By La Prensa Staff

Summer may seem like it’s coming to a quick conclusion with the start of school just a few weeks away, but there’s plenty of fun still to be had well into September.


August 13, 2023, Picnic Argentino, @ Independence Oaks Park, Clarkston MI; adults $25, children of 14 years $15; children 8 and under is gratis. By Asociación Argentina de Detroit.



August 12, 2023, 1pm to 5pm: Fun Day at the Park, @Lakeview Park South, 1815 West Erie Ave., Lorain OH.

July 26-29, August 2, 5-6, August 9-13, August 16-20, August 23-27, 2023; Asian Lantern Festival, Cleveland Metroparks Zoo; 3900 Wildlife Way, Cleveland, OH 44109; colorful lit displays, delicious food in an Asian Food Market as well as other decadent options, acrobatic entertainment and more.

August 5 [12pm to 10pm] thru August 6 [12pm to 10pm with parade at 11am]; annual Puerto Rican Parade and Cultural Festival, @ Metrohealth Hospital, Main Campus, Quad Park, Cleveland.



August 12 and 13, 2023, 11am to 8pm; @Genoa Park, Columbus; entertainment by Alex Matos and Los Yaguaru [Saturday] and Adolescentes Orquesta and Eddy Herrera [Sunday], y más.



  • The late summer fun starts with the annual Peter and Paul Church Festival, August 4-6, 2023 outside the church, 738 St. Clair St., Toledo. There will be inflatables, games, authentic food, merchandise vendors, and more during a street vendor format. Admission is $5 per person Friday and Sunday and $10 on Sunday. Children 12 and under get in free. The festival runs 5 p.m. to midnight Friday, 1 p.m. to midnight Saturday, and 2 to 11 p.m. Sunday.Live music is always a big draw to the festival. Friday’s entertainment features DJ Aztec Longoria, Grupo La Lumbre, and Los Aztecas. Saturday’s main stage brings DJ Maudie, the El Corazón de México Folklorico dancers, Grupo Mendez, and the Tejano Sound Band. Sunday’s featured entertainment includes Toledo’s Top Talent, DJ El Pajaro, Jacob y Arturo, the El Corazón de México Folklorico dancers, and Grupo Eslabon.
  • The annual JeepFest takes up residence in downtown Toledo the weekend of August 4-6. Most events are centered in and around the Glass City Center, 401 Jefferson Ave. There will be a massive vendor midway, live entertainment, family fun zones, and the popular All-Jeep Parade, which draws Jeep owners from across the country. An indoor exhibit featuring rare and custom Jeeps will be on display along with an outdoor Park-n-Shine Jeep care show. There is a silent auction for Jeep-related toys and accessories accepting online bids now at For a $35 donation, Jeep owners can even reserve a time slot for an iconic Jeep photo shoot.
  • The 12th annual Barrio Latino Arts Festival takes place Saturday, August 12, 3 p.m. to midnight outside Nuestra Gente Community Projects, Inc., 1411 Broadway, Toledo. The street fair style festival features live music, artists booths, and food.
  • Peter and Paul 20th Annual Golf Outing occurs on Sunday, August 20, at Ottawa Park golf course, 2315 Walden Pond Dr., Toledo. Check in is at 7 a.m., followed by a shotgun start at 8 a.m. Cost is $75 per person, which includes 18 holes of golf with a cart, lunch, door prizes, a 50/50 raffle, and prizes for the top three finishers. Dinner will be held after the golf outing at the church hall. The golf outing is held annually in loving memory of Jimmy Dickens. Spots can be reserved by calling either 419.356.4854 or 419.350.9243.
  • The next edition of Toledo’s Top Talent will be held Sunday, August 20, 4:30 p.m., at the historic Ohio Theater, 3114 Lagrange St., Toledo. The artistic development program features youth and young adults ages 12 to 24 who have auditioned for the chance to perform at this and other community events. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased in advance at
  • Latins United once again is offering discount tickets to the 50th annual Mexican Fiesta in Milwaukee, which takes place August 25-27, with an international expo that runs noon to midnight each day. The weekend festival features food, music, folklore, culture, and family-friendly fun. Tickets are buy one, get one free at $24 while supplies last. More festival information can be found at mexicanfiesta,org.
  • Yvonne y Fuego to perform at Latino Scholarship Day with the Toledo Mud Hens

    Latins United and El Corazón de México Ballet Folklorico annually team up to organize GritoFest, scheduled for Labor Day weekend on Sunday, September 3, 3 to 11 p.m., outside the Latins United meeting hall, 706 S. St. Clair, Toledo. There will be entertainment, dancing, contests, kids’ activities, music, food trucks, and vendors. Admission is $5.

  • Latino Heritage Day with the Toledo Mud Hens takes place at Fifth Third Field Sunday, September 17. The 21st annual event will include scholarship presentations to Latino college students at home plate before the game, a concert by Yvonne y Fuego with a special guest singer who’s an up-and-coming talent from Texas, as well as other activities and events. The game versus archrival Cleveland Guardians AAA ballclub Columbus Clippers is always a competitive matchup. Game tickets are $15 per person and can be purchased by calling 419.870.6565.
  • La Familia Mancha Entertainment has organized a Hispanic Heritage Festival that will take place at Williams Park in Gibsonburg, Saturday, September 23, 3 p.m. to midnight. Admission is $5 per person or $10 at the door. Children ages 5 and under are free. Musical entertainment includes the Tejano Sound Band, Los Hermanos, and Texas-based Asalito, with a special guest appearance during the festival by Bumper Gómez. The day’s activities include a car show, vendors, cash bar, raffles, and family fun, along with a performance by El Corazón de México dancers. Midwest Tejano Radio and Midwest Tex-Mex Radio are co-sponsors.