This weekend is America’s birthday and there is no better place to celebrate than here at the Go 419.
TOLEDO, Ohio – This weekend marks the first weekend of July! We’re starting the second half of 2021 and we’re celebrating the fourth! Read on for some ideas for the Go 419 this holiday weekend.
Extended walking times in Toledo Metroparks | Different locations | 5-10.30 p.m.
Hikers, you don’t have to turn earlier on Thursday, Toledo Metroparks have extended opening hours for later hikes. You can cycle or hike the trails in one of the many metroparks in 419.
A list of participating parks and opening times can be found here.
Adrian’s first Friday “Americana” | Downtown Adrian | 17 o’clock
It’s the first Friday of the month so we all know what that means – a celebration on the first Friday in Adrian, and this month’s theme is Americana. Celebrate our nation’s birthday by shopping, dining, and enjoying local cuisine. From 5, you can watch the Adrian Cruise In car show, take advantage of shopping and dinner specials, rock out to local live music, and admire the works of local artists.
First Friday Red Bird Art Walk | Red Bird Art District Sylvania | 17 o’clock
First Friday in Sylvania brings you the fun Friday night you’ve been waiting for all week. Pickleball on the Street is back! There’s also live music, great food like the Deet’s BBQ Food Truck, DORA in the streets, and lots of great art. You can feast your eyes on several new exhibits and even a pop-up art gallery. Make sure to check out all of the local shops as they have a number of different specials to offer.
Fireworks in Growler Park | Downtown Toledo | 6-11 p.m.
This year there is again a fireworks display in the city center, so you can celebrate the fourth on Friday evening a little earlier. You are welcome to enjoy the show on the Maumee Bay Brewing Co. lawn and enjoy all of the festivities. There will be live music, food and of course beer.
Participation is completely FREE. Be sure to bring your blankets for the night and luckily this is in the DORA neighborhood so you can get around close to Ottawa Street and the Warehouse District.
Sunset lavender yoga | Lucky Road Lavender Farm | 7.30pm-9pm
To all yogis, if you love stretching anything in nature then this hour long yoga session held among the lavender fields of Lucky Road Lavender Farm is for you.
All skill levels are welcome and you can just stop by, they accept cash and venmo.
July 3rd Open to celebrate | Sylvania | 7 a.m. – 9 p.m.
The fourth is this weekend, but why not go to Sylvania and party a day early! The fireworks start after dark, but all the fun starts at 7am, so come out and join all of the patriotic fun.
Stand Up Paddle Yoga | Metropark Wiregrass | 11 am-12:30pm
If you love yoga, enjoy the water and want to try something new, then this Standup Paddleboard Yoga at Wiregrass Metropark is something to try this weekend. This workshop is a unique interpretation of traditional yoga and brings you closer to nature.
You should wet your clothes, bring sunscreen, water, a towel, and a change of clothes for after class. The workshop costs $ 15 and you can register here.
Woodville Grand Parade | Woodville | Noon
Woodville’s annual Fourth of July Parade is back this year, so celebrate America’s birthday in one of America’s great small towns. Come and check out amazing floats, marching bands and more!
To learn more or to register your organization to participate, visit the website here.
Motor Show | Downtown Fremont | 17 o’clock
Summer is auto show season, and if you love this, head to downtown Fremont on Saturday. This is the 2nd of 3 held in Fremont and this is your chance to see some cool cars and even get on yours if you want. When you get into your car they have dashboards for the first 150 attendees and they plan to have at least 100 goodie bags available. To do this, call or text us at 567-342-4758 or send an email to [email protected] Bäumenfremontohio.org.
Independence Day Concert | Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museum | 2:30 p.m.
In Fremont you can experience American history on this Independence Day. They host their annual Independence Day concert at the Rutherford B. Hayes Center and this year they perform music with the Toledo Concert Band.
Entry is FREE and you should bring your own chairs or blankets to sit on, and food trucks will also be on site.
Glaze ’em Grand Opening | Glaze ‘Em Gourmet Funnel Cake | 3 pm-9pm
Bring your sweet tooth to the Toledo Farmers Market on the fourth. Glaze ‘Em Gourmet Funnel Cakes are available from 3pm to 9pm. While you’re there, enjoy a delicious funnel cake, take the kids on a horse ride, visit some vendors, and more.