Navigating The Toledo Jeep Fest— Off-Road

Seeing a jeep in Toledo isn’t exactly remarkable, but what about the thousands of jeeps roaming downtown?

Marvel at this and other spectacles during the second Toledo Jeep® Fest, 10.-12. August, a three-day spectacle with entertainment, car shows, live music and of course lots of reasons to get the engine going.

Re-launching the half-day festival in 2016 that drew 20,000 people, this year’s Jeep® Fest will bring an unusually lively atmosphere to downtown Toledo throughout the weekend.

Not sure how to navigate the terrain? View the full list of official Toledo Jeep® Fest events online at toledojeepfest.com or browse our list of off-road events perfect for people-watching.

Friday Saturday

Open house at Toledo Spirits Company
Live music, tasting room tours, and tasting flights for $ 5. Friday 4-6 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 1301 N. Summit Str. 419-662-9521. Free

Registration bistro
Serves a special outdoor-inspired menu of brown trout and s’mores. Reservations recommended. Friday 4pm – 10pm and Saturday 4pm – 11pm. 144 N. Superior Str. 419-725-0444.

Friday only

LIVE from 201 Morris
BCAN will be filming this special concert so come and be part of the audience. Amelia Airharts, Five Horse Johnson and Matt Truman Ego Trip. 8-11 p.m. Maumee Bay Brewing Extension, 201 Morris St. Free

Saturday only

When wagoners roamed the earth
Classic Wagoneer show with dozens of models from 63-91 and loads of Jeep literature about the big boys to discover in the store. 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Graphit Design + Build, 15 N. Huron St. Free

Toledo farmers market
Start your Jeep Fest at the Farmers’ Market and pick up fresh pastries, coffee and fruit from local vendors. 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. 525 Marktstr.

The art of jeep grills
Sixteen artists have turned jeep grills into works of art. These colorful collages will be on display at the Seagate Gallery, with bidding starting at noon. Art sales go to the Toledo Arts Commission. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 401 Jefferson Ave. Free

PJ’s Deli is open
With normal business hours on weekdays and not weekends, PJ’s Deli is open from 8am on Saturdays and offers an exclusive menu with lunch specials valued at $ 5. 500 Madison Avenue 419-241-3354. pjsdeli.net

Scene on the green
Market on the Green and UpTown Green will host a classic car show in conjunction with the Jeep Festival with live music, food trucks, food and beer tastings, and tons of activities. 1 pm-7pm. 1806 Madison Avenue.

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