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TMA Block Party

Saturday, Jul. 7, 2018 • 6:00 pm — 10:00 pm
TMA Grounds
Adults, Family, Members, Seniors

Celebrate summer at the Toledo Museum of Art's fifth annual Block Party on Saturday, July 7 from 6 to 10 p.m. This yearly event—which draws together entertainment, food and music purveyors—invites thousands of party-goers to enjoy the Museum’s 40-acre campus.

Admission to the Block Party is free. Parking is free for members, $7 for nonmembers (cash only). The Community Block Party will be held rain or shine.The Community Block Party will be held rain or shine.

Good Eats (and Drinks!)

Food trucks will line Monroe Street in between the main Museum and the Glass Pavilion.

Food vendors include:

  • Eric’s Ice Cream Factory
  • Jeanies Comfort Cuisine
  • Nick & Nino’s
  • Rosie’s Rolling Chef
  • Rusty’s Road Trip
  • Snowy Summers Shaved Ice
  • Dixie Girl Truck
  • Tom’s BBQ

Toledo Museum of Art Executive Chef Joe Felix will be grilling up summer favorites as well from 8 to 10 p.m.

Beers trucks will be positioned at each end of the Monroe Street closure. Cash bars will also be located across campus. To purchase alcoholic beverages, please visit one of five ticket stations positioned at various locations on campus to buy drink tickets. Tickets are $1 apiece.


Parking is available in all Museum lots and is free for Museum members, $7 for nonmembers. Please pay for parking upon arrival; cash only.  Bike racks are available near the Grove Place picnic area, parking lot 2, and the Glass Pavilion.

Performance Schedule:

  • 6 p.m.      |       Toledo Area Percussion
  • 6:15 p.m. |       TMA Welcome and DJ Folk
  • 6:30 p.m. |       Birds Eye View Circus presents BLOOM
  • 7:30 p.m. |       Dancers of Aha! Indian Dance
  • 8:15 p.m. |       Birds Eye View Circus presents BLOOM
  • 9 p.m.      |       Dance Party with DJ Folk [with coordinated light show]

Magician Dorian Strange, juggler Crazy Craig, the Toledo School for the Arts pageant puppets and the Bubble Sharks will perform across the Museum campus from 6 to 9 p.m.


FREE Outdoor Flameworking Demonstrations

6-8 p.m. | Museum Grounds


FREE Glassblowing Demonstrations

6, 7, and 8 p.m. | Glass Pavilion


The Wild Art Chase

6-9 p.m. | Main Terrace, Registration Table

The Museum’s scavenger hunt returns for the third year, with a new twist. Teams of two to five players are invited to explore the campus by solving a series of puzzles and challenges. Teams that complete the hunt will receive a prize (while supplies last). To play, download Social Scavenger on your mobile device and register at the Wild Art Chase table on the Main Terrace.  Registration is $5 (five tickets) and the game takes approximately one hour to complete. The Social Scavenger app is available in both the App Store and Google Play.


FREE Family Center Activities

6-9 p.m.: Glass Pavilion Grounds

Enjoy flower related art activities inspired by Rebecca Louise Law: Community.


FREE Play Space and Giant Games

6-9 p.m.: Grove Place Picnic Area and Glass Pavilion Grounds

Visitors of all ages are invited to the Play Space to engage with musical instruments and blue blocks as well as the picnic tables nearby.  Additionally, giant games will be located on the Glass Pavilion grounds. TMA Teen Apprentices will be on hand to engage visitors in play across the campus.