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.


January


MLK Scholarship Breakfast Photo

MLK Scholarship Breakfast

@ The Pinnacle

January 18th, 2020

Join the 28th annual MLK Scholarship Breakfast. Join in for the 28th annual MLK Scholarship Breakfast. Your presence speaks volumes in knowing that you support scholarship and higher learning. Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. - Alpha Xi Lambda Chapter is happy to partner this year with their presenting sponsor, the Ohio Council of Community Schools. "Compassionate Leadership: From Coins to Real Change!"

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2020 Martin Luther King, Jr. Unity Day Celebration Photo

2020 Martin Luther King, Jr. Unity Day Celebration

@ UT Savage Arena

January 20th, 2020

Join this annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Unity Day Celebration! The service begins with breakfast, and will move into a program that includes performances and music that honor the legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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State of the City 2020 Photo

State of the City 2020

@ Toledo Zoo

January 30th, 2020

Toledo Mayor Wade Kapszukiewicz will deliver the 2020 State of the City address in the Great Hall, 2700 Broadway, at the Toledo Zoo at 5 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 30. The annual State of the City brings together community, business, faith, non-profit, and government leaders. Mayor Kapszukiewicz’s address will highlight accomplishments of the past year and his vision and initiatives for 2020 and beyond.

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February


2020 Greater Toledo Auto Show Photo

2020 Greater Toledo Auto Show

@ SeaGate Convention Centre

February 6th thru 9th, 2020

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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Winterfest BG Chillabration Photo

Winterfest BG Chillabration

@ downtown Bowling Green, OH

February 7th thru February 8th, 2020

Join the city of Bowling Green for the coolest weekend of the year! Winterfest BG Chillabration is an annual community-wide event featuring a Frozen Swamp Tent in Downtown Bowling Green. The tent is surrounded by an ice garden with carving demos, a Winter Market, live entertainment, snacks, craft beer & wine plus carriage rides too. City Park, Slater Family Ice Arena, Curling Center & Wood County Library with great events for the whole family!

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Toledo Opera presents La bohème Photo

Toledo Opera presents La bohème

@ Valentine Theatre

February 7th & 9th, 2020

Set in Paris in 1830, La bohème presents the tragic love story of Mimi and Rodolfo, a timeless tale that has inspired countless others. Giacomo Puccini paints an exquisite musical landscape of penniless bohemian friends’ commitment to survival and each other in pursuit of artistic truth. La bohème is one of the most-beloved and performed operas worldwide.Starring Zach Borichevsky as Rodolfo and Jessica Dold as Mimi.
Performed in Italian with English supertitles.

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OSCAR Night 2020 Photo

OSCAR Night 2020

presented by the American Red Cross of NW Ohio

@ Central Union Terminal (downtown)

February 8th, 2020

The glitz and the glamour of Hollywood comes to Toledo for yet another OSCAR Night! Join us on Saturday, February 8th at the Historic Toledo Train Station where you will be met by screaming fans and paparazzi as you stroll the red carpet!! Local restaurant favorites with their signature dishes will keep your taste buds happy as you dance the night away!

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HBA House & Home Show & Green Living EXPO Photo

HBA House & Home Show & Green Living EXPO

@ SeaGate Convention Centre

February 14th - 16th, 2020

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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Brundibar Photo

Brundibar

hosted by Toledo Symphony & Toledo School for the Arts

@ Toledo Museum of Art Peristyle

February 20th, 2020

In commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II, witness this beacon of hope born from within the walls of a concentration camp during the Holocaust. Written by Hans Krása and performed 55 times by the children of Theresienstadt concentration camp, Brundibár inspires both horror and wonder to this day. Two weeks after the Nazis filmed the production for their own propaganda, Krása and almost all of the children who performed in the opera were deported to Auschwitz where they perished.

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Perrysburg Winterfest 2020 Photo

Perrysburg Winterfest 2020

@ downtown historic Perrysburg

February 21st & 22nd, 2020

Downtown Perrysburg, Inc. (DPI) is excited to celebrate the eleventh year of Perrysburg Winterfest! Winterfest comes back to the Downtown Perrysburg community on February 21st & 22nd and you can join them in bringing this tradition back to our over 15,000 visitors. This year DPI will host the People’s Choice Professional Ice Carving Competition. Don't forget to vote this year for their favorite professional carving. The professional carver with the most votes from the community will win $500! Live music, tasty food and tons of activities are also on tap over the two-day celebration where friends and families pack the streets.

 

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Elevate the Stage 2020 Photo

Elevate the Stage 2020

@ SeaGate Convention Centre & Huntington Centre

February 21st thru February 23rd, 2020

Elevate the Stage hosts Level 1-10 JO and Xcel gymnastics competition on podium. Youth competition will be held February 21-23 at the Huntington Center and SeaGate Centre. Youth competition will be held during the day with NCAA competition on Friday, February 21 and Saturday, February 22 starting at 7:00 p.m. EST.

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Restaurant Week Toledo Photo

Restaurant Week Toledo

to support Leadership Toledo

@ various local restaurants

February 24th through March 1st, 2020

Dine out for a great cause! Restaurant Week Toledo is a week long celebration highlighting 40 excellent, locally-owned establishments who are offering great deals on some of their most delicious dishes. Every time you dine at one of the participating restaurants you support Leadership Toledo's youth programs. All you have to do is go out to eat between Monday, February 26 and Sunday, March 4 at participating restaurants.

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14th Annual Glass City Beer Fest Photo

14th Annual Glass City Beer Fest

@ Stranahan Great Hall

February 28th, 2020

Featuring over 40 craft breweries showcasing more than 230 beers. Great beer, new food vendors, and live music by 56DAZE combine to make this a memorable event!  VIP is from 6-7 pm.This popular event is the original and biggest Beer Festival in northwest Ohio. 

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16th Annual Seed Swap  Photo

16th Annual Seed Swap

@ Scott High School

February 29th, 2020

Celebrate the kick-off of the gardening season at the 16th annual Seed Swap! Browse thousands of seeds and swap your favorites with other gardeners. Find informative workshops, gardening advice, children’s activities and more!

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Glass City Wine Festival Photo

Glass City Wine Festival

@ SeaGate Convention Centre

February 29th, 2020

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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March


The Art of the Cut Photo

The Art of the Cut

@ Toledo Museum of Art Peristyle

March 1st, 2020

Inspired by hair shows and fashion runways, the Art of the Cut explores the intersection of art and health, celebrating local Black barbers and their role as artists and community health advocates. This event is presented by Circle, the Toledo Museum of Art's affinity group dedicated to inclusive and innovative programming that engages new audiences with the Museum.

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CTW's Annual Cupcake Showdown Photo

CTW's Annual Cupcake Showdown

to benefit Children's Theatre Workshop

@ Gesu's Charles E Sullivan Center

March 1st, 2020

Join Children's Theatre Workshop's for the 9th Annual Cupcake Showdown--this year's theme is "Into the Woods," inspired by the fairy tale-themed musical!
Local bakers will compete for the top prize in categories such as Best Themed Cupcake, Best Themed Display, and People's Choice! Sample cupcakes and delicious savory refreshments as you peruse raffle baskets with goodies from your favorite businesses and community groups, while the kids play games and craft!


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Acoustics For Autism Photo

Acoustics For Autism

to benefit Project iAm

@ The Village Idiot

March 1st, 2020

Project iAm presents the 13th annual Acoustics for Autism held Sunday, March 1st, 2020 from Noon to 2am at the Village Idiot and Surrounding Area. Event is for all ages.

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Maumee Film Festival Photo

Maumee Film Festival

@ Maumee Indoor Theatre

March 6th & 7th, 2020

The Maumee Film Festival celebrates the art of creativity, film making and storytelling. It allows aspiring filmmakers the unique opportunity to see their work projected on a movie screen in the iconic and beautiful Maumee Indoor Theater.

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Steppin' Out (Toledo School for the Arts) Photo

Steppin' Out (Toledo School for the Arts)

@ Renaissance Toledo Downtown Hotel

March 7th, 2020

The Funky Shoe Event of the Season! The 14th Annual Steppin' Out event features a not-so-silent auction, a variety of student engagement, cash bar, dinner, prizes for super funky shoes, and a special appeal for TSA's Opportunities Scholarship.

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YWCA Milestones 2020: A Tribute to Women Photo

YWCA Milestones 2020: A Tribute to Women

@ SeaGate Convention Centre

March 12th, 2020

Established in 1996, the Milestones Awards recognize women from Northwest Ohio for outstanding accomplishments and contributions in the following seven areas: Arts, Business, Education, Government, Sciences, Social Services, and Volunteerism. The purpose of these awards is to honor Northwest Ohio area women who have demonstrated outstanding leadership qualities and who, through their efforts and accomplishments, have opened doors for other women to achieve their potential. 

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Sole Train 2020 Photo

Sole Train 2020

for Hannah's Socks

@ Parkway Place

March 13th, 2020

Join the fun for the R&B Motown sound of KGB Band – a premier band for the best in music and dancing. New food options, including an Italian buffet of antipasta, assorted flatbread pizzas, pasta entree, and Italian chicken entree, will be served.

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Blarney Shamrockin' Shuffle • a Guinness World Record Event Photo

Blarney Shamrockin' Shuffle • a Guinness World Record Event

@ The Blarney Irish Pub (on Huron Street)

March 13th, 2020

It’s official. Friday evening before St. Patrick’s Day, the Blarney Irish Pub is presenting this annual 3 mile “shuffle” and going for a Guinness World Record, “Largest Kilt Race (sports kilt).” Come to run or walk, but come to have fun and be part of this record-breaking event. When you’re done, join the ongoing celebration inside downtown Toledo’s Blarney Irish Pub party tent to celebrate the accomplishment.

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Bluegrass & Green Acres 2020 Photo

Bluegrass & Green Acres 2020

to benefit Black Swamp Conservancy

@ ProMedica Steam Plant

March 13th, 2020

Join this annual Bluegrass & Green Acres fundraiser and help support the Conservancy’s efforts to permanently preserve and protect northwest Ohio’s natural habitats for future generations.

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Fantasticon Toledo S8-EP23 / RESCHEDULED Photo

Fantasticon Toledo S8-EP23 / RESCHEDULED

@ SeaGate Convention Centre

RESCHEDULED to AUGUST / March 14th & 15th, 2020

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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2020 Great Chili Cook-Off / POSTPONED Photo

2020 Great Chili Cook-Off / POSTPONED

to benefit Mobile Meals

@ Stranahan Great Hall

POSTPONED

POSTPONED until further notice.

Join the 28th annual Great Chili Cook-Off!
 Teams will be competing for the title of “Best Chili in Northwest Ohio” via the Judge’s and 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 music with a DJ, face-painting, and concessions.

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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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Northwest Ohio BIG Wish Gala / RESCHEDULED Photo

Northwest Ohio BIG Wish Gala / RESCHEDULED

to benefit Make-A-Wish

@ Renaissance Toledo Downtown Hotel

RESCHEDULED for July 31st, 2020

The Northwest Ohio BIG Wish Gala presented will provide guests the opportunity to celebrate the impact that the Make-A-Wish experience has on local wish families. The evening will include a fabulous sit-down dinner, live and silent auctions, and transformational mission moments. Throughout the night, guests will hear the powerful stories from wish kids and their families whose lives have been forever changed because of the generosity of donor support from events like the BIG Wish Gala.

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EPIC Toledo's Bash of the Decades / CANCELLED Photo

EPIC Toledo's Bash of the Decades / CANCELLED

@ The Venues
540 S St. Clair

CANCELLED March 28th, 2020

Join EPIC Toledo for a totally awesome night reliving the memories of your favorite decades. Bash of the Decades will flash you back into the 80s and 90s. Enjoy music from both decades with DJ Frankie Jaye, a throwback photo booth by Twine, and dressing in your most rad outfits.

A night full of fun, dancing and nostalgia celebrating the decades that defined generations.

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April


Weak Signals R/C Model Expo / CANCELLED Photo

Weak Signals R/C Model Expo / CANCELLED

@ SeaGate Convention Centre

CANCELLED April 3rd thru 5th, 2020

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 Mud Hens Opening Homestand / DELAYED Photo

Toledo Mud Hens Opening Homestand / DELAYED

@ Fifth Third Field

DELAYED was April 16th through 22nd, 2020

DELAYED
The boys of summer return to Toledo for the 2020 home opener on Thursday, April 16. Mark the calendar and start making your plans to play ball with the Mud Hens in 2020! The Hens start the season on the road on April 9 with a four-game series in Indianapolis and three games in Louisville before heading back to Fifth Third Field for the 19th home opener in ballpark history. 

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Tree City Film Festival 2020 / MOVED ONLINE Photo

Tree City Film Festival 2020 / MOVED ONLINE

@ ONLINE

April 17th - 30th, 2020

Each Spring, Sylvania Arts engaged hundreds of community members through the Tree City Film Festival. Due to the importance of social-distancing during the current Covid-19 pandemic, they will be hosting this year's festival online, Friday, April 17 - Thursday, April 30, 2020 with a virtual, Pay-What-You-Wish donation ticket. So, join them and support local art!

Pay What You Wish for digital entry to this years festival. Once you have made your donation, make sure to supply them with your email address - they will be sending all attendees a reminder email with the password and link to attend the online film festival.

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Holy Toledo Polka Days / CANCELLED (until 2021) Photo

Holy Toledo Polka Days / CANCELLED (until 2021)

@ Renaissance Toledo Downtown Hotel

CANCELLED (until 2021) - was April 17th thru 18th, 2020

Canc elled until 2021. The 3 day Polka festival will feature the some of the top polka bands in the industry.

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Toledo Opera presents Scalia / Ginsburg / POSTPONED Photo

Toledo Opera presents Scalia / Ginsburg / POSTPONED

@ Valentine Theatre

POSTPONED (New Date TBD) was April 17th thru 19th, 2020

Scalia/Ginsburg is an American comic opera by composer-librettist Derrick Wang about the unlikely friendship of U.S. Supreme Court Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Antonin Scalia. Launched at a special presentation at the Supreme Court of the United States in 2013, Scalia/Ginsburg received its world premiere production in 2015 to rave reviews. Gilbert & Sullivan’s Trial by Jury is a joy of courtroom banter and farce. Plaintiff Angelina sues the fickle defendant, Edwin, for breach of marriage promise. Through much compromise and hilarity, the judge resolves he should marry Angelina himself. One of G&S’s early collaborations remains one of their most good-humored—with a quintessentially British dry wit.

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EcoFest Toledo / POSTPONED Photo

EcoFest Toledo / POSTPONED

@ Handmade Toledo (1717 Adams Street)

POSTPONED April 18th, 2020

Join the Toledo-Lucas County Sustainability Commission as we celebrate all things green at EcoFest Toledo on April 18, 2020 at Handmade Toledo! Come and enjoy live music, local foods, shopping, green booths, kids' activities, and workshops taught by local experts. EcoFest Toledo is open to all and admission is FREE!

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Record Store Day / RESCHEDULED Photo

Record Store Day / RESCHEDULED

@ Local Independent Record Stores

RESCHEDULED from April 18th, 2020 to June 20th, 2020

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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Toledo Sister Cities International Festival / POSTPONED Photo

Toledo Sister Cities International Festival / POSTPONED

@ SeaGate Convention Centre

POSTPONED from April 18th, 2020 to September 12th, 2020

The Toledo Sister Cities International Festival began in 2010 as a day of family-friendly food, entertainment, and activities in celebration of cultural diversity from around the world. The International Festival has grown in recent years to average 2,000-3,000 in daily attendance with nine hours of non-stop performances, language corners, international and family-friendly activities, and a wide variety of craft vendors and ethnic food available! 

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Walk for Water 2020 Photo

Walk for Water 2020

@ UT Centennial Mall

April 19th, 2020

Walk for Water is a 5k walk/run to raise money for water purification units for developing countries. Participants can carry jugs of water to symbolize the walk many women and children take to get water that is not even clean.

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Ode to the Zip Code Photo

Ode to the Zip Code

@ TBD

April 19th, 2020

For the fifth year in a row, The Fair Housing Center, The Arts Commission, Toledo Lucas County Public Library, Toledo City Paper, and Toledo Area Parent are partnering to host Ode to the ZIP Code. This free poetry competition invites Toledo area residents to submit short poems inspired by their ZIP Code, where the number of words in each line of the poem is determined by the corresponding digit in their ZIP Code. All ages and neighborhoods are welcome.

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Toledo Fringe Fest / CANCELLED Photo

Toledo Fringe Fest / CANCELLED

@ Collingwood Arts Center

CANCELLED April 25th, 2020

CANCELLED

Come one, come all to the funky carnival! It's time for Fringe Fest! Fringe Fest is all about ART! Join this night of singing, dancing, drag, poetry, music, and so much more!

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2020 Mercy Health Glass City Marathon / CANCELLED Photo

2020 Mercy Health Glass City Marathon / CANCELLED

@ University of Toledo Campus

CANCELLED April 26th, 2020

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 Savage 5K.

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ZESTOLEDO 2020 / POSTPONED Photo

ZESTOLEDO 2020 / POSTPONED

@ Fleetwood's & Hensville

POSTPONED was April 26th, 2020

POSTPONED
Over 25 local chefs – the best chefs in town – will be preparing great food for our guests under the tent at Hensville Park – paired with the finest wines! The after-hours party and raffle will move to Fleetwood’s! All the monies raised will stay local for 4 grant recipients (Aurora Project, Toledo Day Nursery, Toledo GROWS, Toledo Northwest Ohio Food Bank) financially reap ALL the benefits!

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The 9th Annual Signature EyEvent Gala / POSTPONED Photo

The 9th Annual Signature EyEvent Gala / POSTPONED

to benefit The Sight Center

@ Parkway Place

POSTPONED was April 30th, 2020

POSTPONED
The Sight Center of Northwest Ohio is pleased to present the 8th Annual Signature EyEvent Gala. All proceeds will help The Sight Center empower independence and enrich the lives of people who are blind or visually impaired throughout a 16-county region in northwest Ohio.

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May


Toledo Ballet: Peter and the Wolf and Carnival of Animals

@ Valentine Theatre

May 1st & 2nd, 2020

Don't miss Prokofiev's timeless tale of a boy and his extraordinary bravery! Then, thrill to Saint-Saëns' beloved classic Carnival of the Animals. Featuring dancers from Toledo Ballet and musicians from Toledo Symphony, this program is sure to delight!

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2020 Toledo Heart Walk & 5k Run Photo

2020 Toledo Heart Walk & 5k Run

to benefit American Heart Association

@ University of Toledo Glass Bowl Stadium

May 2nd, 2020

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

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EPIC Toledo ICON Awards  Photo

EPIC Toledo ICON Awards

@ Toledo Club

May 8th, 2020

The EPIC Toledo ICON Awards shine a light on you - the people and organizations in the community that strive to make the region a brighter place to live, work and play. The ICON Awards are about highlighting the best of the best, the people that spend their personal and professional lives working passionately toward a better tomorrow. 

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The Biggest Week in American Birding / CANCELLED Photo

The Biggest Week in American Birding / CANCELLED

@ Magee Marsh Area

CANCELLED / was May 8th - May 17th, 2020

"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 8th through Sunday, May 17th, 2020.

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National Train Day Toledo / CANCELLED Photo

National Train Day Toledo / CANCELLED

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

CANCELLED was May 9th, 2020

Toledo locals and travelers may be more familiar with this location as Toledo's Amtrak station as well as Greyhound bus terminal. National Train Day Toledo is all about celebrating and promoting all things rail - especially travel by rail! Our event includes trackside displays, model train exhibits, food vendors, local business and organization displays as well as representation from local and national passenger rail advocacy and rail safety groups. This is a free event and fun for the whole family! 

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Maker's Mart (Handmade Toledo) / POSTPONED (New Date TBD) Photo

Maker's Mart (Handmade Toledo) / POSTPONED (New Date TBD)

@ Handmade Toledo (1717 Adams Street)

POSTPONED - was May 9th, 2020

POSTPONED
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 9th! Shop dozens of 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 Mix  Photo

The Mix

to benefit The Arts Commission

@ Erie Street Market

May 15th, 2020

The Arts Commission invites you to our signature spring fundraiser in celebration of 60 years supporting the arts in our community. Join us for The Mix, Toledo's best party! The Mix will feature a silent auction, art auction, live entertainment and a variety of food and drinks from local vendors.

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2020 Toledo Heart Ball  Photo

2020 Toledo Heart Ball

@ Renaissance Toledo Downtown Hotel

May 15th, 2020

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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 16th, 2020

The Toledo Zoo’s Dart Frog Dash is for the whole family! It offers a competitive USTAF (USA track and field) certified 5k race with prizes, a non-competitive 5k walk and a Kids’ Fun Run. The 5k course takes participants through the neighborhood to the west of the zoo, through the Zoo’s Tembo Trail and ends in Main Plaza. The Kids’ Fun Run is within the safety of Zoo grounds. All Dart Frog Dash registrants and their spectators who arrive by 10 a.m. are welcome to stay at the Toledo Zoo for the day free of charge with parking included on race day.

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Walk MS: Toledo 2020 / CANCELLED Photo

Walk MS: Toledo 2020 / CANCELLED

@ Huntington Center

CANCELLED / was May 17th, 2020

CANCELLED
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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First Siege 1813 Photo

First Siege 1813

@ Fort Meigs State Memorial

May 23rd & 24th, 2020

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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Flower Day Weekend Photo

Flower Day Weekend

@ Toledo Farmer's Market

May 23rd - 25th, 2020

What makes this event unique is that all of the best flower growers in the area will be here, the level of quality is of an utmost concern as this has become the premiere flower & plant event for all of Northwest Ohio. Over 60 vendors will be selling their best plants, yard art, plant accessories and crafts.  This is an event for the entire family. Various craft and food vendors will also be at the Market on all three days. There will be thousands of plants to choose from -- the absolute best selection of top quality plants in the Toledo area.  If you want to have a showpiece garden this year Flower Day at the Farmers' Market is the place to shop.

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9th Annual Maple & Main Art and Music Festival Photo

9th Annual Maple & Main Art and Music Festival

@ downtown Sylvania

May 30th & 31st, 2020

Join the Maple & Main Art and Music Festival in downtown Sylvania! Artists from all over the region will line Main Street with everything from glass art, to ceramics and paintings! Take a break from perusing the art to enjoy a glass of wine or beer, including local brews from Inside the Five and Upside Brewing! They’ll also have some tasty offerings from local food trucks! Enjoy a variety of local music performances throughout the weekend.

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June


49th Annual Historic Old West End Festival & King Wamba Parade / CANCELLED Photo

49th Annual Historic Old West End Festival & King Wamba Parade / CANCELLED

@ the Old West End neighborhood

CANCELLED / June 6th & 7th, 2020

This event has been cancelled.
Welcome to the 49th 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 Fair, Entertainment, 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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2020 Toledo Beer & Bacon Fest Photo

2020 Toledo Beer & Bacon Fest

@ Hungarian Club of Toledo

June 13th, 2020

Toledo's ultimate beer festival: pairing the best craft beers with bacon.
General admission is $30. You will receive 10 beer samples.
VIP tickets are $45. You will receive 15 beer samples, 5 food tickets and a cigar. Special VIP line for faster entrance into the fest.
Each beer sample is 4 ounces.
Food will be sold and the event will feature a cigar tent. Cigars can only be smoked in the designated area.

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March of Dimes March for Babies / ONLINE Photo

March of Dimes March for Babies / ONLINE

@ ONLINE

June 14th, 2020

ONLINE
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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Holland Strawberry Festival Photo

Holland Strawberry Festival

@ Angola Road (Holland, Ohio)

June 17th thru 21st, 2020

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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Art Loop - Summer Street Fair Photo

Art Loop - Summer Street Fair

@ downtown Toledo

June 18th, 2020

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. 


June 18 | Summer Street Fair
July 16 | Cruise, Blues & BBQ
August 20 | City Scavenger Hunt
September 17 | Dancin’ in the Streets
October 15 | Haunted Harvest
November 19 | Soundtrek Music Festival
December 17 | Holiday Lights

 

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ZOOtoDO Photo

ZOOtoDO

@ Toledo Zoo

June 19th, 2020

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 20th & 21st, 2020

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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Bike MS Bike-to-the-Bay 2020 Photo

Bike MS Bike-to-the-Bay 2020

@ Owens Community College

June 20th & 21st, 2020

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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Record Store Day / RESCHEDULED Photo

Record Store Day / RESCHEDULED

@ Local Independent Record Stores

RESCHEDULED from April 18th, 2020 to June 20th, 2020

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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2020 Crosby Festival of the Arts & Gala Preview Party Photo

2020 Crosby Festival of the Arts & Gala Preview Party

@ Toledo Botanical Garden

June 26th - 28th, 2020

work of more than 200 artists from across the country. Support for the Crosby Festival of the Arts is provided by the Ohio Arts Council. Crosby Festival of the Arts (CFA) is a highly recognized fine art show. Since 1965, CFA has been held at Toledo Botanical Garden (formerly Crosby Gardens), set amidst the beauty of gardens and nature.  Celebrating its 55th year, this festival is heralded as Ohio’s oldest outdoor juried art festival.  As the only show of its size and caliber in our region, participating artists are received enthusiastically by 15,000 or more guests each year. This 3-day art show not only features beautiful artwork, but great local food, drinks, live music and activities for children.

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July


LPGA Marathon Classic  Photo

LPGA Marathon Classic

@ Highland Meadows Golf Club

July 6th - 12th, 2020

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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Equality Toledo Loves Love Fest Photo

Equality Toledo Loves Love Fest

@ The Love Wall (on Adams Street)

July 11th, 2020

Join an evening of live local entertainment: bands, drag performers, theater companies, DJs and more at Toledo's famous LOVE WALL! Your $5 donation at entry benefits Equality Toledo's ongoing education, activism, and other anti-defamation efforts to eliminate discrimination in our region on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression. People under 18 admitted with a parent or legal guardian. Please note that some bands/performers may use harsh language during their performance. 

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162nd Annual Lucas County Fair Photo

162nd Annual Lucas County Fair

@ Lucas County Rec Center (Maumee)

July 13th - 19th, 2020

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Art Loop - Cruise, Blues & BBQ Photo

Art Loop - Cruise, Blues & BBQ

@ downtown Toledo

July 16th, 2020

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. 


June 18 | Summer Street Fair
July 16 | Cruise, Blues & BBQ
August 20 | City Scavenger Hunt
September 17 | Dancin’ in the Streets
October 15 | Haunted Harvest
November 19 | Soundtrek Music Festival
December 17 | Holiday Lights

 

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TMA Block Party Photo

TMA Block Party

@ Toledo Museum of Art

July 18th, 2020

Celebrate summer at the Toledo Museum of Art's annual Block Party on Saturday, July 18, 2020. This yearly event—which draws together family-friendly entertainment, food and music purveyors—invites thousands of party-goers to enjoy the Museum’s 40-acre campus.

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Art on the Mall Photo

Art on the Mall

@ University of Toledo Campus

July 26th, 2020

Join the 28th year of Art on the Mall, the UToledo Alumni Association's outdoor juried art show. Art on the Mall is on Sunday, July 26 from 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. on the Main Campus of the University of Toledo on Centennial Mall. More than 13,000 art-lovers visited Centennial Mall to take part ithis 27th art show. It began in 1992 and has become a beloved summertime tradition. More than 100 artists from all over the country showcase their artwork. This free, public art show offers an eclectic mix of work from artists each year, including acrylic, glass, pen and ink, oil, mixed media, metals, photography, ceramics, textiles, watercolor, woodwork, jewelry and more. Each of the artist's booths has artwork available for sale. Art on the Mall offers a Young Artist Area for budding artists to try their hand at creating their own masterpiece, a Music Tent featuring jazz throughout the day, a Beer Garden and a Food Court.

 

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Northwest Ohio BIG Wish Gala / RESCHEDULED Photo

Northwest Ohio BIG Wish Gala / RESCHEDULED

to benefit Make-A-Wish

@ Renaissance Toledo Downtown Hotel

RESCHEDULED for July 31st, 2020

The Northwest Ohio BIG Wish Gala presented will provide guests the opportunity to celebrate the impact that the Make-A-Wish experience has on local wish families. The evening will include a fabulous sit-down dinner, live and silent auctions, and transformational mission moments. Throughout the night, guests will hear the powerful stories from wish kids and their families whose lives have been forever changed because of the generosity of donor support from events like the BIG Wish Gala.

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August


Monroe County Fair Photo

Monroe County Fair

@ Monroe County Fairgrounds

August 2nd thru August 8th, 2020

"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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43rd Annual Maumee Summer Fair Photo

43rd Annual Maumee Summer Fair

@ historic Uptown Maumee

August 7th & 8th, 2020

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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Art Loop - City Scavenger Hunt Photo

Art Loop - City Scavenger Hunt

@ downtown Toledo

August 20th, 2020

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. 


June 18 | Summer Street Fair
July 16 | Cruise, Blues & BBQ
August 20 | City Scavenger Hunt
September 17 | Dancin’ in the Streets
October 15 | Haunted Harvest
November 19 | Soundtrek Music Festival
December 17 | Holiday Lights

 

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Fantasticon Toledo S8-EP23 / RESCHEDULED Photo

Fantasticon Toledo S8-EP23 / RESCHEDULED

@ SeaGate Convention Centre

RESCHEDULED to August 22nd & 23rd, 2020

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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September


Toledo Sister Cities International Festival / POSTPONED_copy Photo

Toledo Sister Cities International Festival / POSTPONED_copy

@ SeaGate Convention Centre

POSTPONED from April 18th, 2020 to September 12th, 2020

The Toledo Sister Cities International Festival began in 2010 as a day of family-friendly food, entertainment, and activities in celebration of cultural diversity from around the world. The International Festival has grown in recent years to average 2,000-3,000 in daily attendance with nine hours of non-stop performances, language corners, international and family-friendly activities, and a wide variety of craft vendors and ethnic food available! 

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Art Loop - Dancin' in the Streets Photo

Art Loop - Dancin' in the Streets

@ downtown Toledo

September 17th, 2020

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. 


June 18 | Summer Street Fair
July 16 | Cruise, Blues & BBQ
August 20 | City Scavenger Hunt
September 17 | Dancin’ in the Streets
October 15 | Haunted Harvest
November 19 | Soundtrek Music Festival
December 17 | Holiday Lights

 

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Toledo Library Fan Con 2020 Photo

Toledo Library Fan Con 2020

@ Main Library

September 26th, 2020

Get ready for the inaugural Toledo Library Fan Con 2020! Join us for a fun-filled, interactive, creative, family-friendly celebration of all things fandom.

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October


Art Loop - Haunted Harvest Photo

Art Loop - Haunted Harvest

@ downtown Toledo

October 15th, 2020

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. 


June 18 | Summer Street Fair
July 16 | Cruise, Blues & BBQ
August 20 | City Scavenger Hunt
September 17 | Dancin’ in the Streets
October 15 | Haunted Harvest
November 19 | Soundtrek Music Festival
December 17 | Holiday Lights

 

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November


Art Loop - Soundtrek Music Festival Photo

Art Loop - Soundtrek Music Festival

@ downtown Toledo

November 19th, 2020

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. 


June 18 | Summer Street Fair
July 16 | Cruise, Blues & BBQ
August 20 | City Scavenger Hunt
September 17 | Dancin’ in the Streets
October 15 | Haunted Harvest
November 19 | Soundtrek Music Festival
December 17 | Holiday Lights

 

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December


Art Loop - Holiday Lights Photo

Art Loop - Holiday Lights

@ downtown Toledo

December 17th, 2020

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. 


June 18 | Summer Street Fair
July 16 | Cruise, Blues & BBQ
August 20 | City Scavenger Hunt
September 17 | Dancin’ in the Streets
October 15 | Haunted Harvest
November 19 | Soundtrek Music Festival
December 17 | Holiday Lights

 

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