We’ve endured nine long months of fall, winter, and nice spring days (interrupted by more cold days)—and summer is finally here. Want to make the most of the warm temperatures and sunny days? Get out of the house and enjoy parties, concerts, festivals, and more during this much-anticipated season in the city.
Old West End Festival
The 47th annual celebration of this beloved historic neighborhood. Watch the parade, visit the marketplace, take a house tour, and see what treasures you find at the yard sales and the art fair. Activity prices vary.
toledooldwestend.com | Free
Maple & Main Art Fair
Saturday | 11am-7:30pm. Sunday | 10am-4pm
Hosted by the Sylvania Community Arts Commission, this weekend event features artist booths, musical performances and local food vendors.
sylvaniaarts.org/maple-main | Free
Waterville Food Truck Tuesdays
5pm | Conrad Park
Every Tuesday May through August, Conrad Park will be filled area food trucks and local live music. Favorites like , Rosie’s Rolling Chef, Rusty’s Road Trip, and the Displaced Chef will make weekly appearances.
toledofoodtrucks.com | Free
Wicked | Wednesday, June 6 – Sunday, June 17
There’s no place like home— unless dazzling musical theater is your thing, then make your way to the Stranahan Theater for musical about the unlikely friendship between the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good Witch.
Whitehouse Cherry Fest
The 36th annual festival pits sweet fruit with carnival rides, live music, and plenty of fun.
June 7-9 | awchamber.com/cherry-fest.html
Put-in-Bay Music Fest
Perry’s Victory & International Peace Memorial
Celebrate peace through music with performances by Groovement, Low Down Brass Band, Hillbilly Casino, Swingmania and the Reese Daily Band. Take part in the Guitar Hero contest or learn basic drumming or play the ukulele during music workshops.
1-7pm | pibmusicfest.com | Free
Red Bird Local Fest
J&G Parking Lot, Downtown Sylvania
Check out all things local with live music, street food served by The Displaced Chef Latin Cuisine, Rusty’s Road Trip and Mayberry Ice Cream, and craft beers from Upside Brewing, Inside the Five Brewing Company and Majestic Oak Winery.
4-11pm | downtownsylvania.org | Free
Social Run | Dave’s Running Shop Swan Creek
Every Monday in June (6:30pm), Dave’s will host a social run at Swan Creek Metropark for an unique course for all abilities. Run at your own pace or keep up with the pros.
4301 Airport Hwy | davesrunning.com
Fête d’Été – Toledo
This moveable feast will visit five downtown fine dining restaurants, via bicycle! Hosted by Anne Amie Vineyards, participants will enjoy specially paired courses from local chefs. $89.
Try Paddle Boarding
Wiregrass Lake Metropark
Interested in paddle boarding, but don’t have the equipment? This hour long session will let you get feel of the board and explore a newly opened Metropark. Registration required. $12.
201 N Eber Rd, Holland | 6:30pm | metroparkstoledo.com
Strawberry Festival | June 13-17
Celebrate the sweet season with live music, carnival rides and games, and plenty of strawberries at Holland’s annual fair.
Alison Krauss @ Centennial Terrace
Award winning violinist, singer and songwriter, Alison Krauss takes a break from touring with Union Station, and her side project with Robert Plant, to perform music of her own, humming along with the bluegrass vine. $38.
8pm | centennialterrace.org
ZOOtoDO @ The Toledo Zoo
Party with a purpose with house specialties from over 50 regional restaurants and caterers and live entertainment in support of big cat conservation efforts. $125-$150.
6pm | toledozoo.org/zootodo
23rd Annual Summer Disco Party
Get yourself on the dance floor and show off your moves. Entertainment from Disco Inferno and DJ Jason Kelley will keep you dancing. $30/GA, $350/VIP tables.
8pm-12am | centennialterrace.org
Fancy Pants Ball @ the Village On Adams
Party in the street at this super hip fundraiser supporting the Village On Adams and TSA’s Opportunity Scholarship. Live music, raffles, food and spirits. The theme is Miami Nights, so dress to impress! $35.
6pm-Bust | villageonadams.org
Toledo Mudhens vs. Louisville Bats
6:05 | Fifth Third Field
Bring the family down to the ballgame and root root root for the hometeam. Before the game, get some dinner at one of the downtown’s local eateries. $13.
Ohio Chautauqua “Modern Legends”
Based on the populist tradition of traveling speakers and performers, Rossford comes alive with historical reenactments of some of America’s greatest leaders, daily workshops and live music. Free.
Rossford Veterans Memorial Park | visitrossfordohio.com
STANDING L-R Jeremy Meier (cq) as Robert Kennedy, James Armstead (cq) as Benjamin O’Davis, Fred Blanco (cq) as Cesar Chavez, SITTING L-R Susan Marie Frontczak (cq) as Erma Bombeck, Sally Ann Drucker (cq) as Betty Friedan.
Art of Automobiles in Downtown Toledo
Rev your engines for live music, art shows, and more during The Arts Commission’s Art Loop. 5:30-9pm.
Jazz Fest @ Promenade Park
Gather at the park for a night listening to the sounds of Jazz by The Gene Parker Group, Kim Beuhler, Michael J. Reed & Reedify, and Mike Lorenz Trio & Evelyn Wright.
6:30-10:30pm | hensvilletoledo.com | Free
CIA’s Denny Schaffer Summer Disco Party
8pm-12am | Hensville Park
Get yourself on the dance floor and show off your moves.
Entertainment from Disco Inferno and DJ Jason Kelley will keep you dancing. $27/GA, $320/Silver tables.
Sand-Tastic! @ Levis Commons
Watch as four 8-ton sand piles are sculpted into works of art. There’s plenty of amusing activities, games, and music, too.
12-8pm | shopleviscommons.com | Free
Crosby Arts Festival @ Toledo Botanical Gardens
23th: 10am-5pm | 24th: 10am-4pm
Celebrating its 53rd year, the Crosby festival of the Arts is regarded as Ohio’s oldest outdoor juried fine art festival. Shop the hundreds of artists’ booths on the beautiful garden grounds, along with live music, food vendors and more. $8.