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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.


Fireflies on the Water

December 14, 2019 - April 26, 2020
2445 Monroe Street

Toledo Museum of Art visitors will have the opportunity to experience the unique vision of one of the world’s most influential contemporary artists when Yayoi Kusama: Fireflies on the Water opens Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019, in Canaday Gallery. Visitors will experience 60 seconds alone in the room, which uses lights, mirrors and water to transport viewers to a space that seems endlessly expansive


Rooms of Illusion

February 20, 2020 - May 01, 2020
Imagination Station 1 Discovery Way

Prepare to be amazed! The Rooms of Illusion features four individually-themed interactive rooms with optical illusions that will challenge your perceptions and allow you to see everyday surroundings in a whole new light! Seeing isn't always believing! Optical Illusion Room: The walls are crawling, the ceiling is spinning and the floor is floating...or are they? This wall-to-wall optical experience will make your head spin...even if the room isn't! Reflection Room: Immerse yourself in a world of reflection and light! Strategically placed mirrors create an infinity effect that draw you in to take a closer look. Light Room: The absorption and reflection of light has an effect on the colors we perceive. This room explores how our eyes interpret color under varying lights. White Room: You will contribute to a kaleidoscope of color! The White Room is a community art piece inspired by Yayoi Kusama's The Obliteration Room. Leave your mark, then come back again and again to see this space transform right before your eyes!


The Lion King

March 25, 2020 - April 12, 2020
Stranahan Theatre and Great Hall 4645 Heatherdowns Blvd

Giraffes strut. Birds swoop. Gazelles leap. The entire Serengeti comes to life as never before. And as the music soars, Pride Rock slowly emerges from the mist. This is Disney’s THE LION KING, making its triumphant return!Winner of six Tony Awards®, including Best Musical, THE LION KING brings together one of the most imaginative creative teams on Broadway. Tony® Award-winning director Julie Taymor brings to life a story filled with hope and adventure set against an amazing backdrop of stunning visuals. THE LION KING also features the extraordinary work of Tony® Award-winning choreographer Garth Fagan and some of Broadway’s most recognizable music, crafted by Tony® Award-winning artists Elton John and Tim Rice.

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Art House Film: "Loving Vincent"

March 28, 2020
Toledo Museum of Art 2445 Monroe Street

Celebrate Vincent van Gogh’s birthday with this screening of “the world’s first fully painted feature film”. In a story depicted in oil painted animation, a young man comes to the last hometown of painter Vincent van Gogh to deliver the troubled artist's final letter and ends up investigating his final days there.

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Draw the Line - Aerosmith Tribute Band

March 28, 2020
Hollywood Casino 1968 Miami Street

They aren’t the real Bad Boys of Boston, but you won’t know the difference when Draw the Line comes to Hollywood Casino Toledo. Join this event for an amazing Aerosmith tribute show! About Draw the Line: Steven Tyler has singled out Draw the Line as the best Aerosmith Tribute Band around, and fans all over the world agree. They are the only tribute band featured on Aerosmith’s official website, and they are clearly in a league of their own among tribute acts. Their 15-year career has taken them all over the world, including performances in England, Canada, South America and Japan. With over 2,000 shows in more than 100 cities, they have reached the pinnacle of the tribute genre. Draw the Line’s sound is a flawless recreation of Aerosmith’s raunchy, riff-oriented boogie…it’s loose and swinging, but also hard and heavy. Rock out to their spot-on versions of such Aerosmith classics as “Walk This Way,” “Sweet Emotion,” “Dream On,” “Back in the Saddle,” and many more.


Weak Signals: Toledo R/C Model Show

April 03, 2020 - April 05, 2020
SeaGate Convention Centre 401 Jefferson Ave.

The Toledo Show: R/C Model Expo is North America’s largest and longest running R/C model expo. This three day event showcases all types of R/C models including planes, cars, and boats. Along with the all the exhibitors there is a R/C model competition, speakers, swap shop, and an auction. This event is fun for the whole family.


Mirror Mirror: The Prints of Alison Saar

April 04, 2020 - July 05, 2020
Toledo Museum of Art 2445 Monroe St.

The retrospective exhibition Mirror Mirror: The Prints of Alison Saar features over 30 prints and six sculptures to showcase Alison Saar’s extraordinary 35-year career as a printmaker. Consistent with Saar’s sculptures that often incorporate found objects, the artist’s vibrant graphic work centers upon a strong, single female figure portrayed in a manner reminiscent of African deities and woodcarvings to address racial identity and related issues of gender, heritage and spirituality.


Toledo Opera: Scalia/Ginsburg and Trial by Jury

April 17, 2020 - April 19, 2020
Valentine Theatre 410 Adams St.

Scalia/Ginsburg is an American comic opera by composer-librettist Derrick Wang about the unlikely friendship of U.S. Supreme Court Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Antonin Scalia. Launched at a special presentation at the Supreme Court of the United States in 2013, Scalia/Ginsburg received its world premiere production in 2015 to rave reviews. Gilbert & Sullivan’s Trial by Jury is a joy of courtroom banter and farce. Plaintiff Angelina sues the fickle defendant, Edwin, for breach of marriage promise.

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Biggest Week in American Birding

May 08, 2020 - May 17, 2020
Maumee Bay Lodge & Conference Center and Magee Marsh 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. The festival has something to offer beginner and seasoned birders alike, with bird identification workshops, guided birding trips, birding by canoe, daily walks at the world famous Magee Marsh, American Woodcock field trips, keynote presentations, a Birder’s Marketplace, and evening socials with free food and music. Come for a few days or stay for the whole 10-day celebration.

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Stroll The Street

June 17, 2020 - September 02, 2020
Downtown Rossford

Stroll the Street – Wednesdays in Rossford features a Farm Market, Musical and Art Entertainment, Food Trucks and more! Arts & Crafts Vendors, Produce Market Vendors, Food Trucks and other vendors and organizations are invited to rent space for the first 6 weeks, the second 6 weeks, or all 12 weeks at Stroll the Street, Wednesdays in Rossford for as little as $13 per week.