Celebrate Toledo’s Historic Old West End during this 39th annual festival. This year features six historic home and mansion tours, an Art Fair at the Toledo Museum of Art Glass Pavilion, a beer garden, food, entertainment, garage sales, yard sales and children’s activities. Saturday at 10am, the King Wamba Carnival Parade kicks off the weekend.
Presently, families make up 40 percent of the homeless population, one out of four homeless people is a child. Walk to raise awareness of the reality of family homelessness in Toledo at the Give Them Shelter event. At check-in, walkers receive t-shirts, water bottles and earned incentives. Arrive at early to help reduce waiting in
See and hear fife and drum corps play military music from the 1750s through the War of 1812. The music starts at 10am both days and the corps perform a massed ensemble at 4pm each afternoon. War of 1812 soldiers and civilians provide demonstrations of weapons, camp life and provide hands-on activities for children. Through
The pioneer life program is offered over a two-summer span as children spend time in the historic Peter Navarre cabin at the gardens. Make candles, soap and cornhusk dolls. Participants also get to play pioneer games. Pioneer Life Part 1 attendance not required. See website to register. 9:30-11:30am. $15. Toledo Botanical Garden, 5403 Elmer Dr.,
20 area restaurants serve food and desserts. The parade begins at 10 a.m. Saturday morning with clowns, dance groups, classic cars, wild imaginative floats, singers, pets and children on bikes. Featuring 4 blocks of art and craft booths, a variety of entertainment, a kid’s fun zone and talent show. Also on Sunday, August 21 at
Tibetan Buddhist monks from the Gaden Shartse Monastery in southern India present a performing arts production, “Journey to the Top of the World.” Elaborate costumes and ceremony surround the ancient Tibetan cultural arts. This performance features traditional music, dance and chanting from “The Roof of the World.” Tickets available at the door. 7pm. $15, free