COMMUNITY EVENTS WE'RE PROUD TO SPONSOR

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.

Chocolate Walk

April 22, 2021      SOLD OUT!

Taste the Sweet Life in Downtown Defiance!

Stroll Downtown Defiance and enjoy some chocolate along the way!  This is a delicious opportunity to enjoy a spring walk and get acquainted with our Downtown merchants.

Tickets will be available March 22, 2021, in the DDVB office at 325 Clinton Street or by calling 419-782-0739!     

Click HERE for up-to-date event information!

Proceeds from this event benefit Downtown Defiance Beautification Projects.

 

 

 

 

 

Lilac Festival & Street Fair

May 8, 2021

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, arts and craft vendors, unique food vendors, and children’s activities.  The event is free and located on Clinton Street.

Thank you to our 2021 Lilac Festival sponsor, The State Bank and Trust Company!

Lilac Festival Vendor Application:  http://www.visitdefianceohio.com/wp-content/uploads/2021-Vendor-application.pdf

 

 

Downtown Defiance Farmers' Market

Visit the Farmers' Market on Third Street in Downtown Defiance

Thursday Afternoons ~ All Summer Long ~ through August 26

This year's Market season will be filled with great produce, baked goods, delicious jams, fresh meat, and more!  Social distancing guidelines will be in place to ensure the safety of everyone attending the market!

Be sure to "Like" the Downtown Defiance Farmers' Market page https://www.facebook.com/DTDefianceFarmersMarket/ for event updates and weekly entertainment spotlights!

Thank you to ProMedica for their commitment to the Market and sponsorship for the 2021 season!

Interested in becoming a vendor for this year's Market?  Here's the application:  http://www.visitdefianceohio.com/wp-content/uploads/2021-Farmers-Market-Vendor-Application.pdf

 

 

Fireworks

July 2, 2021

Join us at Kingsbury 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 2021 for more details.  If you are interested in being a food vendor, please contact the DDVB office at 419-782-0739.

riverfest logo

Summer 2021

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 September 25, 2021.

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:  https://www.facebook.com/DefianceRibFest

Witches Brew for CASA

October 2021

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 2021.

WE CAN'T WAIT TO SEE YOU WITCHES!

 

Santa Claus is Coming to Town

Santa’s Arrival was a BIG Hit!

We loved seeing Santa, Mrs. Claus and the elves in a horse-drawn carriage come across the new bridge into Downtown Defiance!

Santa will return to Defiance again this year - check back in November for details!