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I love Northwest Ohio. Being born and raised in Toledo and now raising my own kids here, I am passionate about all that Northwest Ohio has to offer. From events to see, places to go, and businesses to buy from, there is so much to see, do, and purchase locally. I was inspired to create a resource that I could share what is happening in the 419 in a creative and entertaining way. Learning about events and businesses in the area and being able to promote them is what the Guy in the 419 is about, and I want to help you get the word out!

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Burger Bash

Centennial Terrace

The Sylvania Rotary is proud to present the 2nd Annual Burger Bash! Come out and vote for your favorite burger June 14th 5p-11p & June 15th 4p-11p!
This year’s burger vendors:
🍔 Inside the Five Brewing Company
🍔 Dave & Buster’s
🍔 Bar 145 – Toledo
🍔 Frogtown Johnnie’s
🍔 Charlie’s Homemade Ice Cream & Edibles
🍔 Mancy’s Ideal

Dessert vendors:
🍦 Mayberry Ice Cream
🍿 Old Tyme Kettle Korn

Live entertainment:
🎸Friday- Grizzly Grits and Black Swamp Rebels
🥁Saturday- The 25’s and See Alice

🎤 Emceed by Sylvania’s own Guy in the 419!

Entertainment and Kids Zone:
Giant bounce houses, face painting, and kids games and crafts!

Voting will take place on-site only at the Voting Booth! 1 vote per person for duration of the event, please.

Bring the entire family for 2 days full of fabulous food, music and entertainment! Hope to see you there!



Toledo Beer & Bacon Festival

The Hungarian Club of Toledo

Toledo’s ultimate beer festival: pairing the best local craft beers (with more than 20 area breweries in Northwest Ohio) with bacon.

General admission is $30. – You will receive 10 beer samples.
VIP tickets are $45. – You will receive 15 beer samples, 5 food tickets and a cigar. There will also be a separate entrance line for VIPs.

Each beer sample is 4 ounces.

Food will be sold and the event will feature a cigar tent. Cigars can only be smoked in the designated area.




Zoo to Do

Toledo Zoo

The 2019 edition of our Party with a Purpose is dangerously decadent…
Brace yourself for forked tongues, fierce fangs and a fabulous FUNdraiser!

  • 50+ regional restaurants and caterers presenting their house specialties
  • Train rides around the Africa! exhibit during the preview party
  • Live entertainment from Fu5ion
  • Full service and specialty drink bars throughout Zoo grounds
  • Dress: Black Tie & Tennis Shoes
Event Info

ZOOtoDO is a rain or shine event. Tickets are non-refundable and must be purchased in advance. All guests must be at least 21 years of age with a valid ID to enter. Toledo Zoo reserves the right to refuse entry to anyone unable to provide proof of age.


Purchase by May 15 and SAVE $15!



Includes ZOOtoDO admission AND access to exclusive new venue and vendors.




Local Fest – Bands, Bites and Brews

Downtown Sylvania

The Red Birds are filling up the J&G parking lot with all things LOCAL on Saturday, June 22 from 4p-11p. Enjoy delicious street food and craft beers while listening to great live music!

$5 Admission will support downtown beautification projects and a portion of proceeds will be donated to Sylvania Area Family Services, Inc

4:30-6pm: Lorelei & Three’s Company w/ Hector Mendoza – Guitarist
6:30–8pm: Old State Line
8:30–10:30pm: Madison Avenue Band
11pm-2am: After Party at The Sodbuster Bar

Upside Brewing
Inside the Five Brewing Company
Majestic Oak Winery
Boochy Mama’s Probiotic Tonic (Non-alcoholic Kombucha)

The Displaced Chef
Rusty’s Road Trip
Lyle’s Crepes
Mayberry Ice Cream
The Village Candy Shoppe

Kids Corner sponsored by J & G Pizza Palace

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Rooftop Bourbon and Brisket Tasting

Fleetwood’s Rooftop and the Armory

Treat your taste buds at the Bourbon and Brisket Tasting! The event will take place on Fleetwood’s Rooftop and the Armory and will include bourbon tastings and some delicious bourbon-inspired cocktails. Plus stick around for the best view in town of the postgame fireworks show.

Event Info

Tickets are $45 and include your Fleetwood’s rooftop ticket, a BBQ buffet, (4) bourbon samples, and (1) specialty cocktail. Space is limited so get your tickets before they sell out!



Pizza Palooza

Centennial Terrace

Join us for the 9th annual Pizza Palooza at Centennial Terrace on Friday, July 19th & Saturday, July 20th. Pizza Palooza is one of Northwest Ohio’s premier and largest events & is sponsored by Mercy Health, Grogan’s Towne, Sofo Foods, First Federal Bank & First Insurance Group. With crowds soaring above 12,000 and engagement with local pizza and dessert vendors it’s no wonder this event has become a summer staple for families and pizza lovers everywhere!

Attendees are given the opportunity to vote for their favorite pizza each year, crowning the highly coveted People’s Choice Award.

Live music, a pizza eating challenge, costumed characters, and loads of kid’s activities are just a few of the entertainment features at the event. Pizza is sold by the slice; $1.50 for cheese and $2 for specialty. You can also buy a whole pizza for $10-$12. Tickets are $6 for adults, $4 for 5-12, and 4 and under are free.

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