The Toledo Jeep® Fest – held the second weekend in August each year – celebrates decades of Jeep’s partnership with the City of Toledo. Jeep has been touching the lives of Toledoans, people throughout the United States, and people around the world in a meaningful way for a very long time, and in August 2019 the City and its visitors will celebrate that rich history for the third time as part of Toledo Jeep Fest.
The first Toledo Jeep Fest – a one-day celebration in 2016 – was an unqualified success, bringing an estimated 40,000 people to downtown Toledo, which was the most for any event since the end of World War II. Even with that high standard already established, the second Toledo Jeep Fest was indeed bigger and even better.
The 2018, Toledo Jeep Fest brought in an estimated 60,000 people including Jeep enthusiasts from 27 states, Canada and Mexico. The estimated economic impact was $4.5 million. Attendees celebrated their love for Jeep vehicles and an adventurous way of life – and, doing it in the city where the Jeep was invented and where its heart beats every day: Toledo, Ohio.
The Toledo Jeep Fest Steering Committee’s goal is to become the largest Jeep-related event in the United States. In 2019, we look to presenting the Jeep brand’s bright future, highlighting the new-to-market Gladiator pickup truck, and proudly showcasing Toledo as the heart of Jeep Country. We are stepping up our game and planning is now underway. The weekend of August 9-11, 2019 will be action packed, and thousands of Jeep enthusiasts from across the country are expected to take part in the Jeep parade through downtown Toledo, an All-Jeep Exhibit at the SeaGate Convention Centre, and much more.