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Community Invited to Rocket Spring Festival at UToledo on 419 Day

The University of Toledo will continue its 150th anniversary celebration and celebrate 419 Day with the outdoor Rocket Spring Festival on Centennial Mall on Wednesday, April 19.

Beginning at 5 p.m., the free, public festival sponsored by Huntington Bank will end with a bang featuring a 13-minute fireworks show at 9:30 p.m. that will illuminate the sky over Main Campus to the tunes of popular hits and UToledo favorites

Rocket Spring Festival follows President Gregory Postel’s State of the University Address that will take place at 3 p.m. in Doermann Theatre in University Hall on Main Campus.

Local food trucks will be on campus selling their popular dishes, a DJ will provide music entertainment, and fun games and activities will be provided by SuperGames.

A pep rally will take place 6:30 p.m. in front of Thompson Student Union and feature cheerleaders, dance teams, mascots and Rocket student-athletes.

“We are excited to share the Rocket Spring Festival with the Toledo community and cap off our year-long sesquicentennial celebration recognizing the historic milestones, achievements and positive impact the University has had since its founding 150 years ago,” Postel said.

The activities taking place on April 19 also recognize Toledo’s unofficial 419 Day holiday connected to our 419 area code and celebrate UToledo’s connection to the city and region.

Community partners, including the Toledo-Lucas County Health Department, Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo-Lucas County Public Libraries, Healthy Lucas County and Urban Wholistics, also will participate in the event.

Jupmode will sell UToledo gear on campus to celebrate the University’s 150th birthday in style.

Complimentary parking, sponsored by ParkUToledo, will be provided to attendees from 4 to 10 p.m. in Areas 2, 1N, 1S, 12, 13, 17, 5, 6 and 10 — with the exception of metered, handicapped and reserved spaces. Parking in other areas will require payment via the ParkMobile app or a parking meter. Visit the ParkUToledo website for more information.

To view a map of the parking lots, visit the website featuring a campus map.

To learn more about UToledo’s 150th anniversary, visit the sesquicentennial website.

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