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. See You There!
April 23, 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.
Tickets on Sale Now!
Again for 2020, two tickets will be available! They are as follows: Regular ticket--$10 donation, includes chocolate stops only. Enhanced ticket--$20 donation, includes chocolate stops and 6 additional wine stops.
Stop in or call the DDVB office at 419-782-0739!
Follow the Chocolate Walk event on FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/2206389766128416/
Thank you to First Federal Bank for sponsoring the 10th Annual Chocolate Walk!
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.
Vendor applications are now available!
Lilac Festival 2020 Vendor Application: http://www.visitdefianceohio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020-New-Vendor-application.pdf
Downtown Defiance Farmers' Market
Returning in June 2020 ~ Thursday Afternoons ~ All Summer Long
June 4 through August 27
This year's Market season will be filled with great produce, baked goods, delicious jams, fresh meat, and MUCH more! Live music fills the air every Thursday evening!
Be sure to "Like" the Downtown Defiance Farmers' Market page https://www.facebook.com/DTDefianceFarmersMarket/ for event updates and weekly entertainment spotlights!
Interested in becoming a vendor for this year's Market? Here's the application: http://www.visitdefianceohio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020-Vendor-Application.pdf
July 3, 2020
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 2020 for more details. If you are interested in being a food vendor, please contact the DDVB office at 419-782-0739.
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: https://www.facebook.com/DefianceRibFest
Witches Brew for CASA
October 22, 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.
WE CAN'T WAIT TO SEE YOU WITCHES!