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Happy 419 day!

Great piece by the blade:

http://www.toledoblade.com/local/2013/04/19/4-19-offers-day-to-celebrate-best-of-Toledo.html

And also, if you're looking for something to do tonight:

tweet up: https://www.facebook.com/events/556506677704572/
and uptown event: https://www.facebook.com/events/474415695964392/

created by upso on Apr 19, 2013 at 08:27:46 am     Entertainment     Comments: 43

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Oooo. I might have to stop out tonight.

ALSO!

http://www.jupmode.com/toledo-ohio-t-shirts.html <-- use coupon code 419. Jupmore does a really great job and has awesome shirts. I met my fiance wearing a "you'll do better in toledo" shirt, in fact. (she questioned it, having just moved from the Bay area, soooo... I had to show her that she would, in fact, do better in Toledo. Challenge Accepted.)

posted by endcycle on Apr 19, 2013 at 08:46:04 am     #   2 people liked this

Whoops! Forgot to add in the copy from their email -

"Today is the day! April 19th - 4.19. It's the one day each year that the date matches our area code. So for one day only, we've decided to share a little Toledo pride with all of those who love Toledo. Order our new 419 shirt for only $10 and save $4.19 on all of our Toledo city pride t-shirts on Friday, April, 19, 2013. Enter the coupon code '419' at checkout to receive the discount. Holy Toledo that's a good deal!"

posted by endcycle on Apr 19, 2013 at 08:50:02 am     #  

even better, tomorrow would be 420 day ... hipsters take note

posted by justareviewer on Apr 19, 2013 at 09:37:41 am     #   1 person liked this

Really good story in the Blade about it. Sounds like a fun day up there. Down here, 4/19 has a bit more somber meaning behind it.

posted by JustaSooner on Apr 19, 2013 at 11:04:26 am     #  

Assuming I get off work in time, I'll be stopping by Maumee Bay and will buy any toledo talkers a drink.

posted by Nolan_Rosenkrans on Apr 19, 2013 at 11:27:43 am     #  

Nolan_Rosenkrans: Great offer! Wish I could take you up on the brew! Made other plans with @UTnewsie :)

posted by paulhem on Apr 19, 2013 at 01:36:08 pm     #  

I bought 2 Toledo shirts from Jup. Thanks for the heads-up.

posted by JohnnyMac on Apr 19, 2013 at 03:13:48 pm     #  

Hey all!

We're only 2.5 weeks away from 419 Day!

The uptown association was planning a big celebration, but for unknown reasons they dropped the ball and cancelled their event.

Some friends and I picked up the pieces, to help promote the different things going on during this lighthearted holiday.

For those that are interested, keep an eye on these links:

http://celebrate419.com/
https://www.facebook.com/419day
https://twitter.com/419day

There are a bunch of events I haven't posted yet, so more is on the way! If you know of things not yet listed please send them my way! :)

posted by upso on Apr 01, 2014 at 11:09:11 am     #  

I'm saving up my shekels to spend at the Maker's Mart. I loved that place at Christmas time!

I wish there was a way to see who-all is going to be there this time around. Any intel on that, Upso?

posted by Anniecski on Apr 01, 2014 at 11:57:24 am     #  

Let me find out!

posted by upso on Apr 01, 2014 at 12:17:48 pm     #  

Toledo Maker's Mart web presence:

I don't see any info yet about a vendor list for the April 19 event.

posted by jr on Apr 01, 2014 at 01:14:03 pm     #  

They will have one up soon. I just asked.

posted by upso on Apr 01, 2014 at 01:25:18 pm     #  

almost 404 day, seems appropriate with how TT loads some days. Can have the 411 day everyone can answer questions.

posted by MIJeff on Apr 01, 2014 at 04:12:05 pm     #  

MIJeff, I think that's About.com

posted by Anniecski on Apr 01, 2014 at 04:32:33 pm     #  

Gallery Loop and many events going on in the Warehose District as well!

posted by Brewster on Apr 01, 2014 at 05:10:34 pm     #  

Any specifics on the warehouse district events? If like to include them on the website!

posted by upso on Apr 01, 2014 at 06:19:37 pm     #  

TWDA Open House at Seed Coworking from 4-5:30pm. Giveaways and 419 Day passport for local businesses. Complete it and receive a free TWDA t-shirt!

posted by Brewster on Apr 01, 2014 at 09:18:53 pm     #  

Anniecski posted at 11:57:24 AM on Apr 01, 2014:

I'm saving up my shekels to spend at the Maker's Mart. I loved that place at Christmas time!

I wish there was a way to see who-all is going to be there this time around. Any intel on that, Upso?

http://handmadetoledo.com/makers-mart-2014

posted by upso on Apr 02, 2014 at 08:04:57 am     #  

Thank you! I'm almost out of Humblebee's fantastic lavender lotion, and I'l be there to get more.

posted by Anniecski on Apr 02, 2014 at 09:07:04 am     #  

2 weeks away and the list of events is growing!
If you hear of anything happening, please let me know!

Also, if you're involved in any sort of business or organization that already has something planned that day (but unrelated to 419 day) consider giving it a toledo spin and setting up a FB event for it.

I want to promote as much as I can. :)

http://celebrate419.com/
https://www.facebook.com/419day
https://twitter.com/419day

posted by upso on Apr 05, 2014 at 03:35:03 pm     #  

not to be obnoxious or anything
but i've added some more stuff over the past few days
mark your calendars and let me know if i'm missing anything!

posted by upso on Apr 14, 2014 at 10:19:48 pm     #  

Gettin' kinda spammy there, upso.

posted by endcycle on Apr 15, 2014 at 11:52:43 am     #   1 person liked this

Hey now... I have a man-crush on him. He supports downtown.
You stop attacking him right now!! :D

posted by justread on Apr 15, 2014 at 12:49:36 pm     #   1 person liked this

We've been getting a lot of press on all of the fun things that are going on this Saturday!

The city paper ran a cover story:
http://www.toledocitypaper.com/April-Issue-1-2014/4-19-for-one-night-and-day/

The free press ran it as a lead for their Star:
http://www.toledofreepress.com/2014/04/11/glass-city-gears-up-for-419-day/

And then this morning the blade ran with it for their peach section: http://www.toledoblade.com/Peach-Weekender/2014/04/17/Gallery-Loop-419-Day-set-for-Saturday-fun.html

And in the regular paper!
http://www.toledoblade.com/local/2014/04/17/419-Day-right-around-the-corner.html

Also, this morning I did a radio interview with Fred
http://www.wspd.com/media/podcast-freds-podcast-Fred/417-dustin-hostetler-talks-about-whats-24639394/

Am I going to see any Toledo Talkers out this Saturday? :)

posted by upso on Apr 17, 2014 at 10:39:54 am     #  

Yep! Bringing the fam out-looking for some Toledo spirits Bitters, for sure

posted by ahmahler on Apr 17, 2014 at 11:11:57 am     #  

Grab me a bottle. I'll be busy chopping liver and apples.

posted by endcycle on Apr 17, 2014 at 11:18:23 am     #  

Stop by Seed on St. Clair Street from 4-5:30pm and pick up your PUB PASSPORT and look for the hidden Easter Eggs along the way. One egg holds a $25 gift certificate to Ye Olde Durty Bird!

posted by Brewster on Apr 18, 2014 at 09:17:13 am     #  

Upso, I'll be downtown around 10am roaming. I'm really looking forward to this!

posted by stooks on Apr 18, 2014 at 09:39:15 am     #  

Hey awesome! I think tomorrow is going to be very well attended! I've been getting nothing but positive feedback. Such a feel good event! :)

posted by upso on Apr 18, 2014 at 11:49:22 am     #  

My wife and a couple of friends will be heading out for the festivities tomorrow evening. Should be a great time.

upso, as Toledo's number one hipster, does the Attic have a minimum beard and flannel requirement? I should have the beard covered, but I don't own much flannel. :)

I'll be sure to say hi if I see you.

posted by SensorG on Apr 18, 2014 at 08:29:36 pm     #   1 person liked this

It's spring! No flannel required! ;)

posted by upso on Apr 18, 2014 at 09:18:14 pm     #  

if you're not able to make it out today, or just want to see what others are doing, I am reposting what other people are saying and doing on:

http://twitter.com/419day
http://instagram.com/419day

Lots of people out and about having fun! :)

posted by upso on Apr 19, 2014 at 02:06:37 pm     #  

WOW
today was amazing

posted by upso on Apr 19, 2014 at 09:49:46 pm     #  

Amazing day-was only only to spend a couple of hours down there, but could've soaked in the Toledo love and energy all day and all night-thanks Upso for all you did to champion this project.

posted by ahmahler on Apr 19, 2014 at 10:28:21 pm     #   4 people liked this

Great time put with friends. I can't believe how beautiful the Collingwood Art Center is even with all the work it still needs. What a gem.

I bought some Toledo made bitters at the Maker's Mark for my cocktails.

I would have liked to have bought t-shirts but the owners of that stand were too busy chatting with their friends. No biggie, wife just spent the money on jewelry.

Throw in drinks at the Attic and dinner at Registry Bistro, we all had a hell of a good time. Look forward to it again next year.

posted by SensorG on Apr 20, 2014 at 12:12:31 am     #  

Toledo.com posted some great photos from yesterday's celebrations. Enjoy!

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10152335914451113.1073741897.77951281112

posted by upso on Apr 20, 2014 at 12:55:05 pm     #  

419 Day 2014
Hipsterrific.

posted by justread on Apr 20, 2014 at 01:56:22 pm     #   1 person liked this

We had a nice time at Maker's Mart (although I would have liked to have seen more Toledo artisans there, as opposed to Cleveland), did our part to help boost the economy, and then had brunch at Black Kite. OMG, was it delicious!

posted by Anniecski on Apr 21, 2014 at 09:59:07 am     #  

We were only downtown for a few hours, but it was amazing. the only complaint I had was that Manhattan's seemed woefully unprepared for the amount of people who would want snacks and drinks. Otherwise, picked up some great gifts and other cool stuff from the maker's mart and just had a brilliant time overall.

The energy was as good as anything I've ever seen in Toledo's events, including the Artomatic series. Great time.

posted by endcycle on Apr 21, 2014 at 01:13:44 pm     #  

Yes, it's that time of year again!

https://www.facebook.com/419day

I am trying to keep the page up to date with what's going on this sunday. They just announced an entire day of events in uptown, and of course there is also Artomatic 419.

I hope you guys get a chance to stop by the different events, and get to know Toledo a little better! I'm really looking forward to this weekend. :)

posted by upso on Apr 14, 2015 at 03:03:43 pm     #   1 person liked this

Great to see the events are still on going. From the responses it seems everyone really enjoys it. Keep up the great work. :)

Side note, obviously down here 4/19 means something completely different, but that's not to take away from what it means up there. :)

posted by JustaSooner on Apr 14, 2015 at 03:10:30 pm     #  

You may not love it, bu you care enough to talk about it. Let's all share a little 419 love today. Whatcha got?

I'll go first-Toledoans show up for stuff with enthusiasm. This is a happy, optimistic, enthusiastic and participating town.

posted by ahmahler on Apr 19, 2017 at 10:37:28 am     #  

It's 420 Eve!

posted by westsidebob on Apr 19, 2017 at 04:10:02 pm     #   1 person liked this