Top things to do in northwest Ohio this weekend

Drive to Sauder Village, learn something proper SEW in Handmade Toledo or enjoy a cocktail for a happy hour. Whatever your mood, the 419 has it.

TOLEDO, Ohio – So you wanna go somewhere this weekend? Then look no further, the 419 has so much to offer.


Metroparks After Dark: Mountain Bike Trails | Oak openings | 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.

When you’re ready to head off for the weekend, grab your bike and head to Oak Openings to hit the trails after dark! For the night bike tour you need handlebar lights, headlights and taillights.

No pre-registration is required and it’s completely FREE. You need to log into a clipboard at the kiosk and for security reasons fill out a form with some basic information that includes vehicle details. Pay attention to the time, you can’t be out there later than 9pm!

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Saint Joseph Parish Festirama 2021 | Saint Joseph School Sylvania | Friday to Sunday

This weekend, St. Joe’s Festirama is back after a year on hiatus due to COVID-19. Come and enjoy all of the fun, fair food, rides, and entertainment that you have been missing out on. Entry is $ 5 and you must wear your mask.

Friday, May 21, 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 22nd, 2 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Sunday, May 23, 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Uncork and unwind | Brookwood Metropark | 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

You can spend Friday evening in one of the metropolises of Toledo! Get ready to get creative and pop your cork. After a busy week, let nature inspire you to uncork and relax in the Brookwood Metropark.

This is a two hour guided painting class that gives you step by step instructions and allows you to explore your inner artist and relax with a glass of wine.

This workshop costs $ 25 and you can register for it here.


NAMI Walks: Go Your Way | Virtual | 8 o’clock in the morning

May is Mental Health Awareness Month and you can think about this time by taking the NAMI Walk on Saturday. This year you can go your own way. Usually this walk takes place downtown, but this year, like last year, it will be virtual. You can go anywhere and go YOUR way.

Learn more and register here.

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Run for the cops | Secor Metropark | 10 am

You heard about running with the cops, but how about running for the cops? On Saturday there is the bulls run hosted by the Toledo Pit Crew. This is a walk around to support local pit bulls in need of a home. The 5K has been modified for everyone’s safety.

The fee is $ 25 and you can sign up on the Eventbrite page.

Classic car meeting | Sauder Village | 10 am

Car lovers, Sauder Village is the perfect place to check out on the weekend! They are hosting their popular Antique Car Gathering and this is your chance to get up close and personal with some unique cars that you don’t see often!

Enthusiasts from Ohio, Indiana, and Michigan will show off their babies; Some date from the early 1900s. Come on and check out these vintage cars, mingle with their owners, and then stay for a parade later.

Asian Heritage Month Festival | Bombay kitchen | 13 o’clock

May is the month of heritage for Asia-American and Pacific islanders. In light of the recent hate crimes against the Asian community, it is important to empower the community and promote diversity. On Saturday afternoon, the Women of Toledo group in Bombay Kitchen is hosting an art, food and fun event that showcases Asian culture. There you can learn about origami, henna, a martial arts demo, calligraphy, karaoke, and much more!

You’ll need tickets, which are $ 12 and include food, 1 cocktail, and lots of fun activities. Get yours here.

Howard Marsh Kayak Eco Tour | Howard Marsh Metropark | 1:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Spend your day exploring the swamp with a local naturalist who will guide you. This wetland has recently been restored and is an important stopover for birds and bird watchers. Take a little trip on Saturday to see for yourself.

Previous experience in paddling is recommended. Get dressed to get wet. This kayak tour is $ 25 and you can sign up here.

Happy Hour | Toledo Spirits Company | 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Take part in the Toledo Animal Rescue in Toledo Spirits for cocktails and some furry friends. This outdoor event features cocktails from Toledo Spirits and Lyle’s Crepes that serve sweet and savory treats! Plus, you can meet fur babies who are looking for a home forever!

Anniversary roast pork | Stony Ridge Winery | 17:30

Celebrate the anniversary of a local winery with a roast pork.

Stony Ridge Winery is celebrating its anniversary and wants you to be part of the fun! The roast pork picnic is $ 5 and is served from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Live music will be played from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Join in and help them start their 19th year in business.


Introduction to crochet and introduction to embroidery workshops Handmade Toledo | 1.00 p.m. and 3.30 p.m.

Get a little creative on this Sunday afternoon in downtown Toledo. At Handmade Toledo, you can join an embroidery or crochet workshop to get the creative juices flowing. In these workshops you will learn the basics of each of these disciplines. Supplies are included in the price of the workshop, which are $ 30 each.

Here you can find out more and register.


TOP 11 12 TO DO: 419 BBQ BATTLE!

Visit the 419 BBQ Battle at The Appliance Center on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

The Appliance Center is more than just furniture and housewares this weekend! Area BBQ staples will compete for the title of top sauce slinger.

Plus, there will be a few prominent guest judges who are knowledgeable and may look a little familiar …

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