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Mud Hens Opening Day is the unofficial holiday of downtown Toledo! This year is a little different but we still anticipate a a fun party atmosphere. We've compiled a list of all the restaurants that will open Tuesday, May 4, and are within a three block radius of Fifth Third Field. We'll see you out there, Toledo!

Downtown property and business owners, you are invited to the Downtown Toledo Improvement District (DTID) open house known as Coffee Connections. These conversations will be held the last Wednesday of the quarter at Rustbelt Coffee between 7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. You will have an opportunity to meet with DTID board members, staff from ConnecToledo and fellow neighbors to discuss activities impacting our workers, residents, visitors and investors.

Downtown Toledo will host Solheim Cup Opening Ceremonies featuring Gwen Stefani on September 3, 2021. Stefani is a three-time Grammy award winner and has also received an American Music Award, Brit Award, World Music Award, two Billboard Music Awards and four MTV Video Music Awards. VH1 has ranked her 13th on their “100 Greatest Women in Music” list. You can watch her as a judge on NBC’s The Voice.

As we continue towards inoculating our community and practicing safe habits, events are starting to return. We want our events to be exciting, so we have two huge ones on track! Toledo Jeep Fest will once again take over our downtown streets from August 6-8 for a weekend-long celebration of Toledo’s favorite automobile, the Jeep. Just a few weeks later, begins the LPGA’s Solheim Cup. The Solheim Cup is a biennial golf tournament contested by teams representing Europe and the United States. While the tournament will be held at Inverness Club, all off-course festivities will be held in downtown. Opening Ceremonies are on Friday, September 3 with the tournament ending Monday, September 6.

With warmer weather approaching, we know you’ll be itching to get outside. What better way to do that than with a copy of the Arts Commission new Art in Public Places Field Guide. This guide features artworks from the City of Toledo’s One Percent for Art collection, which is administered by The Arts Commission through its Art in Public Places committee. There are also several works from other collections in Northwest Ohio.

Good eats for a good cause – Restaurant Week is back!  The week long feast serves as fundraiser for Leadership Toledo’s youth programs. Participating locally-owned restaurants will have a special menu, showcasing their very best! Restaurant Week begins Monday, March 1 and goes through Sunday, March 7. Participants may chose to dine in or get their meals to go.

Luxurious experience, good vibes, modern aesthetic. These are all things that describe the brand-new pedicure and manicure bar, Copper Bowl Luxury Nail Bar.

Toledo is home to some pretty great food and some very talented chefs. It’s really no wonder that three of our downtown chefs have been nominated for Bon Appetite Magazine’s Fav Chef competition! The winner of the competition will be featured in Bon Appetite Magazine and will win a cash grand prize. We couldn’t be more proud to have such a strong showing.


It’s that time of year again, that six week stretch that kicks off on a cold Wednesday and ends on a hopefully sunny Easter Sunday. It’s during this time that restaurant menus begin to change and offer more seafood options for this Lenten season. We’ve compiled a list of downtown restaurants that have options you can enjoy in the restaurant or as carryout in your own home.

We love pizza here in downtown, so we’ve compiled a list of where to get your fix. 

Downtown Toledo

ConnecToledo Downtown Development Corporation is a 501(c)3 organization committed to the redevelopment of downtown Toledo. This is accomplished by connecting public and private investment to facilitate the implementation of the Downtown Toledo Master Plan and other community priorities, including marketing, event management, environmental maintenance, safety and economic development services. The goal is an exceptional experience for those who invest, play, work, dine, shop and live in downtown.

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Toledo, OH 43604

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