The City of Toledo celebrates the seasons with brilliance and artistic design. Every season offers a spectacular vision of history and past in harmony. The downtown offers a five-block easily walked area, including two observation decks on Main Street for views of Toledo’s riverfront and heritage train display. From May to October the town’s core is blooming with more than sixty hanging flower baskets of unusual size and beauty which bloom continually throughout the season. The baskets are donated by community members, businesses and organizations and have been favorably compared to those in Victoria, B.C. The flower plantings grow to more than two feet in width and can nearly trail to the sidewalks.
The Toledo Waterfront Market is held each Thursday in the summer, from June through August, at Memorial Field, bringing shoppers to stroll the area and purchase fresh produce, flowers, baked goods and local handcrafts. The downtown is decorated with hanging flower baskets and many businesses and local groups create scarecrow displays during Toledo’s Scarecrow Festival.
Christmas finds Toledo beautifully decorated with large lighted wreaths donated and decorated by community members. Businesses, homes and organizations create lighted displays for the enjoyment of all. A custom holiday tree is created by the chamber and community volunteers and a tree lighting ceremony and party gets everyone into the spirit on the Saturday of Thanksgiving weekend. In February, residents may publicly declare their devotion by having their sweetheart’s name inscribed on a “street valentine” which adorn each downtown street lamp.