2022 Calendar


2022 Community Events and City Dates:

Defiance’s Community Calendar: visitdefianceohio.com/events/

COMMUNITY INFORMATION:

CITY CALENDAR AND INFORMATION:

  • City of Defiance Board of Control Meetings: Weekly on Mondays at 1:30 p.m. and Thursdays at 9:00 a.m. at City Hall
  • City of Defiance Council Meetings: The first, second, and fourth Tuesday each month at 7:00 p.m. in Council Chambers WATCH LIVE HERE!
  • SUMMER FARMERS’ MARKET:  Every Thursday in May through August 2022:  Downtown Defiance at 4:00-6:30 p.m. in the Triangle Park area.
  • !! Food Truck Vendor Reminder:  Welcome Back!!  If you are using City streets, sidewalks, or right-of-way be sure you have your permit beforehand.  You may obtain the paperwork at City Hall, 631 Perry Street, or the City Website! FOOD TRUCK VENDOR PERMITS

APRIL 2022:

  • Starting Wednesday, April 27, 2022 for 90 days:  U.S. 24 westbound exit ramp to Baltimore Street in the city of Defiance will close on April 27 for approximately 90 days to reconstruct the embankment.

MAY 2022:

  • Sunday, May 1, 2022: Defiance Splash Park OPENING! 9:00 a.m. to dusk
  • Week of May 2, 2022: ODOT Weekly Construction Update: DETAILS HERE!
  • Tuesday, May 3, 2022:  City Council Meeting at 7:00 p.m. in Charles D. Beard Council Chambers, 631 Perry Street, Defiance, Ohio WATCH LIVE HERE!
  • Thursday, May 5, 2022: 2022 Defiance Community Day of Prayer at the YMCA from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. DETAILS HERE!
  • Tuesday, May 10, 2022:  City Council Meeting at 7:00 p.m. in Charles D. Beard Council Chambers, 631 Perry Street, Defiance, Ohio WATCH LIVE HERE!
  • Friday, May 13, 2022: 2022 Defiance City Hall of Fame Ceremony inducting Vincent Polce, Ph.D. at 7:00 p.m. at the Stroede Center for the Arts, 319 Wayne Avenue, Defiance, Ohio
  • Saturday, May 14, 2022: Lilac Festival and Street Fair, Downtown Defiance from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Every Thursday May 19 through August 25, 2022: FARMERS’ MARKET in Downtown Defiance at 4:00 – 6:30 p.m. on East Third Street between Clinton Street and the State Bank Alley.
  • Thursday, May 19, 2022:  “Coffee with a Cop” from 8:00 – 9:00 a.m. at AAA 1007 N. Clinton Street
  • Friday-Sunday, May 20-22, 2022:  Settlers’ Encampment at Auglaize Village DETAILS HERE!
  • Monday, May 23 – August 3, 2022: Defiance County’s Harding Road Bridge Deck Replacement project will close Harding Road. Vernon Nagel is the contractor for this project.
  • Tuesday, May 24, 2022:  City Council Meeting at 7:00 p.m. in Charles D. Beard Council Chambers, 631 Perry Street, Defiance, Ohio WATCH LIVE HERE!
  • Monday, May 30, 2022: City of Defiance Offices Closed in observance of Memorial Day.
  • Monday, May 30, 2022: City of Defiance Memorial Day Event, Riverside Cemetery, Veterans Section at 10:00 a.m.

JUNE 2022:

  • FARMERS’ MARKET:  Every Thursday May 19 through August 25, 2022: in Downtown Defiance at 4:00 – 6:30 p.m. on East Third Street between Clinton Street and the State Bank Alley.
  • Tuesday, June 3, 2022: Family Fun Friday and Maumee Valley Car Club Cruise-In  – Downtown Defiance
  • Tuesday, June 7, 2022:  City Council Meeting at 7:00 p.m. in Charles D. Beard Council Chambers, 631 Perry Street, Defiance, Ohio WATCH LIVE HERE!
  • Saturday-Sunday, June 11-12, 2022:  “Thunder on the River”  TRORA Boat Races at the Confluence of the Maumee and Auglaize Rivers DETAILS HERE!
  • Tuesday, June 14, 2022:  City Council Meeting at 7:00 p.m. in Charles D. Beard Council Chambers, 631 Perry Street, Defiance, Ohio WATCH LIVE HERE!
  • Thursday, June 16, 2022:  Music in Your Parks at Triangle Park
  • Sunday, June 26, 2022:  Art in the Park at Defiance Public Library, Fort Street, Fort Grounds
  • Tuesday, June 28, 2022:  City Council Meeting at 7:00 p.m. in Charles D. Beard Council Chambers, 631 Perry Street, Defiance, Ohio WATCH LIVE HERE!
  • Thursday, June 30, 2022:  Music in Your Parks at Triangle Park
  • Week of June TBD, 2022: Defiance Water Division’s Water Main Flushing

JULY 2022:

  • FARMERS’ MARKET:  Every Thursday May 19 through August 25, 2022: in Downtown Defiance at 4:00 – 6:30 p.m. on East Third Street between Clinton Street and the State Bank Alley.
  • Friday, July 1, 2022: FIREWORKS!! at Kingsbury Park and Pontiac Park areas with carnival rides, musical entertainment, and delicious food starting at 2:00 p.m.! The Fireworks will be at dusk. Kingsbury Pool will be closed on July 1, 2022 due to all of these activities taking place at Kingsbury Park. DETAILS HERE!
  • Friday, July 1, 2022: Family Fun Friday and Maumee Valley Car Club Cruise-In  – Downtown Defiance
  • Monday, July 4, 2022: City of Defiance Offices Closed in observance of Independence Day. 
  • Tuesday, July 5, 2022:  City Council Meeting at 7:00 p.m. in Charles D. Beard Council Chambers, 631 Perry Street, Defiance, Ohio WATCH LIVE HERE!
  • Friday, July 8, 2022: Defiance Chamber Golf Outing
  • Saturday, July 9, 2022: Jazz Festival at 3:30 p.m. at Kingsbury Park, 118 Auglaize Street, $10 for adult in-person tickets. Free: children, students, and online stream event. Donations to our non-profit organization are always appreciated!
  • Sunday, July 10, 2022:  Motorama at Auglaize Village
  • Tuesday, July 12, 2022:  City Council Meeting at 7:00 p.m. in Charles D. Beard Council Chambers, 631 Perry Street, Defiance, Ohio WATCH LIVE HERE!
  • Thursday, July 21, 2022:  Music in Your Parks at Triangle Park
  • Tuesday, July 26, 2022:  City Council Meeting at 7:00 p.m. in Charles D. Beard Council Chambers, 631 Perry Street, Defiance, Ohio WATCH LIVE HERE!
  • Friday, July 29, 2022: Buskerfest 2022 in Memory of Raul Sanchez  – Downtown Defiance
  • Saturday, July TBD, 2022: RIVER FEST  at Pontiac Park ~ Celebrating our water resources.

AUGUST 2022:

  • FARMERS’ MARKET:  Every Thursday May 19 through August 25, 2022: in Downtown Defiance at 4:00 – 6:30 p.m. on East Third Street between Clinton Street and the State Bank Alley.
  • Tuesday, August 2, 2022:  City Council Meeting at 7:00 p.m. in Charles D. Beard Council Chambers, 631 Perry Street, Defiance, Ohio WATCH LIVE HERE!
  • Friday, August 5, 2022: Family Fun Friday and Maumee Valley Car Club Cruise-In  – Downtown Defiance
  • Saturday, August 6, 2022: Defiance County Hot Air Balloon Festival at the Defiance County Airport
  • Tuesday, August 9, 2022:  City Council Meeting at 7:00 p.m. in Charles D. Beard Council Chambers, 631 Perry Street, Defiance, Ohio WATCH LIVE HERE!
  • Thursday, August 11, 2022:  Music in Your Parks at Triangle Park
  • Saturday, August 20, 2022 through Saturday, August  28, 2022: Defiance County Fair, Hicksville, Ohio
  • Tuesday, August 23, 2022:  City Council Meeting at 7:00 p.m. in Charles D. Beard Council Chambers, 631 Perry Street, Defiance, Ohio WATCH LIVE HERE!
  • Saturday, August 27, 2022: 38th Annual Maumee Valley Car Show  – Downtown Defiance, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, August  2022:  Kingsbury Pool will close for the season at the end of the day.
  • Thursday, August  2022: “Coffee with a Cop” ~ 8:00 a.m.

SEPTEMBER 2022:

  • Monday, September 5, 2022: City of Defiance Offices Closed in observance of Columbus Day. 
  • Tuesday, September 6, 2022:  City Council Meeting at 7:00 p.m. in Charles D. Beard Council Chambers, 631 Perry Street, Defiance, Ohio WATCH LIVE HERE!
  • Tuesday, September 13, 2022:  City Council Meeting at 7:00 p.m. in Charles D. Beard Council Chambers, 631 Perry Street, Defiance, Ohio WATCH LIVE HERE!
  • Saturday, September 24, 2022 Defiance Rib Fest! DETAILS HERE!
  • Tuesday, September 27, 2022:  City Council Meeting at 7:00 p.m. in Charles D. Beard Council Chambers, 631 Perry Street, Defiance, Ohio WATCH LIVE HERE!

OCTOBER 2022

  • Saturday-Sunday, October 1-2, 2022: Johnny Appleseed Festival, Auglaize Village
  • Monday, October 2022: Defiance Splash Park Closed for the season
  • Tuesday, October 4, 2022:  City Council Meeting at 7:00 p.m. in Charles D. Beard Council Chambers, 631 Perry Street, Defiance, Ohio WATCH LIVE HERE!
  • Monday, October 10, 2022: City of Defiance Offices Closed in observance of Columbus Day.
  • Tuesday, October 11, 2022::  City Council Meeting at 7:00 p.m. in Charles D. Beard Council Chambers, 631 Perry Street, Defiance, Ohio WATCH LIVE HERE!
  • Thursday, October 13, 2022: Witches Brew for CASA – Downtown Defiance
  • Tuesday, October 25, 2022::  City Council Meeting at 7:00 p.m. in Charles D. Beard Council Chambers, 631 Perry Street, Defiance, Ohio WATCH LIVE HERE!
  • Tuesday, October  2022:  Leaf Pick-Up Schedule BEGINS!  MAP WITH ZONES     LEAF PICK-UP SCHEDULE!
  • Sunday, October 2022 thru Tuesday, October 2022: Water Main Flushing BEGINS!  THE SCHEDULE: Fall 2021
  • Thursday, October 27, 2022 Defiance Trick or Treat Night, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, October 29, 2022:  Defiance Lions Club Annual Halloween Parade, 7:00 p.m. The Purple Heart Bridge will be closed for traffic at 6:00 p.m. and reopen after

 NOVEMBER 2022:

  • Tuesday, November 1, 2022: City Council Meeting at 7:00 p.m. in Charles D. Beard Council Chambers, 631 Perry Street, Defiance, Ohio WATCH LIVE HERE!
  • Tuesday, November 8, 2022: City Council Meeting at 7:00 p.m. in Charles D. Beard Council Chambers, 631 Perry Street, Defiance, Ohio WATCH LIVE HERE!
  • Friday, November 11, 2022:  Veterans’ Day, City Offices will be open.
  • Tuesday-Saturday, November 15-19, 2022: Festival of Trees – Defiance Eagles
  • Tuesday, November 22, 2022: City Council Meeting at 7:00 p.m. in Charles D. Beard Council Chambers, 631 Perry Street, Defiance, Ohio WATCH LIVE HERE!
  • Thursday, November 24, 2022:   City Defiance Lion’s Club 25th Annual Turkey Trot – Independence Dam State Park
  • Friday, November 25, 2022:   Flip the Switch – Defiance County Courthouse Grounds
  • Thursday-Friday, November 24-25, 2022:   City of Defiance Offices are closed in observance of Thanksgiving.
  • Friday-Saturday, November 25-26, 2022:   Shop Small Weekend
  • Friday, November 25, 2022 through Saturday, December 24, 2022:   Christmas Cruise-Thru – Defiance County Fairgrounds, Hicksville, Ohio

 DECEMBER 2022:

  • Friday, December 3, 2022:  It’s SANTA! Santa makes his first appearance in Defiance! DETAILS HERE!
  • Saturday, December , 2022: Annual Parade of Heroes Toy/Gift Drive at noon starting at Northtowne Mall DETAILS HERE!
  • Saturday, December 3, 2022: Last day the Compost Site will be open for the season 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Re-opening in March 2022
  • Tuesday, December 6, 2022:  City Council Meeting at 7:00 p.m. in Charles D. Beard Council Chambers, 631 Perry Street, Defiance, Ohio WATCH LIVE HERE!
  • Tuesday, December 13, 2022:  City Council Meeting at 7:00 p.m. in Charles D. Beard Council Chambers, 631 Perry Street, Defiance, Ohio WATCH LIVE HERE!
  • Saturday, December TBD, 2022: Wreaths Across America at Riverside Cemetery from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm DETAILS HERE!
  • Friday and Monday, December 23 and 26, 2022:   City of Defiance Offices are closed in observance of Christmas Eve/Day
  • Friday, December 30, 2022:   City of Defiance Offices Closed in observance of New Year’s Eve/Day

JANUARY 2023:

  • Sunday, January 1, 2023:  HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM THE EMPLOYEES at the City of Defiance!
  • Tuesday, January 3, 2023: City of Defiance Offices Re-Open
  • Tuesday, January 3, 2023:  City Council Meeting at 7:00 p.m. in Charles D. Beard Council Chambers, 631 Perry Street, Defiance WATCH LIVE HERE!
  • Tuesday, January 10, 2023:  City Council Meeting at 7:00 p.m. in Charles D. Beard Council Chambers, 631 Perry Street, Defiance, Ohio WATCH LIVE HERE!
  • Monday, January 16, 2023:  Martin Luther King, Jr. Day observed.  City Offices will be open.
  • Tuesday, January 24, 2023:  City Council Meeting at 7:00 p.m. in Charles D. Beard Council Chambers, 631 Perry Street, Defiance, Ohio WATCH LIVE HERE!

FEBRUARY 2023:

  • Tuesday, February 7, 2023:  City Council Meeting at 7:00 p.m. in Charles D. Beard Council Chambers, 631 Perry Street, Defiance, Ohio WATCH LIVE HERE!
  • Tuesday, February 14,  2023:  City Council Meeting at 7:00 p.m. in Charles D. Beard Council Chambers, 631 Perry Street, Defiance, Ohio WATCH LIVE HERE!
  • Monday, February 20, 2023: City of Defiance Offices Closed in observance of Presidents’ Day
  • Tuesday, February 28, 2023:  City Council Meeting at 7:00 p.m. in Charles D. Beard Council Chambers, 631 Perry Street, Defiance, Ohio WATCH LIVE HERE!

MARCH 2023:

  • Tuesday, March 7, 2023:  City Council Meeting at 7:00 p.m. in Charles D. Beard Council Chambers, 631 Perry Street, Defiance, Ohio WATCH LIVE HERE!
  • Tuesday, March 14, 2023:  City Council Meeting at 7:00 p.m. in Charles D. Beard Council Chambers, 631 Perry Street, Defiance, Ohio WATCH LIVE HERE!
  • Tuesday, March, 2023: The Compost Site OPENS TODAY!!
  • Tuesday, March 28, 2023:  City Council Meeting at 7:00 p.m. in Charles D. Beard Council Chambers, 631 Perry Street, Defiance, Ohio WATCH LIVE HERE!
  • March 2023: Riverside Cemetery Clean-Up Week Cemetery decoration removal week for those wishing to save decorations. Remove by TBA. Replace new after TBA

APRIL 2023:

  • Tuesday, April 4, 2023:  City Council Meeting at 7:00 p.m. in Charles D. Beard Council Chambers, 631 Perry Street, Defiance, Ohio WATCH LIVE HERE!Saturday, April 9, 2022:  26th Annual Clean Up Your Parks Day! 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.mFlyer Information!  COOL STUFF ALERT!! Your T-shirt Printing Process!! 
  • Saturday, April TBD, 2022:  Werlor Waste Control FREE Disposal Day! 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. DETAILS HERE!
  • Tuesday, April 11, 2023:  City Council Meeting at 7:00 p.m. in Charles D. Beard Council Chambers, 631 Perry Street, Defiance, Ohio WATCH LIVE HERE!
  • Tuesday, April 25, 2023:  City Council Meeting at 7:00 p.m. in Charles D. Beard Council Chambers, 631 Perry Street, Defiance, Ohio WATCH LIVE HERE!