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Things To Do

Toledo’s cultural scene is thriving. The area is enjoying a bit of a renaissance, particularly over the last decade, which is perhaps best exemplified by—but certainly not limited to—our revitalized downtown area. Anchored by the nationally ranked Fifth Third Field Minor League Ballpark, the popular Huntington Center arena and SeaGate Convention Centre, the downtown area is growing seemingly by the day, with new local establishments continually opening their doors for business. 

Our area’s connection to the water is often a surprise to visitors. Our downtown riverfront offers scenic waterfront dining and entertainment options and provides an ideal connection to Lake Erie, for those who would rather be ON the water. A collection of smaller tributaries and creeks are accessible to visitors in the many vibrant Metroparks throughout Toledo and the surrounding suburbs. Plus, within a short drive is the nearby Lake Erie shores, which offers beaches, lighthouses and islands just waiting to be explored, as well as the famous Cedar Point amusement park.

The arts have always been an essential element of greater Toledo, as evidenced through our world-renowned Toledo Museum of Art, the beloved Toledo Symphony Orchestra and the area’s many other artistic endeavors.

Plus, the Toledo Zoo is another true jewel of the area, ranked as the #1 zoo in the nation, and home to an incredible 10,000 animals including some truly unique exhibits. Come meet Baru, the largest crocodile in the Northern Hemisphere, or see what it’s like to be on safari in the Africa! exhibit.

Add in our many outdoor recreational parks and sporting facilities, shopping at area malls and smaller boutiques, and the dozens of historical sites that tell the rich story of our area over time, and the challenge becomes deciding which of our area’s amazing amenities, attractions and activities that will simply have to wait until your NEXT trip to Toledo.

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September 17 - November 13
Senior Discovery Days
September 17
Senior Safari featuring The Contours
September 19
TEDxToledo
September 19 - October 31
Picnic Lunch Cruise
September 19 - January 09
Lunch at Levis
September 19 - January 23
$5 After 5 p.m.
September 19
Team Johnson Winery Tours
September 19
MOMENTUM Art & Music Festival
September 19
Art Loop: Momentum-Dancin' in the Streets
September 20 - September 21
Needle Arts Guild of Toledo's Annual Needlework Show
September 20
MOMENTUM Art & Music Festival
September 20
Fridays in the 419
September 20 - October 25
Friday Night Family Cruise
September 20
Grugelfest Jazz Festival
September 20
Chaka Khan
September 20
Miranda Lambert
September 20
Swingmania Ballroom Bash
September 21 - September 22
Needle Arts Guild of Toledo's Annual Needlework Show
September 21 - October 26
Discover the River Cruise
September 21
International Red Panda Day
September 21
Storm The Moon Day
September 21
Grugelfest Jazz Festival
September 21
Welcoming Week Community Picnic
September 21
MOMENTUM Art & Music Festival
September 21
Toledo Mini Maker Faire at Momentum
September 21 - January 04
Melodies on Main Street Concert
September 21
Local Fest – Bands, Bites & Brews
September 21
Grugelfest Jazz Festival
September 21
Central Transport Glass City 200
September 22
Fall 2019 Toledo Area VegBash
September 22
Veterans Matter Honor Ride
September 22
Grugelfest Jazz Festival
September 22
Needle Arts Guild of Toledo's Annual Needlework Show
September 22 - October 27
Sunset and City Lights Cruise
September 22
Chamber Series: The Hunt
September 24 - November 20
Senior Discovery Days
September 24
Cigar Cruise
September 25
Homeschool Workshops
September 26 - November 07
Picnic Lunch Cruise
September 26 - January 16
Lunch at Levis
September 26
Team Johnson Winery Tours
September 27
Glass City Balloon Race
September 27 - November 01
Friday Night Family Cruise
September 27 - September 28
Masterworks Series: Mahler's Fifth
September 28
Rusty Wallace Racing Experience
September 28
Roche de Boeuf Festival
September 28
STEM in the Park
September 28
Metroparks Outdoor Challenge
September 28 - November 02
Discover the River Cruise
September 28
Apples for Everyone
September 28
Main Library Grand Re-Opening
September 28
Glass City Balloon Race
September 28
UT Rockets Football vs. BYU
September 28
Heart with Joan Jett and the Blackhearts
September 28 - September 29
Masterworks Series: Mahler's Fifth
September 29
Toledo Race for the Cure
September 29
Finder Keepers Vintage Market
September 29
Shinedown
September 29 - November 03
Sunset and City Lights Cruise
October 01 - November 27
Senior Discovery Days
October 03 - November 14
Picnic Lunch Cruise
October 03
Team Johnson Winery Tours
October 04 - November 08
Friday Night Family Cruise
October 05 - October 06
MacQueen Orchard's Apple Butter Festival
October 05 - November 09
Discover the River Cruise
October 05
Things That GO Show
October 05 - October 06
Fall Color Cruise
October 05
UT Rockets Football vs. Western Michigan (Homecoming Game)
October 05 - October 06
Fall Color Cruise
October 05
Jūpmode Anniversary Party
October 05
Pops Series: Pixar in Concert
October 06 - October 07
MacQueen Orchard's Apple Butter Festival
October 06 - October 07
Fall Color Cruise
October 06 - October 07
Fall Color Cruise
October 06 - November 10
Sunset and City Lights Cruise
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