Twenty hot air balloons take to the sky this weekend for the Glass City Balloon Race in Rossford. Now in its third year, the free community event features a variety of family friendly entertainment in addition to balloon-viewing. This includes helicopter rides, inflatables, live music, vendors, and fireworks.
Visitors likely can catch the balloons in flight each day at 6:15 a.m. and 7:30 p.m., weather permitting, as well as in stationary evening “glows” between 9 and 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Competitive flights are set for 6:15 a.m. Saturday and Sunday; an evening flight is not scheduled on Sunday.
Free parking is available along Fremont Pike, in the parking lots of Meijer and Home Depot, with shuttles available to the site. For a full schedule or more information, go to glasscityballoonrace.com.
Kevin Jewell sings along to the live music during last year's Equality Toledo Loves Love Fest. The 2018 event begins Saturday at 3 p.m.
■ Equality Toledo Loves Love Fest returns to Toledo on Saturday, promising an evening of live music, drag performers, theater companies, and more.
The festival begins at the Love Wall, 1209 Adams St., at 3 p.m. Festivities continue to midnight. Admission is $5 to support Equality Toledo in its efforts to eliminate discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression.
Children and teenagers under 18 are admitted with a parent or legal guardian. For more information, go to bit.ly/2m8itMv.
■ The Toledo African-American Parade celebrates “life, education, and heritage” on Saturday.
Marchers set off from Toledo Urban Federal Credit Union, 1441 Dorr St., at 10 a.m. and work their way east on Dorr Street, right on City Park and and right Indiana Avenue. The route stops at Nelson Grace Park, at the corner of Indiana and Detroit avenues.
The parade is expected to last two hours. Limited parking is available off Smead Avenue. For more information, go to bit.ly/2zxxzV0.
■ Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Buddy Guy plays Centennial Terrace on Sunday. The 81-year-old blues guitarist and singer, who also counts seven Grammy Awards and a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, is accompanied by Jonny Lang.
The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets, $32 to $62.50, are available at etix.com, at the Stranahan Theater Box office or by calling 419-381-8851.
Centennial Terrace also hosts “1964 The Tribute,” a Beatles tribute band, on Saturday. Tickets are $40.50. For more information, go to centennialterrace.org.
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