Sunday, May 1, 2016

Toledo Area Family Events: May 2016

Fun Things To Do With Kids in Toledo, OH

Mama Meow's Top Pick for May...

May 12-15: Ohio Spring Fest @ Stranahan Theater 

It's the 1st annual Ohio Spring Fest! There will be rides, a dog show, petting zoo, BMX show, fireworks, monster trucks, music and more. Hours: Thursday 4-10pm, Friday 4-11pm, Saturday 12-11pm, Sunday 12-10pm.

More Fun Family Events in the Greater Toledo, Ohio Area...

May 1: Opening Day @ Butterfly House 

It's the beginning of a new season! Come visit beautiful butterflies in the garden. $9 for ages 12 and up. $8 for seniors. $7 for ages 4-11. Kids 3 and under are free. 12-5pm.

May 1: Wonderful Wizard of Oz @ Valentine Theatre 

You've read the book and watched the movie. Now see the Toledo Ballet perform L. Frank Baum's classic tale, the Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Tickets start at $15. 2pm.

May 6-7, 13-14: The Little Mermaid @ Lourdes University Franciscan Theatre 

Go under the sea during this year's St. Francis de Sales spring musical, The Little Mermaid! $10-15 for adults. $12 for seniors. $10 for students. All shows start at 7:30pm.

May 7: National Train Day @ Toledo Amtrak Station 

Check out the Chuggington Play Area and Kids Zone featuring a train ride for kids. There will be food, music and more. Free admission and parking. 9am-4pm.

May 7: Run for the Bulls! @ Secor Metropark 

Help raise money for the Lucas County Pit Crew at their annual 5K. Run, walk and hang out with your furry friends! Adoptable dogs will be available to meet. $25 registration fee. 9am.

May 7: Maker's Mart @ Handmade Toledo 

Maker's Mart is the perfect time to shop for mom. See all the handmade gifts created by locals, enjoy food and ice cream. $1 admission. 10am-8pm.

May 7: Free Comic Book Day @ Monarch Cards & Comics 

Who doesn't love pizza, cookies and free comics? Meet comic book superheros like Spiderman and Deadpool! 11am-7pm.

May 7-8: Sesame Street Live! @ SeaGate Convention Centre 

Sing and dance with your favorite friends Elmo, Cookie and Ernie as they perform on stage! Tickets start at $15. Saturday showtimes are 10:30am and 2pm. Sunday shows are at 1pm and 4:30pm.

May 8: Mother's Day Mud Hens Game & Inflatable Theme Park @ Fifth Third Field 

Celebrate Mother's Day with the Mud Hens! Treat mom to a mini-massage or manicure and head over to the bounce houses, play games and have fun. $15 for adults. $13 for kids 12 and under. Game starts at 2:05pm.

May 8: Garden Bros. Circus @ Lucas County Rec Center 

The circus is coming to town! Elephants, aerial acts, cotton candy and more! Tickets start at $22 for adults and $8 for kids.Limited time only adult tickets are $9.95. Performances are at 1pm, 3:30pm and 6pm.

May 13-14: Kaleidoscope @ Valentine Theatre 

Come see why Toledo School for the Arts is one of the best schools in Ohio. Their annual Kaleidoscope features the best TSA has to offer during the end-of-year showcase of art, dance, music, writing and theatre. Tickets start at $15. 7pm.

May 14: Spring on the Farm @ Sauder Village 

Spend the day with your family and baby animals as you listen to folk music and play games. $16 for adults. $10 for ages 6-16. Kids 5 and under are free. 10am-5pm.

May 14-15: CAT Bash 2016 @ Delightful Art With Dee 

Listen and dance to live local music. There will be a Pretty Princess Art Class for kids at 12pm on both days. The event is in memory of Cat Lambert, creator of and starts at 12pm on Saturday with last performance at 10pm. Sunday's first performance is at 11am and the last one at 7pm.

May 21: Dart Frog Dash 5K & Kid's 1K Fun Run @ Toledo Zoo 

Your mom won't tell you to stop running at the zoo this time! Early registration (by May 15) is $26 for adults and $11 for kids. Registration and packet pick-up begins at 7am.

May 21: Claire's Day @ Maumee Public Library 

Meet children's book authors and illustrators, create crafts and see area kids receive awards for being the most improved readers. Free. 9am-5pm

May 21: Outdoor Adventure Expo @ Side Cut Metropark 

Now's your chance to try fishing, archery or canoeing. Trained instructors will be at Side Cut to show you how it's done. There will also be music and food. Free. 10am-4pm.

May 22: Bark in the Park @ Toledo Area Humane Society 

Visit the new location for the Toledo Area Humane Society and participate in a 1.25 mile walk with your furry friend. $25 registration fee includes Bark in the Park t-shirt. Free for kids 8 and under. 10am-1pm.

May 28: Memorial Day Parade @ Downtown Toledo

The annual parade begins at 10am in downtown Toledo.

Do you know of an event not listed here or one that's coming up? Let me know at mamameowtoledo (at) gmail (dot) com.

Top image adapted from Tara on Flickr.

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