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Saturday, Aug. 26, 2023

2 - 8 p.m. | Downtown BG

The City of Bowling Green and BGSU invite you to a fun event for people of all ages to gather, explore Downtown BG, welcome the return of BGSU students, eat and be entertained. Main Street will be closed to vehicular traffic for the duration of the event, allowing for a day packed full of fun activities in the heart of Bowling Green.

Activities Schedule

A variety of free activities and performances will be happening throughout the day. Music, shopping, restaurants, food trucks and DORA drinks will be available for the duration of the event.

Saturday, August 26

Rally BG Activities  |  2 - 8 p.m.

  • Live DJ
  • Ninja Warrior Course
  • Zipline
  • Climbing walls
  • Bounce house
  • Make-your-own street sign
  • Putt-putt course
  • Hoverball archery
  • Giant games
  • Cornhole
  • Fire pits
  • And so much more!

Rally Cup - CycleWerks Bike Race

  • Ride the Course | 2 - 4 p.m.
  • Rally Cup Race | 5 p.m. 
  • Attendees must bring their own bike and helmet. A bike check will be provided by CycleWerks so that families can store their bikes while enjoying other Rally BG activities. 

Touch-A-Truck  |  2 - 5 p.m.

  • This event allows people of all ages a hands-on opportunity to explore various vehicles and meet the people who build, protect, and serve the BG community.

Community Pep Rally  |  6 p.m.

  • BG High School Marching Band, Cheer & Athletics
  • BG Mayor Mike Aspacher & BGSU President Rodney K. Rogers
  • BGSU Falcon Marching Band, Cheer, Dance & Athletics

Shopping, Restaurants and Food Trucks

Browse a listing of Bowling Green downtown shops and establishments. Rally BG is within a Designated Outdoor Refreshment Area (DORA).

Local Food Trucks  |  2 - 8 p.m.

  • Gary's Kettle Corn
  • Manny's Munchies
  • Big Daddy's Sausages & More
  • Rosie's Rolling Chef
  • Jonny Burritos
  • Eric's Ice Cream
  • Susie's Lemonade
  • Detroit Mini Donuts
  • The Tamale Guy

Location and Parking

Rally BG is held on Main Street in downtown Bowling Green, OH

Free Parking

Free parking is available in and around downtown Bowling Green. Time limits may be enforced. For additional parking details visit the Downtown BG parking info page.

A look back at Rally BG 2022

To individuals with disabilities, please indicate if you need special services, assistance or appropriate modifications to fully participate in this event by contacting Accessibility Services, access@bgsu.edu, 419-372-8495. Please notify us prior to the event.

Updated: 08/23/2023 03:46PM