Lilac Festival & Street Fair

(Banner photo courtesy of LG Images Art Studio)

May 13th, 2023

The streets of Downtown Defiance are filled with activities as we celebrate the official flower of Defiance with the community’s largest Art 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 2022 Lilac Festival sponsor, the State Bank and Trust Company!

Keep an eye out here for new vendor applications, available February 1st. 

Attention Vendors:  **Last year we had an issue with an individual reaching out to potential Lilac Festival vendors claiming to be from the DDVB office and requesting a vendor fee. Please be aware that you will only be contacted by a member of our staff (Kirstie Mack or Lori Hagerman). If anything seems suspicious, please call the DDVB office at 419-782-0739. Do not mail any payments other than to our direct address which is: Defiance Development and Visitors Bureau, 325 Clinton St., Defiance, OH 43512.**


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