Toledo Gears Up for the Largest Toledo Jeep Fest Yet
This year's Toledo Jeep Fest, a celebration of all thing Jeep-related, is projected to be even more popular than its inaugural celebration two years ago
The history of Toledo and the history of Jeep are inherently tied together. Since 1941, Jeep vehicles have constantly rolled off the assembly line at the brand’s Toledo Assembly Complex.
Jeep production is such a large part of Toledo’s economy that the Ohio city even throws a big celebration for the Jeep brand. This weekend’s Toledo Jeep Fest is set to be even more successful than the first Jeep Fest two years ago.
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The Toledo Jeep Fest is a three-day celebration of all things Jeep. Not only is it a hit with Toledo residents; it also manages to attract thousands of visitors from out of town.
The inaugural Toledo Jeep Fest in 2016, which celebrated Jeep’s 75th anniversary, had previously seen a crowd of 40,000 people. This year’s event is projected to attract 60,000 attendees.
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There’s a lot to do at the 2018 Toledo Jeep Fest. Activities include an off-road course, a parade, an auto show, and live entertainment. On the last day of the celebration, Toledo hosts a 4-mile run and 1-mile walk.
Headlining the Toledo Jeep Fest concert on Friday night is KC and the Sunshine Band. A staple of the disco era, KC and the Sunshine Band is famous for classics like “Get Down Tonight” and “That’s The Way (I Like It)” and “I’m Your Boogie Man.” Tickets to the concert only cost $10.
Saturday’s festivities include a parade of more than 1,000 Jeep vehicles. The parade is immediately followed by an auto show, which hosts a number of historic Jeep models and concept vehicles.
Attendees of Jeep Fest could potentially even win a Jeep vehicle of their very own. The grand prize of the celebration’s raffle is a 24-month lease for a 2018 Jeep Wrangler.
For additional information about this weekend’s Toledo Jeep Fest, be sure to visit toledojeepfest.com.
News Source: The Toledo Blade