Fun Things to do with the Family this Weekend in Toledo

Looking to make some fun memories with the fam in the 419 this weekend June 11th-13th? Here’s some fun ideas…

This weekend ONLY…(June 11th-13th)

Things going on this weekend ONLY…

Dates: JUNE 10-12, 2021

Schedule to Events: CLICK HERE

Supernatural America, The Paranormal in American Art OPENS!!

Supernatural America: The Paranormal in American Art is the first museum exhibition to broadly examine the relationship between American artists and the supernatural. Featuring well-known artists together with many who have been overlooked, the exhibition is interdisciplinary, multicultural, and multimedia. It includes many generations of artists active in the United States from diverse faith traditions working with a wide range of topics and approaches. From the Salem Witch Trials to the Legend of Ichabod Crane; the 1848 spirit rappings famously reported by Kate and Maggie Fox to William Mumler’s spirit photographs; the scientific pursuit of parapsychology to innumerable personal and official government reports of U.F.O.s (unidentified flying objects), American culture is filled with tales of the supernatural and accounts of paranormal experiences.  (source)

Where: 2445 Monroe Street Toledo, Ohio

When: June 12th-September 5th, 2021 (See Calendar for times)


Cost: Tickets are free for Museum members; $10 for nonmembers; $7 for military and seniors; $5 for college students and youth ages 5-17. Children 4 and under are free. 


Sandpiper Friday Family Night Cruise & Sunday Sunset Cruise and City Lights

Bring the family for a 2-hour cruise on the mighty Maumee! Enjoy the enchanting dusk views of downtown Toledo, view area wildlife, as well as the stately homes along the way. Bring a picnic or order Marco’s Pizza to be delivered to the boat before departure: (419) 698-1511, don’t forget to let them know you’ll be on The Sandpiper!

When: Friday at 6PM-8PM

Where: The Sandpiper is docked at Water Street and Jefferson Avenue in Downtown Toledo.

For GPS directions to the dock, use this address: 
1 Jefferson Avenue
Toledo, Ohio

Street and lot parking is available nearby.

Cost: 12 and under $12, adults $20

Reserve your spot: Click here for tickets

Sunday Sunset Cruise and City Lights

Cruise up the majestic Maumee River to Walbridge Park and enjoy a beautiful sunset followed by a return trip downtown for amazing night views. Light snacks provided and BYOB.

When: Sunday at 8PM-10PM

Where: The Sandpiper is docked at Water Street and Jefferson Avenue in Downtown Toledo.

For GPS directions to the dock, use this address: 
1 Jefferson Avenue
Toledo, Ohio

Street and lot parking is available nearby.

Cost: $25 each

Reserve your spot: Click here for tickets

Canal Experience

Visit Providence Metro park Friday through Sunday, Noon to 6 p.m., now through Labor Day weekend (closed Labor Day) to experience the Isaac Ludwig Mill and board the docked canal boat, The Volunteer to see what life on the Miami and Erie Canal would have been like. 

Here’s a glimpse into what you’ll see, just please note, The Volunteer is docked, there are no rides at this time but this still makes for a pretty awesome educational experience and family outing.

Family Art Club at TMA

Family Art Club is designed for young children and their grown ups to explore art together. Each workshop session includes all the supplies needed to create a unique work of art inspired by the art and artists in TMA’s collections and special exhibitions.

Sponsored in part by Mercy Health, the Toledo Museum of Art Ambassadors and The Andersons, Inc.

Where: Toledo Museum of Art  

When: Fridays & Saturday 11am-5pm

Cost: FREE registration is required in order to practice social distancing.

Reserve your spot: Click here to reserve your time

Useful Guide To Planning Your Next Weekend Trip As A Family

Here’s a list of ongoing fun things to do with the family in Toledo…

Coppermoon Studios– have fun with glass & teach kids why Toledo is called the Glass City  

DIY Bath Bombs and/or Soap

Make your own candles

Toledo Museum of Art 

Toledo Zoo and Aquarium

National Museum of the Great Lakes  

Sloth Encounter

Giraffe Encounter

Chuck E. Cheese

Nickel World

Dave & Busters

Sportsway, Go-Karts, Putt-Putt, & Batting Cages 

Get Air

Urban Air 


Escape Game Experiences  

Imagination Station & Key Bank Theater (See an IMAX 3D Show!)

Sky Zone

Sylvania Playland


Bowlero Bowling and Arcades

Miracle Lanes Bowling 

Looking for a fun Day trip?

Port Clinton

African Safari Wildlife Park 

Lakeview Park & Playground 


Campbell’s Sweets Factory Tour


Tour the Christmas Story House 

Cleveland Museum of Natural History 

Holden Arboretum Forest & Gardens



Jungle Junction


Bicycle Museum  

Armstrong Air & Space Museum


Loveland Castle


National Museum of the US Air Force (free)  


EnterTRAINment Junction


Museum of Natural History (not open to public yet)

Michigan Science Center 

Henry Ford Museum 

SCRAP Creative Reuse-Recycling place


Dow Gardens 


Overnight opportunities…..



Pet Sharks at Newport! 

Ark Encounter 


Smoky Mountains 


Go on a culinary adventure!! So maybe you can’t travel to Greece, Japan, or Peru, but you can experience the culture through food! Don’t frequent your usual restaurants, expand your palette and the kids’. Never tried Indian food, sushi, Lebanese, etc. now is your chance! There is no shortage of amazing restaurants in Toledo and the surrounding area. And when you go let the waiter know you’d like to taste dishes “family style”, so you will each be able to taste a variety of popular dishes from that county. If you wish to take the experience a step further, contact your local library and grab a few books on whichever cultural adventure you landed and learn more about that country. 


Chosica Restaurant (Peruvian Restaurant)

Address: 3065 W Bancroft St A, Toledo, OH 43606

Phone: (419) 531-2800


Hours: Tuesday-Sunday noon-8PM

Snacks/Ice Cream for Dinner

Why not switch things up, have ice cream for dinner! And while there are an endless option of ice cream shops in Toledo and the surrounding area here are two that are sure to give the kids the “WOW” factor! 

Milkster Liquid Nitrogen Creamery 

Odd Fodder

Address: 26520 N Dixie Hwy, Perrysburg, OH 43551

Phone: (419) 386-9800


Hours: Monday-Sunday 11am-9pm 


No matter where you go or what your decide to do this weekend, remember that you experience is only as much fun as you allow it to be…try your best to relax, channel the kid inside you, and most importantly, be present, turn off the phone and give the kiddos your undivided time & attention, turns out that’s the best treat of all!!!

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