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December Lunch on the Road

December 13 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Please join the Defiance County Commissioners, staff, department heads, and local Elected Officials at the December Lunch on the Road. Stop by Slammin' Sammies Bistro to grab a bite for Lunch and talk with your local government about any concerns, comments, or questions you might have.

Santa’s Downtown House Hours

December 13 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00 pm on Friday, repeating until December 20, 2019

All will enjoy meeting with Santa at his Downtown house located at the Corner of West First and Clinton Streets!

The Christmas Cruise Thru

December 13 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 6:00 pm, repeating until December 24, 2019

Hicksville Fairgrounds (530 S.Main St). 6-9pm Admission: goodwill financial offering, Cruise thru the lights in the comfort of your car or park and enjoy the Live Reindeer, live entertainment, food, miniature village, S’mores, carriage ride and a visit with Santa!!!

Tidings of Joy! Presented by the Black Swamp Community Orchestra

December 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Come on out and enjoy a wonderful selection of well known Christmas favorites! White Christmas, Silver Bells, Sleigh Ride and many more! Concert and reception following are FREE. Spread the word, invite your friends! All are welcome! We’d love to see you there! Friday Dec 13, 2019 @ 7 PM Stroede Center for the Arts 319 Wayne Avenue, Suite A, Defiance, OH 43512 Saturday Dec 14, 2019 @ 2 PM Wesley United Methodist Church, Bryan OH 903 Center Street, Bryan,…

Shopping Extravaganza: Vendor and Craft Fair

December 14 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Shop more than 35 of your favorite vendors and crafters and pick up a tray or two of baked goods for your holiday parties/cookie exchanges. Proceeds from vendor fees go to support the Holy Cross Parent Ministry Organization.  

Santa Shop for Kids

December 14 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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One event on December 21, 2019 at 10:00 am

Wreaths Across America Ceremony

December 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Wreaths Across America Ceremony at noon at Riverside Cemetery Veterans Section, Defiance.  Sponsored by the Civil Air Patrol Defiance Flight.  A simple, meaningful ceremony to honor the fallen veterans and their families during the Christmas season.   For questions, contact Anita Heilman at 419-270-2368.

Santa’s Downtown House Hours

December 14 @ 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until December 21, 2019

All will enjoy meeting with Santa at his Downtown house located at the Corner of West First and Clinton Streets! Santa's House will be closed on Saturdays from 4:30-5 p.m. to feed the reindeer.  

Cinema at the Stroede: Christmas in Connecticut

December 14 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Classic movies are shown on the 2nd Saturday of the month at 7:30 p.m. Movies are free and open to the public. Concessions are available.

Santa’s Downtown House Hours

December 15 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until December 22, 2019

All will enjoy meeting with Santa at his Downtown house located at the Corner of  West First and Clinton Streets!  

White Christmas Movie

December 15 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Coffee with a Cop

December 19 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Christmas

December 25

Cinema at the Stroede Presents “A Star is Born”

January 11, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Classic movies are shown at the Stroede Center for the Arts on the 2nd Saturday of the month at 7:30 p.m.  Movies are free and open to the public.  Concessions are available.

Price Hill Duo

January 19, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Named for a neighborhood in Cincinnati, Price Hill Duo is a classical violin and cello duo. Violinist Jordan Greenberg (also of Harpeth Rising) and cellist Laura Jekel play original arrangements of classical works. Tickets $10. Sponsors ~ Moats Enterprises, Family of Keith & Mary Tustison, and Richard Stroede Family. Thank you!

Abigail Stauffer & Dave the Cellist

January 24, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The duo "blends soulful pop vocals with a rare and distinct sound of jazz cello." Stauffer's vocals reflect a blues influence, and her singing is reminiscent of Joni Mitchell. Dave is a most versatile cellist capable of playing all genres of music. Tickets $10. Sponsors ~ Defiance Development & Visitors Bureau, The Hubbard Company, The State Bank, and Defiance Eagles Post #372.

A Celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr., Event

January 25, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Recording artist, TEDx and motivational speaker Shaun Boothe tells the inspiring life stories of cultural icons through hip hop, rhyme, and spoken word. Boothe's Biography Series is a celebration of greatness made not just to inform and entertain but to inspire and awaken the greatness within us all. Robyn Boyd, Defiance College student, will present original poetry prior to the performance. Presented in partnership with Citizens in Action. Event is free & open to the public.

Cinema at the Stroede Presents “To Catch a Thief”

February 8, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Big Band Sound

February 15, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Whenever the Big Band Sound performs, you can expect to hear the music of Miller and Ellington among others. This year is no exception. Enjoy an evening of listening to the familiar Big Band repertoire. Tickets $10. Sponsors ~ Defiance Development & Visitors Bureau, The Hubbard Company, The State Bank, and DCTV

Town and Gown: Presentations about Defiance History

February 20, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Friends in High Places:  Highlights from the Correspondence of DC President Kevin McCann Presenter:  Barb Sedlock, Defiance College Archivist Thursday, February 20, 2020 Schomburg Auditorium 7 p.m. Defiance College Campus The Town and Gown programs are open to the public and free of charge.

Come to the Cabaret

March 21, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Town and Gown: Presentations about Defiance History

March 26, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Between Two Worlds:  The Life of Alexander McKee Presenter:  Dave Westrick Thursday, March 26, 2020 Stroede Center for the Arts 7 p.m. 319 Wayne Avenue The Town and Gown programs are open to the public and free of charge.    

Defiance Public Library System Presents DEF COM

April 11, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Chocolate Walk

April 16, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Town and Gown: Presentations about Defiance History

April 23, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Buggies and Wagons and Trucks, Oh My! Presenters:  Leon Jones and Ethan Plummer Thursday, April 23, 2020 Stroede Center for the Arts, 7 p.m. 319 Wayne Avenue The Town and Gown programs are free and open to the public.

Lilac Festival & Street Fair May 11, 2019

Lilac Festival & Street Fair

May 9, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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.…

1st Annual Lilac Festival Cruise-In

May 9, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

First Friday Cruise-Ins

June 5, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Art in the Park & Used Book Sale

June 28, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm

The 40th annual Art in the Park will take place on Sunday, June 28th on the historic Fort Defiance grounds alongside the beautiful Maumee River. The event features the work of local artists and artisans, musicians and performers, food vendors, and the Friends of the Defiance Public Library Used Book Sale. Children’s activities and entertainment are also scheduled throughout the day. Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/DefiArtinthePark. 40th Annual Art in the Park Sunday, June 28, 2020, 10:30 am to 4:00…

First Friday Cruise-Ins

July 3, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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