2023 Calendar

Community Information

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  • 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
  • Watch City of Defiance Council Meetings LIVE The first, second, and fourth Tuesday each month at 7:00 p.m. in Council Chambers.
  • SUMMER FARMERS’ MARKET:  Every Thursday in May through August:  Downtown Defiance at 4:00-6:30 p.m. in the Triangle Park area.
  • FOOD TRUCK VENDOR PERMITS 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


  • Sunday, January 1, 2023:  HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM THE EMPLOYEES at the City of Defiance!
  • Monday, January 2, 2023: City of Defiance Offices Closed in observance of New Year’s Eve/Day
  • Tuesday, January 3, 2023: City of Defiance Offices Re-Open
  • Monday, January 16, 2023:  Martin Luther King, Jr. Day observed.  City Offices will be open.


  • Monday, February 20, 2023: City of Defiance Offices Closed in observance of Presidents’ Day

MARCH 2023:

  • Tuesday, March TBA, 2023: The Compost Site OPENS TODAY!!
  • March TBD 2023: Riverside Cemetery Clean-Up Week Cemetery decoration removal week for those wishing to save decorations.

APRIL 2023:

  • Saturday, April TBD, 2023:  27th Annual Clean Up Your Parks Day! 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
  • Saturday, April TBD, 2023:  Werlor Waste Control FREE Disposal Day! 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. DETAILS HERE!

MAY 2023:

  • Monday, May 29, 2023: City of Defiance Offices Closed in observance of Memorial Day

JUNE 2023:

JULY 2023: 

  • Friday, July TBD, 2023: FIREWORKS!! Join us at the confluence of the Maumee and Auglaize Rivers as we celebrate the nation’s birthday. Fireworks begin at dusk. Enjoy them from Pontiac Park, Kingsbury Park, or the Fort Grounds.
  • Tuesday, July 4, 2023: City of Defiance Offices Closed in observance of Independence Day. 
  • Week of July TBD, 2023: Water Main Flushing

AUGUST 2023:

  • Sunday, August 13, 2023:  At 8:00 p.m., Kingsbury Pool will close for the season! We hope you enjoyed the pool this summer!
  • Saturday, August 19, 2023 through Saturday, August  26, 2023: Defiance County Fair, Hicksville, Ohio


  • Monday, September 4, 2023: City of Defiance Offices Closed in observance of Labor Day. 
  • Saturday, September 30, 2023 Defiance Rib Fest! Gates open at 3:30 p.m. located at Third and Perry Street – $10 gate admission – (Free to under age 10 and over 65). MORE DETAILS TO COME.


  • Monday, October 1, 2023: Defiance Splash Park Closed for the season – SEE YOU NEXT YEAR!
  • Monday, October 10, 2023: City of Defiance Offices Closed in observance of Columbus Day.
  • Sunday, October TBD, 2023 thru Tuesday, October TBD, 2023: Water Main Flushing BEGINS! CHECK THE SCHEDULE
  • Tuesday, October TBD, 2023 through December TBD, 2022:  Leaf Pick Up Schedule!  MAP WITH ZONES     
  • Thursday, October 26, 2023 Defiance Trick or Treat Night, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, October 28, 2023:  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