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The 53rd Annual Crosby Festival of the Arts

June 22, 2018     6:00 pm – 10:00 pm (Preview Party)
June 23, 2018     10:00 am – 5:00 pm
June 24, 2018     10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Northwest Ohio’s premier fine arts festival takes place the last full weekend of June every year at Toledo Botanical Garden and features the work of more than 200 artists from across the country. Support for the Crosby Festival of the Arts is provided by the Ohio Arts Council.

Crosby Festival of the Arts is a highly recognized fine art show. Since 1965, Crosby Festival has been held at Toledo Botanical Garden (formerly Crosby Gardens), set amidst the beauty of gardens and nature. Now celebrating its 53rd year, this festival is heralded as Ohio’s oldest outdoor juried art festival and is THE fine art festival in Northwest Ohio. As the only show of its size and caliber in our region, participating artists are received enthusiastically by over 20,000 visitors and 700+ preview party guests each year.

Crosby Festival of the Arts (CFA) is a two day art show taking place Saturday & Sunday. A Preview Party is held the Friday before, so that Festival patrons can be the first to see and purchase art, while enjoying heavy hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, and live music.

Crosby Festival of the Arts tickets (Saturday and Sunday):
  • Presale $7 tickets available through June 22 at five Toledo area Meijer Store locations
  • Adults $8 at the entrance
  • Metroparks members, two admissions at half-price (at the entrance)
  • Children 12 and under free
  • FREE shuttle from the Central Avenue Meijer parking lot to the festival. Shuttle runs continuously from half hour before the show and half hour after.

Tickets and Donations

Preview Party Tickets

This beautiful event includes, food, music, fun and exclusive sneak peek at the 200 artists who have joined us from all over the United States. Tickets purchased after Sunday, June 17 will be held at WILL CALL at the Garden Party entrance.  


Tickets purchased after Sunday, June 17 will be held at WILL CALL at the Garden Party entrance. 

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One-time Donation

Can't join us for the Festival or Preview party this year? Please consider making a one-time donation to support Toledo GROWs and its valuable work!

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