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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2017 Greater Toledo Auto Show Photo

2017 Greater Toledo Auto Show

@ SeaGate Convention Centre

January 26th thru 29th, 2017

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 26 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 4th, 2017

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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Toledo International Film Festival 2017 Photo

Toledo International Film Festival 2017

@ Ohio Theatre & Event Center

February 4th, 11th & 18th, 2017

The Toledo International Film Festival (TIFF) celebrates cultural diversity and international understanding through curated film, shared food and performances. Join the 3rd annual event hosted in partnership with Welcome Toledo-Lucas County
February 4, 11, 18 - All Saturdays
Tickets are $10 per screening / $20 Double Feature / $50 TIFF Pass (all event)

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Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic Photo

Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic

@ Toledo Museum of Art

February 10th thru May 14th, 2017

Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic offers an overview of the artist’s prolific 14-year career. His signature portraits of everyday men and women riff on paintings by Old Masters, replacing European aristocrats in those paintings with contemporary black subjects and drawing attention to the absence of African Americans from historical and cultural narratives. The exhibition also features a selection from the artist’s ongoing World Stage project, which he started in 2006 by establishing a satellite studio in Beijing; several bronze portrait busts and new stained glass “paintings.” The touring exhibition is organized by Eugenie Tsai, the John and Barbara Vogelstein Curator of Contemporary Art at the Brooklyn Museum where it was shown in 2015 (Feb. 20-May 24, 2015). Free Admission.

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HBA House & Home Show Photo

HBA House & Home Show

@ SeaGate Convention Centre

February 17th - 19th, 2017

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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Perrysburg Winterfest 2017 Photo

Perrysburg Winterfest 2017

a National Ice Carving Association sanctioned event

@ downtown historic Perrysburg

February 17th thru February 19th, 2017

Once again, the streets of Perrysburg will come alive with excitement, family-fun activities, ice carvings of every imaginative design, and 3 days of winter fun. Downtown Perrysburg, Inc. (DPI) is proud to bring you its annual Perrysburg Winterfest, a National Ice Carving Association (NICA) sanctioned event Friday February 17 – Sunday February 19, 2017.  Twenty first-class Master and Professional ice carvers will compete for $15,000 in prize money and the National Title.  Carvings will be on display throughout downtown Perrysburg and Levis Commons.

Friday Ice Carving - The Town Center at Levis Commons, 3201 Levis Commons Blvd., Perrysburg OH  43551
Saturday Ice Carving - Downtown Perrysburg, Louisiana Avenue at Front Street, Perrysburg OH  43551

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Seed Swap  Photo

Seed Swap

@ Scott High School

February 25th, 2017

Celebrate the kick-off of the gardening season at the 13th 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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Insp!re Toledo Photo

Insp!re Toledo

to benefit Junior League of Toledo

@ Hensville

February 25th, 2017

Insp!re Toledo this year is Mardi Gras Style!! Grab your mask and join Junior League of Toledo for an evening of cajun cuisine, themed cocktails, dancing, mask contest and games of chance! Each ticket serves as an entry into the raffle with a grand prize of $1000! The event is cocktail attire - and a festive mask is strongly encouraged!! Consolation prizes will be awarded throughout the evening as tickets are pulled.

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11th Annual Glass City Beer Fest Photo

11th Annual Glass City Beer Fest

@ Lucas County Rec Center

March 3rd, 2017

The 2017 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 4th, 2017

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 5th, 2017

Project iAm presents the 10th annual Acoustics for Autism held Sunday, March 5, 2017 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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CTW's Annual Cupcake Showdown Photo

CTW's Annual Cupcake Showdown

to benefit Children's Theatre Workshop

@ Handmade Toledo

March 11th, 2017

CTW's Cupcake Showdown is the SWEETEST fundraiser in Toledo! Happy attendees will delight in creative and inspired treats from some of the Toledo-area's best bakeries! The theme for the 2017 Cupcake Showdown is “Cupcakes in Wonderland” to celebrate CTW’s upcoming Summer 2017 musical "Alice in Wonderland." Tickets are $15 for Adults, $10 for Students and Seniors, and Children under 5 are free with an Adult admission.

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2017 Toledo Heart Ball  Photo

2017 Toledo Heart Ball

@ Hilton Garden Inn

March 18th, 2017

Join an unforgettable evening of entertainment and hope at the 2017 Toledo Heart Ball.  Each year, community members, medical professionals and corporate leaders come together to celebrate the lifesaving work of the American Heart Association.  

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9th Annual WAVE Festival  Photo

9th Annual WAVE Festival

WAVE: Women, Artists, Visionaries, Entrepreneurs

@ Franciscan Center (Lourdes University)

March 18th, 2017

Each year, Lourdes University celebrates National Women’s History Month by recognizing the diversity and vision of area women artists and business women. This celebration of women festival is an indoor exhibition and sale of fine arts, crafts and other creative expressions.

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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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2017 Great Chili Cook-Off Photo

2017 Great Chili Cook-Off

to benefit Mobile Meals

@ Stranahan Great Hall

March 25th, 2017

Join the fun on Saturday, March 25, 2017, for the 25th Annual Mobile Meals’ Great Chili Cook-Off at the Stranahan Great Hall from Noon-4:00 p.m. Teams will be competing for the title of best chili in Northwest Ohio via the Judge’s & People’s Choice Awards. Come taste a variety of chili recipes, from Hot & Spicy to Sweet & Tangy. Competition 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.

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Tree City Film Festival Weekend 2017 Photo

Tree City Film Festival Weekend 2017

@ Olander Park’s Nederhouser Community Hall

March 25th & 26th, 2017

The 5th Annual Tree City Film Festival will take place at Olander Park’s Nederhouser Community Hall. on March 25th and 26th, 2017. Please note that The Shorties will be held on a different weekend than the rest of the film festiva.

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Toledo Opera: Samuel Barber's Vanessa Photo

Toledo Opera: Samuel Barber's Vanessa

@ Valentine Theatre

March 31st and April 2nd, 2017

The third opera in Toledo Opera's ongoing series of works by American composers, Vanessa won Samuel Barber the Pulitzer Prize for composition in 1958 after the unqualified success of its premiere at the Metropolitan Opera. A heart-breaking family drama, Vanessa will be directed by American opera specialist Kristine McIntyre in a semi-staged format. Action, costumes, and set pieces will be paired with the Toledo Symphony Orchestra on stage, with still and moving images projected behind the orchestra to establish the scenes. With a cast featuring star soprano, and Ohio native, Jennifer Rowley, world-renowned mezzo-soprano Irina Mishura, and rising tenor Sean Panikkar Vanessa is sure to be a powerful and unforgettable production.

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Weak Signals R/C Model Expo Photo

Weak Signals R/C Model Expo

@ SeaGate Convention Centre

April 7th thru 9th, 2017

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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Toledo BIG Wish Gala Photo

Toledo BIG Wish Gala

to benefit Make-A-Wish

@ Hilton Garden Inn

April 7th, 2017

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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Fantasticon Toledo S5-EP12 Photo

Fantasticon Toledo S5-EP12

@ SeaGate Convention Centre

April 11th & 12th, 2017

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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Toledo Mud Hens Opening Day Weekend Photo

Toledo Mud Hens Opening Day Weekend

@ Fifth Third Field

April 13th through 16th, 2017

Be there for the biggest party of 2017...Opening Day Weekend 2017 at Fifth Third Field!

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The Art Loop Photo

The Art Loop

@ downtown Toledo

April 20tht, 2017

The Art Loop program offers an opportunity for Toledoans to use public transit in a new and exciting way in Downtown Toledo while exploring the city’s creative community and experiencing a new form of walkability in the Downtown area. Stay tuned to this page for additional details, maps, parking information, and the event guide. The 3rd Thursday Loop takes place 5:30-9pm each month, year round. Buses are one fare ($1.25) per event for unlimited rides throughout the evening.

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2017 International Food Event Photo

2017 International Food Event

to benefit Mobile Meals

@ Owens Center for Fine & Performing Arts

April 21st, 2017

Join Mobile Meals for an evening of international dining inspired by food around the world! Students from the Owens and Penta culinary programs will be paired with professional chefs to cook recipes from multiple countries.

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Record Store Day Photo

Record Store Day

@ Local Independent Record Stores

April 22nd, 2017

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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2017 Glass City Marathon Photo

2017 Glass City Marathon

@ University of Toledo Campus

April 23rd, 2017

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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Luminations Photo

Luminations

@ Franciscan Center (Lourdes University)

April 29th, 2017

Lourdes University will host its annual, premier scholarship fundraising event, Luminations, on April 29, 2017 at the Franciscan Center. An audience of over 500 guests will gather to celebrate higher education and raise funds for student scholarships. The event will be hosted by honorary co-chairs, Mike and Jennifer Koralewski and Lourdes President, Mary Ann Gawelek and her husband Frank Kleshinski. Featured during this special evening is an exceptional silent auction with over 100 packages donated by various businesses and individuals in the community. Guests will enjoy a remarkable assortment of fine grazing stations and cocktails, while mingling, shopping and listening to live entertainment. As the evening progresses, our guests will move into the theatre for the entertainment program. The 2017 line-up includes the Ballet Theatre of Toledo, Toledo Opera and Toledo Symphony.  Also joining us this year will be the Toledo School for the Arts’ Afro-Caribbean Dance & Drum Ensemble.

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2017 AIDS Walk Greater Toledo Photo

2017 AIDS Walk Greater Toledo

@ International Park

April 29th, 2017

The 2017 AIDS Walk Greater Toledo will take place on Sunday, April 29, 2017 in downtown Toledo. This year’s tri-city walk/run/ride is slated to be the largest HIV/AIDS awareness event in Ohio.

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Walk MS: Toledo 2017 Photo

Walk MS: Toledo 2017

@ University of Toledo

April 30th, 2017

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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Taste of the Nation Toledo  Photo

Taste of the Nation Toledo

@ The Toledo Club

April 30th, 2017

Join the best and brightest of Toledo’s culinary community for a night of exquisite tastes at the 22nd 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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Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Photo

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer

to benefit American Cancer Society

@ Town Center at Levis Commons

May 6th, 2017

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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Toledo Botanical Garden Spring Plant Sale Photo

Toledo Botanical Garden Spring Plant Sale

@ Toledo Botanical Garden

May 11th - 14th, 2017

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! Bubbles & Buds Member Preview takes place on May 11th.

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The Biggest Week in American Birding Photo

The Biggest Week in American Birding

@ Magee Marsh Area

May 5th - May 14th, 2017

"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 5th through Sunday, May 14th, 2017.

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2017 Toledo Heart Walk & Run Photo

2017 Toledo Heart Walk & Run

to benefit American Heart Association

@ Huntington Center

May 13th, 2017

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

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Maker's Mart (Handmade Toledo) Photo

Maker's Mart (Handmade Toledo)

@ Handmade Toledo (1717 Adams Street)

May 13th, 2017

Support handmade, shopping small, and celebrating! Toledo's favorite one day pop up indie craft fair, Maker's Mart, is coming back with it's spring edition on May 13th! Shop 80+ handmade vendors, sip local coffee, nosh on some of Toledo's favorite food truck delicacies, stuff your face with local baked goods and ice cream, and peruse the Handmade Toledo : Maker Shoppe, and experience some handmade Toledo love.

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The Art Loop Photo

The Art Loop

@ downtown Toledo

May 18th, 2017

The Art Loop program offers an opportunity for Toledoans to use public transit in a new and exciting way in Downtown Toledo while exploring the city’s creative community and experiencing a new form of walkability in the Downtown area. Stay tuned to this page for additional details, maps, parking information, and the event guide. The 3rd Thursday Loop takes place 5:30-9pm each month, year round. Buses are one fare ($1.25) per event for unlimited rides throughout the evening.

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16th Annual Claire’s Night & Claire’s Day Photo

16th Annual Claire’s Night & Claire’s Day

@ The Main Library and Maumee Branch Library

May 19th & 20th, 2017

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. This is done 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. Annual programs and services include: Claire’s Day Children’s Book Festival, northwest Ohio’s largest free family book festival.

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March of Dimes March for Babies Photo

March of Dimes March for Babies

@ Owens Community College

May 21st, 2017

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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Glass City Film Festival Photo

Glass City Film Festival

@ Ohio Theatre

May 19th thru 21st, 2017

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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Jam City - The Gourmet PB&J Party Photo

Jam City - The Gourmet PB&J Party

to benefit Food for Thought

@ TBD

May 25th, 2017

Jam City is a place where some of the area's top chefs offer their unique take on PB&J. It's an opportunity for people to come together to celebrate this region and the people who call it home. And it's a way to help Food For Thought fulfill its mission to feed Toledo through mobile pantries and Saturday lunches for those who face the reality of food uncertainty. Come to Jam City, and see how good food can do real good.

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First Siege 1813 Photo

First Siege 1813

@ Fort Meigs State Memorial

May 27th & 28th, 2017

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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46th Annual Historic Old West End Festival & King Wamba Parade Photo

46th Annual Historic Old West End Festival & King Wamba Parade

@ the Old West End neighborhood

June 2nd & 3rd, 2017

Welcome to the 46th 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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6th Annual Maple & Main Street Art Fair Photo

6th Annual Maple & Main Street Art Fair

@ downtown Sylvania

June 3rd & 4th, 2017

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 3rd & Sunday June 4th. Over 100 artists and musicians will be taking part in the 6th Annual Maple & Main Street Art Fair lining Main Street, from Monroe to Erie Streets.  Artist booths will be filled with a variety of art, jewelry, pottery and more along with a great line up of local musicians. Numerous local food vendors will be serving up a variety of dishes along with beer and wine sales. Check back for the full line-up of events and artists.

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Mills Trophy Race and Party Photo

Mills Trophy Race and Party

@ Lake Erie (Toledo to Put-In-Bay)

June 9th & 10th, 2017

The Mills Trophy Race is the premier sailing race on Lake Erie. Held the second weekend after Memorial Day, the race from Toledo Harbor Light to Put-in-Bay combines a challenging night race with great social activities. The Mills Trophy Race, sponsored by the Toledo Yacht Club, began in 1907 as a test of navigational skills. The race has been held nearly every year since then and, in keeping with the deed of gift, is raced at night. Although the race was originally configured as a triangle beginning and ending at the club or the Toledo Harbor Light, since 1981 the race has begun at the harbor light and ended at Put-in-Bay.

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Whitehouse Cherry Festival  Photo

Whitehouse Cherry Festival

@ Whitehouse Village Park

June 7th - 10th, 2017

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 10th.

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The Art Loop Photo

The Art Loop

@ downtown Toledo

June 15th, 2017

The Art Loop program offers an opportunity for Toledoans to use public transit in a new and exciting way in Downtown Toledo while exploring the city’s creative community and experiencing a new form of walkability in the Downtown area. Stay tuned to this page for additional details, maps, parking information, and the event guide. The 3rd Thursday Loop takes place 5:30-9pm each month, year round. Buses are one fare ($1.25) per event for unlimited rides throughout the evening.

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ZOOtoDO Photo

ZOOtoDO

@ Toledo Zoo

June TBD, 2017

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 17th & 18th, 2017

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 TBD, 2017

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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52nd Annual Crosby Festival of the Arts & Gala Preview Party Photo

52nd Annual Crosby Festival of the Arts & Gala Preview Party

@ Toledo Botanical Garden

June 23rd – 25th, 2017

Crosby Festival of the Arts has always been known as our region's original, premiere fine arts festival. 2017 will mark its 52nd 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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Bike MS Bike-to-the-Bay 2017 Photo

Bike MS Bike-to-the-Bay 2017

@ Owens Community College

June 24th & 25th, 2017

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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Jazz in the Garden Photo

Jazz in the Garden

@ Toledo Botanical Garden

July 6th - September 7th, 2017

Thursday Evenings beginning July and into September, 2017.

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Lagrange Street Polish Festival Photo

Lagrange Street Polish Festival

@ On Lagrange Street Commercial Corridor

July 7th - 9th, 2017

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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159th Annual Lucas County Fair Photo

159th Annual Lucas County Fair

@ Lucas County Rec Center (Maumee)

July TBD, 2017

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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 17th - 23rd, 2017

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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The Art Loop Photo

The Art Loop

@ downtown Toledo

July 20th, 2017

The Art Loop program offers an opportunity for Toledoans to use public transit in a new and exciting way in Downtown Toledo while exploring the city’s creative community and experiencing a new form of walkability in the Downtown area. Stay tuned to this page for additional details, maps, parking information, and the event guide. The 3rd Thursday Loop takes place 5:30-9pm each month, year round. Buses are one fare ($1.25) per event for unlimited rides throughout the evening.

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Art on the Mall Photo

Art on the Mall

@ University of Toledo Campus

July 30th, 2017

The 2017 Art on the Mall is Sunday, July 30th 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 August 5th, 2017

"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

July 31st - August 7th, 2017

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 TBD, 2017

Get out your party pants and join the fun at Rock N Roar. 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 6th, 2017

The Sylvania Triathlon and Duathlon is one of the oldest multisport 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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40th Annual Maumee Summer Fair Photo

40th Annual Maumee Summer Fair

@ historic Uptown Maumee

August 11th & 12th, 2017

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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Barefoot at the Beach  Photo

Barefoot at the Beach

to benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Toledo

@ Maumee Bay State Park

August TBD 2017

Join the Boys & Girls Clubs of Toledo in celebrating the end of summer at the 9th 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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National Tractor Pulling Championship Photo

National Tractor Pulling Championship

@ Wood County Fairgrounds in Bowling Green

August 17th - 19th, 2017

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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The Art Loop Photo

The Art Loop

@ downtown Toledo

August 17th, 2017

The Art Loop program offers an opportunity for Toledoans to use public transit in a new and exciting way in Downtown Toledo while exploring the city’s creative community and experiencing a new form of walkability in the Downtown area. Stay tuned to this page for additional details, maps, parking information, and the event guide. The 3rd Thursday Loop takes place 5:30-9pm each month, year round. Buses are one fare ($1.25) per event for unlimited rides throughout the evening.

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Feast With The Beasts Photo

Feast With The Beasts

@ Toledo Zoo

August TBD, 2017

A five-course gourmet dinner. The perfect wine. A sumptuous dessert. And a wild animal encounter. Join the fun in Augsut for the 13th 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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52nd Annual German-American Festival Photo

52nd Annual German-American Festival

@ Oak Shade Grove in Oregon

August 25th - 27th, 2017

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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47th Annual Greek American Festival Photo

47th Annual Greek American Festival

@ near Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral (downtown)

September 8th - 10th, 2017

Come and enjoy authentic Greek Food, Greek Pastries & Greek Dancing. Browse through Greek Boutique, Greek Culture, Greek Language & Religious Education Booths, and tour the beautiful Byzantine Cathedral. You can also attend the Greek Language & Culture Presentations, and watch Greek Cooking Demonstrations.

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Black Swamp Arts Festival Photo

Black Swamp Arts Festival

@ Downtown Bowling Green

September 8th - 10th, 2017

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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Harrison Rally Day Photo

Harrison Rally Day

@ downtown historic Perrysburg

September 16th, 2017

Join the fun at the Harrison Rally Day festival in historic downtown Perrysburg on Saturday, September 16th, 2017 from 9:30 am to 4 pm.  Harrison Rally Day is a full day of outdoor entertainment for the entire family presented by the Perrysburg Area Chamber of Commerce.  Highlights of the day’s events will include: Parade at 10 am, Marketplace area of Merchant and Service Organization booths, Art and Crafts booths, Food vendors, Family games and activities.

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Wander the Warehouse District Photo

Wander the Warehouse District

@ the Warehouse District (downtown)

September TBD, 2017

Over 25 buildings, stores and restaurants open for Wander the Warehouse District. Tour amazing urban work and living spaces and visit galleries and art venues. Tickets sold at St. Clair Village (Lafayette & St. Clair)

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The Art Loop Photo

The Art Loop

@ downtown Toledo

September 21st, 2017

The Art Loop program offers an opportunity for Toledoans to use public transit in a new and exciting way in Downtown Toledo while exploring the city’s creative community and experiencing a new form of walkability in the Downtown area. Stay tuned to this page for additional details, maps, parking information, and the event guide. The 3rd Thursday Loop takes place 5:30-9pm each month, year round. Buses are one fare ($1.25) per event for unlimited rides throughout the evening.

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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 (Monroe & Summit Streets)

September 24th, 2017

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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2017 Walk to End Alzheimer's Photo

2017 Walk to End Alzheimer's

to benefit the Alzheimer's Association

@ The University of Toledo

October 7th, 2017

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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Applebutter Fest Photo

Applebutter Fest

@ Downtown Grand Rapids

October 8th, 2017

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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The Art Loop Photo

The Art Loop

@ downtown Toledo

October 19th, 2017

The Art Loop program offers an opportunity for Toledoans to use public transit in a new and exciting way in Downtown Toledo while exploring the city’s creative community and experiencing a new form of walkability in the Downtown area. Stay tuned to this page for additional details, maps, parking information, and the event guide. The 3rd Thursday Loop takes place 5:30-9pm each month, year round. Buses are one fare ($1.25) per event for unlimited rides throughout the evening.

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Tent City 2017 Photo

Tent City 2017

@ Civic Center Mall

October 20th thru 22nd, 2017

Each year, 1Matters.org 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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Adams Street Zombie Crawl VII Photo

Adams Street Zombie Crawl VII

@ Adams Street (downtown)

October 21st, 2017

 

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The Art Loop Photo

The Art Loop

@ downtown Toledo

November 16th, 2017

The Art Loop program offers an opportunity for Toledoans to use public transit in a new and exciting way in Downtown Toledo while exploring the city’s creative community and experiencing a new form of walkability in the Downtown area. Stay tuned to this page for additional details, maps, parking information, and the event guide. The 3rd Thursday Loop takes place 5:30-9pm each month, year round. Buses are one fare ($1.25) per event for unlimited rides throughout the evening.

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Lights Before Christmas Photo

Lights Before Christmas

@ Toledo Zoo

November 17th- December 31st, 2017

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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Heralding the Holidays Photo

Heralding the Holidays

@ Toledo Botanical Garden

December 1st & 2nd, 2017

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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The Art Loop Photo

The Art Loop

@ downtown Toledo

December 21st, 2017

The Art Loop program offers an opportunity for Toledoans to use public transit in a new and exciting way in Downtown Toledo while exploring the city’s creative community and experiencing a new form of walkability in the Downtown area. Stay tuned to this page for additional details, maps, parking information, and the event guide. The 3rd Thursday Loop takes place 5:30-9pm each month, year round. Buses are one fare ($1.25) per event for unlimited rides throughout the evening.

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