Defiance County Restaurant Week

Defiance County Restaurant Week Friday, March 4th — Sunday, March 13th Back for 2022! Attention all foodies! Discover your new go-to or support your favorite small locally-owned restaurant for Defiance County Restaurant Week!  Whether dining in, taking your order to […]

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Santa's Arrival 2019

Santa Claus is Coming to Town!

Santa’s coming, Santa’s coming, SANTA’S COMING!!! We are excited to once again welcome Santa into Downtown Defiance! Friday, December 3rd. Here’s a list of the day’s Festivities: 12 pm – 6 pm – Children’s Activities at the Defiance Public Library […]

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Downtown Horse Drawn Trolley

Stop Downtown for all of your holiday shopping and enjoy a horse drawn trolley ride! All rides are FREE courtesy of the Defiance Development and Visitors Bureau! Saturday, December 11th, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Pick up and drop off […]

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Welcome to our Blog

Welcome to the DDVB Blog

We’ve launched this updated page to gather all the latest news, happenings, announcements, and fun stuff into one easy-to-find location.  The search tool in the navigation bar can be useful if you are looking for specific topics.  Events can still […]

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Think Local, Spend Local, Be Rewarded

Holiday Shopping is right around the corner! Supporting Downtown Defiance’s small, locally-owned businesses is one of the best ways we can all give back to our community! Every purchase, big or small, makes a difference! Join us for our ShopDTDefi […]

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Christmas in July Passport Program

#ShopDTDefi Christmas in July Passport Program   Pick up your #ShopDTDefi Christmas in July Passport from the DDVB office (325 Clinton Street).  **Passports will be available for pick up beginning Monday, July 19th!** Receive a stamp (no purchase necessary) from a […]

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Defiance Rib Fest VIP Experience Raffle

How would you like to win a backstage all-access pass inside the Defiance Rib Fest?  Now’s your chance!! Buy a ticket to win the Rib Fest VIP Experience Grand Prize! Tickets are ON SALE now in the DDVB office (325 […]

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City of Defiance NIXLE Alert Messages

Are you looking for a way to know more about what is going on in Defiance. NIXLE ALERTS!!! This is the Everbridge NIXLE messaging system instruction flyer that the City of Defiance uses to communicate to our citizens for: Alerts, […]

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12th Annual Chocolate Walk

SOLD OUT April 28, 2022 🍫Taste the Sweet Life in Downtown Defiance!🍫 Stroll Downtown Defiance and enjoy some chocolate along the way! This is a delicious opportunity to enjoy a spring walk and get acquainted with our Downtown merchants. Two […]

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Official Rib Fest Fundraiser

Jacob’s Meats will be preparing their pulled pork meals to satisfy your BBQ cravings! Join us on Friday, April 9th, at Triangle Park to help us make Defiance Rib Fest 2021 the best event yet! Lunch–11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. […]

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Defiance County Restaurant Week

Defiance County Restaurant Week Friday, March 5th — Saturday, March 13th Attention all foodies! Discover your new go-to restaurant or support your favorites for Defiance County Restaurant Week!  Restaurants have had a tough year so get out there and support […]

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Lilac Festival & Street Fair

(Banner photo courtesy of LG Images Art Studio) May 14, 2022 The streets of Downtown Defiance are filled with activities as we celebrate the official flower of Defiance with the community’s largest Art and Craft Fair. Join both young and […]

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Downtown Defiance Farmers’ Market

Visit the Farmers’ Market at Triangle Park in Downtown Defiance The Downtown Defiance Farmers’ Market season will begin on Thursday, May 19th, 2022!   From 4-6:30 p.m. every Thursday evening through August 25th, stop by the Market and find great produce, […]

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Family Fun Fridays

Bring the whole family Downtown on the first Friday of June, July, and August for a scavenger hunt! Each month will have a fun-themed scavenger hunt geared toward all things Defiance! After you complete the scavenger hunt, stick around for […]

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Thunder on the River

Racing returns to Defiance, Ohio, for “Thunder on the River” June 11-12, 2022. TRORA and Defiance, Ohio, present Thunder on the River!  Live Boat Races ALL WEEKEND!  Help us welcome them back after 30 years! Join us at the confluence of […]

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Defiance Fireworks Celebration

July 1, 2022 Celebrate Independence Day at the confluence of the Maumee and Auglaize Rivers! 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 […]

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#ShopDefi Small Business Passport

COME ONE! COME ALL! Shop Downtown Defiance this holiday season! Pick up your #ShopDefi Passport from any participating business, the DDVB office (325 Clinton Street), or the Defiance Chamber office (400 Clinton Street).  **Passports will be available for pick up […]

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COVID-19 Resource Links

As COVID-19 precautions continue to impact Defiance County, please refer to the below links for information. Practice social distancing, wash your hands and be kind.  #DefiStrong Governor DeWine – https://governor.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/governor/ Center of Disease Control – https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html Ohio Department of Health […]

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