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2018 Toledo Major Events

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Hensville Park Concerts, Downtown Toledo
Rock out with downtown Toledo’s skyline as a backdrop as local bands, up-and-coming-stars and chart-topping music icons of all genres take Hensville Park’s outdoor stage for a summer full of sweet tunes. www.hensvilletoledo.com

All Summer
ProMedica Summer Concert Series, Promenade Park
Back for a second year, this free series of community concerts bring downtown’s Promenade Park to life with music, delicious food trucks treats, drinks and more all on the banks of the Maumee River. https://promenadeconcerts.com

April–Dec.
Art Loop (every third Thursday), Downtown/UpTown Toledo
Discover what inspires Toledo’s vibrant arts scene every third Thursday of the month April–Dec. thanks to these self-guided tours through the city’s creative community. Experience 2018 themes such as The Art of Automobiles in June, Dancin’ in the Streets in Sept. and Holiday Loop in Nov. www.theartscommission.org

June 22–24, 2018
Crosby Festival of the Arts, Toledo Botanical Garden

Soak up all the art and surroundings at this 53rd annual event at the Toledo Botanical Garden. Ohio’s oldest outdoor juried art festival offers guests the chance to buy beautiful works such as ceramics, glass, jewelry, sculpture, painting and more.

July 4, 2018
Red, White & Kaboom, Downtown Toledo
Bring your Ohs and Ahs to downtown Toledo and celebrate America as Northwest Ohio’s largest fireworks extravaganza ignites the sky over the Maumee River. Come early for food, drinks and live entertainment before the show.

July 9–15
Marathon Classic presented by Owens Corning and O-I, Highland Meadows Golf Club
The LPGA comes to town for the 33rd year of this golf tournament. In addition to world-class golf, don’t miss a week of fun events such as a series of Pro-Ams, a gala party and a kids’ zone complete with scavenger hunts, golf lessons and interactive events from the Toledo Zoo and Imagination Station. www.marathonclassic.com

Aug. 10–12, 2018
Toledo Jeep Fest, SeaGate Convention Centre
Buckle up for adventure and take part in free activities such as an all-Jeep parade and car show through downtown. Experience one-of-a-kind historical Jeep vehicles, military programming, vendor display areas, a Kid’s Zone, multiple bands, food, entertainment, beer gardens and much more. www.jeepfest.com

Aug. 16–19, 2018
Northwest Ohio Rib Off, Lucas County Fairgrounds
Head to the Lucas County Fairgrounds for national touring rock and country acts as well as family fun and delicious mouth-watering barbecue from a mix of national and local spots serving up ribs, brisket and pulled pork. Don’t miss chart-topping gospel and R&B performers at the African-American Festival as part of the Rib Off, date TBA. www.nworiboff.com

Aug. 24–26, 2018
German-American Festival, Oak Shade Grove
Dust off your lederhosen and beer stein for one of Toledo’s largest ethnic festivals full of authentic German food, beer and live entertainment. Catch a game of soccer, ride carnival rides or challenge yourself to some Bavarian-style feats of strength. www.germanamericanfestival.net

Nov. 16–Dec. 31, 2018
Lights Before Christmas, Toledo Zoo
Take in the wintry majesty of this USA Today award-winning light display at the Toledo Zoo, which features more than one million lights and more than 200 illuminated animal images, bumper cars, an ice slide and a beer garden are sure to brighten the holiday season. www.toledozoo.org

Dec. 1-16, 2018
Holidays in the Manor House, Wildwood Manor House
The grand mansion is decorated top to bottom for the holiday season by volunteers and ready for tours from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily at Wildwood Preserve. www.metroparkstoledo.com