The City of Bowling Green and Bowling Green State University invite you to a free community event.

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Saturday, Aug. 27, 2022

Noon - 9 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 are planned throughout the day. Music, shopping, restaurants, food trucks and DORA drinks will be available for the duration of the event.

Saturday, August 27

Afternoon Rally  |  Noon - 4pm

  • Music and Entertainment by DJ A-Roc
  • Local Food Trucks
  • Shopping and Dining Merchant Specials
  • 12:30 p.m. - Wood Co. Library Storytime
  • 1 p.m. - Bike Safety Rodeo
  • 1:30 - 5 p.m. - Basketball Contests/Activities

Evening Rally  |  4 - 9 p.m.

  • Music and Entertainment by DJ A-Roc
  • Local Food Trucks
  • Zip Line Over North Main
  • Ninja Warrior Course
  • Double Jump Freefall Inflatable
  • Free T-shirt Giveaways
  • Make Your Own Street Sign
  • Freddie & Frieda Falcon, SICSIC Spirit Crew

Community Pep Rally  |  5:45 p.m.

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

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  |  Noon - 9 p.m.

  • Big Daddy's Sausages & More
  • Eric's Ice Cream
  • Garry's Kettle Corn
  • Jonny Burritos
  • Manny's Munchies
  • Rosie's Rolling Chef
  • Street Tacos Toledo
  • Susie's Lemonade

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 2021

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,, 419-372-8495. Please notify us prior to the event.

Updated: 08/22/2022 03:19PM