The City of Bowling Green and Bowling Green State University (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. Rally BG on Main will take place on Saturday, August 28, 2021 from 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM in historic Downtown Bowling Green.
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. Thrill seekers will have an opportunity to zip line down Main or compete in the Ninja Warrior Course. Attendees will also have an opportunity to meet Freddie and Frieda Falcon, make a street sign, watch a family-friendly movie on a large outdoor screen, and support local shops and restaurants. Want to stay outside? Grab a bite to eat at one of the food trucks or order a DORA drink to go.
Throughout the day, live music will be playing, the BGSU Marching Band will be marching, and cheer and dance groups will be performing as we rally together as one community. Families will not want to miss a chance to get up close to a fire truck and police car, participate in sporting activities with BGSU Athletics, or have some fun with the Wood County Library.
Mayor Aspacher noted that, “Last March, while I was walking downtown speaking with businesses, I kept thinking that once we’re able, I want us to come together as a community in celebration. Whether you’re a resident of Bowling Green because of your affiliation to BGSU or you’ve lived here your whole life like me, I wanted us to have something to look forward to as a community. This event gives us the opportunity to come together in a relaxed atmosphere to celebrate everything that makes Bowling Green special, all things BG. My hope is that this will become an annual event.”
“BGSU is fortunate to be part of a true college town. While this global pandemic has been challenging, our community has found a way forward,” said BGSU President Rodney K. Rogers. “Rally BG on Main is an opportunity to safely come together and celebrate Bowling Green. We hope our students, faculty and staff members, along with our community members enjoy this special event.”
This event is being sponsored by the City and BGSU. With the exception of food and drink, this event is free of charge. A website has been created and will continue to be updated with the day’s activities as the event draws near. Visit bgsu.edu/rallybg for full event details.