Halloween pumpkins cut in shape of face

TRICK-or-TREAT, HALLOWEEN PARADE, & WITCHES BREW

🎃It’s Halloween Time!! The Halloween Season just wouldn’t be complete without trick-or-treat, the Defiance Lions Club Halloween Parade, and the Witches Brew for CASA! Here’s a list of event dates and times for your favorite Halloween Festivities: 🍬Trick-or-Treat in Defiance: […]

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Witches Brew for CASA

October 31, 2019 5 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. TICKETS ON SALE NOW! Stop into the DDVB office to purchase your ticket or call 419-782-0739! WITCHES ARE FLYING TO DEFIANCE! Get dressed up in your best witch attire, gather your brooms […]

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13th Annual Defiance RibFest

RibFest Returns! Saturday, September 28, 2019. 3:30-11:00 pm., Downtown Defiance Enjoy mouth-watering BBQ ribs straight off the grill, two rockin’ bands, football games, and ice-cold beer at the 13th Annual Defiance Rib Fest. 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm — Kaitlyn […]

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Discover Defiance!

The all new Discover Defiance booklet is a handy spiral-bound guide packed full of info on lodging, dining, shopping, recreation and all that is great in Defiance. Stop by the DDVB office @visitdefianceoh and grab one for a friend!

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Announcing DORA!

The Defiance Outdoor Refreshment Area (DORA) has launched! The DORA is a designated public area where alcoholic beverages can be purchased in a designated cup from permitted establishments and carried within the district. Check out the DORA page for latest […]

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RiverFest 2019 *Boat Rides Cancelled*

MARK YOUR CALENDAR NOW FOR RIVERFEST 2019! Saturday, July 20, 2019 from Noon until 8:00 p.m. **Event Update** Boat Rides have been cancelled for this year’s event to due uncontrollable circumstances. We apologize for any inconvenience. A great community collaborative […]

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Defiance Fireworks

July 3, 2019 Join us at Diehl Park! Enjoy a day full of carnival rides, musical entertainment, and delicious food before the fireworks begin at dusk. If you are interested in being a food vendor, please contact the DDVB office […]

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Ohio Chautauqua

Chautauqua is returning to Defiance! The Defiance County Historical Society and the Defiance Development and Visitors Bureau will host Chautauqua at AuGlaize Village from June 4 – June 8 in celebration of the 225th anniversary of Fort Defiance! Please join […]

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“2019 Catch a Moment” Winners Announced

The top four winners of the 2019 Catch a Moment and Photograph It Contest are: 1st 🏆: Sunset at Defiance Splash Pad by Radek Smolik 2nd🥈: Placing the Flag by Mary Comden 3rd 🥉: Defiance Courthouse by Radek Smolik 4th […]

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Lilac Festival & Street Fair May 11, 2019

Lilac Festival & Street Fair

May 11, 2019 The streets of Downtown Defiance are filled with activities as we celebrate the official flower of Defiance with the community’s largest Arts and Craft Fair. Join both young and old for a day of entertainment that features […]

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blueberries, peaches

Downtown Farmers’ Market —Summer 2019

We are bringing back that old-timey Farmers’ Market feel with fresh cut flowers, local produce and awesome music flowing through the air.  Every Thursday, June through September, from 4:30 – 7:30 pm at Triangle Park in Downtown Defiance. Event sponsored […]

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2019 Featured Events

There’s always something going on! 24 “Don’t Miss” Events — 1 handy rack card. Pick up one at the DDVB office. These are just the highlights—there are many more events! Check out the full Community Calendar anytime for the latest […]

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Chocolate Walk April 11

The 9th Annual Chocolate Walk will be April 11, 2019 — Stroll downtown Defiance and enjoy some chocolate (and wine if you so choose) along the way! This is a delicious opportunity to enjoy a spring walk and get acquainted […]

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Clinton Street Bridge Update

Construction on the new Clinton Street bridge is expected to begin in February, 2019 by the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT). Watch here for latest news on the Bridge project. “Bridging the Gap” raffle tickets are still available! You could […]

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Downtown Defiance Merchant Guide

Show your love for Defiance. Shop these businesses all year long! The guide includes a list of 40+ retailers, a map of their locations AND a map of downtown parking. Get the PDF here > visitdefianceohio.com/…MerchantGuide-2018.pdf  

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Andrew L. Tuttle Memorial Museum

Andrew L. Tuttle, a lifelong resident of Defiance, bequeathed his extensive collection of Native American artifacts, coins, documents, stamps, military memorabilia, and other artifacts, to the city of Defiance. The museum is dedicated to preserving the history of the city […]

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