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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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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Shop Downtown Defiance!

Shop Small Weekend & Small Business Saturday Friday, November 26th, and Saturday, November 27th   ENJOY your holiday shopping in Downtown Defiance! Shop locally-owned businesses and support your community on Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and all season long. Check […]

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Halloween pumpkins cut in shape of face

TRICK-or-TREAT and DEFIANCE LIONS CLUB HALLOWEEN PARADE

🎃It’s Halloween Time!! The Halloween Season just wouldn’t be complete without trick-or-treat and the Defiance Lions Club Halloween Parade! Here’s a list of event dates and times for your favorite Halloween Festivities: 🍬Trick-or-Treat in Defiance: Thursday, October 28th, 6:00-7:30 p.m. […]

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Witches Brew for CASA

October 2022 Grab your wand, hop on your broom, and join your fellow witches and warlocks!  Businesses throughout Downtown Defiance will welcome our witches and warlocks to town for an enchanted evening! Tickets will be available at the DDVB Office […]

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15th Annual Rib Fest

For all you music, brew, and BBQ lovers! We have the best BBQ grillin’ teams and rockin’ bands in Downtown Defiance. Mark your Calendar 📅 September 24, 2022! Stay tuned for details 👍🏽🎸🔥 Thank you to our sponsors for 2021!  […]

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RiverFest 2021

Kayak Raffle and Confluence Clean-Up Purchase your raffle tickets at the DDVB by 4:00 Friday, August 13. $5 per ticket, or 5 for $20. Drawing to be held August 14th. Winner will be notified.  Need not be present to win. […]

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Downtown Farmers’ Market

Visit the Farmers’ Market on Third Street in Downtown Defiance The next Downtown Defiance Farmers’ Market season will begin in June 2022! The Market season is filled with great produce, baked goods, delicious jams, fresh meat, and more! Follow the […]

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Lilac Festival & Street Fair

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 old for a day of entertainment that features […]

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Check for latest updates!

Annual events sponsored by the DDVB are always listed on our Annual Events page: Chocolate Walk Lilac Festival & Street Fair Downtown Defiance Farmers’ Market Fireworks River Fest Rib Fest Witches Brew Santa’s Arrival Here are some more ways we’re […]

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Defiance Reservoir & Walking Trails

The Reservoir Nature Trail is an 8’ wide, multi-use trail extending from the Defiance Reservoir parking lot through aprox. 2500′ of natural wooded area. It connects to the ‘lower’ pathway around the municipal reservoir. This walkway offers opportunities for recreational […]

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Thoreau Wildlife Reserve

Thoreau Wildlife Reserve is now open to the public for the enjoyment of Nature with it’s 4 nature trails that highlight meadows, woodlands, wetlands and old growth forest. The Reserve is located at 10485 Haller Road in Brunersburg – next […]

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Oxbow Lake (c) Mary Fry Comden

Oxbow Lake and Wildlife Area

Oxbow Lake lies 10 miles northwest of the city of Defiance, and can be accessed from State Route 15 at Schick Road. Fish of Interest for Anglers include Largemouth bass, Bluegill, Green sunfish and Bullhead.  The operation of watercraft with any […]

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Independence Dam State Park

Independence Dam State Park covers 591-acres situated along the banks of the beautiful Maumee River. This park is located approximately 3 miles east of Defiance on St. Rt. 424 and offers recreational opportunities including boating access, hiking trails, camping, fishing, […]

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Maumee Water Trail

The Maumee River travels through woodland, farmland and the heart of Defiance on it’s way to Maumee Bay in Lake Erie.  Boat, canoe or kayak from Ft, Wayne to Toledo. This informative map details access points with markers at every […]

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Buckeye Trail

The Buckeye Trail is a 1,444 mile hiking and long-distance trail that loops around the state of Ohio. The Buckeye Trail Association maintains and develops the trail. In 2017, the Buckeye Trail Association named the City of Defiance an official […]

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North Country Trail

The longest in the National Trails System, the North Country National Scenic Trail stretches 4,600 miles across eight states.  From North Dakota, the trail continues eastward and joins the Buckeye Trail through parts of Ohio (including Defiance) and continues to […]

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Entry Deadline Extended to May 31

2020 Catch a Moment and Photograph It Contest Entry Deadline has been extended to May 31st, 2020!! We are accepting entries for the 2020 Catch a Moment and Photograph It Contest. Do you have a photo of the Defiance area […]

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