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
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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
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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.
The Crosby Festival of the Arts is an annual summer event held at the Toledo Botanical Gardens that celebrates fine art in a variety of media. More than 250 artists from around the country are selected to showcase their work alongside live entertainers, food vendors, children’s activities, and the beauty of the Botanical Gardens.
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.
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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
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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.
Christ the King FestivalThe Christ the King Church Festival is one of the many church festivals in the Toledo area. The proceeds of this annual event, held at the parish in Northwest Toledo each August, go to support the church and school. Festivities include rides and games, entertainment, crafts, bingo, and lots of food.
Toledo’s German American Festival is Northwest Ohio’s oldest ethnic festival, held in August in Oregon, Ohio. The festival features traditional German food, music and dancing, live entertainment, a stone-throwing contest, children’s rides and games as well as a Volkswagen raffle.
The Greek-American Festival in downtown Toledo is a celebration of Greek heritage and culture held on the grounds of Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral in early September each year. Religious events are scheduled during the weekend event to accompany the food, live music, dancing and crafts.