Pumpkins, a parade, and plenty of other activities enticed area residents to spend time in downtown Sylvania today.
Weather wise, it was pretty much a seasonal home run for the 26th annual Sylvania Fall Festival.
Presented by the Sylvania Sister City Commission, the day started off with a parade that stepped off along Monroe Street and ended at Veterans Memorial Field. The parade was led by Art Landseadel, the city forester of Sylvania.
Entertainment by Eddie Boggs, in addition to food and beverages, also highlighted the event.
People of all ages were invited to show off their Halloween costumes at the city's administration building before the parade.
The Sylvania Historical Village was part of the action as well. A fall craft show, along with pumpkins donated by Edward Jones, completed the festival.
Following the fall festival, residents gathered for the dedication of the Main Street Bridge mosaics.
At 3 p.m., the city formally dedicated the installment of four mosaics on the bridge, situated south of Monroe Street in downtown Sylvania.
The four mosaics, commissioned by the Sylvania Arts Commission, were completed by artist Sister Jane Mary of the Sisters of St. Francis at the Lourdes University campus studio. Each mosaic depicts how nature has helped shape the City of Sylvania and include the River Walk Trail, Tree City, Freedom Road, and Native American Settlement.
The themes were chosen by the Sylvania Arts Commission and the City of Sylvania.