Summer 2019 Bucket List
Cost: Free, registration required
Dates/Hours: Daily, 8:30AM-8:30PM
Location: Olander Park, Sylvania
Every aspiring anthropologist’s dream is to dig up the long-forgotten remains of a dinosaur. Explore “one of the only two prime Devonian Era Sites on the entire planet.” This park hosts several other events during the Fall season.
Indian Creek Zoo
Cost: Adults $12, Seniors $11, Kids $10
Location: Lambertville, MI
Close encounters of the mammal kind is guaranteed to be delivered at Indian Creek Zoo! Hate the pesky restraints and distance between you and furry friends? A walk through this park will satisfy the most hands-on patron.
Friday Night Family Cruise on Sandpiper Boat
Cost: Adults $19, Kids (12 and under) $11
Dates/Hours: Friday Nights, 6PM
Location: Downtown Toledo
Fancy a cruise down the Maumee river with a guided tour of the Toledo coastal life? Hop on the Sandpiper and allow all your worries to be washed away in the gentle sway of the river ride.
Glass City Balloon Race
Cost: Free admission and parking
Dates/Hours: September 27-28, Friday 4-11PM, Saturday 3-11PM
If you’re not afraid of heights, this is the event for you. Helicopter and balloon rides, races, food vendors, beer garden, live music. What’s not to like?
Black Swamp Arts Festival
Cost: Free admission
Dates/Hours: September 6-8
Location: Bowling Green, OH
Hundreds of booths featuring fine art will line the historic streets of downtown Bowling Green the first weekend after Labor Day. Stroll to the biggest live music festival around as you sample amazing food from local vendors. Adults can even stop by the Beer Garden for a spiked refreshment!
Cost: Free admission
Dates/Hours: Sunrise to sunset
Location: Multiple; see website.
Home to dozens of hiking, biking, and horse riding trails, beautiful nature sites, play areas for children, fishing and more. With 17 parks spread around the Toledo area, challenge yourself to explore each of them before the end of Summer! For instance, Oak Openings features a new treehouse village offering overnight stays up in the trees. Check out the website below for more coming attractions and events.
Perrysburg Farmers Market
Cost: Free admission
Dates/Hours: Thursdays through October 10, 3-8PM
Location: Historic downtown Perrysburg, OH
Think fresh as we wrap up the end of the Summer season with homegrown flowers, herbs, fruits and vegetables, fresh baked goods, garden art and gifts, and more.
Cost: End of season admission as low as $45, parking $20
Dates/Hours: See website
Location: Sandusky, OH
If you have not crossed one of the largest roller coaster parks in the country off your list this summer, now is your chance. Home to some of the largest and fastest coasters around, Cedar Point is sure to entertain just about every age group. There are even Boardwalk Cruiser Wine Tours and Halloweekends are coming up this fall! https://www.cedarpoint.com/play/events?page=1
Cost: Cost of travel
Dates/Hours: Dependent on ferry times
Location: Lake Erie Island; use Jet Express or Miller Ferry
If you didn’t think you could get an island experience in Northwest Ohio, you were wrong! PIB has so much to offer, including a state park full of trails for a nature hike, wineries for the more mature senses, golf cart rentals for easy travel across the island, events, Perry’s International Peace Memorial, cave exploration, fishing, water sports, and so much more! Don’t forget about the dining and bar nightlife.
Field of Dreams Drive-In Theater
Cost: $25 per carload. Food permit $10 per car (you can bring outside food and drink!)
Dates/Hours: Friday to Saturday. Box Office opens at 730PM. See website for features.
Location: Liberty Center, OH
Movie theater seats can be uncomfortable, and there are always people talking, ruining the experience. Instead of movie-going indoors, relax in your own car, lay the seat back a little and turn up the radio station programed to the movie of your choice. Bring your own snacks and drinks, purchased at a reasonable price, and let your worries melt away as you fully engross yourself in the cinematic adventure before you, distraction free!