The sun is higher in the sky, the temperatures are warmer and we’re inching ever closer to herd immunity. You know what that means? Summer is here with a slew of events over the coming months, weather and COVID permitting. These red hot happenings are on the schedule!
Thursdays All Summer
Music at the Market
Bring a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy an awesome summer concert in Perrysburg, thanks to Mercy Health. Music at the Market will be held every Thursday at 7pm from June 3 through August 26, at the Commodore Schoolyard at 140 E. Indiana Ave., across from Way Public Library.
The scheduled lineup includes:
June 3: Academy Brass Quintet
June 10: Abbigale and the Fellas
June 17: Suburban Legend
June 24: The Lori LeFevre Group
Thought the Fest was cancelled? Think again! Block party in the 2000 block of Parkwood! Food trucks, live entertainment, frivolity and joy!
Noon: 100 Million Bright
1pm: Jeff Stewart
2pm: Matt Truman Ego Trip
3:30pm: Johnny Reed & the Houserockers
5:30pm: Brown Bag and the Don’t Matters
Maple and Main
Art & Music
The festival has returned! Attendees can shop for fine art at booths along tree-lined Main St. in Sylvania, while listening to some great music. Local names like Kyle White, Last Born Sons, Hector Mendoza and Andrew Ellis are scheduled to perform. 11:30am-9pm, Saturday. 10:30am-4:30pm, Sunday. Downtown Sylvania, 419-517-0118. sylvaniaarts.org
Stroll, Shop, Dine at the Shrine
Shop from over 100 local vendors at Oregon’s outdoor shopping event, in the lot of Our Lady of Toledo Shrine. Jewelry, candles, baked goods and more are featured at the event along with several area food trucks. 10:30am-4:30pm. 655 S. Coy Rd., Oregon. 419-984-4177. facebook.com/strollshopdine
Super Street Sunday
The Lucas County Fairgrounds will host dozens of classic cars at this annual show/swap meet. Concessions provided by Boy Scout Troop 66. Awards for the Top 15 entries chosen by spectators at the event. Register your vehicle for $10, which covers admission for your car and two adults. Spectators: $2. Noon-3pm. 1406 Key St., Maumee. 419-893-2127.
Polish Summer Picnic
The Toledo Area Polka Society presents this celebration featuring music, food, dancing and more with a chance to win the Pierogi-eating contest. $8, under 16 free. 5-11pm, Friday, June 18. Noon-11pm, Saturday, June 19. Oak Shade Grove Pavilion, 3624 Seaman Rd., Oregon.
Muddy Mini Half Marathon
This marathon course starts in uptown Maumee and runs to downtown Toledo’s Fifth Third Field! Enter the half marathon, quarter marathon or 5K. Participants will receive a complimentary ticket to the Mud Hens’ “Muddy Mini Recognition Night,” and will be featured in a special parade before the game. $30-75. 7:45am. 406 Washington St. runtoledo.com
Rock the Block
Are you ready to rock??? Toledo’s most popular 90’s cover band, the Skittle Bots, will headline the return of Waterville’s popular music and food festival. Oh, did we mention food? A trio of food trucks— Outlaw BBQ, The Loaded Chicken and Lyle’s Crepes— will be available. $5 cover charge. 5-11pm. South Third St., Downtown Waterville. watervillechamber.com
The wait is over as this popular celebration of plant-based cuisine returns to the Toledo area for a two-day event. Featuring food and desserts from area restaurants and bakeries, event attendees will be scheduled for one of two time periods each day. $12 adults, $11 seniors, $10 children 6-12, children 5 and under free. 10am-3pm or 3-8pm, Saturday, June 19. 10am-2pm or 2-6pm, Sunday, June 20. Club 16, 316 S. King Rd., Holland.
Father’s Day BBQ and Brew
Celebrate Dad with this annual event at Majestic Oak Winery in Grand Rapids! Featuring delicious food and music by Toledo favorites Distant Cousinz. Noon-5pm. 13554 Mohler Rd., Grand Rapids, OH. 419-875-6474. majesticoakwinery.com
Kids from around the country will converge on the Lucas County Rec Center to compete in the Toledo National Midget car racing event. Hosted by Northwest Ohio Quarter Midget Racing, the three days of small cart races are sanctioned by the United States Auto Club. Thursday, June 24 at 6pm through Sunday, June 27 at 9pm. 2901 Key St., Maumee. nwoqmra.com
UNDISCLOSED Art Raffle
Here’s a chance to take home an original work from the Toledo arts community! Over 100 area artists, celebrities and TSA students will create original pieces for this event. Every work is unlabeled— hence, “undisclosed”— and winners won’t know the identity of the artist they have won until after it is chosen. $100 for two. 7-9pm. Toledo School for the Arts, 333 14th St.