Category: Event News

Jeep Fest returns to Toledo next year

(TOLEDO) – It’s coming back and getting bigger.

Toledo Jeep® Fest will return in 2018 with a full weekend of activities. Last year, the first Jeep Fest attracted an estimated 40,000 fans of the iconic Jeep brand to downtown Toledo.

After taking a year off, Jeep Fest organizers will expand the celebration to include new events and bring back the popular Jeep Fest parade that was televised live on 13abc last year.

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Toledo celebrates 75th Jeep anniversary with first-ever Jeep Festival

Since Jeep® first rolled off the assembly line during World War II, Toledo, Ohio, has been its home. Willys-Overland Motors first began production in 1941, creating the perfect military vehicle. When the war neared its end, the company recognized that the military-oriented vehicle was popular among civilians, too—so it decided to produce the Jeep CJ for the public.

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Jeep Fest parade draws big crowd

TOLEDO (13abc Action News) – A crowd estimated at 30,000 people watched the first Jeep® Fest parade roll through downtown Toledo Saturday. Nearly 1,000 Jeep vehicles from the past 75 years delighted fans gathered along Huron Street.

Rain cleared out shortly before the 11:00am start and showers stayed away during the 90 minute parade. Other Jeep Fest activities continued throughout the day.

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