The Army Corps of Engineers began constructing the 85-foot, four-story Toledo Harbor Lighthouse in 1901 and completed the project in 1904. Intricate design details and rare architectural elements make the lighthouse a Lake Erie landmark and a well-known attraction on Maumee Bay. The community is encouraged to celebrate the history of the lighthouse with this year’s festival activities.
Lighthouse enthusiasts of all ages will enjoy arts and crafts, a magician, food, a huge silent auction, Toft’s ice cream and boat rides to the lighthouse for tours, weather permitting. Musical entertainment will be provided by the American Legion Band and the Toledo School for the Arts Steel Drums. The Toledo Symphony Concert Band will also perform Saturday evening, and Sunday’s festivities will conclude with a concert by the Northcoast Band.
The Toledo Harbor Lighthouse Preservation Society is a volunteer nonprofit organization dedicated to the restoration, promotion and history of this Great Lakes lighthouse.
Admission and parking for the festival is free. Donations to the Preservation Society to help restore the lighthouse are always welcome. For more information on the Toledo Waterfront Lighthouse Festival, the history of the lighthouse or the events planned for the festival, visit www.toledoharborlighthouse.org.