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  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.

Mercy Health Glass City Marathon #44

April 23, 2021 - April 25, 2021
The University of Toledo

As a top 25 rated Boston Qualifier event, Glass City attracts runners from nearly all fifty states and around the globe each year. Because of the flat terrain here in northwest Ohio and the quality courses, runners come to run faster in Toledo — and they do. With a field of nearly 400 first-time marathoners each year and overall registration near the 9,500 mark, everyone crosses the finish line in the University of Toledo Glass Bowl knowing they just accomplished something bigger than they could most other places.

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Spring Open Air Art Tour

May 01, 2021 - May 02, 2021
Schooner Farms 14890 Otsego Pike Road

Join the fun visiting nine of Bowling Green's local artists and makers outsider their homes and at Schooner Farms.   Ann Beck Art, Mary Dennis Pottery, Little Bare Furniture, Becky McOmber, Marge Meserve, Art by Nature, Pereira de Almeida Family, Staeble Studio A, Schooner Farm

Sauder Village Quilt Show

May 06, 2021 - May 08, 2021
Sauder Village 22611 State Route 2,

Plan now to visit the 44th Annual Quilt Show at Sauder Village, one of the most respected and popular quilt shows in the Midwest! This three-day event will feature hundreds of quilts on display at Founder’s Hall, special exhibits, and quilting demonstrations by creative fiber artists. You may stay at the beautiful Sauder Heritage Inn or Sauder Campground and enjoy delicious food at the Doughbox Bakery or Barn Restaurant. You may also shop at the Threads of Tradition Quilt shop for all of your quilting needs. Whether you plan to stay for one day or all three, you are sure to be inspired!

Lilac Festival

May 08, 2021
Downton Defiance, Clinton Street

The streets of Downtown Defiance are filled with activities as we celebrate the official flower of Defiance with the community's largest Arts and Craft Fair. Join both young and old for a day of entertainment that features free lilacs to the first 750 attendees, a 5K race, arts and craft vendors, unique food vendors, and children’s activities. The event is free and located on Clinton Street. All events presented by the DDVB are being facilitated to follow all current health orders including social distancing, encouraged hand washing and mask wearing. All events are subject to change

Toledo Jeep Fest

August 06, 2021 - August 08, 2021
Downtown Toledo

The Toledo Jeep® Fest is set for the weekend of August 6th, 2021! We invite you to start planning a trek to Northwest Ohio and the city of Toledo – HOME of the Jeep – as soon as possible. In 2019, more than 70,000 attendees traveled from 32 states, Washington DC, Canada, the Czech Republic and even New Zealand to take part in the dynamic weekend-long event. We have some special 80th anniversary activities planned, and you can count on Toledo Jeep Fest 2021 being action packed including many outdoor activities such as our signature All-Jeep Parade through downtown Toledo, a massive Vendor Midway, and much more. Sign up for the parade, book a spot in our Vendor Midway, plan your stay or and sign up to receive more for the 2021 Toledo Jeep Fest!

National Tractor Pulling Championship

August 19, 2021 - August 21, 2021
1150 Haskins Road

Come watch the excitement of the National Tractor Pulling Championship, the largest outdoor Truck & Tractor Pull in the world, bringing in thousands of people from all over the globe!

2021 Solheim Cup

August 31, 2021 - September 06, 2021
Inverness Club 4601 Dorr Street

Toledo, Ohio is proud to be the host city of the 2021 Solheim Cup. The Solheim Cup combines the rich traditions and unique prestige of the game of golf with the unabashed passion that comes from playing for one's country. This biennial, trans-Atlantic match-play competition features the best U.S. players from the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) and the best European members of the Ladies European Tour (LET).

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