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Last year was the very first time we ever attended Monster Jam. Being as we’re a family of mostly girls (minus my hubby) it’s not really a thing we were ever big into, but we had the chance to go, and thought we’d take it, try something new. I’m so glad we did, we had a TON of fun!!
It’s crazy seeing these trucks go through their tricks, obstacles and driving around the track, crashing things, crushing things, and sometimes even themselves. Monster Jam is coming BACK to the Toledo Area to the Huntington Center March 4-6th.
Monster Jam® is blasting into 2016 with a new 10-city arena based, points-paying Monster Jam endurance showcase, featuring the biggest and best lineup of Monster Jam trucks highlighted by more of what the fans want to see…more racing, more freestyle, more donuts, more wheelies, more trucks, more action…#MoreMonsterJam!.
These select markets will also be treated to new competition vehicles such as extreme Monster Jam Speedsters and Monster Jam ATVs as they rip through the arenas during combative racing action. Headlining the tour will be eight of the best Monster Jam trucks and eight of the fiercest athletes competing against one another and against each Monster Jam branded trio of vehicles, to earn valuable points during each new event discipline.
How Monster Jam Events Work:
– At Monster Jam, monster trucks face off in two different forms of competition — side-by-side racing and freestyle:
Side-by-side racing – traditional bracket racing, where the first truck, with the least amount of penalties, crosses the finish line is declared the winner
Freestyle competition – allows drivers a limited amount of time on the open floor to show off their skills. In this category, the fans serve as the judge
– 2007 was the 25 year anniversary for the Grave Digger Team
– More than 4 million Monster Jam fans attend events each year worldwide
– The World Finals in Las Vegas, NV brings 24 of the top trucks in the world to compete for the World Freestyle and – – Racing Championships. Competitors are by invitation only.
– A monster truck race team will travel 45,000 Miles / 72,400 kilometers a year by land to attend events.
– Typical monster trucks cost $600,000 yearly to build, staff, compete, transport and maintain on the Monster Jam tour.
– Steel body full-size cars are the vehicles typically crushed during a monster truck event.
– Cars, as well as vans, buses, motor homes, airplanes and ambulances, are attained from local junkyards and returned after each event.
– Average number of cars crushed per year: 3,000
Opening Night tickets are just $15 – No code needed! Kids tickets start at $10 – no code needed. You can purchase tickets at ticketmaster.com.
Disclaimer: Weekday is defined as any show Monday through Thursday or Friday matinee. Discount does not apply to Rinkside, Front Row, or VIP seats. No double discounts. Service charges, handling, and facility fees may apply. Child discount applies for ages 2-12.
Honestly, if you’ve never been, try it out, it’s a lot more fun than you might think. It’s super loud, but exciting, and you’re in luck because I’m giving away a family 4 pack of tickets to the show at The Huntington Center in Toledo on March 4th at 7:00pm. Just enter via the Giveaway widget below, and be sure to finish the mandatory entry for all entries to be valid.
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Chili’s of Toledo, located at 4801 Talmadge Road, will be hosting a Daddy & Daughter Night on Wednesday, January 13, 2016 from 5:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Daddies and daughters, “infant through fifty plus,” are invited to have a date night at Chili’s. Each participating location will have a specially decorated section for Daddy and his date and those attending will receive a free dessert to share! Daddies are encouraged to RSVP for this date night at (419) 472-7688.
Chili’s in Rossford, located at 9886 Olde US 20, will also be hosting a Daddy & Daughter Night on Wednesday, January 13, 2016 from 5:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Daddies are encouraged to RSVP for this date night at (419) 873-0696.
While making memories at the Daddy & Daughter Night event, guests can try new menu items like Top Shelf Tacos, Prime Rib Fajitas, Fresh Mex Bowls or Hand Crafted Burgers or enjoy date night with the 2 for $20 promotion, select an appetizer and two entrees. Chili’s® Daddy & Daughter Night Out reminds us that more LIFE happens at Chili’s®.
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It’s time for some fun and sun, BBQ’s, Festivities and Fireworks! The 4th of July is almost upon us, what will you be doing to celebrate?
Here are some festivities and fireworks in and around the Toledo Ohio area, if you have anything to add please feel free to list it in the comments below…
Bowling Green – BGSU Intramural Field 10 p.m. Fireworks Display
Findlay- Hancock County Fairgrounds 10 p.m. Fireworks Display
Maumee & Perrysburg – near Fort Meigs State Memorial 10 p.m. Fireworks Display
Monroe County- over Lake Erie, Sterling State Park (2800 State Park Rd) 9:45 p.m. Fireworks Display
Sylvania- Centennial Terrace, dusk Fireworks Display
Friday, July 4
Napoleon- Glenwood Park, 10 p.m. Fireworks Display
Oregon- Oak Shade Grove, dusk Fireworks Display
Port Clinton – Water Works Park, dusk Fireworks Display
Put-in-Bay- over the downtown harbor (Bay View Ave), dusk Fireworks Display
Sandusky – Cedar Point Amusement Park, dusk Fireworks Display
Toledo – Red, White KABOOM! Promenade Park, dusk Fireworks Display
Waterville – Waterville Primary School, 10 p.m. Fireworks Display
Adrian: Parade, 10 a.m., from downtown to the Lenawee County Fair and Event Grounds, where there will be food, a fair, and fireworks at dusk. Admission is $2 to enter the fairgrounds. Camping is available. Phone: 517-263-3007.
Bryan: Kiwanis Club breakfast, 7 to 11 a.m., in the hangar at the Williams County Airport. Plane rides offered.
Fremont: Parade, 5 p.m., from Birchard Park area on Croghan Street to entrance of Rodger Young Park. Fireworks, dusk, at Rodger Young Park.
Lakeside:Parade, 10:30 a.m., from Perry Park. Food and entertainment. Fireworks, dusk, at Perry Park.
Maumee/Perrysburg: Fireworks, 10 p.m. Thursday, from the Maumee-Perrysburg bridge. Also in Perrysburg, activities for children, 5 p.m., in the 100 block of East Wayne Street.
Napoleon: Games and prizes, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Napoleon Community Band Concert, 8 p.m., at Glenwood Park. Fireworks, 10 p.m., at Glenwood Park.
Port Clinton: Parade, 3 p.m., on Jefferson Street. Community Band concert and ice cream social, 4 p.m. Live DJ, 5:30 p.m., at Waterworks Park. Fireworks, dusk, at Waterworks Park.
Sandusky: Stars and Stripes Celebration, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., in Washington Park and downtown Sandusky. Fireworks, 10 p.m., courtesy of Cedar Point.
Sylvania: Star Spangled Banner Celebration, Thursday, 7 p.m. to midnight, at Centennial Terrace, 5773 Centennial Rd. Fireworks, 10 p.m., at Centennial Terrace. Dancing, food, rides, activities. Admission, $5 adult, $3 child. Parking, $5. Phone: 419-882-1500.
Toledo: The Toledo Blade s Red, White & Kaboom with Taste Toledo, Toledo s premier Fourth of July weekend celebration featuring food, music and fireworks. The two-day celebration will feature the Battle of the Bands semi-finalists and Friday night fireworks at dusk
Saturday July 5
Fostoria- Meadowlark Park, dusk Fireworks Display
Sandusky- Cedar Point Amusement Park, dusk Fireworks Display
Swanton- High School Football Field, dusk Fireworks Display
Whitehouse- Village Park, 10 p.m. Fireworks Display
Woodville- Trailmaker Park, 10 p.m. Fireworks Display
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The Sylvania Community Arts Commission (SCAC) invites students in grades Kindergarten through 8th to join in the excitement of our first Tree City Film Festival, by entering the “shorties” shorter short film challenge.
Kids are encouraged to create a 3 – 5 minute short film, using the digital devices they already own and use. Students who take a chance and create this type of art, will have the opportunity to get their work shown on the big screen in a public viewing on April 12th in downtown Sylvania at a ticketed event (with paparazzi in attendance).
All accepted entries will also be judged by a panel of local celebrity judges, and participating “producers” will compete to win great prizes including an iPod touch!
If you want to be part of this fun and challenging event, please have a parent or guardian send an email of “intent” stating that a signed copy of the application form will be sent.
Once an email has been sent you can start making magic! When your movie is ready, upload it to YouTube as private and send TreeCityFilmFestival the link, or mail a copy on disk.
The deadline to submit your movie and signed release form from everyone involved in your movie as well as a signed and completed entry form is April 1st.
You can find entry forms and more information by visiting the Sylvania Community Arts Commission (SCAC) website.
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