2018 Community Events and City Dates

2018 Community Events

See the latest updates on Defiance’s community calendar: visitdefianceohio.com/events/

2018 City Dates:

  • SEPTEMBER 2018

Monday, September 3, 2018:  City of Defiance Offices Closed for Labor Day Holiday
Saturday, September 15, 2018:  Foodie Fest is the annual gathering for all local holistic businesses, organic and no-spray produce, and non-toxic products happening behind Cabin Fever Coffee. It’s free to attend. Learning sessions, food items, and vendor products are an additional cost.The schedule will be as follows:
9:00 am – 1:00 pm – Vendor market & Learning Sessions
5:00 pm – 9:00 pm – Food, 4kd crick beer, and vendors with live music in the amphitheater
Thursday, September 20, 2018:  Downtown Farmers’ Market ~ 4:30 – 7:30 p.m. by the Amphitheater
Thursday, September 27, 2018:  Downtown Farmers’ Market ~ 4:30 – 7:30 p.m. by the Amphitheater
Saturday, September 29, 2018:  Rockin’ the Rivers Music & Rib Fest – organized by DDVB   Click for Rib Fest Details
Saturday, September 30, 2018:  Splash Park closes for the season at dusk!  We hope you enjoyed the new park and thanks for your support!

  • 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

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

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

  • JANUARY 2019

Tuesday, January 1, 2019: City of Defiance Offices Closed for New Year’s Day

  • FEBRUARY 2019

TBD February , 2019: Mayor McCann’s 2019 State of the City Address
Monday, February 18, 2019: City of Defiance Offices Closed for Presidents’ Day Holiday

  • MARCH 2019

TDB:  City of Defiance Compost Site Opens – 26273 State Route 281 East (Water Pollution Control)

  • APRIL 2019

Friday, April 19, 2019:  City of Defiance Offices Closed for Good Friday

  • MAY 2019

Friday, May 10, 2019: City of Defiance 2018 Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
Saturday, May 11, 2019:  Lilac Festival and Street Fair – organized by DDVB   
Monday, May 27, 2019: Memorial Day Program at Riverside Cemetery Veterans’ Section at 10:00 a.m.
Monday, May 27, 2019: City of Defiance Offices Closed for Memorial Day Holiday

  • JUNE 2019

Saturday, June TBD:  Kingsbury Pool Opens Click here for Hours and Admission Costs
Monday, June TBD:  Mosquito spraying begins this week.

  • JULY 2019

Wednesday, July 3, 2019:  Fireworks Celebration at Diehl Park
Thursday, July 4, 2019:  City of Defiance Offices Closed for 4th of July Holiday

  • AUGUST 2019
    Saturday, August 2018:
      Maumee Valley Car Club Car Show organized by Maumee Valley Car Club with the Defiance Development & Visitors Bureau



These repairs will be done at City expense due to damage caused by “city-owned” trees in the tree lawn.

Check the list below of sidewalks to be repaired in 2018.

Click here for a list of sidewalks.

OUR Hometown Video

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"GOOD TIME" Defiance, Ohio

It's always a GOOD TIME in Defiance, Ohio!Thank you to everyone who made this video a success! Defiance Development and Visitors BureauCity of DefianceDefiance Area Chamber of CommerceJosh Nagel ProductionsDefiance City Police DepartmentDefiance FirefightersThe Andrew J. Tuttle MuseumDefiance County OH Sheriff's Office Defiance County Commissioners Putt-Putt Golf & Games-DefianceKaitlyn's CottageDefiance College 4KD Crick BreweryDefiance Public Library SystemDefiance Bark & Run & Fort Defiance Humane SocietyDefiance High School CheerleadersScarlet Strutters Baton CorpsEric's Ice Cream Factory Stykemain Buick GMCNancy Miller – Marcy MillerMusic: Carly Rae Jepsen & Owl City "Good Time"Licensed through FyrFly Songfreedom

Posted by Defiance Development and Visitors Bureau on Thursday, September 6, 2018

Defiance County Community Health Assessment Release



at ProMedica Defiance Regional Hospital

8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.


Available to eligible home owners through (NOCAC) Northwestern Ohio Community Action Commission’s Home Weatherization Assistance Program.

Northwestern Ohio Community Action Commission (NOCAC) has funding available to provide Weatherization services at no charge to eligible homeowners OR tenants. Services are provided in the six county areas to include Defiance, Fulton, Henry, Paulding, Van Wert, and Williams counties.

Weatherization measures may include insulation of attics, sidewalls and crawlspaces, wrapping water heaters with insulated jackets and water lines with pipe wrap, sealing areas of air leakage, correcting Health & Safety issues with heating units or water heaters and sealing ductwork to prevent heat/cooling loss. In addition the replacement of non-energy star rated refrigerators and light bulbs with LED bulbs will be assessed which will lower the amount of energy consumed, thus lowering future utility bills for the homeowners. Educational materials will also be provided to homeowners with tips for continued energy conservation and cost savings.

Eligibility is based on 200% 0f the Federal Poverty Income Guidelines.

Funding is limited and applications will be prioritized in the order they are received.
To sign up for this program please contact our Call Center at 1-844-493-1193.
For questions, please contact the
Home Weatherization Assistance Program at 419-784-5393 ext. 3110

Are you receiving ANTIGO/LANGLADE Nixle messages? Us, too!

Are you receiving ANTIGO/LANGLADE Nixle messages? Us, too!

Follow these steps to remove it:

1.) Text “STOP” to 888-777;   

2.) You will get an “automatic response” of ALL the Agencies you opted-in to;

3.) Type the word: COMMUNITY and send.

Roundabout Progress on Palmer Drive and Jefferson Avenue

Roundabout Progress

Progress is being made at the Roundabout on Palmer Drive and Jefferson Avenue!

Aerial Photo by Williams Aerial

** Intersection will close to traffic on July 23, 2018 for 30 days. **
Construction Started: July 2018
Anticipated Completion:  Intersection will be open to traffic by the start of school 2018, weather permitting.
Completion of a single lane roundabout at the intersection of Palmer Drive and Jefferson Avenue.
Funded through OPWC and local funds.

Event Permits

Event Permits are needed for the City of Defiance if an organization is seeking permission to close a street(s), sidewalk, park, or parking lot for a special event, a parade, or for construction. Please use this form for the event, fill it out, and submit it to the Engineering Division at 631 Perry Street, Defiance, Ohio 43512.  Event permits are needed AT LEAST 14 working days prior to the event. If you have a yearly event, please submit it as soon as you know the logistics.  The City of Defiance reserves the right to reject and/or amend any permit issued.

Event Permit Forms are available at City Hall ~ 631 Perry Street or click here to print the form:

ODOT Surveying Clinton Street Bridge 8-19-18

The City of Defiance has been notified that ODOT will be performing surveying activities on the Clinton Street Bridge on Sunday, August 19, 2018 between 7:00 am and 12:00 pm that will require intermittent full closures of all lanes across the bridge. Law Enforcement (Ohio State Highway Patrol and/or City of Defiance PD) will be performing traffic control to facilitate the closures.

They will have short duration closures that will be opened up to clear traffic as needed. Emergency vehicles will be allowed to cross as needed.

ODOT will be placing message boards on the north and south sides of the bridge beginning August 5th to provide motorists advanced notice.


Defiance Hot Air Balloon Festival – August 4, 2018

Photo by Jerry LattaThe 5th Annual Defiance Hot Air Balloon Festival
presented by
First Federal Bank, First Insurance Group, and North Western Electric
Saturday, August 4, 2018
at the Defiance County Airport
Defiance, Ohio

Gates open at 6:30 AM with balloon flying into the airport at 7 AM (Weather dependent). Enjoy a free-will donation pancake breakfast and tethered balloon rides (Additional fee).

Festival closes at 9 AM and opens back up at 4 PM until closing at 10 PM. Balloon Launch at 7 PM and Balloon glow at 9 PM (Weather dependent).

Nashville Crush starts at 7:15 PM. Admission is $10 per car. Please see www.defianceballoonfest.com for more information on activities and pricing. Bring a chair or blanket to relax in the hot air balloon viewing area.

Photo by Jerry Latta

FirstEnergy® Customer Assistance Programs

Customer Assistance Programs are available to low income households who need assistance in paying their utility bill or having service restored.

Persons with questions can contact Northwestern Ohio Community Action Commission at 419-784-2150 or Toledo Edison at 800-447-3333.

Follow this Link for more information:
Customer Assistance Program Information

NIXLE Settings

We are here to help you select your Nixle communication message settings.

Nixle has three types of communication messages – Alert, Advisory, and Community.

Examples of these are severe weather, criminal activity, severe traffic, missing persons, and local community events.

You have the ability to opt-in to ALL or ANY of these messages as a resident through nixle.com

Here’s how to select your personal preferences on Defiance Nixle alerts:


  1. Click on “Resident Login”- either log in or sign up.
  2. Click the “Settings” tab, then click the arrow to adjust to your preferences from the list of choices, then SAVE.

Here’s a visual process on how to adjust Your NIXLE settings

Click the link!