Toledo, Ohio is the perfect place to raise a family and have fun! Home to some of the nation’s top medical colleges and campuses, to gorgeous, sprawling parks and recreational facilities, Toledo has more to do than some larger cities!
An easy drive from Cleveland, Detroit, Fort Wayne and Columbus, traveling to Toledo for a day or two would be worth it! These event are known for their diverse crowds and unique presentations of music, art and recreational activities.
The Old West End Festival
For a fun filled family and pet friendly event, The Old West End festival is the place to be this weekend! Hundreds will walk the luscious tree lined neighborhoods to tour historic homes, listen to live music and shop the most elite in yard sales and juried artists & vendors. There will be BBQ, shaved ice, funnel cakes and so much more available at the OWE festival. To learn more about the festival and find out home tour schedules, visit their website!
Thursday Art Walks
These Free Art Walks consist of trekking Toledo’s most cherished art galleries, shops and venues. You can park and ride or walk along the avenues to visit the heart of the Artist’s Community. The Art Walks take place every second Thursday from June through September.
The Holland Strawberry Festival
June 12-16th, Holland will be berry and bright with the 75th annual Strawberry Festival! This family friendly event features carnival rides and fare, a baking contest, vendors and live entertainment! Located on Angola Rd., a large open area will be filled with tents and lights and the sweet smell of strawberries! To learn more about this event, please visit their website!
Northwest Ohio Rib Off
August 9-11 will heat up with the nation’s top barbecue vendors serving up everything from bbq pulled pork sandwiches to the best in baby back ribs and so much more! Come with an empty tummy and some wet wipes because this family friendly event will feature live music, and other attractions for the whole family! You can learn more here.
Concert Series at the Zoo
The Toledo Zoo’s Ampitheatre will be filled with the sounds of musical acts like Hootie & the Blowfish’s Darius Rucker, The Backstreet Boys, Big Time Rush, Chicago and Buddy Guy! These concerts can be enjoyed on the award winning grounds of the Toledo Zoological Gardens. People of all ages gather each month for these amazing performances by the world’s top artists from today and yesterday. To learn more and to purchase tickets for any upcoming concert, and to view the schedule, visit the Toledo Zoo website.