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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.


Stroll the Street Wednesday

June 16, 2021 - September 29, 2021
Edward Ford Memorial Park, 146 Dixie Hwy

Food, Family, Music, Arts & Crafts, Kids Activities and More! Stroll the Street in Downtown Rossford each Wednesday evening: 4:30-730 pm. 12 food trucks, beautiful arts and crafts, free "make and take" activities for kids. Plus live bands in the pavilion of the Edward Ford Park. Your perfect Wednesday night!


Supernatural America: The Paranormal in American Art

June 19, 2021 - September 05, 2021
Toledo Museum of Art, 2445 Monroe Street

Supernatural America: The Paranormal in American Art is the first museum exhibition to broadly examine the relationship between American artists and the supernatural. Featuring well-known artists together with many who have been overlooked, the exhibition is interdisciplinary, multicultural, and multimedia. It includes many generations of artists active in the United States from diverse faith traditions working with a wide range of topics and approaches. From the Salem Witch Trials to the Legend of Ichabod Crane; the 1848 spirit rappings famously reported by Kate and Maggie Fox to William Mumler’s spirit photographs; the scientific pursuit of parapsychology to innumerable personal and official government reports of U.F.O.s (unidentified flying objects), American culture is filled with tales of the supernatural and accounts of paranormal experiences.

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Crosby Festival of the Arts

June 25, 2021 - June 27, 2021
Toledo Botanical Gardens 5403 Elmer Dr

Crosby Festival of the Arts (CFA) is a highly recognized fine art show. Since 1965, CFA has been held at Toledo Botanical Garden, set amidst the beauty of gardens and nature. Celebrating its 55th year, this festival is heralded as Ohio’s oldest outdoor juried art festival. As the only show of its size and caliber in our region, participating artists are received enthusiastically by 15,000 or more guests each year. This three day art show not only features beautiful artwork, but great local food, drinks, and live music.


Pirate Festival

June 25, 2021 - June 27, 2021
DeRivera Park Downtown Put-in-Bay

AHOY ye Scallywags, Pirates, Bucaneers, Mermaids, Corsairs, Wenches, and all common folk! Put-in-Bay’s annual Pyrate Fest sees the return of the Pyrate King to find his stolen treasure. Fun for the whole family with costume contests for kids and adults, cardboard boat races, watch Pyrates invade the Put-in-Bay Harbor, a Pyrate Village, Faire Winds Circus, historic displays, re-enactors and so much m


History Happy Hour: Sailor Stories

July 01, 2021

Enjoy happy hour drinks while exploring the Col. James M. Schoonmaker Museum Ship to learn more about its history—from early years on the lakes to the current restoration efforts. History Happy Hour: Sailor Stories is the first in a series of events offering themed, after-hour access to the museum and it’s various exhibits. The event includes two drinks, snacks and after-hour touring of the Col. James M. Schoonmaker Museum Ship with interactive story-telling.

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4th Annual Red White & Boogie

July 02, 2021 - July 04, 2021
24401 Poe Rd W,

Live music, art, vendors, camping Music: Elija and Enigma, The Funk Factory, Being Grateful, Subterranean, and Frogtown Grassroots


Music Under the Starts

July 04, 2021 - August 15, 2021
Toledo Zoo, Two Hippo Way

Enjoy summer evenings, sitting in the historic Toledo Zoo Amphitheatre, listening to live music while surrounded by family, friends and…the entire animal kingdom! Join us for these fantastic free concerts beginning at 7:30 p.m. on the following Sundays: July 4- Genoa American Legion Band July 11- Maumee Community Band July 18- Polish American Concert Band July 25- CedarCreek Church as part of Christmas in July Aug 1- Cakewalkin’ Jass Band Aug 8- Forté Music School Aug 15- Perrysburg Symphony Orchestra Concerts will be emceed on select nights by 13abc anchor, Tony Geftos.

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Tomato Fest 2021

July 23, 2021 - July 25, 2021
The Sanctuary 24401 Poe Rd.

The 3rd annual TomatoFestOhio returns to The Sanctuary in Grand Rapids. Music, food, camping, yoga, glass blowing, fire spinning, raffles and more at this 3-day,$20 festival.


Christmas in July

July 24, 2021 - July 25, 2021
Rossford Crossroads and Edward Ford Memorial Park

5K Race/Walk – Concert – Parade – Party in the Park – Route Decorating Contest Break out the lights and Christmas decorations and unpack your Christmas sweater – It’s Christmas in July in Rossford, Ohio! Sign up for the 5K Race/Walk through Downtown Rossford and receive a special Christmas in July T-shirt, a pizza and pop buffet at Reset and the chance to win prizes!! A portion of the entry fee will benefit the Ford Memorial Park Fund. For more information, visit the webpage here!


Blippi the Musical

July 24, 2021
Huntington Center, 500 Jefferson

Blippi The Musical brings the energetic and loveable character Blippi off the screen and onto the stage with world class production, audience engagement and amazing music. Children from the ages of 2 to 7 years old across the world have quickly taken a liking to Blippis charismatic personality and innovative teaching lessons! In the Live show they will continue to learn about the world around them while singing and dancing along with this one of a kind show

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Northwest Ohio RibOff

July 30, 2021 - August 01, 2021
Lucas County Fairgorounds 1406 Key St

Northwest Ohio's premiere rib event! Grillin, chilin' and refillin.' Sample some of the best ribs ever made! Vote for your favorite. Enjoy the music of Kansas, Chase Rice and Satisfaction. Cornhole tournament, Duke Petting Farm, face painting, inflatables and more!


Family Movie Night: Cars

July 31, 2021
Downtown Toledo Promenade Park

5:00 p.m. – Laurel’s Princess Party photo meet and greet, food trucks, music in the park provided by iHeart Radio, splash pad, and balloon twisting characters by Masquerades by Michelle 7:00 p.m. – Movie starts Come meet Spiderman, Captain America, Iron Man and Black Widow Event would be first come, first serve as in previous years. Designated social distancing spaces will be available throughout the park for attendees to enjoy the movie from. Pre-event features will include food trucks, music in the park and photo meet and greet by Laurel’s Princess Parties, LLC. Family Movie Nights will also allow moviegoers to receive their dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.


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!


Island Green Week

August 07, 2021 - August 14, 2021
Put-in-Bay Island

Island Green Week is a celebration of natural beauty, ecology, and history. Lake Erie Islands Nature & Wildlife Center, Lake Erie Islands Conservancy, OSU’s Stone Laboratory and, Put-in-Bay Township Park District will produce an array of events to support and highlight our islands Natural, Historical and Cultural Resources. Through these events we hope to educate and interpret our resources so that they may be used and loved for many years to come. The Lake Erie Islands are a high traffic tourist destination, with many opportunities to witness truly amazing parts of nature, history, and culture.


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!


German American Festival

August 27, 2021 - August 29, 2021
Oak Shade Grove 3624 Seaman Rd.

Join us for Toledo’s oldest, largest and greatest ethnic festival! Savor delicious German food and import beer. Experience authentic German music, folk dancing and entertainment. Participate in traditional German contests and feats. And enjoy lots of fun activities and rides for the kids.


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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