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Events

Rossford will again host the Rossford Walleye Roundup with Bass Pro Shops on May 3-4, 2019.  Northwest Ohio hosts plenty of events for everyone 12 months a year! Stay in Rossford and you're just 10 minutes from many of the area's leading attractions and events!

Check the calendar for a listing of the major festivals and events during your visit to NW Ohio.


Hensville Lights

November 17, 2018 - January 06, 2019
St. Clair Street

Watch the Hensville area in downtown Toledo become a winter wonderland with over 200,000 lights decorating buildings from Washington to Monroe St. Includes a visit from Santa and performance by Toledo Ballet. Features 45-ft tree in Hensville Park with 10,000 lights. Special dancing light show synchronized to music. Hensville lights start at 4:30 pm. Tree lighting at 6pm


The Blade Holiday Parade

November 17, 2018 - December 31, 2018
Begins at North Summit and Jefferson Streets; finishes on Washington St

Enjoy one largest parades in the Midwest, The Blade Holiday Parade in downtown Toledo. The Grand Marshal of the 31st annual Holiday Parade will be Bruce Gradkowski, a former University of Toledo and NFL quarterback. More than 80 units including color guards, giant balloons, clowns, marching bands, and dance teams. Santa Claus will go from the parade to Imagination Station to hear wishes from area boys and girls. Immediately following the Parade: Photo with Santa Located at Imagination Station Noon – 3 p.m. (Free photos provided on Saturday)

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Dowtown 419 Trolley Holiday Hop

November 23, 2018 - December 16, 2019
Plate On, 420 Madison Avenue, Toledo

Fun excursion aboard a trolley to see Downtown Toledo's holiday lights! rolleys will start each night at: 5:30pm, 6:00pm, 7:30pm, 8:00pm, 9:30pm, and 10:00pm. Each ride is about 2 hours and drops you off at your starting point, Plate One. Bring your own alcohol onto the trolley, or purchase a to-go beverage from Plate One and Fleetwood's Tap Room. No glass, please.

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30th Annual Historic Holiday Home Tours

December 02, 2018
Old West End

Annual house tours event in the Historic Old West End of Toledo. With a Gift Boutique, Sanctuary Tours, 20+ vendors including the Arboretum Cookie Walk, Food, Children's Activities and crafts, Lite Refreshments, and more.

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Winter Brewfest

January 19, 2019
Fifth Third Field, 406 Washington St

Winter Brewfest showcases pours from more than 50 breweries from around the country. Fifth Third Field’s unique setting adds an element of fun for beer beginners and enthusiasts to sample the liquid offerings from the more than 250 craft beers and ciders. Rounding out the All-Star Winter Brewfest experience is music, food and a souvenir sample cup.


12th Annual Glass City Beer Fest

March 01, 2019
Stranahan Theater & Great Hall, 4645 Heatherdowns Blvd

Check out the featured breweries and craft beers at the original and biggest Beer Festival in northwest Ohio.


Glass City Wine Festival

March 02, 2019
Seagate Convention Centre, 401 Jefferson Ave

A full day of wine, shopping, and fun!


Toledo Mud Hens Opening Day

April 04, 2019
Fifth Third Field 406 Washington St

Spring and baseball are the perfect match! Join the Toledo Mud Hens for a fun-filled Opening Day game!


Rossford Walleye Roundup

May 03, 2019 - May 04, 2019
Veterans Park, 300 Hannum Ave

The third annual Rossford Walleye Roundup will bring fishermen from around the country competing for thousands of dollars in cash and prizes. Who will win the Big Fish in 2019?


The Biggest Week in Birding

May 03, 2019 - May 12, 2019
Magee Marsh Wildlife Area, 13229 West State Route 2

The Biggest Week in American Birding is a 10-day festival in northwest Ohio, "The Warbler Capital of the World!" Immerse yourself in spring songbird migration and experience some of the best birding North America has to offer. For new and seasoned birders alike!


First Siege: 1813

May 25, 2019 - May 26, 2019
Fort Meigs State Memorial, 29100 W River Rd

Fort Meigs hosts re-enactors from across the U.S. and Canada to commemorate the First Siege of Fort Meigs by recreating authentic military camps and tactical demonstrations. Experience period camps, musket and cannon demonstrations, battle re-enactments, hands-on activities, and more!


Historic Old West End Festival

June 01, 2019 - June 02, 2019
Old West End

Join in this classic festival in Toledo's Old West End. Parade, house tours, art fair, yard sales, entertainment, food and more!


Crosby Festival of the Arts

June 29, 2019
Toledo Botanical Gardens, 5403 Elmer Drive

Celebrate fine art among the beauty of gardens and nature at Ohio’s oldest outdoor juried art festival. Featuring over 200 artists from across the country!