The Lucas County Commissioners announced that the 2018 Toledo Jeep Fest received a prestigious Silver Anvil award during the recent Public Relations Society of America’s (PRSA) ceremony in New York.

The Lucas County Economic Development Corporation received the national Silver Anvil award for “Toledo Jeep Fest: A Community Celebration.” The award was presented to Thread Marketing Group who submitted the entry in partnership with the Lucas County Economic Development Corp.

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The first Toledo Jeep Fest was held in 2016 to celebrate the 75th year anniversary of the Toledo-built Jeep. More than 1,000 Jeep vehicles participated in the Toledo Jeep Fest’s inaugural parade and 40,000 people attended the single-day event.

Toledo Jeep Fest returned to downtown Toledo in August 2018 as a three-day event. The event attracted more than 60,000 people, including Jeep enthusiasts from 27 states, Canada, and Mexico, and pumped $4.5 million into the local economy.

The celebration of Jeep pride returns to the streets of downtown Toledo on the weekend of Aug. 9-11 and will showcase the introduction of the new Jeep Gladiator pickup, which is the latest in a long line of Jeeps made in the Glass City. The line-up of events can be found at: https://toledojeepfest.com/