One of the many great traditions in Toledo is the annual Old West End Festival. The Old West End is an historic landmark consisting of twenty-five blocks containing the largest collections of Victorian homes in the country. I would consider it a living museum, featuring examples of Colonial, Georgian, Italian Renaissance, Queen Ann, Dutch Colonial and Arts and Crafts styled homes. My first apartment was in the Old West End, near the Toledo Museum of Art (pictured above).
The Old West End Festival has something for everyone. Home tours for the curious. A parade that includes art cars, marching bands, performance art as well as King Wamba and Queen Sancha. I personally enjoy the art fair as well as the yard sales that pop up in the morning. Don’t forget the food! Lots of good food that’s bad for you.
The Old West End is a richly diverse neighborhood and this yearly festival is a great opportunity for area residents to see what makes OWE so incredibly special.
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