Visit Santa in Downtown Defiance

Santa is here! We are excited to once again welcome Santa into Downtown Defiance! He is ready for visitors at Santa’s House, Corner of First St. and Clinton St. Santa’s Downtown House Hours Friday Nights: December 13 & 20 @ […]

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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! Saturday November 30th. Here’s a list of the day’s Festivities: 1:45 pm – Santa and Mrs. Claus Arrive Downtown – Watch the Clinton […]

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Halloween pumpkins cut in shape of face


🎃It’s Halloween Time!! The Halloween Season just wouldn’t be complete without trick-or-treat, the Defiance Lions Club Halloween Parade, and the Witches Brew for CASA! Here’s a list of event dates and times for your favorite Halloween Festivities: 🍬Trick-or-Treat in Defiance: […]

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Witches Brew for CASA

October 31, 2019 5 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. (Ticket sales have closed for the Witches Brew for CASA 2019.) WITCHES ARE FLYING TO DEFIANCE! Get dressed up in your best witch attire, gather your brooms and your friends! DOORS OPEN […]

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13th Annual Defiance RibFest

RibFest Returns! Saturday, September 28, 2019. 3:30-11:00 pm., Downtown Defiance Enjoy mouth-watering BBQ ribs straight off the grill, two rockin’ bands, football games, and ice-cold beer at the 13th Annual Defiance Rib Fest. 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm — Kaitlyn […]

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RiverFest 2019 *Boat Rides Cancelled*

MARK YOUR CALENDAR NOW FOR RIVERFEST 2019! Saturday, July 20, 2019 from Noon until 8:00 p.m. **Event Update** Boat Rides have been cancelled for this year’s event to due uncontrollable circumstances. We apologize for any inconvenience. A great community collaborative […]

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Defiance Fireworks

July 3, 2019 Join us at Diehl Park! Enjoy a day full of carnival rides, musical entertainment, and delicious food before the fireworks begin at dusk. If you are interested in being a food vendor, please contact the DDVB office […]

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Ohio Chautauqua

Chautauqua is returning to Defiance! The Defiance County Historical Society and the Defiance Development and Visitors Bureau will host Chautauqua at AuGlaize Village from June 4 – June 8 in celebration of the 225th anniversary of Fort Defiance! Please join […]

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Lilac Festival & Street Fair May 11, 2019

Lilac Festival & Street Fair

May 11, 2019 The streets of Downtown Defiance are filled with activities as we celebrate the official flower of Defiance with the community’s largest Arts and Craft Fair. Join both young and old for a day of entertainment that features […]

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blueberries, peaches

Downtown Farmers’ Market —Summer 2019

We are bringing back that old-timey Farmers’ Market feel with fresh cut flowers, local produce and awesome music flowing through the air.  Every Thursday, June through September, from 4:30 – 7:30 pm at Triangle Park in Downtown Defiance. Event sponsored […]

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event listing

2019 Featured Events

There’s always something going on! 24 “Don’t Miss” Events — 1 handy rack card. Pick up one at the DDVB office. These are just the highlights—there are many more events! Check out the full Community Calendar anytime for the latest […]

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Downtown Defiance Merchant Guide

Show your love for Defiance. Shop these businesses all year long! The guide includes a list of 40+ retailers, a map of their locations AND a map of downtown parking. Get the PDF here >…MerchantGuide-2018.pdf  

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