Big to Do Events



Call for Toledo Voices – The Toledo Rep. is seeking previously unpublished, original work by local playwrights for its upcoming series Toledo Voices. Selected plays will be performed during the upcoming season. For more information call
419-243-9277 or visit

2019 Michigan Renaissance Festival
The annual festival is a celebration of all things fantasy with a definite focus on the medieval era. Explore the village or indulge in a feast of fantasy, there’s a lot to do. Adult day-pass $23.95. Saturday & Sundays, now through 9.29. 12600 Dixie Hwy., Holly, MI. 248-643-5552.


Market Days at LEC – The Lake Erie Center in Oregon hosts a weekly Farmers Market featuring fresh produce, jewelry, kettle corn, gourmet coffee, candles, bread, and more. 3-6pm. Lake Erie Center, 6200 Bayshore Rd., Oregon.

Wednesday, 8.28

Blooms & Bottles – Take a floral arrangement class with Bartz Viviano Flowers. Each attendee will enjoy a complimentary glass of wine and create an arrangement to take home. $60. Mancy’s Italian, 5453 Monroe St. 419-824-2463.

Friday, 8.30

The Monthly Comedy Show – Take a break from your busy day, sit back and enjoy the ride. The Monthly brings together hilarious characters, improv and sketch comedy. $10. 8:30pm. Valentine Theatre, 410 N. Superior St., 419-242-2787.

Saturday, 8.31

Canoe with Your Dog – Take a guided kayak, canoe or paddle board trip at Silver Lake. Visitors are encouraged to bring along their water-friendly dogs. $4 per person. 10am-2pm. Side Cut, 1025 W. River Rd., Maumee. 419-360-9187. Free

Sunday, 9.1

R&B on the Maumee – Climb aboard the Sandpiper party boat for an evening of motown, soul, and smooth jazz hits with DJ Bri-Z. BYOB and dance like nobody is watching. $25. 8-10pm. Sandpiper Boat, 250 Water St.

Jupmode Warehouse Sale – Limited edition tees, tanks and glassware will be on sale during the Block Party. 4-8pm. Jupmode, 2022 Adams St. 419-318-2029.

Monday, 9.2

Labor Day Bridge Walk – Take a stroll with the Toledo Metroparks for a holiday walk across the Maumee River. The walk will take families on a 3.5 mile loop that will take about two hours. Meet at International Park by the Docks. 1-3pm. International Park, 26 Main St. 419-407-9700. Free

Demolition Derby – Visit the Hancock County Fair for derby day! Prepare to get loud and cheer for your favorite driver as they take on a tough course. $10. 3-6pm. Hancock Fairgrounds, E. Sandusky St. 419-429-7344.

Tuesday, 9.3

Toledo City Council Forum – Candidates have been invited by the Community Solidarity Response Network to share their ideas with the community and answer questions about their platforms. 6-8pm. Frederick Douglass Center, 1001 Indiana Ave. Free

Book Discussion – Discuss the novel “The Hate U Give” by author Angie Thomas with the community group for ages 18+. Each month a new book will be the featured topic. 7-8pm. Waterville Library, 800 Michigan Ave., Waterville. 419-878-3055. Free

Wednesday, 9.4

Corvette Stingray Debut – Car enthusiasts and fans of great design will be knocked out over the new Corvette. Visit Dave White to have a look. 11am-7pm. Dave White Chevrolet, 5880 Monroe St. 419-885-4444. Free

Amazing Fungi of NWO – Learn more about identification and classification of wild mushrooms and find out about their role in the ecosystem of NWO. 7-8:30pm. Toledo Botanical, 5403 Elmer Dr. 419-270-7500. Free

Friday, 9.6

48th Toledo Gem & Rockhound Show – Explore countless rare rocks, minerals and gemstones from vendors around the nation. There will be children’s games and activities too. $5 admission (12& up.) 2-8pm, Friday 9.6. 10am-6pm, Saturday 9.7. 11am-5pm, Sunday 9.8. Stranahan Theater, 4645 Heatherdowns Blvd. 419-531-8124.

Sunday, 9.8

Hidden Garden Party – Spend some time in the lovely gardens, enjoy a multi-course dinner, listen to soft music under the big white tent. Proceeds benefit the Schedel Foundation. $150. 2-5pm. Schedel Gardens, 19255 W. Portage River S. Rd., Elmore. 419-862-3182.

Author’s Talk – Author Julie Arnold will give a talk and read from her latest book, Nothing Ventured, a humorous work of fiction following Maizey Faye and her efforts to change her life. 2:30-5pm. Gathering Volumes, 196 E. South Boundary St., Perrysburg. 567-336-6188. Free

Autumn Market – Visit the Reynolds Jackson Arboretum in the Old West End for a fall flea market. Local vendors will be reselling gently used items from books to video games. Cash is king. Noon-5pm. Delaware & Robinwood Ave. Free

Tuesday, 9.10

An Introduction to Forest Therapy – The Science Alliance for Valuing the Environment and Lourdes University presents Certified Forest Therapy Guide Kimberly High or the Toledo Metroparks. This lecture is free and open to the public. 7-9:30pm. Franciscan Center, 6832 Convent Blvd., Sylvania. 419-824-3691. Free

Saturday, 9.14

Historic Barn Tour & Breakfast – A community breakfast will begin the Historic Barn Tour, hosted by the Hancock Historical Society. Next, begin a self-guided our of five historic barns and farms. Each site will host children’s activities, educational presentations and historic demonstrations from blacksmithing to woodworking. Breakfast $10. 7-10am. Tours $10-$15. 10am-4pm. Hancock Historical Museum, 422 W. Sandusky St., Findlay. 419-423-4499.

7th Ann Arbor Russian Festival – The annual festival will once again pay tribute to the Russian culture through two days of live music, dance, and food at the Historic St. Vladimir Church in Dexter. Try traditional foods like shashlik, and blini, borscht and pelmeni. Listen to the sounds of the St. Vladimir Choir or take a guided tour of the church. Admission is free! 11am-8pm. & Sunday 9.15, 1-7pm. St. Vladimir Russian Orthodox, Dexter. Free