From early June into September, Toledo and its suburbs host a number of fairs and festivals celebrating culture and harvest. Multiple events are scheduled for each weekend throughout the summer, while those listed are the most popular in calendar order.
Old West End Festival
The Old West End Festival is an annual event held in the historic Old West End area of Toledo during the first weekend in June. The festival features tours of historic homes, an art show, live entertainment, a car show, garage or yard sales, food vendors and a parade.
Holland Strawberry Festival
The Holland Strawberry Festival is a large five-day event in the Holland Village suburb of Toledo in June. The festival features a number of strawberry desserts as well as other food vendors, crafts, rides, pageants, entertainment, bingo and a parade.
LatinoFestLatinoFest is a day-long event held at the Lucas County Fairgrounds in June that celebrates Latin culture through food, music and merchandise.
St. Patrick of Heatherdowns FestivalThe St. Patrick of Heatherdowns Festival is the first of many church festivals in the Toledo area. The proceeds of this annual event, held each June, go to support the church and school. Festivities include rides and games, live entertainment, crafts, bingo, and a Sunday chicken dinner.
LaGrange Street Polish FestivalThe Lagrange Street Polish Festival in July is a celebration of Toledo's Polish-American community and heritage. The festival features food, music and demonstrations of Polish culture are on display for Toledo’s largest street festival. Enjoy polka, pierogis and beer during the 25th anniversary of the event in 2008.
Our Lady of Lourdes Church FestivalThe Our Lady of Lourdes Church, located in West Toledo, hosts one of the many church festivals in the Toledo area. The proceeds of this annual event, held each July, go to support the church and adjoining school. Festivities include rides and games, entertainment, crafts, bingo, and a Sunday chicken dinner.
The Lucas County Fair, a nearly week long event, is held in July at the Lucas County Fairgrounds. Fair events include rides, games, food vendors, live entertainment, animal and harvest competitions, tractor pulls, and a demolition derby.
Northwest Ohio Rib-Off
This August marks the 25th anniversary event for the Northwest Ohio Rib-Off. Local restaurants and national competitors head to the Lucas County Fairgrounds for this annual event to see who makes the best tasting ribs. Plenty of live entertainment and children’s activities are planned, something for the whole family.