Crosby Festival of the Arts weekend is back at Toledo Botanical Garden

Press Staff Writer

        Crosby Festival of the Arts, Northwest Ohio’s premier fine arts festival, will kick off Friday, June 23, and run through Sunday, June 25. The festival, hosted by Toledo GROWs, will take place at Toledo Botanical Garden.
        Festival hours are 6-9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday.
        Crosby Festival of the Arts is a highly recognized fine arts show featuring works by 150 artists nationwide. Now celebrating its 57th year, it is heralded as Ohio’s oldest outdoor juried art festival. The Ohio Arts Council provides support for the Crosby Festival of the Arts, and proceeds will support Toledo GROWs’ work in education, community gardening, and urban agriculture.
        Local food trucks will offer a variety of food on all three days. Soft drinks and adult beverages will also be available. Musical entertainment will include performances by Quick Quartet on Friday evening, Jeff Tucker and the Jon Roth Band on Saturday and Ray Parker Strolling Violin and Muddy Shutter on Sunday.
        Vendors providing food and drink throughout the weekend include B.D.’s Lemonade King, Deet’s BBQ, Frenzy on the Go, Island Noodles, Los Pollos Loco, Opa! Cuisine, Olde Tyme Kettle Korn, Rosie’s Rolling Chef, and Sunny’s Sweets and Treats.
        Free parking and a shuttle to the festival are available at the Meijer store on Central Avenue. Handicapped parking is available on the festival grounds at the Elmer Drive main entrance.
        Tickets for the Crosby Festival of the Arts are $12 if purchased online. General admission is $15 at the gate for adults, and $12 for seniors 60 and over. Children 12 and under are free with an adult. Metroparks members receive two admissions at a $6 discount on advance sale tickets with a discount code from the Metroparks.
        For more information and to purchase tickets, visit
        Major sponsors for the Crosby Festival of the Arts include The Andersons, Hartmann Bogan Financial Planning, Barkan and Robon, Dana Foundation, Meijer, KeyBank, U.S. Lawns, and Yark Automotive Group.
        About Toledo GROWs
        Toledo GROWs, a regional leader in urban agriculture, has a network of growers from 120+ community gardens. The gardens provide healthy food for local residents and beautify neighborhoods. People of all ages come to Toledo GROWs’ 2½ acre urban farm to participate in hands-on education and volunteer opportunities.


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