2018 Community Events and City Dates

2018 Community Events and City Dates:

  • JANUARY 2018

Monday, January 1, 2018: City of Defiance Offices Closed for New Year’s Day

  • FEBRUARY 2018

Tuesday, February 13, 2018: Mayor McCann’s 2018 State of the City Address Click to view the PowerPoint Presentation
Monday, February 19, 2018: City of Defiance Offices Closed for Presidents’ Day Holiday

  • MARCH 2018

Friday-Saturday, March 2-3, 2018:  End of Winter Celebration – organized by DDVB
Saturday, March 24, 2018:  Community Easter egg Hunt 10:00 a.m.-noon at Triangle Park – organized by DDVB
     Click for Easter Egg Hunt Details
Tuesday, March 20, 2018:  City of Defiance Compost Site Opens – 26273 State Route 281 East (Water Pollution Control)
     Click for Compost Site Details
Friday, March 30, 2018:  City of Defiance Offices Closed for Good Friday
Saturday, March 31, 2018: Dr. Seuss Easter Ham and Egg-stravaganza 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at Compass Community Center – organized by DDVB
     Click for Dr. Seuss Egg-stravaganza Details

  • APRIL 2018

Thursday, April 5, 2018: Town & Gown Series – 7:00 p.m. Defiance College Schomburg Auditorium – “Defiance College 1917 to 1945”
organized by Andrew L. Tuttle Memorial Museum      Click for Town & Gown Series Details
Saturday, April 7, 2018:  Clean Up Your Park Day – 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. – organized by City Park Board, Parks Division
     Click for Clean Up Your Park Details
Starting Monday, April 9, 2018: PUBLIC NOTICE relating to the work being performed in the vicinity of the Palmer/Woodhurst intersection Click for more Details
Wednesday-Thursday, April 11-12, 2018: Defiance College McMaster Symposium (The Public is welcome) Click for McMaster Symposium details
Thursday, April 12, 2018:  Downtown Chocolate Walk 4:00-7:30 p.m.– organized by DDVB
     Click for 8th Annual Chocolate Walk 2018 Details
Tuesday, April 17, 2018:  East side Revitalization Stakeholders Update Meeting Click for Details on the Update Meeting
Saturday, April 21, 2018:  Spring Clean-Up Disposal (Defiance City residents only-must show Photo I.D. and current utility bill)
     Click for Spring Clean-Up Day Details
Sunday, April 22, 2018:  Earth Day Observed
Friday, April 27, 2018: Arbor Day ~ In honor of Arbor Day, we will be planting a tree at Kingsbury Park with the kids from Head Start at 10:00 a.m.

  • MAY 2018

Thursday, May 3, 2018: Defiance Day of Prayer 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at the Defiance Eagles an annual non-denominational event Details of Defiance Day of Prayer
Friday, May 11, 2018: City of Defiance 2018 Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony   Click for Hall of Fame Details
Saturday, May 12, 2018:  Lilac Festival and Street Fair – organized by DDVB    Click for Lilac Festival Details
Monday, May 28, 2018:  Grand Opening Target Date for the Splash Park   Click for Splash Park Progress
Monday, May 28, 2018: City of Defiance Offices Closed for Memorial Day Holiday

  • JUNE 2018

Thursday, June 7, 2018:  Music in the Park series at Veterans Memorial Park organized by DCCC
Saturday, June 9, 2018:  Confluence Clean-Up Day Click for Confluence Clean-Up Details
Saturday, June 16, 2018:  Music in the Park series at Kingsbury Park – Jazz Festival organized by DCCC
Friday-Saturday, June 22-24, 2018:  River Fest at Pontiac Park, Kingsbury Park, East River Drive ~ Click here for the River Fest Flyer– organized by DDVB
Thursday, June 28, 2018:  Music in the Park series at Triangle Park organized by DCCC

  • JULY 2018

Tuesday, July 3, 2018:  Fireworks Celebration at Diehl Park – organized by DDVB Click for Fireworks Details
Wednesday, July 4, 2018:  City of Defiance Offices Closed for 4th of July Holiday
Thursday, July 12, 2018:  Music in the Park series at Bronson Park organized by DCCC
Saturday, July 14, 2018:  Confluence Clean-Up Day Click for Confluence Clean-Up Details
Friday-Sunday, July 20-22, 2018:  Flags of Honor held at the Defiance Elks

  • AUGUST 2018

Thursday, August 2, 2018:  Music in the Park series at UAW Park organized by DCCC
Saturday, August 11, 2018:  Confluence Clean-Up Day Click for Confluence Clean-Up Details
Saturday, August 25, 2018:  Maumee Valley Car Club Car Show organized by Maumee Valley Car Club with the DDVB
Click for Car Show Details

  • SEPTEMBER 2018

Monday, September 3, 2018:  City of Defiance Offices Closed for Labor Day Holiday
Saturday, September 29, 2018:  Rockin’ the Rivers Music & Rib Fest – organized by DDVB   Click for Rib Fest Details

  • OCTOBER 2018

Monday, October 8, 2018:  City of Defiance Offices Closed for Columbus Day Holiday
Thursday, October 25, 2018:  Trick or Treat Night in Defiance
Saturday, October 27, 2018:  Halloween Parade

  • NOVEMBER 2018

Thursday, November 23-24, 2018:  City of Defiance Offices Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday

  • DECEMBER 2018

December 2018 (date TBD):  Santa’s Arrival – organized by DDVB
Monday-Tuesday, December 24-25, 2018:  City of Defiance Offices Closed for Christmas Eve/Day
Monday-Tuesday, December 31, 2018-January 1, 2019:  City of Defiance Offices Closed for New Year’s Eve/Day

FOR MORE DETAILS ON THE ABOVE EVENTS CONTACT:
Defiance Development & Visitors Bureau (DDVB): Visit the DDVB for more information
Defiance Community Cultural Council (DCCC): Visit the DCCC for more information
Defiance Area Chamber of Commerce: Chamber of Commerce Event Calendar