Autumn colors at the confluence

Photo by Jared Mathews.

Welcome to Defiance Ohio

Riverside Cemetery in Winter by Margaret Proulx

Heart of the Historic Maumee River Valley

Explore the history of the area by visiting the site of the old French Apple Tree in Pontiac Park where we pay tribute to Johnny Appleseed’s influence. In Canal Park, catch a glimpse of days gone by at the restored Miami and Eric Canal Lock.

downtown Defiance during RibFest event

Downtown Defiance by Ashbaugh/Williams Aerial

A Revitalized Downtown

Don’t leave town without spending time in the revitalized Main Street District in our Downtown. Visit one of our fine restaurants, eclectic retailers or join us for an event, find out why we say: “Defiance, where friends, families, and the rivers meet.”

 

Winter Charm by Tim Holtsberry

Scenic Charm

Spend a day taking in the scenic views along our three rivers.  Experience the small town feel of the country farms and abundant farmland in the surrounding vicinity. Continue your experience at one of our inviting shopping centers or beautiful parks.

 

Annual DDVB Events

Chocolate Walk

SECOND THURSDAY OF APRIL

LilacFest

SECOND WEEKEND OF MAY

RiverFest

THIRD WEEKEND OF JULY

RibFest

LAST WEEKEND OF SEPTEMBER

where friends, families and the rivers meet