TOLEDO, Ohio — It's going to be a hot one, but don't let that stop all your Fourth of July fun! We have found lots of ways to celebrate Independence Day, so keep reading.
Perrysburg Farmers Market | Downtown Perrysburg | 4 - 7 p.m.
It's back: the farmers market in Perrysburg!
Thursday evening is the first farmers market of the season and it is sure to be worth the wait! The market will be sprawled out over Louisiana Ave. and West Third St. every Thursday from 4-7 p.m. until September.
All safety precautions are being taken, including vendors being required to wear masks, have sanitizer available and unfortunately will not be allowed to offer samples. Customers will not be allowed to touch any goods before buying, but luckily they will have portable restrooms!
Old Fashioned 4th of July Weekend | Sauder Village | Beginning at 10 a.m.
Take a step back in time and celebrate Independence Day with an old fashioned weekend at Sauder Village. This is your chance to really slow down and unplug with the family. Although things will look and feel a little differently this year, there is still going to be plenty fun, delicious food and space for social distancing.
Friday night they have a BBQ you won't want to miss, from 4 - 7 p.m. at the Barn Restaurant.
Adrian First Friday | Downtown Adrian | 5 - 8 p.m.
Come support your local downtown in Adrian for it's first Friday and this one is going to be extra special. This first Friday is also the kickoff to car show season. The downtown streets will closed and the cars will be all lined up for viewing! You'll also be able to enjoy some tunes played by The Metros Band with Gordy Sharpe.
All the fun begins at 5 p.m., so stop out to grab a bite at a local restaurant, checkout some cars and support one of our local downtown areas.
First Friday Art Walk ft. commUNITY Exhibit | Downtown Sylvania | 5 - 9 p.m.
Celebrate commUNITY in Sylvania with a Red White and Brew art walk! The Red Bird Art district will be a fun place to be to start your weekend off with food trucks and other dining, shopping and art. Plus, they have your safety in mind. You are asked to maintain social distancing and all businesses will be following all the state guidelines for COVID-19.
Independence Day Ice Cream Social | Waggin' Tails | 6 p.m.
Your dog's tail will be waggin' to head over to Waggin' Tails to enjoy some Fourth of July fun! Our pups want in on the all the excitement too and they will be able to do just that.
Starting at 6 p.m. bring the doggos out to play in their new pool, snack on some ice cream (safe for dogs), and best of all, no scary fireworks!
If this sounds exactly like what Fido needs, just head over to their Facebook event page to RSVP.
Music at the Fountain - 4th Edition | Levis Commons | 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
You can relax with some music at the fountain at Levis Commons to start your Saturday off! Steve Kennedy will be out playing live and you can pick up a to-go lunch from one of their amazing restaurants.
You can check out all the food options on their website on the brown bag lunch section, and there will also be a virtual tip jar for the music. You can check out their website right here.
Public Reading of the Declaration of Independence | Hood Park | 12 - 1 p.m.
Downtown Perrysburg you can get your Fourth of July started with some extra patriotism with a reading of the Declaration of Independence.
This will all take place at Hood Park, which is at the intersection of Louisiana Avenue and Front Street. This year, they will be highlighting current and retired first responders, as well as current military, veterans and their families.
This is a great event for families and free copies of the Constitution and Declaration will be given out.
July 4th Ice Cream Social | Hancock Historical Society | 12 - 2 p.m.
Have some good old fashioned fun at the Hancock Historical Society with their annual ice cream social. They will be serving up ice cream scoops, ice cream bars and root beer floats you can purchase. All these sweet treats will be from the local favorite, Dietsch Brothers.
Independence Day 1813 | Fort Meig's War of 1812 Battlefield | 12 - 5 p.m.
The Fourth of July is a day of significance and you can honor this day in history over at Fort Meigs, but like many other events this year, it will be a little bit different. This will be held all on one day and they will be stretching the National Salute ceremony over two and half hours to broaden the accessibility to everyone.The eighteen state salute will run from 1 - 3:30 p.m., honoring the states of our nation and leaders of this historic time, and historical music will prelude each tribute.
This event begins at noon and admission prices are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, $5 for students, and FREE for members and children.
The 4th Foam Party | Toledo's Mainstreet Bar & Grill | 8 p.m. - 2:30 a.m.
Looking to keep the party going into the night? Downtown at Toledo's Mainstreet Bar & Grill they will be hosting a foam party!
Doors will be opening at 8 p.m., it is $10 for admission, and this party is for 18+. There will DJs, merfolk performers and, of course, foam.
You can get more info and full list of performers on their Facebook event page, linked below.
Birding Eco-Tour and Kayak Adventure! | Howard Marsh Metropark | 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Want to spend your Sunday doing something relaxing outdoors? Our metroparks never disappoint. Howard Marsh is an important stop for birds migrating and is a great place for bird watching. Getting out in the kayak is an even better way to view these beautiful creatures and you can do all of that Sunday morning.
You will need to wear your mask and dress to get wet, wear old shoes and leave the valuables at home! A towel and change of clothes might be smart to bring as well. They are providing kayaks, life jackets, and all other equipment.
This event is $25.
Interested? You can register right here.