Festivals, Fairs, Food, and Fun Events to Attend This Summer in the Toledo Area

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The warm season is finally approaching! It is time to start taking out the grills and heading outside after a cold winter and rainy spring. Toledo, and its surrounding areas, have plenty to offer its community this summer with outdoor festivals, delicious foods, and live music. From well-known festivals and fairs to farmers markets and cocktail workshops, below are some fun events happening in the area this summer.

Festivals and Fairs

Old West End Festival - 50th Anniversary (June 2-4 / 10:00am to 5:00pm)

The Old West End Festival is an annual event that takes place in Toledo, Ohio. This festival is a celebration of the vibrant culture and history of Toledo. It features music, art, food, and activities for all ages. 

Visitors can explore the historic Old West End neighborhood and admire its beautiful Victorian homes. Make sure to attend the kick-off King Wamba Parade on June 3rd at 10, full of beautiful floats and local musicians! The festival is a perfect opportunity to experience the charm and character of Toledo.

Art Loop Street Faire (June 15 / 5:00pm to 8:30pm)

The Art Loop Street Faire is a summer event that takes place in Toledo, Ohio. This event is a must-attend for art lovers! Enjoy live music, food trucks, and vendors selling art and handmade goods. 

Visitors can also explore the galleries and studios in Toledo's downtown Warehouse District. The event is a great way to support local artists and take in the creative spirit of Toledo.

Cherry Festival - 40th Anniversary (June 8-10 / Times Vary)

The Cherry Festival is an annual event that takes place in Waterville, Ohio. This festival is a celebration of the cherry harvest and is perfect for families. 

It features live music, food vendors, a parade, carnival rides, and this year they have top athletes, including olympic medalists, performing acrobatic routines! Get outside and enjoy the beautiful summer weather in Ohio at the Cherry Festival.

Beer and Bacon Festival (June 17 / 3:00pm to 7:00pm)

The Beer and Bacon Festival is an annual event that takes place in Toledo, Ohio. This festival is a paradise for beer and bacon lovers! As the name suggests, the festival features a wide variety of beer and bacon-based dishes. 

The festival is a great way to indulge in your favorite guilty pleasures and enjoy a fun day out in Toledo. Enjoy sizzling bacon in the sizzling summer at this festival.

Lucas County Fair (July 10-16 / Event Times Vary, Opens at 10am)

The Lucas County Fair is an annual event that takes place in Maumee, Ohio and is perfect for the family. Any age will enjoy their experience at this amazing fun-filled event.

Visitors can also see live music, animal exhibits, and other entertainment. The fair is a great way to experience the excitement of Ohio summers and make memories with your loved ones.

Drinks and Food

Northwest Ohio Rib-Off (July 28-30 / Begins at Noon)

The Northwest Ohio Rib-Off is an annual event that takes place in Maumee, Ohio. This event is a must-attend for barbecue enthusiasts! Taste food from barbecue vendors from around the region competing for the title of "Best Ribs." 

At this event you’ll be surrounded by great food, great music, and great people. Enjoy delicious food and enjoy the company of friends and family at the Rib-Off.

Toledo’s Farmer’s Market (May-November / Downtown: Saturdays 8:00am-2:00pm, Westgate: Wednesdays 3:00pm-7:00pm)

Toledo's Farmer's Market is a weekly event that takes place in downtown Toledo. If you are someone who loves fresh, locally sourced produce and artisanal products, this event is for you.

Purchase from vendors selling fresh produce, baked goods, potted plants, and other locally-made products. The event is a great way to support local businesses and enjoy the vibrant culture of Toledo.

Craft Cocktail Workshops (Various Dates)

The Craft Cocktail Workshops are a series of events that take place in Toledo, Ohio. These workshops are perfect for anyone who loves a good cocktail! 

They feature hands-on workshops where participants can learn how to make creative cocktails using locally-sourced ingredients. Learn new skills and make new friends at the Craft Cocktail Workshops.

Lunch at Levis (June-September / Thursdays 11:30am-1:30pm)

Lunch at Levis is a weekly event that takes place at Levis Square in downtown Toledo. It’s an event where you can easily stop by on your lunch break to enjoy music and fresh food.

According to the event planners, workers in the downtown area say it is the highlight of their week. The event is a perfect way to enjoy a delicious lunch and soak in the atmosphere of downtown Toledo.

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