The DDVB is excited to plan, coordinate, and bring to our community these events that just get better year after year. Be sure to check our Community Calendar for specific dates, times, and current details. See You There!

Santa Claus is Coming to Town

Santa’s coming, Santa’s coming, SANTA’S COMING!!!

We are excited to once again welcome Santa into Downtown Defiance!

Saturday November 30th, 2019

Here’s a list of the day’s Festivities:

1:45 pm – Santa and Mrs. Claus Arrive Downtown
– Watch the Clinton Street Bridge for a grand entrance with the couple arriving at the Defiance Public Library

2:20 pm – Storytime with Santa and Mrs. Claus at Defiance Public Library

3 pm – Activity with Santa and Mrs. Claus at Defiance Public Library

4 pm – 8 pm – Visit Santa’s House at West First Street and Clinton Street to see Santa and Mrs. Claus.

5:30 pm – 8 pm – Be sure to take a trip on the HOLIDAY TROLLEY and enjoy holiday snacks from Sherwood State Bank.

For latest updates, be sure to click *Interested* on our Facebook Event page: Santa's Event Page

Chocolate Walk 2020

Thursday, April 16, 2020

Stroll downtown Defiance and enjoy some chocolate (and wine if you so choose) along the way! This is a delicious opportunity to enjoy a spring walk and get acquainted with our downtown merchants.

Watch for ticket sales end of February 2020!




Lilac Festival & Street Fair

May 9, 2020

The streets of Downtown Defiance are filled with activities as we celebrate the official flower of Defiance with the community's largest Arts and Craft Fair. Join both young and old for a day of entertainment that features free lilacs to the first 750 attendees, a 5K race, live music, arts and craft vendors, unique food vendors, and children’s activities. The Andrew L. Tuttle Memorial Museum will be open to the public. The event is free and located on Clinton Street.

Check in for details, Spring 2020!


Downtown Defiance Farmers' Market

Returning in June 2020 ~ Thursday Afternoons ~ All Summer Long

This year's Market season was filled with great produce, baked goods, delicious jams, fresh meat, and MUCH more! Live music filled the air every Thursday evening!

THANK YOU to the vendors, the musicians, and the community who stopped down to Triangle Park to support this year's Market!

A very special THANK YOU to ProMedica Defiance Regional Hospital for helping make this year's Market possible! #DiscoverDefiance #DowntownDefianceFarmersMarket #buylocal

Be sure to "Like" the Downtown Defiance Farmers' Market page for event updates and weekly entertainment spotlights!



July, 2020

Join us at Diehl Park! Enjoy a day full of carnival rides, musical entertainment, and delicious food before the fireworks begin at dusk.

Check back here in Spring of 2020 for more details.  If you are interested in being a food vendor, please contact the DDVB office at 419-782-0739.

riverfest logo

Summer 2020 - Stay tuned for updates!

RiverFEST was created to enhance awareness of all that is great about our rivers — conservation, wildlife, recreation and family fun.

This is a FREE community event offering free kayak and pontoon rides, River Passport outdoor education program, live music, food vendors, and entertainment for the whole family!

For all you music, brew, and BBQ lovers...

We have the best BBQ grillin' teams and rockin' bands at RibFest in Downtown Defiance!

Mark Your Calendar!

Coming to Downtown Defiance again September 26, 2020.

THANK YOU to our sponsors for 2019:  Farmers and Merchants State Bank, Stykemain Buick GMC, Goin' Postal, City Beverage, and Rose and Kissner Insurance Agency.

Be sure to LIKE the official RibFest Facebook Page:

Witches Brew for CASA

October 2020

Grab your wand, hop on your broom, and join your fellow witches and warlocks!  Businesses throughout Downtown Defiance will welcome our witches and warlocks to town for an enchanted evening!

Tickets will be available at the DDVB Office in October 2020.