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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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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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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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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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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 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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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! Complete all three and a win a special prize!! […]

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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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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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winter snow Riverside Chapel

2021 Catch a Moment and Photograph It Contest

The top four winners of the 2021 Catch a Moment and Photograph It Contest are: 1st :  Riverside Chapel 2nd:  Show Day 3rd :  Pontiac Park Winter Sunrise 4th :  Golden Beauty at Triangle Park   Congratulations to the winners […]

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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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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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12th Annual Chocolate Walk

Save the Date: 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. […]

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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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