Annual Events

The DDVB is proud to sponsor these community events every year

See the Calendar for specific dates and times. See you there!

Downtown Defiance Farmers' Market

Thursday's from 4:30 - 7:30 pm behind Cabin Fever Coffee - New to downtown Defiance's summer excitement! We are bringing back that old-timey Farmers' Market feel with fresh cut flowers, local produce and awesome music flowing through the air. Event sponsored by Defiance Development and Visitors Bureau and Beetroot.

See Calendar

Rockin' the Rivers Music & Ribfest

September 29th, 2018 - For all you music, brew, and BBQ lovers--we have the best BBQ grillin' teams and rockin' bands at the Rockin' the Rivers Music and Rib Fest in Downtown Defiance. Bands for 2018 will feature: 4 pm - 6:30 pm - Angel Edwards 7 pm - 11 pm - Brother Believe Me 2017 Rib Vendors included:  Boots BBQ, Club 111, Inc., Defiance Eagle’s Post 372, Defiance Fire Fighters 918, Dos Eppi’s, Jacob’s Meats & BBQ, Jewell Fire Department, Kissner’s, Southern Belle Take Out, and Sweetwater Chophouse. Musical talent entertains the crowd from late afternoon until 11:00 p.m.  Featured talent has included Pete Schlegel and Brother Believe Me. Be sure to LIKE the official Rockin' the Rivers Music & Rib Fest Facebook Page:
2017 Photos by Jerry Latta Photography.

Santa's Arrival

December 2018 - Information to come soon!

Chocolate Walk

Save the Date! The 9th Annual Chocolate Walk will be April 11, 2019 — 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.
Last years event sold out - watch for ticket sales in February!

Lilac Festival & Street Fair

The streets of Downtown Defiance are filled with activities as we celebrate the official flower of Defiance with the communities largest Arts and Craft Fair. Join both young and old for a day of entertainment that features free lilacs to the first 500 attendees, a 5K race, the Power of Purple parade, 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.
Second Saturday in May, 2019

Thank you to all who made the 2018 event great! Keep your eyes open for updates and Save the Dates for 2019!
2018 Photos by Debbie Stevens.


July 3, 2019 — Join us at Diehl Park! Enjoy a day full of carnival rides, musical entertainment, and delicious food before the fireworks begin at dusk. If you are interested in being a food vendor, please contact the DDVB office at 419-782-0739.

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