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


Perrysburg Winterfest 2019 Photo

Perrysburg Winterfest 2019

a National Ice Carving Association sanctioned event

@ downtown historic Perrysburg

January 11th & 12th, 2019

Once again, the streets of Perrysburg will come alive with excitement, family-fun activities, ice carvings of every imaginative design, and 2 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 January 11th – Saturday January 12th, 2019.  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.

 

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2019 CCM / ECHL All-Star Weekend Photo

2019 CCM / ECHL All-Star Weekend

@ Huntington Center & Hensville
500 Jefferson Ave
Toledo, OH43604

January 18th thru 21st, 2019

For the first time in Toledo hockey history the CCM / ECHL All-Star Weekend will be hosted in the Glass City! The 2019 CCM / ECHL All-Star Weekend, presented by ProMedica, will take place on Friday, January 18 through Monday, January 21, 2019. The 2019 CCM/ECHL All-Star Game and Skills Competition will be played at the Huntington Center on Monday, January 21. The 2019 CCM/ECHL All-Star Classic will feature a 3-on-3 tournament with four teams competing for the top spot. Walleye players will make up two of the four teams and face-off against the other two teams featuring players from the Eastern and Western Conference All-Star teams!

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All Star Winter Brewfest Photo

All Star Winter Brewfest

@ Fifth Third Field

January 19th, 2019

Tap the kegs, pop the cans and get ready to experience one of the best winter events of the year - the 5th Annual Winter Brewfest. This premier outdoor event is set for Saturday, January 19 at Fifth Third Field. To add even more revelry, the outdoor event will take place during the CCM/ECHL All-Star Weekend, presented by ProMedica. The 2019 All-Star Winter Brewfest will be the BIGGEST Brewfest ever, showcasing pours from 70 breweries from around the country (a new Brewfest record!). Fifth Third Field’s unique setting adds an element of fun for beer beginners and enthusiasts to sample the liquid offerings of more than 250 craft beers and ciders. Rounding out the All-Star Winter Brewfest experience is music, food and a souvenir sample cup. Additional taste tickets will be available for purchase on the main concourse.

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MLK Scholarship Breakfast Photo

MLK Scholarship Breakfast

@ The Pinnacle

January 19th, 2019

Join the 27th annual MLK Scholarship Breakfast. Your presence speaks volumes in knowing that you support scholarship and higher learning. The keynote speaker will be Dr. Maurice Stinnett, the first African American male Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion for an NBA team, the Brooklyn Nets. Dr. Stinnett will address the audience on what it means to be Silent No More, the theme this year.

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February


Heart & Soul: Caring for our Community Photo

Heart & Soul: Caring for our Community

@ Zia's

February 4th, 2019

Mark your calendars! Join us February 4th from 6pm-9pm at Zia’s for our 7th Annual Celebrity Wait Night! The evening features dinner, 50/50 raffle, and a silent auction. Registration is only $35! Register today at heartandsoultoledo.com. Proceeds benefit the Thomas M. Wernert Center and Northwest Ohio Psychiatric Hospital.

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2019 Greater Toledo Auto Show Photo

2019 Greater Toledo Auto Show

@ SeaGate Convention Centre

February 7th thru 10th, 2019

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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Toledo Opera presents Carmen Photo

Toledo Opera presents Carmen

@ Valentine Theatre

February 8th & 10th, 2019

The composer Georges Bizet would also embrace a form of opera that incorporated spoken dialogue for his iconic Carmen. Written a little over a century after The Magic Flute, Carmen continues to be one of the most beloved and performed operas. Arias like Habanera and The Toreador Song are at once familiar, but also fascinating to see in their original context. The audience witnesses the “cigarette girl” Carmen’s full range of emotion--savage fierceness, beguiling sensuality and tragic indifference. The soldier Don José and Carmen have a relationship that is, well, complicated. Is Carmen a feminist hero? A victim without freedom?

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Winterfest BG Chillabration Photo

Winterfest BG Chillabration

@ downtown Bowling Green, OH

February 8th thru February 9th, 2019

BG Chillabration has everything for your family. Whether that be ice carving demos, childrens activities, Parks and Rec activities, Chili and Soup Cook Off or the Chillabration Tent that serves beer, wine and snacks with live entertainment appropriate for all ages!

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HBA House & Home Show Photo

HBA House & Home Show

@ SeaGate Convention Centre

February 15th - 17th, 2019

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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CTW's Annual Cupcake Showdown Photo

CTW's Annual Cupcake Showdown

to benefit Children's Theatre Workshop

@ Gesu's Charles E Sullivan Center

February 17th, 2019

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, or bid on one of the awesome silent auction baskets!

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A Wilde Ride (Toledo School for the Arts) Photo

A Wilde Ride (Toledo School for the Arts)

@ Valentine Theatre

February 20th, 2019

Reflect on a journey of feminism from women’s suffrage to the #metoo movement through the lens of dance. Celebrate the journey of women and their voices within A Wilde Ride.
Choreographed & Directed by Kerri Wilde

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Fire + Ice Festival Photo

Fire + Ice Festival

@ Promenade Park

February 21st thru 23rd, 2019

The Fire + Ice Festival will be outdoors and will feature a variety of activities, performances and demonstrations for all ages, including ice sculptures, ice skating, video games on the big screen, a charity soup cook-off, fire throwers, face painting, magicians, stilt walkers, crafts, a zip line, a mobile escape room, characters from Laurel’s Princess Parties, hot chocolate stations, and more. For attendees wishing to warm up during the festival, heated tents will be available. There will also be music and entertainment throughout the festival and food and drink options available for purchase. A spectacular firework display will light up the sky Saturday night to mark the end of the festival. This is a FREE event.

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Elevate the Stage 2019 Photo

Elevate the Stage 2019

@ SeaGate Convention Centre & Huntington Centre

February 22nd thru February 24th, 2019

Elevate the Stage is a unique, podium-style gymnastics competition featuring Level 2-10, Xcel, Open, and NCAA sessions. Visit Toledo on February 22-24 for Elevate the Stage 2019! Competitive sessions for Level 2-10, Xcel and Open will take place in both the Huntington Center (Toledo, Ohio) and attached SeaGate Convention Centre. Upper level and NCAA athletes will compete on our championship podium, with additional sessions being added as the schedule permits.

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15th Annual Seed Swap  Photo

15th Annual Seed Swap

@ Scott High School

February 23rd, 2019

Celebrate the kick-off of the gardening season at the 15th 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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OSCAR Night 2019 Photo

OSCAR Night 2019

presented by the American Red Cross of NW Ohio

@ Central Union Terminal (downtown)

February 23rd, 2019

The glitz and the glamour of Hollywood comes to Toledo for yet another OSCAR Night! Join the fun on Saturday February 23rd 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 to DJ Rob Samples and Not Fast Enuff!

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Restaurant Week Toledo Photo

Restaurant Week Toledo

to support Leadership Toledo

@ various local restaurants

February 25th through March 3rd, 2019

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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March


13th Annual Glass City Beer Fest Photo

13th Annual Glass City Beer Fest

@ Stranahan Great Hall

March 1st, 2019

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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Once Upon a Vine Photo

Once Upon a Vine

@ Toledo Zoo

March 1st, 2019

Enjoy an array of cocktails and delightful hors d’oeuvres while mingling in the new Carson Family Education Center.  This Zoo fundraiser includes an exclusive up-close animal encounter with a resident penguin and it’s keeper.  Then enjoy a four-course plated dinner from the zoo's executive chef, with specialty wine paring and short live auction, in front of the 73 foot long aquarium in the Malawi Event Center!

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Glass City Wine Festival Photo

Glass City Wine Festival

@ SeaGate Convention Centre

March 2nd, 2019

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 3rd, 2019

Project iAm presents the 12th annual Acoustics for Autism held Sunday, March 3rd, 2019 from Noon to 2am at the Village Idiot and Surrounding Area. Event is for all ages.

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Sole Train 2019 Photo

Sole Train 2019

for Hannah's Socks

@ Parkway Place

March 8th, 2019

Join the fun on Friday, March 8, 2019 for the R&B Motown sound of KGB Band - a premier band for the best in music and dancing. Get on board the Sole Train for fun, food, silent auction and dancing - all to support Hannah's Socks!

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Steppin? Out (Toledo School for the Arts) Photo

Steppin? Out (Toledo School for the Arts)

@ Renaissance Toledo Downtown Hotel

March 9th, 2019

The Funky Shoe Event of the Season! The 13th 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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Fantasticon Toledo S7-EP20 Photo

Fantasticon Toledo S7-EP20

@ SeaGate Convention Centre

March 9th & 10th, 2019

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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Bluegrass & Green Acres 2019 Photo

Bluegrass & Green Acres 2019

to benefit Black Swamp Conservancy

@ ProMedica Steam Plant

March 15th, 2019

From start to finish, Bluegrass & Green Acres will be a delightful evening. The Steam Plant, along the Maumee River waterfront, is easy to get to, with free, indoor parking adjacent to the building. Enjoy live entertainment (more on this “new” band of seasoned veterans below), heavy hors d’oeuvres and an open beer and wine bar all evening. And check out our line-up of live and silent auction items, including many that are first-ever experiences. 

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2019 Great Chili Cook-Off Photo

2019 Great Chili Cook-Off

to benefit Mobile Meals

@ Stranahan Great Hall

March 16th, 2019

Join the 27th Annual Mobile Meals’ Great Chili Cook-Off at the Stranahan Great Hall, Saturday, March 16, from Noon – 4:00 pm. 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 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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YWCA Milestones 2019: A Tribute to Women Photo

YWCA Milestones 2019: A Tribute to Women

@ SeaGate Convention Centre

March 27th, 2019

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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April


Toledo Mud Hens Opening Day Weekend Photo

Toledo Mud Hens Opening Day Weekend

@ Fifth Third Field

April 4th through 7th, 2019

Be there for the biggest party of 2019...Opening Day Weekend 2018 at Fifth Third Field!

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Weak Signals R/C Model Expo Photo

Weak Signals R/C Model Expo

@ SeaGate Convention Centre

April 5th thru 7th, 2019

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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Holy Toledo Polka Days Photo

Holy Toledo Polka Days

@ Renaissance Toledo Downtown Hotel

April 5th thru 7th, 2019

Holy Toledo Polka Days is scheduled for April 5, 6 & 7, 2019. Holy Toledo ’19 will be held at the Renaissance Toledo Downtown Hotel, located at 444 N Summit Street in Toledo, Ohio.  The 3 day Polka festival will feature the some of the top polka bands in the industry, including the host band The DynaBrass, plus  The Boys, Michael Costa & The Beat,  John Gora & Gorale, Polish Connection, FreezeDried, Polka Country Musicians, The Knewz, Squeezebox featuring Ted Lange & Mollie B 

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Tree City Film Festival 2019 Photo

Tree City Film Festival 2019

@ Olander Park?s Nederhouser Community Hall

April 6th - 7th & 13th, 2019

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Northwest Ohio BIG Wish? Gala Photo

Northwest Ohio BIG Wish? Gala

to benefit Make-A-Wish Ohio

@ Renaissance Toledo Downtown Hotel

Friday 12th, 2019

The Northwest Ohio BIG Wish® Gala presented by Toledo Molding and Die brings the community together to celebrate the impact a Make-A-Wish experience has on local wish kids and their families. Join  the journey of a wish through the story, ‘The Spider Who Never Gave Up,’ a tale of a spider named Sparkey. The character came to life through the imagination of wish kid Travis who wished to publish his own children’s book.

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Record Store Day Photo

Record Store Day

@ Local Independent Record Stores

April 13th, 2019

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 Photo

Toledo Sister Cities International Festival

@ SeaGate Convention Centre

April 13th, 2019

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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EcoFest Toledo Photo

EcoFest Toledo

@ Handmade Toledo (1717 Adams Street)

April 13th, 2019

Join the Toledo-Lucas County Sustainability Commission as we celebrate all things green at EcoFest Toledo on April 13, 2019 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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Art Loop - Poetry & Performance Photo

Art Loop - Poetry & Performance

@ downtown Toledo

April 18th, 2019

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.

April 18 | Poetry & Performance
May 16 | Craft & Culinary
June 20 | Summer Spectacular

July 18 | Art of Sport
August 15 | Art of Automobiles
September 19 | Dancin’ in the Streets
October 17 | Haunted Harvest
November 21 | Jazz Loop
December 19 | Light Up! Toledo

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Ode to the Zip Code Photo

Ode to the Zip Code

@ Handmade Toledo

April 18th, 2019

Entries are currently being accepted for the third annual Ode to the ZIP Code poetry contest, a partnership of The Fair Housing Center, The Arts Commission, Toledo Lucas County Public Library, and Toledo City Paper. This creative writing opportunity invites participants 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 of the ZIP Code. All ages and neighborhoods are welcome.

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Whip It Up International Photo

Whip It Up International

to benefit Mobile Meals

@ Owens Community College

April 26th, 2019

Don’t miss a casual evening of international dining on Friday, April 26th from 6:00-9:00 p.m. Inspired by food from around the world, students from the Owens and Penta culinary programs will be preparing foods from multiple countries. Small plates of food along with entertainment and a cash bar will be featured. Presented by Mobile Meals of Toledo, Owens Culinary & Hospitality Association and Penta Culinary Career Center.

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Toledo Ballet: Alice Through the Looking Glass Photo

Toledo Ballet: Alice Through the Looking Glass

@ Valentine Theatre

April 26th & 27th, 2019

Travel with Toledo Ballet’s dancing Alice as she ventures into Lewis Carroll’s familiarly unfamiliar Looking Glass World. Play along in Alice’s metaphorical chess game where up is down, front is back, and logic is turned inside out. As Alice encounters Carroll’s well-known whimsical characters Tweedledum & Tweedledee, Mad Hatter, and Humpty Dumpty, she struggles to find her Looking Glass World voice and thoughtfully transitions from a childlike pawn into the queendom of adolescence.

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2019 Glass City Marathon Photo

2019 Glass City Marathon

@ University of Toledo Campus

April 28th, 2019

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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The ZEST of Toledo Photo

The ZEST of Toledo

@ Fleetwood's & Hensville

April 28th, 2019

Stay tuned for details.

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May


The 8th Annual Signature EyEvent Gala Photo

The 8th Annual Signature EyEvent Gala

to benefit The Sight Center

@ Parkway Place

May 1st, 2019

The Sight Center of Northwest Ohio is pleased to present the 8th Annual Signature EyEvent Gala. The theme, “Dining in the Dark, An Evening of Taste, Sounds and Touch” will once again offer guests an exclusive opportunity to experience a “sensory smorgasbord” while relying on non-visual techniques and the other four senses. Guests will enjoy dinner in simulated darkness after learning simple techniques that are commonly used by people who have little or no sight. 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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The Biggest Week in American Birding Photo

The Biggest Week in American Birding

@ Magee Marsh Area

May 3rd - May 12th, 2019

"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 3rd through Sunday, May 12th, 2019.

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The Mix Prohibition 2019 Photo

The Mix Prohibition 2019

@ Toledo Spirits

May 3rd, 2019

With a peek into the Toledo of the 1920s, guests will get a behind-the-scenes experience of the action of a working distillery, plus live music on three stages, dancing, visual art and demonstrations, and food and drink from local chefs and mixologists. 

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National Train Day Toledo Photo

National Train Day Toledo

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

May 4th, 2019

National Train Day Toledo will once again return on May 5th, 2018 to Martin Luther King Jr. Plaza for an 11th consecutive year! 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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March of Dimes March for Babies Photo

March of Dimes March for Babies

@ Huntington Center

May 5th, 2019

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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Claire?s Day Toledo & Maumee 2019 Photo

Claire?s Day Toledo & Maumee 2019

@ TBD and Maumee Branch Library

May 11th & May 18th, 2019

Join a spectacular day at the Maumee branch, Toledo-Lucas County Public Library as they celebrate life, authors, illustrators and reading excellence. Claire’s Day is Northwest Ohio’s largest children’s book festival! Celebrating the life of Claire Lynsey Rubini who passed away at age 10. This 15 year old tradition grows each year as more than 6,000 people venture to Maumee to join in the fun! Claire’s Day shares Claire’s love of reading with children and families.

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Maker's Mart (Handmade Toledo) Photo

Maker's Mart (Handmade Toledo)

@ Handmade Toledo (1717 Adams Street)

May 11th, 2019

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 11th! 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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Art Loop - Craft & Culinary Photo

Art Loop - Craft & Culinary

@ downtown Toledo

May 16th, 2019

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. 

April 18 | Poetry & Performance
May 16 | Craft & Culinary
June 20 | Summer Spectacular

July 18 | Art of Sport
August 15 | Art of Automobiles
September 19 | Dancin’ in the Streets
October 17 | Haunted Harvest
November 21 | Jazz Loop
December 19 | Light Up! Toledo

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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 18th, 2019

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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2019 Toledo Heart Walk & Run Photo

2019 Toledo Heart Walk & Run

to benefit American Heart Association

@ Huntington Center

May 18th, 2019

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

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Metroparks Outdoor Expo Photo

Metroparks Outdoor Expo

@ Side Cut Metropark

May 18th, 2019

Outdoor adventure comes in all shapes and sizes. At the Expo, you have the opportunity to try on adventure, axe throwing, tree climbing, kayaking, canoeing, biking and much, much more for free. The Expo has something for all ages from the seasoned enthusiast to the beginner. We'll have music, food trucks and outdoor industry exhibitors. Discover the Climbing Zone and try your had at Tree Climbing, Rockwall, Slacklining and Repelling. May is Bike Month! At the Expo you'll meet area biking clubs and businesses and learn about Metroparks biking programs and trails.

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Walk MS: Toledo 2019 Photo

Walk MS: Toledo 2019

@ Huntington Center

May 19th, 2019

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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Jam City - The Gourmet PB&J Party Photo

Jam City - The Gourmet PB&J Party

to benefit Food for Thought

@ Huntington Center

May 24th, 2018

Jam City is a place where top Toledo chefs create gourmet dishes inspired by the lunchbox staple, PB&J. It's an opportunity for people to come together to celebrate our community and everyone who calls it home. It's also a way for you to help create a Toledo region where the hunger for food, respect, and belonging is met for all people. In 2019, Food For Thought is celebrating 7 years of Jam City and 12 Years of Food For Thought! Join in to see how good food can do real good.

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Flower Day Weekend Photo

Flower Day Weekend

@ Toledo Farmer's Market

May 25th - 27th, 2019

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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First Siege 1813 Photo

First Siege 1813

@ Fort Meigs State Memorial

May 25th & 26th, 2019

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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June


48th Annual Historic Old West End Festival & King Wamba Parade Photo

48th Annual Historic Old West End Festival & King Wamba Parade

@ the Old West End neighborhood

June 1st thru 2nd, 2019

Welcome to the 48th 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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8th Annual Maple & Main Street Art Fair Photo

8th Annual Maple & Main Street Art Fair

@ downtown Sylvania

June 1st & 2nd, 2019

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 21st & Sunday June 2nd. The streets will be filled with artist booths and musicians who will be taking part in the 7th Annual Maple & Main Street Art and Music Festival. Artist booths will be filled with a variety of art, jewelry, pottery and more along with a great line up of musicians. Numerous local food vendors will be serving up a variety of dishes along with beer and wine sales. 

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Valentine Theatre 2019 Gala with The Village People Photo

Valentine Theatre 2019 Gala with The Village People

@ Valentine Theatre

June 8th, 2019

The ONE and ONLY Village People celebrates their 40th Anniversary with the return of their original lead singer, Victor Willis backed by a full live band. Victor, who wrote the lyrics and sang all of the group's hits including "Y.M.C.A.," leads the party with his distinctive and powerful voice. Performing all of their classic hits including "Y.M.C.A.," "Macho Man," "Can't Stop the Music," "San Francisco (You've Got Me)," "In Hollywood (Everybody is a Star)," "Key West," "In the Navy," and More!

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Bark in the Park 2019 Photo

Bark in the Park 2019

to benefit the Toledo Area Humane Society

@ The Shops at Fallen Timbers

June 8th, 2019

Grab your sneakers and fetch a furry friend for the Toledo Area Humane Society’s 34th Annual Bark in the Park! This pet friendly 1 mile walk is a great way to get your family and friends outside for a fun morning. There will be games for kids and pups alike, great food, live entertainment, dog obstacle courses, and SO MUCH MORE!! All funds raised at Bark in the Park go directly to caring for the nearly 5,000 animals that come to our shelter every year.

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Denny Schaffer Summer Disco Party Photo

Denny Schaffer Summer Disco Party

@ Hensville

June 14th, 2019

Save the Date for the 4th Annual Denny Schaffer Summer Disco Party - one of the biggest parties of the year, supporting Veterans Matter.

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Muster on the Maumee Photo

Muster on the Maumee

@ Fort Meigs State Memorial

June 15th & 16th, 2019

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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Life is a Highway: Art and American Car Culture Exhibition Photo

Life is a Highway: Art and American Car Culture Exhibition

@ Toledo Museum of Art

beginning June 15th, 2019

The first large-scale domestic exhibition to provide a historical overview of this topic with an emphasis upon the Midwest, Life is a Highway will bring together a diverse selection of artists to showcase the automobile’s reshaping of the 20th-century American landscape and cultural attitudes of self-expression. Featuring more than 100 works from the Toledo Museum of Art’s own collection and both private and public loans, this exhibition will chart the rise of automobility as a visual icon of American identity. With works spanning from early depictions through the Pop Artists’ portrayal of the automobile’s impact upon consumer culture to the present, the car’s image as a symbol of newness, freedom and independence, mobility, and renewal will be explored. Organized through four themes that call attention to the social, aesthetic, environmental, and industrial dimensions of its legacy, this exhibition will include a range of visual media.

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2019 Toledo Beer & Bacon Fest Photo

2019 Toledo Beer & Bacon Fest

@ Hungarian Club of Toledo

June 15th, 2019

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.

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Art Loop - Summer Spectacular Photo

Art Loop - Summer Spectacular

@ downtown Toledo

June 20th, 2019

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. 

April 18 | Poetry & Performance
May 16 | Craft & Culinary
June 20 | Summer Spectacular

July 18 | Art of Sport
August 15 | Art of Automobiles
September 19 | Dancin’ in the Streets
October 17 | Haunted Harvest
November 21 | Jazz Loop
December 19 | Light Up! Toledo

 

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ZOOtoDO Photo

ZOOtoDO

@ Toledo Zoo

June 21st, 2019

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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Bike MS Bike-to-the-Bay 2019 Photo

Bike MS Bike-to-the-Bay 2019

@ Owens Community College

June 22nd & 23rd, 2019

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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2019 Crosby Festival of the Arts & Gala Preview Party Photo

2019 Crosby Festival of the Arts & Gala Preview Party

@ Toledo Botanical Garden

June 28th ? 30th, 2018

Northwest Ohio’s premier fine arts festival takes place the last full weekend of June every year at Toledo Botanical Garden and features the 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 is a highly recognized fine art show. Since 1965, Crosby Festival has been held at Toledo Botanical Garden (formerly Crosby Gardens), set amidst the beauty of gardens and nature. Now celebrating its 53rd year, this festival is heralded as Ohio’s oldest outdoor juried art festival and is THE fine art festival in Northwest Ohio. As the only show of its size and caliber in our region, participating artists are received enthusiastically by over 20,000 visitors and 700+ preview party guests each year. Crosby Festival of the Arts (CFA) is a two day art show taking place Saturday & Sunday. A Preview Party is held the Friday before, so that Festival patrons can be the first to see and purchase art, while enjoying heavy hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, and live music.

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1000 Lights Water Lantern Festival Photo

1000 Lights Water Lantern Festival

@ Maumee Bay State Park

June 29th, 2019

Experience the beauty as thousands of lights illuminate the water at the 1000 Lights Water Lantern Festival in Toledo! Enjoy local food, music, and entertainment prior to the lantern launch at sunset. Kids are free.

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Rock the River Toledo - NGK F1 Powerboat Championship Photo

Rock the River Toledo - NGK F1 Powerboat Championship

@ along the Maumee River

June 29th, 2019

Race fans will be entertained by the F1 boats lightning quick speeds of 120 mph and razor sharp turns, creating nonstop challenges for the world-class drivers. The up close and personal, deck to deck competition creates thrills rarely experienced by boat racing fans. Opening ceremonies will kick off at 3 p.m. in Promenade Park and are free to the public. There will be heat races leading up to the final, along with live bands, vendors, free race pit access, driver autograph sessions, dart boats and other displays.

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July


Star Spangled Celebration Photo

Star Spangled Celebration

@ Centennial Terrace (Sylvania)

July 3rd, 2019

The area’s best fireworks show and party, the Sylvania’s “Star Spangled Celebration” will be held on Wednesday, July 3, 2019 from 6:00 PM – 12:00 AM here at Centennial Terrace. The fireworks will begin around 10:00 PM.

Live entertainment by the band: 56DAZE

Admission is only $5.00, children 12 and under $3.00
Veterans with an ID receive FREE Admission!
Parking is $5.00 per car
No carry-in food or beverages will be permitted

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

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LPGA Marathon Classic  Photo

LPGA Marathon Classic

@ Highland Meadows Golf Club

July 8th - 14th, 2019

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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TMA Block Party Photo

TMA Block Party

@ Toledo Museum of Art

July 13th, 2019

Celebrate summer with thousands of party-goers and enjoy entertainment, food and music purveyors during the Museum’s fifth annual block party. This year's event will take place on July 13th from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

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2019 Toledo Air Show Photo

2019 Toledo Air Show

@ Toledo Express Airport

July 13th & 14th, 2019

The Toledo Air Show takes place at the Toledo Express Airport in 2019 and features top military and civilian performances.

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Equality Toledo Loves Love Fest Photo

Equality Toledo Loves Love Fest

@ The Love Wall (on Adams Street)

July 13th, 2019

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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Art Loop - Art of Sport Photo

Art Loop - Art of Sport

@ downtown Toledo

July 18th, 2019

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. 

April 18 | Poetry & Performance
May 16 | Craft & Culinary
June 20 | Summer Spectacular

July 18 | Art of Sport
August 15 | Art of Automobiles
September 19 | Dancin’ in the Streets
October 17 | Haunted Harvest
November 21 | Jazz Loop
December 19 | Light Up! Toledo

 

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Toledo African American Festival Photo

Toledo African American Festival

@ TBD

July 19th thru 21st, 2019

Celebrating life, history and heritage at the annual Toledo African American Parade! Come join this fun filled event the entire family can enjoy!

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PizzaPalooza Photo

PizzaPalooza

@ Centennial Terrace

July 19th & 20th, 2019

Join the 9th annual Pizza Palooza at Centennial Terrace on Friday, July 19th & Saturday, July 20th. Pizza Palooza is one of Northwest Ohio’s premier and largest events. With crowds soaring above 12,000 and engagement with local pizza and dessert vendors it’s no wonder this event has become a summer staple for families and pizza lovers everywhere! Attendees are given the opportunity to vote for their favorite pizza each year, crowning the highly coveted People’s Choice Award. Live music, a pizza eating challenge, costumed characters, and loads of kid’s activities are just a few of the entertainment features at the event. Pizza is sold by the slice; $1.50 for cheese and $2 for specialty. You can also buy a whole pizza for $10-$12. Tickets are $6 for adults, $4 for 5-12, and 4 and under are free.

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Toledo Water Lantern Festival Photo

Toledo Water Lantern Festival

@ Maumee Bay State Park

July 20th, 2019

Water Lantern Festival is filled with fun, happiness, hope, and great memories that you'll cherish for a lifetime. This is a family friendly event that can be shared by everyone. Friends, families, neighbors, and lots of people that you haven't met can come together to create a peaceful, memorable experience.

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Art on the Mall Photo

Art on the Mall

@ University of Toledo Campus

July 28th, 2019

The 2019 Art on the Mall is Sunday, July 28th 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 28th thru August 3rd, 2019

"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 29th - August 5th, 2019

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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August


Wild About Art Photo

Wild About Art

@ Toledo Zoo

August 3rd & 4th, 2019

Feel the roar, feel the rush at Wild about Art at the Toledo Zoo! This unique, two-day art fair set in the wild beauty of the number one zoo in the nation, featuring local and regional artists with various mediums on display for thousands of Zoo visitors! This event will also include entertainment, interactive activities and, of course, animals!

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A City In Transit Gala Photo

A City In Transit Gala

presented by Midstory

@ Downtown Toledo Train Station

August 3rd, 2019

Midstory aims to highlight the Downtown Toledo Train Station as a hub for "A City in Transit" - an annual gala with an emphasis on community that invites non-profit organizations and businesses together to learn about Toledo's present and dream for the city's future. The gala will be a casual but well-curated event focused on conversation, communication and shared goals. The event will feature networking, media exhibition from local youth, free refreshments, food trucks, live outdoor music, children’s events, public art exhibits and more.

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Dinner on Huron Street  Photo

Dinner on Huron Street

to benefit the American Cancer Society

@ along Huron Street

Toledo, OH

August 3rd, 2019

Join the American Cancer Society Young Professional Committee for a fresh and fun event. Dinner on Huron will be held Saturday, August 3rd, 2019. This one-of-a-kind event will feature a delicious dinner, musical entertainment, dancing, a spectacular raffle, and much more. With your support, the American Cancer Society saves lives, celebrates lives, and leads the fight for a world without cancer.

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Annual Sylvania Triathlon/Duathlon Photo

Annual Sylvania Triathlon/Duathlon

@ Olander Park (Sylvania, OH)

August 4th, 2019

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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42nd Annual Maumee Summer Fair Photo

42nd Annual Maumee Summer Fair

@ historic Uptown Maumee

August 9th & 10th, 2019

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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Toledo Jeep Fest 2019 Photo

Toledo Jeep Fest 2019

@ downtown Toledo

August 9th thru 11th, 2019

The Toledo Jeep® Fest is back in 2019 (August 9-11)! The 2016 and 2018 events were a huge success thanks to everyone who participated and joined in the fun. The upcoming Toledo Jeep Fest weekends will be action packed, including a Jeep parade through downtown Toledo, an All-Jeep Car Show at the SeaGate Convention Centre, various Jeep history and military programming, and much more.

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Pollyball 2019 Photo

Pollyball 2019

@ International Park

August 10th, 2019

Polly Hylant-Tracy lost her battle with cancer in 1990. Her husband, three daughters, and family decided to memorialize her spirit and zest for life by creating a volleyball tournament in her name. Pollyball will provide funds to educate every woman on awareness of breast cancer screening.

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National Tractor Pulling Championship Photo

National Tractor Pulling Championship

@ Wood County Fairgrounds in Bowling Green

August 15th - 17th, 2019

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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Art Loop - Art of Automobiles Photo

Art Loop - Art of Automobiles

@ downtown Toledo

August 15th, 2019

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.

April 18 | Poetry & Performance
May 16 | Craft & Culinary
June 20 | Summer Spectacular

July 18 | Art of Sport
August 15 | Art of Automobiles
September 19 | Dancin’ in the Streets
October 17 | Haunted Harvest
November 21 | Jazz Loop
December 19 | Light Up! Toledo

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Toledo Pride 2019 Photo

Toledo Pride 2019

@ Levis Square

August 16th & 17th, 2019

As Northwest Ohio’s largest and most recognized event for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, intersex and allied (LGBTQIA) community, Toledo Pride is pleased to invite you to become a sponsor of the annual Toledo Pride celebration! This year’s events will be held Friday, August 16, and Saturday, August 17. Toledo Pride includes many exciting events for our community. The Toledo Pride Festival is a large-scale, outdoor event showcasing the best in local and national entertainment. The festival also boasts a parade, food and merchandise vendors, and networking with numerous community organizations including social groups, churches, and health and wellness groups.

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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 17th, 2019

Join the Boys & Girls Clubs of Toledo in celebrating the end of summer at the 17th 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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September


49th Annual Greek American Festival Photo

49th Annual Greek American Festival

@ near Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral (downtown)

September 6th - 8th, 2019

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 6th - 8th, 2019

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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ONE Yoga Festival Photo

ONE Yoga Festival

@ Promenade Park

September 8th, 2019

ONE Festival is a celebration of yoga! Join all your favorite Toledo-area studios & teachers coming together as ONE September 8th Promenade Park

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Art Loop - Dancin' in the Streets Photo

Art Loop - Dancin' in the Streets

@ downtown Toledo

September 19th, 2019

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.

April 18 | Poetry & Performance
May 16 | Craft & Culinary
June 20 | Summer Spectacular

July 18 | Art of Sport
August 15 | Art of Automobiles
September 19 | Dancin’ in the Streets
October 17 | Haunted Harvest
November 21 | Jazz Loop
December 19 | Light Up! Toledo

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Momentum  Photo

Momentum

@ Promenade Park

September 19th thru 21st, 2019

Momentum: Celebrate the transformative vibrancy of the arts for our city and region with a festival of glass, music, art, and makers. Momentum is a three-day festival in downtown Toledo, Ohio, centered on our revitalizing waterfront along the Maumee River. Momentum celebrates the transformative vibrancy of the arts for our city and region by supporting local creatives and inviting international artists to perform and exhibit in Toledo.

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Roche de Boeuf Festival Photo

Roche de Boeuf Festival

@ downtown Waterville

September 28th, 2019

The Waterville Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting the 46th Annual Roche de Boeuf Festival  on Saturday, September 28 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in downtown Waterville. The festival features a  variety of activities for all ages and free entertainment throughout the day.  Waterville’s downtown  streets will be filled with crafters, food vendors, area artists, as well as booths staffed by area businesses  and non-profit organizations. Three stages of free entertainment will highlight an array of local performers . Along with the great performers, there will be many activities for children.  Children’s activities include carnival rides, a train ride, inflatable’s, face painting, pitching machines, pony rides and euro-bungee. Festival attendees can also enjoy observing many activities of the past in the Pioneer Arts Area.

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October


The Great Inflatable Race Toledo Photo

The Great Inflatable Race Toledo

@ Toledo Speedway

It's the wackiest, craziest and bounciest obstacle fun run to hit the nation! Giant inflatable obstacles are spread throughout the course, and they will bounce, bump and slide you all over the place! There is no better fun run to attend with your friends, families and thousands of strangers than The Great Inflatable Race!

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Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Photo

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer

to benefit American Cancer Society

@ Hensville

October 12th, 2019

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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Applebutter Fest Photo

Applebutter Fest

@ Downtown Grand Rapids

October 13th, 2019

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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Art Loop - Haunted Harvest Photo

Art Loop - Haunted Harvest

@ downtown Toledo

October 17th, 2019

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. 

April 18 | Poetry & Performance
May 16 | Craft & Culinary
June 20 | Summer Spectacular

July 18 | Art of Sport
August 15 | Art of Automobiles
September 19 | Dancin’ in the Streets
October 17 | Haunted Harvest
November 21 | Jazz Loop
December 19 | Light Up! Toledo

 

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November


Art Loop - Jazz Loop Photo

Art Loop - Jazz Loop

@ downtown Toledo

November 21st, 2019

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. 

April 18 | Poetry & Performance
May 16 | Craft & Culinary
June 20 | Summer Spectacular

July 18 | Art of Sport
August 15 | Art of Automobiles
September 19 | Dancin’ in the Streets
October 17 | Haunted Harvest
November 21 | Jazz Loop
December 19 | Light Up! Toledo

 

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November


Art Loop - Light Up! Toledo Photo

Art Loop - Light Up! Toledo

@ downtown Toledo

December 19th, 2019

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. 

April 18 | Poetry & Performance
May 16 | Craft & Culinary
June 20 | Summer Spectacular

July 18 | Art of Sport
August 15 | Art of Automobiles
September 19 | Dancin’ in the Streets
October 17 | Haunted Harvest
November 21 | Jazz Loop
December 19 | Light Up! Toledo

 

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