For food, there will be the ever-popular Taste Toledo booths near Promenade Park, featuring tasty fare from over a dozen popular Toledo-area eateries. Soft drinks, beer, wine and snow cone vendors will keep the crowd hydrated whatever the weather. For music, there will be the fiercely competitive and rocking semifinalists from The Blade 4th Annual Battle of the Bands, appearing on the Promenade Park stage all three afternoons. Friday's evening performance is Frontiers (a Journey tribute band). Saturday afternoon at 12:30 pm one of the military's most requested bands steps on stage: the "U.S. Navy Cruisers". Saturday night features Martha Reeves & the Vandellas. Sunday has Alexander Zonjic & Friends before the fireworks. The fireworks are done by world renowned Zambelli and are set to music simulcast on WXKR 94.5.
New this year!! The first annual 5k Heroes Run and 1k Walk, taking place through downtown Toledo's streets Saturday morning, July 2. A portion of the proceeds will go to "Heroes in Action," a military support outreach group that provides financial assistance, communications, care packages and encouragement to both current and former service members and their families. An awards ceremony and after-party celebrating the winners in each category will be held in Promenade Park following the event. For further information, race categories or registration go to: toledoblade.com/heroesrun.
Admission is $3 for adults 12 and over after 4:00 p.m.
See event schedule below for further details:
Friday - July 1
Taste Toledo - Noon – 12 pm
Battle of the Bands - Noon – 7:30p pm
Harley Davidson Fashion Show - 7:30p – 8:15p
"Frontiers" (Journey tribute band) - 9:00 – 11pm
Saturday - July 2
Heroes Run/Walk - 10:30 am
Taste Toledo - Noon – Midnight
Battle of Bands - Noon – 8pm
U.S. Navy Cruisers - 12:30pm
Runway Rivalry - 8pm – 8:30 pm
Martha Reeves and the Vandellas - 9 – 11pm
Sunday – July 3
Taste Toledo - Noon – 11pm
Steel Heads (steel drum orchestra) - 3:30pm - 5pm
Universal Expression (funky reggae) - 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Alexander Zonjic & Friends - 7pm
Fireworks: - 10:15pm
* All times subject to change.