RiverFest 2021 Kayak Raffle

Kayak Raffle and Confluence Clean-Up rescheduled for August 14, 2021 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 […]

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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

    Celebrate Independence Day at the confluence of the Maumee and Auglaize Rivers. Starting at 2 p.m. on Friday, July 2nd, carnival rides and delicious food will be available at Kingsbury Park, before the fireworks begin at dusk. Watch […]

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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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Lilac Festival & Street Fair

May 8, 2021 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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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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#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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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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Virtual Lilac Festival!

Due to the cancellation of our in-person Lilac Festival, we are excited to promote all of our Lilac Festival vendors with a “Virtual” Lilac Festival. Vendors will be posting all of their business information on this page to include how […]

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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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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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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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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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