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Attention Jeep Lovers! The Toledo Jeep® Fest is back in 2019

The Toledo Jeep® Fest is set to roll the weekend of August 9-11, 2019 in downtown Toledo!

The Toledo Jeep®  Fest is set to roll the weekend of August 9-11, 2019 and this year will be even more special as Toledo introduces the new Jeep Gladiator pickup – the latest in a long line of Jeeps made right here in the Glass City! We are proud to welcome visitors and locals alike to join in on the fun at this free, family friendly community festival.

This one-of-a-kind, three-day festival will include indoor and outdoor car shows, a Jeep parade, Jeep history displays, Jeep accessory vendors, food trucks, beer tents, live music and kid’s entertainment with an anticipated draw of several thousand people and hundreds of Jeep vehicles to Toledo. Read on for some not to be missed festival highlights!

Jeep Parade

Get ready for an action-packed experience as thousands of Jeep enthusiasts from across the country are expected to take part in the Jeep parade through downtown Toledo. The All-Jeep Parade will take place on Saturday, August 10 at 11 a.m. and will air live on WTVG-TV 13ABC Staging for the parade will begin in the early hours of the morning at the Toledo Zoo & Aquarium. You will witness a unique variety of vintage Jeep vehicles up close and personal along with newer models and everything in between! All parade Jeeps will be included in the All-Jeep Festival & Car Show located throughout the event area until 6 p.m. on Saturday, August 10.

Toledo Jeep Fest 4-Miler

Hey all you runners out there! Come on down to Promenade Park on Sunday, August 11 for the Toledo Jeep Fest 4-Miler* run with an 8:30 a.m. start time and a 1.3 mile walk, also beginning at 8:30 a.m. Come celebrate the active Jeep lifestyle with this unique run/walk through downtown Toledo, and enjoy all the great swag that’s included.

A guaranteed medal will be awarded at the finish line for the first 1,200 4-Milers registered (4-mile finishers not registered by guaranteed deadline will receive a medal sometime after the event). Hurry and sign up today; race day shirts are guaranteed through August 5! *Course remains open for 1.5 hours and the minimum age is 6 years old. Register here!

History of the Toledo Jeep

The Jeep has a long and celebrated partnership with the City of Toledo, making the two forever linked through history and helping to inspire the creation of the Toledo Jeep Fest. And the Jeep has been touching the lives of people throughout the United States and around the world in a meaningful way for many decades.

In 1941, Willys-Overland’s production facility, located in Toledo, won a significant United States Military contract to design the Willys MB, a four-wheel drive utility vehicle that was manufactured throughout World War II. The Jeep brand was born out of the military need for a tough, lightweight vehicle that could quickly get troops and equipment across the battlefield and serve as a mount for everything from guns to stretchers.

Today, both the iconic Jeep Wrangler and the all-new Jeep Gladiator are being produced in Toledo. Fiat Chrysler Automobile’s Toledo Assembly Complex is one of the region’s largest and most modern manufacturing plants.

Toledo Jeep Fest Schedule of Events

From an off-road Jeep course, to the music of Styx, along with plenty of Mud Hens baseball and fireworks, you can create your own customized festival itinerary from the complete Toledo Jeep Fest schedule of events below.

DAY 1 | FRIDAY, AUGUST 9

Noon to 6 p.m.
Jeep Off-Road Course Welcome Party
18 obstacles, live music, unique giveaways and more! Hosted by Monroe Superstore

6:15 p.m.
Kick-Off Concert
Dennis DeYoung and the Music of Styx
Purchase Tickets

7:05 p.m.
Toledo Mud Hens vs. Pawtucket Red Sox
featuring Jeep-themed promotions and giveaways
Purchase Tickets: Use special offer code: JEEP

9:30 p.m.
Downtown Fireworks! 
FREE Hensville Concert
(featuring Hard Days Night Beatles Tribute at Hensville Park)

DAY 2 | SATURDAY, AUGUST 10

11 a.m.
Grogan’s Towne & Charlie’s All-Jeep Parade

10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Coleman Outdoor Park-n-Shine Show 
- Indoor SeaGate Centre Exhibit presented by Key Bank 
- Vendor Midway driven by Yark Jeep 
- Lathrop Kid’s Zone @ Festival Park (hosted by Imagination Station)
- Family Zone @ Hensville Park 
- Live Bands & Entertainment
- Food Trucks 
- Beer Gardens

4:30 p.m.
Official Program & Commemoration

7:05 p.m.
Toledo Mud Hens vs. Pawtucket Red Sox
featuring Jeep-themed promotions and giveaways
Purchase Tickets: Use special offer code: JEEP

9:30 p.m. Downtown Fireworks!
FREE Hensville Concert featuring Hard Days Night Beatles Tribute at Hensville Park

DAY 3 | SUNDAY, AUGUST 11

8:30 a.m.
Rouen 4-Miler Run & 1 Mile Walk 

hosted by Run Toledo

8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
- Coleman Outdoor Park-n-Shine Show 
- Indoor SeaGate Centre Exhibit presented by Key Bank 
- Vendor Midway driven by Yark Jeep 
- Lathrop Kid’s Zone @ Festival Park (hosted by Imagination Station)
- Family Zone @ Hensville Park 
 - Live Bands & Entertainment
- Food Trucks 
- Beer Gardens

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Family Zone @ Hensville Park
including inflatable games

4:05 p.m.
Toledo Mud Hens vs. Pawtucket Red Sox
Postgame kids run the bases & screening of “Field of Dreams”
Purchase Tickets: Use special offer code: JEEP

Bring your family and friends to downtown Toledo to experience the Toledo Jeep Fest August 9-11, 2019 to create unforgettable memories. And make sure to share your special moments with us @ToledoCVB on FacebookTwitter and Instagram and don't forget to use #ThisIsToledo and #ToledoJeepFest!

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