SUMMER IN THE CITY 2021: August

 

THURSDAYS

Music at the Market

Bring a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy an awesome summer concert in Perrysburg, courtesy of Mercy Health. Music at the Market is held each Thursday at 7pm through August 26, at the Commodore Schoolyard, 140 E. Indiana Ave., across from Way Public Library. The scheduled lineup:
August 5: The New Fashioned
August 12: The Jack Schilb Band
August 19: Bliss
August 26: The Bradberries
Free

Jazz in the Garden
Enjoy the dulcet tones of local jazz in a relaxing setting at the Toledo Botanical Gardens, 5403 Elmer Dr. Admission, $5 for members, $10 for the general public. Bring your own chair or blanket and prepare to unwind, big time.
This month’s featured artists:
August 5: The Gene Parker Quintet w/ Lauren Smith
August 12: The Zen Zadravek Quartet
August 19: The Mike Lorenz Trio
August 26: Travis Aukerman’s Spruce & Mahogany Trio

SATURDAYS 

Ottawa Park Summer Concert Series
The historic Ottawa Park Amphitheater has been home to hundreds of shows over the decades since it was constructed in 1935. This summer will add to that legacy as the Park’s Summer Concert Series will host local music acts on Saturdays beginning at 6pm.
August 7: Locoweed
August 14: KATCH Band
Free

SUNDAYS

Music Under the Stars at the Toledo Zoo
Summer concerts are back at the Zoo! Take a seat in the beautiful Amphitheatre, Sundays beginning at 7:30pm and enjoy a variety of area community bands as they entertain audiences of all ages under the open sky.
This month’s lineup:
August 1: Cakewalkin’ Jass Band
August 8: Forte Music School
August 15: Perrysburg Symphony Orchestra
Free

AUGUST 6

Toledo Jeep Fest
The first 4×4 vehicles to bear the name “Jeep” were manufactured in 1941, which makes 2021 the 80th anniversary of the creation of the iconic vehicle.  Toledo’s hometown vehicle returns for a celebration featuring a Jeep Parade, exhibits, a full vendor midway and the Jeep Fest 4-miler run. Friday, August 6 through Sunday, August 8. Downtown Toledo. toledojeepfest.com
Free

Promenade Park Summer Concert Series
Promenade Park will come alive with the return of ProMedica’s
series of concerts. Featuring performances by a variety of nationally known artists,
this year’s schedule includes something for everyone.
August 6: Josh Turner with Lauren Alaina
August 13: I Love the 90s Tour with Vanilla Ice,
Young MC, All 4 One and C&C Music Factory
August 26: Third Eye Blind
August 27: Old Crow Medicine Show with Molly Tuttle and Oliver Hazard
September 3: Gwen Stefani
September 4: Chris Young

AUGUST 7

Wild About Art
See some beautiful artwork among the sights at the Toledo Zoo! This two-day art fair will feature  work of local creators along with those from across the nation. Enjoy live music, interactive events and painting demonstrations by the animals. Included with admission. 9am-5pm, Saturday, August 7. 10am-4pm, Sunday, August 8. 2 Hippo Way. 419-385-5721. toledozoo.org

AUGUST 8

Rhythm on the River
The Wright Pavilion in Grand Rapids hosts concerts on some Sundays through October!  A beautiful setting to complement the sounds of area musicians, this month enjoy the acoustic rock/folk of Bliss on Sunday, August 8, and the raucous swinging sound of the North Coast Big Band on Sunday, August 22. All concerts start at 4pm. grandrapidshistoricalsociety.org
Free

AUGUST 13

Maumee Summer Fair
The 2020 Maumee Summer Fair/MaumeePalooza was held as an online event, featuring local musicians. This year, the Palooza comes back to the streets of uptown Maumee for a two day celebration of music, cars, crafts and more. Children will love the Kid’s Zone while the Beer Garden will whet the whistle of the older crowd. 5pm-midnight, Friday, August 13. 9am-midnight, Saturday, August 14. Uptown Maumee.
maumeesummerfair.com 

AUGUST 15

Wreaths Across America Toledo Chapter Car Show
For the 9th year, an automobile show at Toledo Memorial Park Cemetery will raise awareness and funds to remember veterans. All donations from the event will benefit Wreaths Across America, a charity designed to honor deceased veterans nationwide by placing commemorative wreaths on their graves. 10am-2pm. 6382 Monroe St., Sylvania. 419-346-9192. toledomemorialpark.com 

AUGUST 21

Toledo Pride: Live @ the Park
Toledo Pride returns to Promenade Park! The one-day event will be divided into three sessions, featuring live music, drag shows, raffles, snacks and more. Each session will last roughly two hours. Attendees are encouraged to only buy tickets for one session to allow as many Pride-goers as possible to participate. And if you enjoyed Pride at the Drive-In, stay tuned, for the return of that event on September 9! Live @ the Park, Pair of tickets, $10. Noon-10pm. 400 Water St. toledopride.com

Levis Commons Fine Art Fair
The Guild of Artists and Artisans brings this open-air art fair to the Town Center at Levis Commons for the 17th year. Featuring more than 100 displaying artists, photography, jewelry, ceramics and much more will be available for purchase. 10am-7pm, Saturday, August 21. 11am-5pm, Sunday, August 22. 3201 Levis Commons Blvd., Perrysburg. 419-931-8888. shopleviscommons.com
Free 

AUGUST 22

Country BBQ Fundraiser and Dance
A delicious and raucous afternoon at Highland Meadows Golf Club, to benefit the Toledo Northwestern Ohio Food Bank. Enjoy a full BBQ lunch, a silent auction, live music and line dancing. Tickets, $60 per person. Throw on your dancing boots and head out to Highland Meadows! 2-6pm. 7455 Erie St., Sylvania. 419-862-7153. toledofoodbank.org

Perrysburg Sculpture Walk opens
A collection of 14 sculptures will be on display for a full year at Perrysburg’s Woodlands Park. The Walk will feature the work of area sculptors working in a variety of media, in a display which was juried by Toledo Museum of Art director Adam Levine and sculptor Tuck Langford. 429 E. Boundary St., Perrysburg.
Free

AUGUST 26

German American Festival
Come to the fest and bring a guest! Toledo’s oldest and largest ethnic festival returns with a full slate of entertainment, music, folk dancing, activities, contests, authentic German food and plenty of beer. Glorious, glorious beer. Prost! VIP Event, Thursday, August 26. 4pm-1am, Friday, August 27. Noon-1am, Saturday, August 28. Noon-11pm, Sunday, August 29. Oak Shade Grove, 3624 Seaman Rd., Oregon. facebook.com/GAFSociety

AUGUST 27

Folk Series at Metropark: Abbigale Rose
Brookwood Metropark’s summer-long series of folk concerts continues with a performance by Abbigale Rose. In the space of just over three years, Rose has become a staple of the Toledo music scene with her powerful vocals and genre-defying style. Free, but registration requested. 6:30-8pm. 5604 Swan Creek Dr., 419-407-9810. metroparkstoledo.com/musicingreenspaces