Calendar of events

Press Staff Writer

Ongoing events:
        Mondays through Oct. 16: Monday Night Cruise-in, Applebee’s, 3007 Curtice Rd., Northwood, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
        Wednesdays through Sept. 27: Summer Music Series, Town Center at Levis Commons, Perrysburg.  11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Concerts are also presented every other Saturday through Sept. 30 from 5-7 p.m.
Select Wednesdays, through Sept: Oregon Rollin’ Food & Farm Market, 5401 Starr Ext. soccer fields. Farmers market, food trucks, vendors and more, from 5-8 p.m. Markets will be held on the first and third Wednesdays. The final market will be held Saturday, Oct. 28, in collaboration with ORec Honey Festival, 2-5 p.m.
        Saturdays through November: Toledo Farmers Market, 525 Market St., downtown, 8 a.m.-2 p.m.
Sept. 1-4: Sandusky County Restorers of Antique Power (S.C.R.A.P.) Antique Tractor & Engine Show, White Star Park, SR 300, a mile south of Gibsonburg. Displays of antique tractors, engines, cars, trucks, motorcycles and farm equipment, demonstrations, live entertainment, food, a large flea market and more.
Sept. 1-4: Milan Melon Festival, Village Square, SR 113, Milan, Ohio.
Sept. 2, 9 and 16: The Broken Barrel Speakeasy Prohibition Experience, Sauder Village, 22611 SR 2, Archbold. Enjoy secret speakeasy mayhem with an immersive experience and taste of the underworld of Prohibition! Prepare to be introduced to the history, the gangs and the consequences of Prohibition at our spectacular 1920s Main Street venue. Pre-registration required. 21 and older.
Sept. 4: Northwest Ohio Labor Day Parade, Downtown Toledo Summit and Monroe 9 a.m.
Sept. 5-6: “Bluey’s Big Play” Stranahan Theater, 4645 Heatherdowns, Toledo. Join the Heelers in their first live theatre show.
Sept. 6-8: Home School Days, Sauder Village, Archbold. Connect children to local history; special admission deals for homeschool families.
Sept. 6, 13: Opera Outdoors, Wildwood Preserve Manor House, 5100 Central Ave., Toledo, 6 p.m. A pop-up live performance presented by Toledo Opera.
Sept. 6, 13, 20 & 27: Senior Discovery Days, Toledo Zoo, 2 Hippo Trail, Toledo. Seniors are treated to free admission, great perks and activities on Wednesdays in September during Senior Discovery Days and exclusive discounts during the rest of the week. 419-385-4040,
Sept. 7: Cruisin’ Night, downtown Pemberville, 6-8 p.m. Food, music, and more. 419-287-3274.
Sept. 7: Jazz in the Garden, Toledo Botanical Garden, 5403 Elmer Dr., Toledo, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Featuring the Lori LeFevre Group. $10, $5 for members. Bring a chair or blanket. Food trucks will be on site.
Sept. 8: Comedian Colin Jost at Savage Arena, 7:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at the Savage Arena Box office, by phone at 419-530-GOLD (4653) or online at the
Sept. 8: Art Loop: Dancin’ in the Streets, Downtown Toledo, St. Clair Street, 8:30 p.m. One of the Art Loops’ most popular annual events returns as Toledo’s dance community takes to the streets. Enjoy a wide array of contemporary, ethnic, traditional, and interactive dance performances in Hensville.
Sept. 8-10: 51st Greek-American Festival, Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 740 N. Superior St., Toledo. A celebration of the Orthodox faith, Greek culture, entertainment, food, pastry and hospitality.
Sept. 8-10: Black Swamp Arts Festival, downtown Bowling Green. Juried art displays from artists from around the country, plus food, music, kids’ activities and more
Sept. 8-10: Treasures Unearthed, Wood County Fairgrounds, 13800 West Poe Rd., Bowling Green. This event gathers more than 35 vendors exhibiting and selling some of the most rare and distinctive jewelry, gemstones, crystals and fossils Planet Earth has to offer.
Sept. 8, 15-16: Momentum Art & Culture Festival, N. Superior Street between Madison and Adams, Toledo. A three-day festival that celebrates our vibrant community through arts and culture.
Sept. 9: Day of Honor, Toledo Zoo. Free admission for all police, firefighters, EMTs, military personnel and hospital staff, when they show their professional ID or badge. From 10 a.m.-3 p.m., there will be crafts and activities, vehicles on zoo grounds for kids to explore, photo opportunities and more. Sign the giant thank-you cards that will be presented at 1:30 p.m. to local heroes.
Sept. 9: Toledo Museum of Art Block Party, 2445 Monroe St.,4-8 p.m. Everyone’s welcome at the most epic block party of the year – celebrating 50 years of Hip Hop with art making activities, live performances, and more Featuring special guest, Grammy-award winning DJ, producer, rapper, and writer DJ Spinderella.
Sept. 9: Grub N` Suds Motorcycle Festival, Depot Park, Elmore. Sponsored by the Elmore Historical Society and A.B.A.T.E of Ohio Region 7, the festival features motorcycles, a poker run, live bands, bike games and contests with lots of food and beer. Visit Grub 'n Suds Motorcycle Rally Elmore, Ohio on Facebook.
Sept. 9: Migration Celebration Kick-off Day, Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge, 14000 W. SR 2, Oak Harbor, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Kick off a monthlong celebration of the fall migration of birds, butterflies, dragonflies and more with fun activities, tours, food and art.
Sept. 9: Inaugural Toledo Beer Fest, 123 Water St. (parking lot behind Fort Industry Square) Toledo, 2-8 p.m. Along with a selection of local and regional beers from Toledo and the surrounding areas, the festival will feature local eats from area food trucks, and live music from local bands and DJs. Advance tickets are available for $35 through Sept. 7, or tickets can be purchased at the event for $45.
Sept. 9, 16, 23, 30: History Roundtable with Mike Gilbert, Hayes Presidential, Spiegel Grove, Fremont, 10-11:30 a.m. Local historian Mike Gilbert shares fascinating stories of local and national history during this popular series, which takes place on six Saturdays in September and October. Prerecorded virtual sessions will also be offered for those who cannot attend in person. Each session is $5, or registrants can purchase all six for $25. Pre‐registration and pre‐payment for both in‐person and virtual sessions are required. To register and pay, contact Julie Mayle, curator of manuscripts, at
Sept. 9: Downtown Fremont Car Show, 5-8 p.m., rain or shine, on Front Street between Croghan and Hayes. Free. Pre‐registration for car show is highly suggested. Trophies and door prizes will be given out.
Sept. 9: Fremont Speedway, Fan Favorite Night, AFCS Championship for 410 and 305 Sprints, Trucks, 901 Rawson Ave., Fremont. Gates open at 4 p.m.; races start at 7 p.m. (subject to change).
Sept. 9: Comedian and Author Steve-O’s The Bucket List Tour, Stranahan Theater, 7 p.m.
Sept. 9-10: Fremont Flea Market, Sandusky Co. Fairgrounds, Fremont. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sat and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sun.
Sept. 10: Grandparents Day, Toledo Zoo. Free admission for grandparents who visit with grandkids.
Sept. 10: Wander the Warehouse District, downtown Toledo, noon-4 p.m. Tour five lofts/ businesses in Toledo’s Warehouse District. $15 admission. Tickets available at Grumpy’s Toledo parking lot, and at Thrift & Sip Event entrance, 201 Morris St., near Maumee Bay Brewing.
Sept. 10: Monarchs and More Family Fun, Sauder Village, 22611 SR 2, Archbold, 1-4 p.m., near Little Lake Erie (note: The Historic Village is closed on Sunday). Free events including Wild World of Animals Show, Monarch Butterfly program, Conservation and Wetlands Trolley Tours, food trucks and more.
Sept. 11: Gibsonburg 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony, Williams Park, time TBA. Gibsonburg remembers 9/11 at the Public Safety Service Memorial that was constructed with the antenna of the North World Trade Center.
Sept. 12-17: Toledo Mud Hens vs. Columbus Clippers, Fifth Third Field, downtown Toledo.
Sept.  13: Sandusky County Historic Jail & Dungeon, Flashlight Tours, 622 Croghan St., Fremont, 6:30 p.m. Hear the macabre stories of inmates that once paced the cellblock, in fact, some that are believed to still haunt them today. The tour lasts about one hour and is not recommended for children. Cost: $10. Tickets available at the door or online at
Sept. 15: Fremont Speedway, Jim & Joanne Ford Classic All Star Sprints, Trucks, 901 Rawson Ave., Fremont. Gates open at 4 p.m. and races start at 7 p.m., subject to change.
Sept. 15: Hardy in Concert, Huntington Center, 500 Jefferson Ave., Toledo, 7:30 p.m. With Lainey Wilson and Dylan Marlowe.
Sept. 15: Sunset Yoga in the Grove, Hayes Presidential Center, Spiegel Grove, Fremont, 7 p.m. Presented by Yoga Haven, Fremont. $12 for adults, $7 for studio students. Designed for all levels. Tickets available at
Sept. 15-17: Clyde Fair, downtown Clyde. Rides, games, shows, craft vendors, grand parade and more.
Shows, Queen's contest 5:00 p.m. Music by "Stranger Than Fiction" 8:00 p.m. (main stage)
Sept. 16: Downtown Fremont Farmers Market & Get Active Fremont Event, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., rain or shine. Free. Vendors, live entertainment, treats and more.
Sept 16: Hard Hat Tours, National Museum of the Great Lakes, 1701 Front St., Toledo, 10 and 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Get a behind-the-scenes tour of the museum’s vessels.
Sept. 16: 7th Annual, Cruisin’ State Street, Fremont, 4-8 p.m. The Fremont Ohio car show that brings cruising back to State Street with cool cars, over 25 awards and something for everyone. Rain date: Sept. 17.
Sept. 16: Toledo Speedway, Glass City 200, 5639 Benore Rd., Toledo, 5 p.m.
Sept. 22: Crop Circle Arts & Music Festival, downtown Fremont, 6-9 p.m., rain or shine. An extraterrestrial event for the whole family featuring fun, creative and curious events.
Sept. 22-23: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone in Concert, Stranahan Theater, 4645 Heatherdowns Blvd., Toledo. This concert will feature Symphoria performing every note from “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.”
Sept. 23: Glass City Regatta, 8 Main St. Toledo, 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Presented by the Toledo Rowing Foundation, the event will feature a full day of racing on the Maumee River.
Sept. 23: Woodville Farmers Market, Trail Marker Park, South Cherry Street, Woodville, 9 a.m.-noon.
Sept. 23: Roche de Boeuf Festival, downtown Waterville, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. A fun family festival with crafts, food, business and non-profit vendors, carnival rides, a car show, live entertainment and more.
Sept. 23: Vintage Base Ball Tournament, Sauder Village, Archbold, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Cheers from an old-time baseball game will fill the air as the Sauder Village Windmills, the Great Black Swamp Frogs and the Elkhart County Railroaders gather for a vintage base ball tournament.
Sept. 23: Toledo Night Market, 525 Market St., Toledo, 6-11 p.m. Open-air market features lights, food trucks, shopping, craft drinks and live music. Admission $5.
Sept. 23: Thomas Rhett Home Team Tour, Huntington Center, downtown Toledo, 7:30 p.m. With special guests Cole Swindell and Nate Smith.
Association and staff of Fort Meigs Historic Site for a weekend focusing on historic trade.
Sept. 23-24: Life in Early Ohio, Fort Meigs, Perrysburg, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Join the Old Northwest Military History Sept. 23-25: Luckey Fall Festival, Basic Park, located on Adams Street in Luckey between Krotzer Avenue (SR 582) and Gilbert Road. An old-time fall festival weekend with entertainment, craft and flea markets, antique tractor pulls and displays, apple-butter making and more.
Sept. 24: ProMedica Family Fest, ProMedica Memorial Hospital, Hospital Hill, Buckland Avenue, Fremont, 1-3 p.m. Free giveaways, activities. Teddy Bear Hospital and more.
Sept. 27: Presidential History Book Club, Hayes Presidential Center, Spiegel Grove, Fremont noon-1 p.m. This month, the club is reading “The Revolutionary Samuel Adams,” by Stacy Schiff (a continuation of the August discussion). The event will take place in person and online. For online login information, contact historian Dustin McLochlin at Participants can bring their lunch.
Sept. 29: Opening of Special Exhibit: “Chasing Totality: The History and Science of Eclipses,” Hayes Presidential Center, Spiegel Grove, Fremont. On April 8, 2024, Spiegel Grove and the rest of Sandusky County will be plunged into total darkness as the moon completely blots out the sun. The exhibit will look at the science behind how eclipses work, the history of astronomy’s attempts to understand that science and a look at one particular solar eclipse that drove Americans across the country to the western territories during Rutherford B. Hayes’s presidency. The exhibit will remain on display through December 2024.
Sept. 29: Rickey Smiley & Friends, Stranahan Theater, 4645 Heatherdowns Boulevard, Toledo, 8 p.m. /
Sept. 30: Tree Tour of Spiegel Grove, Hayes Presidential Center, Spiegel Grove, Fremont, 12:30 p.m. Walk the arboretum and learn about the many trees of Spiegel Grove. Bring a sack lunch and enjoy a picnic on the grounds. Tickets for non-members are $10 for adults, $7 for ages 6-18, free for ages 5 and younger. HPLM members admitted free.
Sept. 30: Kip Moore Damn Love World Tour, Stranahan Theater, 4645 Heatherdowns Boulevard, Toledo, 8 p.m.
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