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Published: Thursday, 7/10/2014 - Updated: 2 months ago

PEACH WEEKENDER

Waterfront, Polish festivals kick-off weekend

Family friendly events symbolize a summer in full

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Festival marks 110th anniversary of lighthouse
Island music, boat rides, sand castles, food, contests, games and nautical arts and crafts are part of the lineup of this weekend‘s 11th annual Toledo Harbor Lighthouse Festival.

This year‘s celebration marks the 110th anniversary of the lighthouse, which sits at the mouth of the Maumee River and about seven miles out on Lake Erie from Maumee Bay State Park in Oregon. The lighthouse was built to handle increased shipping traffic after the harbor was dredged and enlarged in the 1890s.

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Chicago resident Adam Przybylski holds up a t-shirt in his tent of Polish clothing and accessories during last year's festival. Chicago resident Adam Przybylski holds up a t-shirt in his tent of Polish clothing and accessories during last year's festival.
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Fest to transport Toledo to Poland
All things Polish will be celebrated this weekend at the Lagrange Street Polish Festival on Lagrange between Central Avenue and Mettler Street in the heart of Toledo's Polish International Village. It's another year of family-friendly entertainment, authentic Polish foods, live music, dancing, contests, and much more. In addition, there will be free children's activities, polka demonstrations and contest, pierogi-eating contests, a beer garden, trivia contest, magic shows and crafts. 

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