Best Events

Toledo's Top Events

Winter, spring, summer or fall—there's always something exciting to do in the greater Toledo area. While our monthly events calendar keeps you informed of all the art, music, and community happenings around town, we're happy to highlight the cream of the crop with Toledo's Top Events. This comprehensive list includes some of our favorite Toledo traditions, and features annual events that will have you coming back for more.

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2016 Greater Toledo Auto Show Photo

2016 Greater Toledo Auto Show

@ SeaGate Convention Centre

January 28th thru 31st, 2016

Each year the Greater Toledo Auto Show rolls into town with displays of the latest and greatest models and automotive technologies. See all your favorite sports cars, sedans, SUVs, minivans, and motorcycles from 24 different manufacturers, and enjoy some fun for the whole family. It’s an auto show, and so much more!

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Heart & Soul: Caring for our Community Photo

Heart & Soul: Caring for our Community

To benefit Harbor

@ The Bird Cage at Fifth Third Field

February 6th, 2016

An event to raise awareness for mental illness and help erase the stigma associated with it. Cost includes dinner, entertainment, and FREE parking. Beer, wine, and other refreshments will be available for purchase. A silent auction and live auction will feature selected items donated by area organizations, businesses, and friends of Heart & Soul.

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2016 Fire and Ice with Dueling Pianos Photo

2016 Fire and Ice with Dueling Pianos

benefit for the Red Cross

@ ClaZel Theatre

February 12th, 2016

The Fire ‘N Ice fundraiser honors our first responders, while raising funds for the Red Cross in our community. This annual event was developed to raise awareness and funds for our local families who have experienced a home fire or a military family that needs emergency services due to a death in the family. This year a highlight of the evening is a special show by the Dueling Pianos International. The high energy, all request, sing along, clap along, rock 'n roll, comedy piano show should be a fun evening where the audience is just as much a part of the show as the entertainers.

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Indigenous Beauty: Masterworks of American Indian Art Photo

Indigenous Beauty: Masterworks of American Indian Art

@ Toledo Museum of Art

February 12th thru May 8th, 2016

Drawn from Native American art collected by Charles and Valerie Diker, Indigenous Beauty: Masterworks of American Indian Art from the Diker Collection features more than 100 masterworks representing tribes across the North American continent. Shaped by the Dikers’ passion for American Indian art and culture, coupled with an aesthetic sensibility honed by their long engagement with modern and contemporary art, this superb Native American art collection is renowned as one of the largest, most comprehensive and most exquisite in private hands. A number of recent acquisitions never before seen publicly are showcased. Organized by the American Federation of Arts, this exhibition is made possible by the generosity of an anonymous donor, the JFM Foundation and Mrs. Donald M. Cox.

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Toledo Opera: Porgy & Bess Photo

Toledo Opera: Porgy & Bess

@ Valentine Theatre

February 12th and 14th, 2015

George Gershwin's classic American folk opera went from Broadway in 1935 to the Met in 1985.  "Summertime" and "It Ain't Necessarily So" are just two of the musical gems you will hear in our concert version presented with evocative digital projections.  This is opera in your native language: not just the words, but also the music. While eternally controversial in its depiction of racial stereotypes, Porgy has secured its place as a piece of Americana, a mixture of jazz and opera.  This production features acclaimed Wagner baritone Gordon Hawkins, soprano Laquita Mitchell whose Bess with San Francisco Opera was just released on DVD, and is conducted by Toledo Opera Principal Artistic Advisor, Maestro James Meena.

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Circle 2445's Murder Among the Masters Photo

Circle 2445's Murder Among the Masters

@ Toledo Museum of Art

February 18th, 2016

In Circle 2445’s game Murder Among The Masters, a billionaire bachelor has come to purchase the Toledo Museum of Art through a loophole in the deed. Murder ensues. Can you figure out the culprit? Bring a team or join one at the party as you embark on a guided, theatrical “whodunit.”

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Studio62 Photo


@ TMA Glass Pavilion

February 18th, 2016

Feel the heat in the TMA Glass Pavilion Hot Shop with this bimonthly Thursday evening of cool music and hot glassblowing paired with tasty drinks and appetizers. Your ticket includes entry, appetizers, and entrance in a raffle to win the fabulous work made by the TMA’s Glass Studio Artisans right before your eyes. Look for an ever-changing array of special guests, DJs, artists and more! Cash bar available.

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HBA House & Home Show Photo

HBA House & Home Show

@ SeaGate Convention Centre

February 19th - 21st, 2016

Come and dream, plan and explore options for remodeling your home. building a new one or enhancing your home. Vendors will show you new products, great services and a variety of design perspectives on all things concerning your home. Plenty of giveaways and opportunities to collect information and speak face to face with company owners and representatives.

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Downtown Perrysburg's Winterfest 2016 Photo

Downtown Perrysburg's Winterfest 2016

a National Ice Carving Association sanctioned event

@ downtown historic Perrysburg

February 19th thru February 21st, 2016

Once again, the streets of Perrysburg, Ohio will come alive with excitement, family-fun activities, ice carvings of every imaginative design and three days of music, great food and your favorite craft beers and wines. Downtown Perrysburg, Inc. (DPI) is proud to bring you its annual Perrysburg Winterfest, a National Ice Carving Association (NICA) sanctioned event.

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Mardi Gras on Adams Street Photo

Mardi Gras on Adams Street

@ Adams Street (downtown)

February 6th, 2016

The Mardi Gras party continues into the weekend on Adams Street. Wristbands are only $5 for entry to 5 bars [The Attic On Adams, Bretz Nightclub, Manhattan's Restaurant, The Moxie, and The Ottawa Tavern] with a variety of live entertainment all night.

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Toledo BIG Wish Gala Photo

Toledo BIG Wish Gala

to benefit Make-A-Wish

@ Hilton Garden Inn

February 25th, 2016

The Toledo BIG Wish® Gala will provide guests the opportunity to experience the Make-A-Wish mission firsthand. The evening will include a fabulous sit down dinner, a live and silent auction and a few surprises. Guests will also have the opportunity to hear stories of inspiration from children and families whose lives have been forever changed by a granted wish.

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Insp!re Toledo  Photo

Insp!re Toledo

Junior League of Toledo

@ Registry Bistro

February 27th, 2016

Looking for an unforgettable night in the Glass City featuring food, dancing and games of chance? Join us for Inspire Toledo, the annual fundraiser for the Junior League of Toledo! Purchase your tickets now to participate in the reverse raffle and enjoy an evening of light grazing and music while supporting a great cause! Your ticket has a shot at winning up to $2000!! All proceeds will benefit the Junior League of Toledo and its work in the Toledo community.

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Seed Swap  Photo

Seed Swap

@ Scott High School

February 27th, 2016

Celebrate the kick-off of the gardening season at the 12th annual Seed Swap! Browse thousands of seeds and swap your favorites with other gardeners. We’ll also have informative workshops, gardening advice, children’s activities and more!

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10th Annual Glass City Beer Fest Photo

10th Annual Glass City Beer Fest

benefits the NWO Hemophilia Foundation and The Arc of Lucas County

@ Lucas County Rec Center

March 4th, 2016

The 2016 Glass City Beer Festival is Friday, March 4th from 7-11 p.m. at the Lucas County Recreation Center in Maumee. VIP hour is 6 - 7pm.
Free parking is available.

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Glass City Wine Festival Photo

Glass City Wine Festival

@ SeaGate Convention Centre

March 5th, 2016

Glass City Wine Festival is your opportunity to taste regional wines, sample gourmet cheese and fare from local restaurants and shop for unique gifts and household treasures from a myriad of local, craft businesses.

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Acoustics For Autism Photo

Acoustics For Autism

to benefit Project iAm

@ The Village Idiot

March 6th, 2016

Project iAm presents the 9th annual Acoustics for Autism held Sunday, March 6, 2016 from Noon to 2am at the Village Idiot and Surrounding Area.Free Admission to 4 stages. Event is for all ages.

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YWCA Milestone Awards 2016 Photo

YWCA Milestone Awards 2016

@ SeaGate Convention Centre

March 10th, 2016

The time comes again to celebrate some of the most accomplished and empowering women in our area. Nominations are in, and our local ladies' incredible achievements will be recognized. Join us on March 10th to hear their stories, celebrate the hard work they do, and support the YWCA of Northwest Ohio.

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Spoken: You Are What You Eat Photo

Spoken: You Are What You Eat

@ Ohio Theatre

March 10th, 2016

Everyone's got a story to tell. From the epic to the mundane, the details that compose our lives have fascinating potential to move and entertain others. By sharing stories, we share our humanity and connect our human experiences to better see and understand the beauty, tragedy, and comedy that makes us who we are. Spoken is the first story-telling event of its kind in Toledo, an evening dedicated to sharing the experiences of the everyday people of our city in an extraordinary way. Come to enjoy the ride or bring a story of your own to share, there will be a sign-up at the door with audience members called at random to tell their tales. The theme for the evening will be "You Are What You Eat."

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Sole Train Photo

Sole Train

for Hannah's Socks

@ Parkway Place

March 11th, 2016

Are you ready to hop on the Sole Train??? Well get ready because it’s happening earlier this year! Sole Train 2016 for Hannah’s Socks is Friday, March 11, 2016 from 7-11pm at Parkway Place in Maumee. New place, new time of year and new band. To commemorate our 5th year of Sole Train – they have the KGB Band! KGB Band is a fabulous R&B Motown sound group – well known in Northwest Ohio and Michigan. And they’ll be performing at Sole Train for the first time to make this 5th year party even more special.


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Blue Grass & Green Acres 2016 Photo

Blue Grass & Green Acres 2016

to benefit Black Swamp Conservancy

@ Carranor Hunt & Polo Club

March 11th, 2016

Enjoy the old-time fiddle and banjo music of the Corn Potato String Band, along with our unique life and silent auctions. Also, down-home food, cash bar and lots of fun! Casual attire appropriate.

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Steppin’ Out Live and Silent Auction Photo

Steppin’ Out Live and Silent Auction

to benefit Toledo School for the Arts

@ Park Inn Toledo

March 12th, 2016

Say goodbye to your winter boots and hello to the future. Known as the funky shoe event of the season, the annual Steppin’ Out Live and Silent Auction has undergone a decade in development.  With the help of guest auctioneer Jerry Anderson, this tenth event will zero in on how art, fashion, and technology can come together to produce stunning results. Auction items include vacations, event ticket packages, student entertainment, professional artwork, home furnishings, sports experiences, children's activities, and more. Carefully choose a pair of fabulous, funky shoes and come dressed to impress.

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Restaurant Week Toledo Photo

Restaurant Week Toledo

@ various local restaurants

March 7th through March 13th, 2016

Restaurant Week Toledo is an exciting undertaking organized by Leadership Toledo. The goal is to increase awareness of the many dining opportunities found here – as well as stimulating business and revenue for restaurants – while supporting the educational mission of Leadership Toledo.


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Hensville St. Patrick’s Day Rooftop Party Photo

Hensville St. Patrick’s Day Rooftop Party

@ Hensville (downtown on St. Clair)

March 17th, 2016

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day and be the FIRST to party on the new High Five Rooftop on top of the Fleetwood Building overlooking Fifth Third Field, the downtown Toledo skyline and the Maumee River. The event will feature multi-level entertainment, live music, drinks and great food. The first floor of the Fleetwood Building will feature bar service along with a live performance collaboration from the Toledo Opera and the Toledo Symphony Orchestra as they present a Showcase of American Opera and Irish Music. There will be three performances at 5:30 p.m., 7:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. The Armory on the fourth floor of the Fleetwood Building will feature Finvarra’s Wren of Detroit, one of North America’s most exciting Irish quartets, from 8 p.m. to Midnight. The High Five Rooftop Party will feature a dance party with a DJ from 6 p.m. to Midnight.

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2016 Toledo Heart Ball  Photo

2016 Toledo Heart Ball

@ Hilton Garden Inn

March 19th, 2016

Join us for an unforgettable evening of entertainment and hope at the 2016 Toledo Heart Ball. Each year, community members, medical professionals and corporate leaders come together to celebrate the lifesaving work of the American Heart Association. From the gourmet dinner to the silent and live auction – it’s an exciting night of glitz and glamour. The theme this year is 'Hollywood Nights" featuring Swingmania and swing dance lessons.

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Great Chili Cook-Off 2016 Photo

Great Chili Cook-Off 2016

to benefit Mobile Meals

@ Stranahan Great Hall

March 19th, 2016

Teams will be competing for the title of best chili in Northwest Ohio via the Judge’s & People’s Choice Awards. The teams bring a variety of chili recipes from Hot & Spicy to Sweet & Tangy while competing in four different levels. Categories include: Corporate, Amateur, Restaurant and Media. Those attending will vote for the People’s Choice winner while the Judge’s category is selected from food experts in our region. Other activities include kids activities, music with a DJ, concessions and a live Twitter feed.

All monies raised support the Mobile Meals’ Home-Delivered Meal Program which serves over 600 clients per day!

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The Mix Curve Ball Photo

The Mix Curve Ball

a fundraiser for The Arts Commission

@ Hensville (downtown on St. Clair)

March 19th, 2016

Arguably The Arts Commission’s most popular fundraiser, The Mix series annual spring fundraising event began in 1993 as The Black and White Ball. Enjoy live music, silent art auction, raffle prizes, gourmet food, and an evening of fun, elegant attire, specialty cocktails, and dancing. Tickets are $85. Limited VIP tickets are $125 and must be purchased in advance. Purchase tickets at

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9th Annual WAVE Festival  Photo

9th Annual WAVE Festival

WAVE: Women, Artists, Visionaries, Entrepreneurs

@ Franciscan Center (Lourdes University)

March 19th, 2016

In honor of National Women’s History Month, Lourdes University is pleased to once again host the 9th annual W.A.V.E. (Women, Artists, Visionaries, Entrepreneurs) Festival. Created as a way to celebrate the successes and accomplishments of women throughout the region, W.A.V.E. is a juried indoor exhibition and sale of fine arts and crafts such as ceramics, fiber arts, jewelry, pottery and paintings.

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Spring Walleye Run Photo

Spring Walleye Run

@ the banks of the Maumee River

Late March into April

Walleye are present all year long in the Maumee River in relatively low numbers; however, the number of walleye dramatically increases during annual spawning runs up these tributaries from Lake Erie. The Maumee River, especially near Perrysburg is a favorite of fisherman. A variety of factors trigger the spawning run including: water temperature, river flow, and hours of daylight. Walleye spawning occurs anytime from mid-March through mid-April, but frequently the peak activity occurs the last week of March through the second week of April.

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 EPIC Toledo Birthday Bash from the Past! Photo

EPIC Toledo Birthday Bash from the Past!

@ Hensville (downtown on St. Clair)

April 1st,2016

Join EPIC Toledo as they celebrate our 9th year of engaging people and inspiring change at Hensville in downtown Toledo.  Relive the heyday of our past, and look forward to the renaissance and revitalization that downtown Toledo is experiencing today! This event is for guests 21 years of age and older.


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Weak Signals R/C Model Expo Photo

Weak Signals R/C Model Expo

@ SeaGate Convention Centre

April 1st thru 3rd, 2016

The Toledo Show: R/C Model Expo is North America's largest and longest running R/C model expo. This three day event showcases all types of R/C models including planes, cars, and boats. Along with the all the exhibitors there is a R/C model competition, speakers, swap shop, and an auction. This event is fun for the whole family.

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The Color Run 5k Toledo Photo

The Color Run 5k Toledo

@ Univeristy of Toledo Carter Field

April 9th, 2016

Join The Color Run at the start line to be whisked away to paradise. The Color Run Tropicolor World Tour is bringing an island-style 5k right to Toledo!
New this year is a limited-edition participant kit, Tropicolor Zone™ on course, and an amped up finish festival featuring Rainbow Beach, music, dancing, photos, and more! For more info, visit the website. The Color Run is thrilled to be working with Mercy Children's Hospital.

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Toledo Opera presents Romeo et Juliette Photo

Toledo Opera presents Romeo et Juliette

@ Valentine Theatre

April 8th & April 10th, 2016

Shakespeare's classic tale of passionate young love sacrificed to family rivalry, including Juliette's famous waltz aria "Je veux vivre," will thrill and delight you through the beauty and drama of Gounod's score.  This new sumptuous co-production with Opera Carolina and Virginia Opera, directed by Bernard Uzan, features Canadian soprano Marie-Eve Munger and returning tenor Jonathan Boyd (Alfredo in Toledo Opera's 2011 production of La traviata) as the star-crossed lovers.  Conducted by Opera Carolina's Principal Conductor and General Director, who is also Toledo Opera's Principal Artistic Advisor, Maestro James Meena.

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Toledo On Tap Photo

Toledo On Tap

@ SeaGate Convention Centre

April 9th, 2016

America On Tap Beer Festivals is excited to announce Toldeo on Tap is coming to the SeaGate Convention Center! Saturday, April 9th from 5pm to 8pm (VIP beginning at 4pm) Sample over 100 releases from some of America’s best craft breweries. Plus hang out in an atmosphere filled with live music, delicious food available for purchase, and great vendors.

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2016 Walk MS: Toledo Photo

2016 Walk MS: Toledo

@ UT Health Education Building

April 10th, 2016

The Walk MS event is the signature fundraising event of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. By participating in one of the the Walk MS events you can know that you've shared a remarkable achievement with over 250,000 other walkers in more than 700 cities across the country. But most importantly, you'll be making a difference by raising essential funds for research and services for people with MS.

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Toledo Mud Hens Opening Day Weekend Photo

Toledo Mud Hens Opening Day Weekend

@ Fifth Third Field

April 7th through 10th, 2016

Be there for the biggest party of 2016...Opening Day Weekend 2016 at Fifth Third Field!

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Junior League's 2016 Kids in the Kitchen Photo

Junior League's 2016 Kids in the Kitchen

@ St. John's Jesuit High School

April 16th, 2016

Kids in the Kitchen is a unique community based family friendly event that focuses on educating children and parents alike about healthy eating and exercise habits. The goal of this event is to encourage attendees to get moving and educate them about the harmful effects of obesity, especially childhood obesity. Kids in the Kitchen hosts vendors from across the area and features local Chefs that put on a cooking demonstration that give kids a “hands on” experience. The event also hosts a number of exercise demonstrations, from yoga to kickboxing, that allow the kids to join. This event also features door prizes and a free lunch to the first 500 kids.

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Record Store Day Photo

Record Store Day

@ Local Independent Record Stores

April 16th, 2016

This is the one day that all of the independently owned record stores come together with artists to celebrate the art of music. Special vinyl and CD releases and various promotional products are made exclusively for the day and hundreds of artists in the United States and in various countries across the globe make special appearances and performances.

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Annual Toledo Sister Cities International Festival Photo

Annual Toledo Sister Cities International Festival

@ University of Toledo Student Union

April 16th, 2016

The seventh annual Toledo Sister Cities International Festival will be held on Saturday, April 16th, 2016 in the Student Union at the University of Toledo. A full range of cultures and performances will be featured from 12 noon until 8:00 pm. A Parade of Nations will open the event at 12:10 pm.  The afternoon and early evening event features ethnic food, dancing, music and other performances by participants celebrating cultures from around the world. Toledo is privileged to have sister cities in Spain, China, Hungary, Poland, Japan, Tanzania, Germany, Lebanon, Pakistan, India and Egypt, and additional sister cities are in the works. The festival also features local community groups. Last year, over 20 groups performed and visitors enjoyed international fare from local restaurants. Our performers and ethnic restaurants are being selected for this year. World beers will be available, and vendors will be on hand to offer crafts and other goods. Last year, the festival had some 2,000 participants in this celebration of international diversity!

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Fantasticon Toledo S4-EP8 Photo

Fantasticon Toledo S4-EP8

@ SeaGate Convention Centre

April 16th & 17th, 2016

Fantasticon is a mid-size show created for true comic book and pop culture collectors and fans. The fans that come to our shows are true collectors that are looking for those rare items for their personal collections. Most leave very satisfied as we pride ourselves on having great dealers and artists at our shows. If you collect it, you will find it at a Fantasticon Show.

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March of Dimes March for Babies Photo

March of Dimes March for Babies

@ Huntington Center

April 17th, 2016

We're getting ready to walk in March for Babies! It promises to be a fun day out with people who share our passion for improving the health of babies. There will be family teams, company teams and people walking with friends - it's a great feeling knowing we're all helping real families. Join our event and walk with us to raise money for babies right here in our community!

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2016 AIDS Walk Greater Toledo Photo

2016 AIDS Walk Greater Toledo

@ International Park

April 17th, 2016

The 2016 AIDS Walk Greater Toledo will take place on Sunday, April 17, 2016 in Toledo. This year’s tri-city walk/run/ride is slated to be the largest HIV/AIDS awareness event in Ohio. The mission of AIDS Walk Ohio is to raise awareness and funds for HIV/AIDS service organizations through education and promotional activities leading up to the walk and through the participation of corporations, walkers, runners, civic leaders and community members together in this annual event.

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Tree City Film Festival Weekend 2016 Photo

Tree City Film Festival Weekend 2016

@ around Sylvania

April 22nd - 24th, 2016

The Tree City Film Festival is a weekend long series of events that celebrates film as a uniques art form. The TCFF has a wide range of events for film fans of all kinds. For example, the Tree City Film Festival is proud to host the Oscar nominated short films, the Tree City Film Festival’s 50-Hour ChallengeShorties U, and the Shorties: A Shorter Short Film Challenge - just to name a few. It promises to be an exciting weekend for filmmakers and enthusiasts alike! Beginning in 2016, the Tree City Film Festival will welcome films from across the country. By including a broad range of short independent films, the Tree City Film Festival hopes to continue it’s mission of celebrating the art of filmmaking.

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2016 Glass City Marathon Photo

2016 Glass City Marathon

@ University of Toledo Campus

April 24th, 2016

One of the fastest marathon courses in the Midwest, The Mercy Health Glass City Marathon (GCM) course will begin on Bancroft Street in front of the University of Toledo. Circle campus before heading West into beautiful Ottawa Hills. Heading north into the quiet neighborhoods of Old Orchard and Ottawa Hills, the course leads you to the area’s finest Metroparks system utilizing the University Parks bike Trail. A tour through Sylvania leads you to Olander Park, passing the statue of Sy Mah then back down the bike trail to a short tour of the UT campus concluding with the finish on Stadium Dr. outside the Glass Bowl. Events include the Mercy Health Glass City Marathon, Yark 5-person Marathon Relay, Owens Corning Half Marathon, and companion Medical Mutual 5K and Findley Davies Kids Marathon.

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Taste of the Nation Toledo  Photo

Taste of the Nation Toledo

@ The Toledo Club

April 24th, 2016

Join the best and brightest of Toledo’s culinary community for a night of exquisite tastes at the 21st Annual Taste of the Nation Toledo. The region’s best chefs will showcase their tempting creations – all in an effort to end hunger in the northwest Ohio community and throughout the United States. Begin your evening in the tasting tent from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm. Enjoy impressive wines, spirits, a fabulous raffle, great entertainment and dancing until 10:00 pm.

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Keep Looking: Fred Tomaselli’s Birds Exhibition Photo

Keep Looking: Fred Tomaselli’s Birds Exhibition

@ Toledo Museum of Art

April 29th thru August 7th, 2016

Five painting/collages, a tapestry, and a selection of “Field Guide” works by Fred Tomaselli are featured in the Toledo Museum of Art’s third biennial exhibition focused on bird-related art. The exhibition coincides with the Biggest Week in American Birding that occurs every spring near Toledo on the southern shores of Lake Erie and brings tens of thousands of birders to see a fantastic array of migrating songbirds. This exhibition, the first in this TMA series to feature the work of a single artist, explores birds, visual perception and transcendence in Tomaselli’s work. Free admission.

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Luminations Photo


@ Franciscan Center (Lourdes College)

April 30th, 2016

Lourdes University will host its annual, premier scholarship fundraising event, Luminations. An audience of 500 guests will gather to celebrate higher education and raise funds for student scholarships. The event will be hosted by Honorary Chairs, Mark and Rose Makulinski and Lourdes University President Dr. David Livingston and his wife, Joan.  Luminations will feature an exceptional silent auction with over 100 unique items donated by various local businesses and individuals in the community. As guests peruse the silent auction, they will enjoy cocktails, a remarkable assortment of grazing stations and fine music provided by the Maxx Band.  The entertainment program will begin promptly at 8 p.m. with proud Lourdes alumna, Chrys Peterson emceeing. Performers will include the Ballet Theatre of Toledo, the Toledo Opera, the Toledo Symphony and special guest artist will be local entertainer and vocalist, Kelly Broadway.

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Toledo Ballet Presents: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz Photo

Toledo Ballet Presents: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

@ Valentine Theatre

April 30th & May 1st, 2016

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Toledo Ballet: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz Photo

Toledo Ballet: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

@ Valentine Theatre

April 30th & May 1st, 2016

Celebrating L. Frank Baum's 1900 children's classic, Toledo Ballet performs the tale of young Dorothy, swept away from her home in Kansas by a twister and deposited in the magical Land of Oz. Travel with her down the yellow brick road and meet all of her fantastical new friends as they journey to meet the powerful Wizard of Oz. Hold onto your seat as they battle witches and winged monkeys and ultimately learn lessons about courage, friendship and the power of home.

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Toledo Botanical Garden Spring Plant Sale Photo

Toledo Botanical Garden Spring Plant Sale

@ Toledo Botanical Garden

Open to the Public May 6th - 8th, 2016

Come celebrate Spring and kick-off the planting season by adding some color to your garden! Bring mom for Mother’s Day! We will have over 5,000 plants for sale, plus additional herbs from the Maumee Valley Herb Society and heirloom vegetable seedlings offered by Toledo GROWs! TBG will have HUGE offerings of hosta, iris, brunnera, astilbe, heuchera and peony!

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National Train Day Toledo Photo

National Train Day Toledo

@ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Plaza (Amtrak Station)

May 7th, 2016

The 9th annual Train Day Toledo open house will celebrate the importance of America’s passenger and freight railroads. The event is from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will take place at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Plaza (Amtrak Station Buildling), 415 Emerald Avenue, Toledo, Ohio 43604. Also featuring freight train equipment, rail travel info, model train displays, rail art, children's safety workshop, informational exhibits, kid rides, food, music, prizes, and drawings for train trips. And don't miss the opening ceremony with local, state and national leaders speaking about the importance of rail!

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Maker's Mart (Handmade Toledo) Photo

Maker's Mart (Handmade Toledo)

@ Handmade Toledo (1717 Adams Street)

May 7th, 2016

Maker’s Mart is the original  indie craft fair in put on by Handmade Toledo. The fair features handmade crafts, artisanal food vendors and music for a unique shopping experience.

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The Biggest Week in American Birding Photo

The Biggest Week in American Birding

@ Magee Marsh Area

May 6th - May 15th, 2016

"The Biggest Week" celebrates the peak of spring migration in the Lake Erie Marsh Region of northwest Ohio. Centered on Magee Marsh Wildlife Area and Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge, the region has gained a reputation as "The Warbler Capital of the World" for the awesome concentrations and point-blank views of these fascinating little migrants. This birding festival "week” will be so jam-packed with workshops, warblers, guided field trips, warblers, half day trips, Lake Erie island birding trips, keynote speakers, workshops, and more warblers, that it will have to be held over 10 days, from Friday, May 6, through Sunday, May 15, 2016.

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Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Photo

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer

to benefit American Cancer Society

@ Town Center at Levis Commons

May 14th, 2016

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer is a celebration of survivorship an occasion to express hope and our shared determination to make this breast cancer’s last century. The fight to end breast cancer starts with a single step. Take that step with us at the American Cancer Society Making Strides of Northwest Ohio walk. It will take each and every one of us to rally together and finish the fight against breast cancer. Just a few hours of your time at our non-competitive, 3-to-5 mile event will help bring a lifetime of change for people facing breast cancer and their families. Every Making Strides Against Breast Cancer (MSABC) event is an incredible and inspiring opportunity to unite as a community to honor breast cancer survivors, raise awareness about what we can do to reduce our breast cancer risk, and raise money to help the American Cancer Society fight the disease with breast cancer research, information and services, and access to mammograms for women who need them. Sign up today and let’s finish the fight against breast cancer.

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2016 Toledo Heart Walk & Run Photo

2016 Toledo Heart Walk & Run

to benefit American Heart Association

@ Huntington Center

May 14th, 2016

More than 5,000 Toledo-area area residents are walking to raise funds for the American Heart Association.

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Tour de Brunch Bike Ride Photo

Tour de Brunch Bike Ride

@ Hensville Park (near Fifth Third Field)

May 14th, 2016

The leisurely 'Tour de Brunch' ride will offer participants with a unique opportunity to promote healthy living through bicycling and bicycle safety while enjoying a safe and fun bike ride through city streets. The 'Tour de Brunch' ride will take you past the site of the new downtown Middlegrounds metropark, the Toledo Museum of Art, Imagination Station and many more Toledo landmarks. Register today.

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Dart Frog Dash 5K Walk/Run & 1K Kids Fun Run Photo

Dart Frog Dash 5K Walk/Run & 1K Kids Fun Run

@ Toledo Zoo

May 21st, 2016

This 5K Walk/Run and 1K kids run is a great family event supporting the Zoo. The accurately measured course will take you through the grounds of the Toledo Zoo and surrounding neighborhoods. Prizes, entertainment and much more! Register early to get a Dart Frog Dash T-Shirt.

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15th Annual Claire’s Night & Claire’s Day Photo

15th Annual Claire’s Night & Claire’s Day

@ The Main Library and Maumee Branch Library

May 20th & 21st, 2016

Claire’s Day, Inc. is a nonprofit organization dedicated to inspiring children and families to be lifelong readers through exposure to a variety of literary opportunities and experiences. We do this to honor Claire Lynsey Rubini, who passed away from a heart condition in 2000 when she was just ten years old. Our programs and services embrace her favorite activities, including telling stories, dancing, making crafts, and most of all, reading. Our annual programs and services include: Claire’s Day Children’s Book Festival, northwest Ohio’s largest free family book festival.

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Glass City Film Festival Photo

Glass City Film Festival

@ Ohio Theatre

May 19th thru 21st, 2016

The Glass City Film Festival is the first juried film festival presented by the Ohio Theatre and Event Center in Toledo, Ohio. We aim to celebrate the art of storytelling and inspire audiences by offering outstanding films and empower artists to use technology and creativity to share stories in meaningful and unexpected ways. Our mission is to foster an artistic exchange amongst directors, artists, producers, backers, and audiences from across the Midwest

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First Siege 1813 Photo

First Siege 1813

@ Fort Meigs State Memorial

May 28th & 29th, 2016

Join the excitement as Fort Meigs hosts re-enactors from the U.S. and Canada to commemorate the First Siege of Fort Meigs by recreating authentic military camps and tactical demonstrations. Experience period camps, musket and cannon demonstrations, battle re-enactments, hands-on activities, and more!

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45th Annual Historic Old West End Festival & King Wamba Parade Photo

45th Annual Historic Old West End Festival & King Wamba Parade

@ the Old West End neighborhood

June 4th & 5th, 2016

Welcome to the 45th annual Historic Old West End Festival in Toledo, Ohio. We are pleased to open up our neighborhood the first week in June each year and share it with the world. The Historic District is comprised of over 25 city blocks squared and hosts some of the finest architecture of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Victorian, Edwardian, Queen Anne, Romanesque, Arts and Crafts, Neoclassical, and Colonial Revival homes fill our tree-lined streets. Official events include House Tours, The King Wamba Parade, a Juried Art FairEntertainment, Children’s Activities, Food Vendors, OWE Stampede 5k run/walk, Beer Pavillion, Yard Sales, Antique Car Show, and Vendors Alley. The un-official events are front yard grill outs, brunches, porch musicians, street performers, face painting, parties, and curbside local artists to name a few. Come join the fun this year and enjoy the experience that’s been voted ‘Toledo’s Best Neighborhood’!

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5th Annual Maple & Main Street Art Fair Photo

5th Annual Maple & Main Street Art Fair

@ downtown Sylvania

June 11th & 12th, 2016

It’s going to be bigger and better than ever! Join us for a free weekend of fine art, great music and delicious food in historic downtown Sylvania on Saturday June 11th & Sunday June 12th. Over 100 artists and musicians will be taking part in the 5th Annual Maple & Main Street Art Fair lining Main Street, from Monroe to Erie Streets.

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Whitehouse Cherry Festival  Photo

Whitehouse Cherry Festival

@ Whitehouse Village Park

June 9th - 11th, 2016

The annual Cherry Festival is a family-friendly event, featuring activities like make-and-take arts and crafts, amusement and horse-drawn carriage rides, a beer and wine garden, and the Miss Cherry Blossom pageant. Through June 11th.

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ZOOtoDO Photo


@ Toledo Zoo

June 17th, 2016

ZOOtoDO —a chic, black-tie and tennis shoes affair. With over fifty of the area’s finest restaurants and caterers and live music on multiple stages, ZOOtoDO showcases the sophisticated side of the Zoo. ZOOtoDO guests must be 21 or over. ZOOtoDO is much more than one of Toledo’s premier social events. ZOOtoDO also provides essential funding for the continued development of community outreach and on-site educational opportunities as well as state-of-the-art care and exhibits for the animals housed at the zoo.

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Muster on the Maumee Photo

Muster on the Maumee

@ Fort Meigs State Memorial

June 18th & 19th, 2016

See the evolution of the common soldier. Soldiers, artisans, and civilians give demonstrations throughout the weekend. Period military camps are open for visiting. Weapon demonstrations take place each day.

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Dragon Boat Summer Learning Festival Photo

Dragon Boat Summer Learning Festival

@ International Park in the Maumee River

June 18th, 2016

Gather a team of co-workers and friends to create teams of 21-25 paddlers (at least 8 females per boat) and race 500 meters down the Maumee River, competing for trophies, awards and prizes. Fun, fitness, teamwork, and team-building. Ideal for corporate/business, church, civic, school and neighborhood groups. The event raises funds to support the mission of Partners In Education of Toledo.

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Holland Strawberry Festival Photo

Holland Strawberry Festival

@ Angola Road (Holland, Ohio)

June 15th thru 19th, 2016

Celebrate the delicious berry known as the strawberry at Holland's annual summer festival. Enjoy Rollie Run, a Bake-Off and the parade, plus live entertainment!

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21st Annual Summer Disco Party Photo

21st Annual Summer Disco Party

@ Centennial Terrace

June 24th, 2016

The Toledo area's biggest disco blowout!! An annual summer favorite for those that love to dance to retro hits. This event is held in a beautiful outdoor setting in Sylvania.

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51st Annual Crosby Festival of the Arts & Gala Preview Party Photo

51st Annual Crosby Festival of the Arts & Gala Preview Party

@ Toledo Botanical Garden

June 24th – 26th, 2016

Crosby Festival of the Arts has always been known as our region's original, premiere fine arts festival. 2015 will mark its 50th year and will continue the tradition of quality and originality of art offered through a rigorous jury process. Festival-goers will continue to see stunning work from many exciting new artists as well as their returning favorites. In addition to the exquisite artwork from over 230 artists, visitors will enjoy live entertainment throughout the weekend, a delicious selection of edibles, children's activities in the Children's Artistic Playhouse, beer and wine available for purchase throughout the weekend, and much more. Admission is $8.00. Children 12 and under and TBG members get in free. Call 419.536.5566 for group discount information.

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2016 Bike MS Bike-to-the-Bay Photo

2016 Bike MS Bike-to-the-Bay

@ Owens Community College

June 25th & 26th, 2016

Bike MS: Bike to the Bay Bike to the Bay is an out and back ride that takes you through the Northwest Ohio countryside. You'll start at Perrysburg High School and ride along the scenic back roads to Port Clinton.   Two day riders will spend the night in Port Clinton and have an opportunity to enjoy dinner and tickets for the Jet Express to Put-In-Bay. On Sunday, two day participants will head back to finish at Perrysburg High School. One day riders (Saturday only) will all start at the Perrysburg High School.  The 35 mile riders will ride to Pemberville and there will be busses to tranport riders and their bikes back to the high school.  The 50, 75, and 100 mile riders will all finish at Port Clinton High School on Saturday. There will also be busses available there to transport you and your bike back to Perrysburg High School. One day riders should be sure to sign up for a bus time when you register! The ride is fully supported with rest stops, bike mechanics, medical and safety volunteers, and support vehicles. Invite your family and friends to cheer as you cross the finish line and enjoy a wonderful celebration. A fantastic finish awaits you with great food, music, and massages.

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Star Spangled Celebration Photo

Star Spangled Celebration

@ Centennial Terrace (Sylvania)

July 3rd, 2016

The area’s best fireworks show and party, the Sylvania’s “Star Spangled Celebration” will be held on July 3, 2016 from 7:00 PM – Midnight here at Centennial Terrace. The fireworks will begin around 10:00 PM. Live music by Randy & the Reef Sharks, dancing, clowns, activities for the kids and lots of food and drink make it a fun night for the whole family. Accompanying music to the Fireworks will be simulcast on 93.5 FM – WRQN – Rock & Roll Oldies.

Admission is only $5.00, children 12 and under $3.00
Parking is $5.00 per car
No carry-in food or beverages will be permitted at Centennial Terrace

The fireworks may also be viewed from Sylvania Pacesetter Park, 8801 Sylvania-Metamora Rd. There will be a $5.00 parking charge per vehicle at the park that evening. Families are encouraged to bring their own blankets or lawn chairs to Pacesetter Park. Concessions will be available.

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Red, White & Kaboom! Photo

Red, White & Kaboom!

@ Downtown Toledo


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Jazz in the Garden Photo

Jazz in the Garden

@ Toledo Botanical Garden

July 7th - September 8th, 2016

Thursday Evenings beginning July and into September, 2016.

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Lagrange Street Polish Festival Photo

Lagrange Street Polish Festival

@ On Lagrange Street Commercial Corridor

July 8th - 10th, 2016

Toledo’s Polish Village invites you to its annual celebration of our Polish heritage and diverse neighbors when once a year Lagrange Street is transformed into a truly festive event for all to enjoy in the Polish Village. This year’s celebration of all things Polish will be held July 8th through 10th on Lagrange Street between Central Avenue and Mettler Street in the heart of the central business district in Polish International Village.  It’s another year of family friendly entertainment.  The heart of Lagrange will be closed and we have turned the entire area into a beer garden.  Visitors can enter to win many contests, have a great time visiting friends and family and enjoy being Polish for this weekend.

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158th Annual Lucas County Fair Photo

158th Annual Lucas County Fair

@ Lucas County Rec Center (Maumee)

July 12th - 17th, 2016

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2016 Toledo Air Show Photo

2016 Toledo Air Show

@ Toledo Express International Airport

July 16th & 17th, 2016

The Toledo Air Show is the first of its kind for the Toledo area in more than 10 years and will feature the Thunderbirds, the air demonstration squadron of the United States Air Force. The lineup for the Toledo Air Show will include other military air demonstration teams, civilian air demonstration teams, and displays of military aircraft and equipment from across the Department of Defense and the Ohio National Guard.

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LPGA Marathon Classic Presented by Owens Corning and & O-I  Photo

LPGA Marathon Classic Presented by Owens Corning and & O-I

@ Highland Meadows Golf Club

July 11th - 17th, 2016

The Marathon Classic presented by Owens Corning & O-I has made the hopes and dreams come true for many NWO children. The tournament was first held in 1984 at Glengarry Country Club (presently Stone Oak Country Club) until 1988 when it moved to Highland Meadows Golf Club. In 1984 the purse was only $175,000 and 100 golfers played in the tournament. Since that first tournament, the growth of the event has been due to the support of many local businesses and strong community support.  The tournament attracts all ages to watch the greatest female golfers in the world compete.  

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PizzaPalooza Photo


@ Centennial Terrace

July 22nd & 23rd, 2016

Over 10,000 guests are expected to vote for their favorite pizza vendors and enjoy fabulous musical entertainment and children’s activities. Additionally, a media and corporate challenge pizza bake-off will be held in the early afternoon. Local Chefs and Business Leaders will be judging for bragging rights for the Corporate and Media Trophies. Media and Corporate judging finals are open to the public. Funds raised from the summer event benefit the Sylvania Area Chamber of Commerce and the Sylvania Area Joint Recreation District.

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Annual Art on the Mall Photo

Annual Art on the Mall

@ University of Toledo Campus

July 31st, 2016

The 2016 Art on the Mall is Sunday, July 31st from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Centennial Mall in the heart of the Main Campus of The University of Toledo!  Art on the Mall has become one of the area’s best-known and most eagerly anticipated annual art events.  Enjoy live entertainment provided by Toledo School for the Arts, pottery demonstrations, a young artists’ area and, as always, a variety of festival foods!  Admission and parking is free and open to the public. 

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Monroe County Fair Photo

Monroe County Fair

@ Monroe County Fairgrounds

July 31st thru 6th, 2016

"Michigan's Finest Fair!"  This award-winning fair in Monroe County, MI features a wonderful parade through Downtown Monroe, a midway filled with rides and games, food, fun, livestock, special live musical guests, a rodeo, and a smash-up derby.

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Wood County Fair Photo

Wood County Fair

@ Wood County Fairgrounds

August 1st - August 8th, 2016

For eight days every summer over 100,000 people attend the long-standing tradition of the Wood County Fair. This tradition has supported many of the county’s youth and community members by providing exhibitions, education and entertainment that create a sense of pride in our communities, county and state. The fair has helped create lasting memories for countless people and strives to continue making memories for future generations.

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Rock N' Roar Photo

Rock N' Roar

@ Toledo Zoo

August 6th, 2016

Get out your party pants and join the fun at Rock N Roar, Friday, August 6, 2016 from 7 p.m. until midnight. Bands and a DJ are available for a hot night for the party people of this region – this year’s Rock N Roar is one shindig you won’t want to miss. Enjoy a cool sampling of live music covering genres across the decades or dance the night away on the Africa! Overlook, Rock N Roar is the place to be! Can’t decide? Your one ticket covers you on multiple stages for the whole evening.

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Annual Sylvania Triathalon/Duathalon Photo

Annual Sylvania Triathalon/Duathalon

@ Olander Park (Sylvania, OH)

August 7th, 2016

The Sylvania Triathlon and Duathlon is one of the oldest multipart events in the country. It's held at the Tam-O-Shanter Sports Complex, and Olander Lake in Sylvania, Ohio. This event features a choice of distance and race for everyone. Whether you're looking for a short or intermediate length, triathlon or duathlon, the Sylvania Triathlon/Duathlon is the event for you. Every year, Sylvania embraces all of the athletes at this exiting race; this year will be no different.

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41st Annual Birmingham Ethnic Festival Photo

41st Annual Birmingham Ethnic Festival

@ Birmingham neighborhood (East Toledo)

August 13th & 14th, 2016

The Annual Birmingham Ethnic Festival, a celebration of the community’s ethnic heritage, will be held on Consaul Street in East Toledo’s Birmingham neighborhood. This family event features Hungarian and ethnic foods, arts and crafts exhibits, cultural displays, and a wide variety of music, dance and continuous entertainment.

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Barefoot at the Beach  Photo

Barefoot at the Beach

to benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Toledo

@ Maumee Bay State Park

August 13th, 2016

Join the Boys & Girls Clubs of Toledo in celebrating the end of summer at the 8th annual Barefoot at the Beach outdoor fundraiser held right on the beach of Lake Erie! A Tiki bar, live music, great food from local restaurants, bonfires, fireworks and more await you as you walk on the beach beneath the stars. The event will be from 6pm-11pm. Over 1,000 guests are expected. 21 and over.

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39th Annual Maumee Summer Fair Photo

39th Annual Maumee Summer Fair

@ historic Uptown Maumee

August 12th & 13th, 2016

The annual Maumee Summer Fair are held each August on beautifully tree-lined streets in the historic uptown district of Maumee, Ohio. In addition to 150 arts & crafts booths, we have two popular Kid’s Zones featuring bounce house, petting zoo caricature artist and face painting, a classic car show, and family entertainment throughout the day on Saturday.
On Friday & Saturday evening we have regional bands rocking the night for the 21-and-older crowd in the Beer Garden adjacent to the Taste vendors. Join us for a fun-filled weekend in uptown Maumee. Presented by the Maumee Uptown Business Association.

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National Tractor Pulling Championship Photo

National Tractor Pulling Championship

@ Wood County Fairgrounds in Bowling Green

August 18th - 21st, 2016

The Northwestern Ohio Tractor Pullers Association is a private club made up of 200 active members, governed by a Board of 9 Directors elected from the membership.  They are the promoters of the National Tractor Pulling Championships and have been since 1967.  The National Tractor Pulling Championships are held the third weekend in August at the Wood County Fairgrounds, located at 13800 W. Poe Rd., Bowling Green, Ohio.       

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Feast With The Beasts Photo

Feast With The Beasts

@ Toledo Zoo

August 26th, 2016

A five-course gourmet dinner. The perfect wine. A sumptuous dessert. And a wild animal encounter. Join us on Friday, August 26, 2016 for our 12th annual Feast with the Beasts, an elegant fundraiser for The Toledo Zoo. The net proceeds from Feast with the Beasts directly support the continued development of Zoo programs and exhibits.

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51st Annual German-American Festival Photo

51st Annual German-American Festival

@ Oak Shade Grove in Oregon

August 26th - 28th, 2016

At northwest Ohio's largest ethnic festival, there will be live German music, dancing, food, and, of course, beer, as people experience the German culture. The purpose of the German-American Festival is to promote and enhance the German and Swiss cultures as well as generates revenue to support the German and Swiss cultural center in Oregon and a wide variety of scholarship, athletic and other philanthropic programs in the Toledo area.

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46th Annual Greek American Festival Photo

46th Annual Greek American Festival

@ near Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral (downtown)

September TBD, 2016

Come and enjoy authentic Greek Food, Greek Pastries & Greek Dancing. Browse through our Greek Boutique, Greek Culture, Greek Language & Religious Education Booths. Tour our beautiful Byzantine Cathedral. Attend the Greek Language & Culture Presentations, and watch the Greek Cooking Demonstrations.

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Black Swamp Arts Festival Photo

Black Swamp Arts Festival

@ Downtown Bowling Green

September 9th - 11th, 2016

Black Swamp Arts Festival is a  top rated, 3 day, fine arts and music festival. The festival is located in historic downtown Bowling Green, Ohio and held annually, the 2nd weekend of September. Ranked in the Sunshine Top 100 Arts Festival for 6 years running, BSAF offers a top quality arts festival to artists and patrons alike. With over 150 booths lining Main Street, Black Swamp Arts Festival has something for everybody.  Ohio Magazine readers ranked BSAF the #1 Arts Festival in Ohio for a reason; you are sure find your new favorite artists, the new masterpiece for your collection, or just the thing for that one place in your home.

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Dealin' for Dogs Photo

Dealin' for Dogs

@ Owens Community College

September 10th, 2016

Dealin’ for Dogs is one of the major fundraising events for Assistance Dogs for Achieving Independence. ADAI is a program of The Ability Center of Greater Toledo. The 11th Annual 2016 Dealin’ for Dogs will be full of food, fun, and prizes! Dealin’ for Dogs has brought hundreds of volunteers, donors, clients, and friends together for a wonderful evening for many years. Don’t miss this exciting Opportunity to help Assistance Dogs for Achieving Independence with their biggest fundraiser of the year!

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Zoo Brew  Photo

Zoo Brew

@ Toledo Zoo Nairobi Pavilion

September 16th, 2016

Whether you prefer pilsners, pale ales, or stouts as part of your beer-tasting experience, Zoo Brew has the right suds to please your palate! As part of a laid back evening at The Toledo Zoo, sample a variety of fine microbrews (vendors and products are listed at the bottom of this page). Zoo Brew also features tasty appetizers to keep your energy up, as well as a soda and water station and a live DJ. Join us for the fun in the Zoo’s Nairobi Pavilion! You must be 21 or over to attend Zoo Brew fest. Tickets must be purchased in advance and reservations are required.

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PARK(ing) Day 2015 Photo

PARK(ing) Day 2015

@ Adams Street Corridor

September 16th, 2016

PARK(ing) Day is a annual open-source global event where citizens, artists and activists collaborate to temporarily transform metered parking spaces into “PARK(ing)” spaces: temporary public places. The project began in 2005 when Rebar, a San Francisco art and design studio, converted a single metered parking space into a temporary public park in downtown San Francisco. Since 2005, PARK(ing) Day has evolved into a global movement, with organizations and individuals (operating independently of Rebar but following an established set of guidelines) creating new forms of temporary public space in urban contexts around the world. The mission of PARK(ing) Day is to call attention to the need for more urban open space, to generate critical debate around how public space is created and allocated, and to improve the quality of urban human habitat … at least until the meter runs out!

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Harrison Rally Day Photo

Harrison Rally Day

@ downtown historic Perrysburg

September 17th, 2016

Harrison Rally Day is a full day of fun for the whole family with Marketplace area of businesses, community groups and cottage industries; art and craft booths, children's activities, live entertainment, games; food court; and parade (steps off at 10 am).

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JDRF One Walk Photo

JDRF One Walk

@ Ottawa Park

September TBD, 2016

JDRF's Walks are family-friendly, held at great locations, and feature plenty of entertainment, food, and fun. You’re invited to become one of the 500,000+ people at 200 Walk sites nationwide this year who are making a difference in the lives of people with type 1 diabetes. You'll have a great time, get some exercise, and most importantly be a part of the cure!

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Annual Komen Northwest Ohio Race for the Cure (5K Run/Walk) Photo

Annual Komen Northwest Ohio Race for the Cure (5K Run/Walk)

@ downtown Toledo

September TBD, 2016

This Komen NWO’s signature event and is critical to their efforts to eradicate breast cancer as a life-threatening disease. As always, it promises to be a true celebration of life, as well as a time for us to remember those we have lost to breast cancer, but who remain with us in spirit. This community gives a tremendous response and support and always proves to be a successful endeavor.

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Insane Inflatable 5K Photo

Insane Inflatable 5K

to benefit the American Cancer Society

@ Toledo Speedway

October 1st, 2016

The Insane Inflatable 5K is coming to Toledo! Get ready to experience the most fun, wild and insane obstacle run in the world. Get “pumped up” for a course filled with the world’s largest and most extreme inflatable obstacles ever produced. Here’s your chance to be a kid at heart, and insane by choice!

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Applebutter Fest Photo

Applebutter Fest

@ Downtown Grand Rapids

October TBD, 2016

If you're the type who appreciates life's simple pleasures, then this is the event for you. Take a quick trip south of Toledo to the village of Grand Rapids for an afternoon you won't forget! Always held the second Sunday of October, this festival features Heritage Craftsmen, juried crafts, entertainment, great food, vintage farm equipment, re-enactment groups and pioneer demonstrations, the traditional apple butter stir, and shops brimming with goodies.

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2016 Walk to End Alzheimer's Photo

2016 Walk to End Alzheimer's

to benefit the Alzheimer's Association

@ The University of Toledo

October 15th, 2016

It’s the Alzheimer’s Association, Northwest Ohio Chapter’s largest fundraiser and community awareness event.  The walk is approximately one mile long, unlike other fundraising walks, they do not count laps.  This free, family friendly, fun event includes different activities throughout the day.  Most walk events will include food, entertainment, kid’s activities and a lot of fun!

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Adams Street Zombie Crawl VII Photo

Adams Street Zombie Crawl VII

@ Adams Street (downtown)

October TBD, 2016

The eerie season of swarms and storms is back upon us and that means it's time to start storing food for winter. What food, you may ask? Well ... BRAINS of course!

Slop and stumble your living corpse onto the livest dead street in the city, Adams Street, in the untold catacombs of the Uptown Neighborhood. Join a cast of graveyard comrades to wreak havoc onto the street and in the bars as you terrorize the dim-witted living ... and your liver too! Last year, more than 1,000 bodies crawled from the shadows to chew on souls and barstools alike. This is the biggest zombie bash of the year - don't miss out! You and your undead friends are cordially invited to drag your limp remains to Adams Street.

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Little Boo at The Zoo  Photo

Little Boo at The Zoo

@ Toledo Zoo

October TBD, 2016

Little Boo is the perfect Halloween party for preschoolers who may be too young to enjoy Pumpkin Path. Costumes are encouraged. (Note: Little Boo has fewer trick-or-treat stations than Pumpkin Path, so your little one’s little legs don’t go as far to get treats!)

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Pumpkin Path Photo

Pumpkin Path

@ Toledo Zoo

October TBD, 2016

The Toledo Zoo is the most exciting place to be this Halloween! Don’t miss all the fun of this “ghost-travaganza”! Pumpkin Path offers more trick-or-treat stations than Little Boo, but there are no age restrictions—if you can’t make it out for Little Boo, your preschool poltergeists will enjoy Pumpkin Path too!

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Tent City 2016 Photo

Tent City 2016

@ Civic Center Mall

October TBD, 2016

Each year, sponsors Tent City, a three-day gathering that provides food, shelter, and other services — think birth certificate and ID issuing — to the homeless in our community. Businesses, churches, youth groups, schools, and community organizations come together and volunteer their time, food, and other provisions to those who have none. 

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Toledo Walleye Opening Night Photo

Toledo Walleye Opening Night

@ Huntington Center

November TBD, 2016

T-Town Hockey will be back in action before you know it!

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Lights Before Christmas Photo

Lights Before Christmas

@ Toledo Zoo

November TBD - December 31st, 2016

During the holiday season, the Zoo is transformed into a winter wonderland. The Lights Before Christmas holiday event features over one million lights, over 200 images of some of your favorite animals, ice-carving demonstrations on Thursday evenings, carolers, holiday treats, the Swanton Area Railroad model trains, and visits with Santa in the Indoor Theatre. Also be sure to check out our 85-foot Norway spruce located behind the Conservatory. Adorned with over 32,000 lights, this spruce boasts more lights than the famous Christmas tree in New York City's Rockefeller Center! You can also find unique gifts and souvenirs in the North Star Trading Post® gift shop. Don't miss out on this family tradition!

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2016 Downtown Holiday Parade Photo

2016 Downtown Holiday Parade

@ Downtown Toledo

November TBD, 2016

The annual Holiday Parade kicks off at 10 a.m., starting at N. Summit and Jefferson Sts., continuing onto Jackson and N. Huron, ending at Monroe St. Sponsored by the Toledo Blade, the parade will feature giant helium balloons, marching bands, clowns, floats, mascots, and of course, Santa Claus himself. 

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Heralding the Holidays Photo

Heralding the Holidays

@ Toledo Botanical Garden

December 2nd & 3rd, 2016

Wine tasting, gourmet dinner, live & silent auctions, music & dancing. This high class event is a wonderful evening out, especially for those that love wine culture.

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A Christmas Carol (Toledo Rep) Photo

A Christmas Carol (Toledo Rep)

@ Valentine Theatre

December TBD, 2016

This beloved family classic that no Christmas would be complete without. Scrooge, Tiny Tim and all your favorites will warm your heart and bless your holiday season with The Rep's special on-stage Christmas card to its home community.

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Holidays In The Manor House Photo

Holidays In The Manor House

@ Wildwood Preserve Metropark

December TBD, 2016

See how hundreds of volunteers decorated the 30-room Georgian Colonial mansion this year. No room is ever the same as individuals, families and groups decorate the historical home top to bottom each holiday season. Visit the Café and Craft Show for refreshments and holiday shopping.

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2016 Tours de Noel Photo

2016 Tours de Noel

@ Old West End

December 2016

Deck the halls and visit the historic homes of Toledo's Old West End during the holiday season. Tickets available at a variety of local businesses.

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The Nutcracker (76th Annual) Photo

The Nutcracker (76th Annual)

presented by the Toledo Ballet

@ Stranahan Theater

December TBD, 2016

Toledo Ballet's Nutcracker is the oldest consecutively running production in the entire country and is accompanied by the Toledo Symphony.

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