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Downtown Events

December 2, 2016

The DDVB sponsors five community events each year. See the Calendar for specific dates and times.


ChocolateWalkImageApril 6, 2017 — Stroll downtown Defiance and enjoy some chocolate (and wine if you so choose) along the way!

Tickets NOW available at the DDVB Office (325 Clinton Street)
Limit 300 tickets! Get yours early!

There are 2 tickets this year and they are as follows:
Regular Ticket: $5 donation; ticket includes chocolate stops only
Enhanced Ticket: $15 donation; ticket includes chocolate stops and 5 additional wine stops
Proceeds from this event benefit the downtown Defiance Beautification Project; specifically the hanging flower baskets.

Enhanced Ticket – This year’s featured winery will be Leisure Time Winery of Napoleon.
More information on the official enhanced stops to come soon!

Participating Merchants for 2017: (Chocolate Stops)
Stops will be added as they come in!
Anna Marie’s Creations
Fluff Stop Baby Shop
Grant Catering
Kissner’s Restaurant
Northwest Real Estate

Exhale Body & Soul
King’s Cross Church
D & R Computers
Linda’s Glass Gallery
MOD Boutique
The Fifth Stitch
Four All Seasons
Just Be Original – JBO
King’s Flooring and Furniture Outlet
Stambaugh Jewelers

Cabin Fever Coffee


LilacsMay 13, 2017 — The streets of Downtown Defiance are filled with activities. On this weekend, 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 for viewing from 10 am – 4 pm. The event is free and located on Clinton Street.
**Art and Craft Vendor application CLICK HERE.


fireworks2July 3, 2017 — 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. Please be aware there will be no water or electric hook up.


ribfest14_03September 30, 2017 — the streets of Downtown Defiance are filled with food, music and fun for our annual Fall Festival. Musical entertainment will begin at 2 pm and continue until 11 pm.
**More information to come soon!


December 2017— Santa’s coming, Santa’s coming, Santa’s coming!! We are lucky enough to have Santa come and visit our community! Keep watching for a fun filled day of Christmas activities and Santa’s arrival in Downtown Defiance!

Santa is placing gift boxes under Christmas tree


December 2, 2016
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