just opened last summer, they’re already a favorite hangout for families looking for some low-key fun in the sun. — Katy Hackworthy