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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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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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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 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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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 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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Check for latest updates!

Annual events sponsored by the DDVB are always listed on our Annual Events page: Defiance County Restaurant Week Chocolate Walk Lilac Festival & Street Fair Downtown Defiance Farmers’ Market Family Fun Fridays Fireworks River Fest Rib Fest Witches Brew Santa’s […]

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