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What to Know for CFA 2024

Toledo GROWs is excited to host this event once again for the community. We are fortunate to have so many talented artists share their work with all of us. Following are details that will help you plan for your visit.

FESTIVAL HOURS

Friday, June 28: 6PM-9PM
Saturday, June 29: 10AM-5PM
Sunday, June 30: 10AM-4PM

All days/hours are general admission

 

BEFORE YOU COME TO THE FESTIVAL

 

  • Tickets
    • Purchase tickets here
    • All tickets are good for one admission any day or time of the festival weekend.
    • Adults 13+: $12 online; $15 at the gate.
    • Seniors 60+: $12 online or at the gate.
    • Children 12 and under: free with a paid adult – no ticket required.
    • Toledo Metroparks members receive up to 2 admissions discounted $6 each.
      • All discounted tickets must be purchased online. No discounts will be given at the gate.
      • Metroparks Members should contact Jackie Cummins in member services at 419.407.9755 or at jackie.cummins@metroparkstoledo.com with any questions about membership or if you have not received the discount code. Members will be asked to show membership card upon entry to the festival.


WHAT YOU WILL SEE AT THE FESTIVAL

 

  • 170 artists in nine mediums, invited through a jury process, will exhibit and sell their artwork.
  • Artist booths will be placed throughout the festival grounds at Toledo Botanical Garden. Many of the booths are accessible along paved pathways and sidewalks, but most are located in grassy areas, with plenty of shade. See the event map here.
  • The concession circle features a variety of food truck options. Soft drinks and adult beverages, including Earnest Brew Works beer will also be available. No outside food or drink, please.
  • Local musicians will perform throughout the weekend.
  • Seating areas will be available in the concession circle.
  • The Conference Center and restrooms in it will be reserved for artist use only.
  • Public restrooms will be available in the concession area, as well as portable toilets throughout the grounds.

NEW THIS YEAR - ENTERTAINMENT TENT
Friday: Jazz music by the Jason Quick Quartet, as well as signature cocktails by Toledo Spirits
Saturday: Toledo School for the Arts Family Tent, featuring creative activities for children

We look forward to welcoming you! This community event has become an annual tradition for many and an important event for our artists.



PARKING AND ENTRANCE

 

  • See the event map here.
  • Guests are encouraged to take advantage of the FREE shuttle service from Meijer on Central Avenue to the festival entrance. Shuttles will run continuously throughout the day, beginning 30 minutes before the festival opens and ending 30 minutes after close each day.
  • Accessible parking, with a valid placard, is available on a limited basis through the garden’s main entrance at 5403 Elmer Drive. (Sorry – no wheelchairs are available on site.)
  • Toledo Botanical Garden’s Bancroft Street lot is reserved for artist parking only.
  • Many TBG neighbors offer parking for a fee, but street parking in the area is very limited.
  • All visitors (other than handicapped parking) must walk in through the Olimphia Drive entrance.

For more information: Visit toledogrows.org or call 419-720-8714

Tickets Available May 1

CFA 2024 Tickets

Join us at the Toledo Botanical Garden June 28-30!