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

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blueberries, peaches

Downtown Farmers’ Market

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

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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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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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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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411 Fourth Street

UNIQUE DOWNTOWN BUILDING HALF COMMERCIAL HALF RESIDENTIAL, FULLY RENTED. Contact: ReMax Realty of Defiance Inc 419-784-3029 ReMax-Defiance

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520 Clinton Street

Very large downtown building that is 46′ wide and has a service elevator in it. 2 store fronts but could be opened into one very easily. One currently leased. All open second floor and a 2 bedroom apartment on the […]

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Discover Defiance!

The all new Discover Defiance booklet is a handy spiral-bound guide packed full of info on lodging, dining, shopping, recreation and all that is great in Defiance. Stop by the DDVB office @visitdefianceoh and grab one for a friend!

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