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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Welcome to our Blog

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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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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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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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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Announcing DORA!

The Defiance Outdoor Refreshment Area (DORA) has launched! The DORA is a designated public area where alcoholic beverages can be purchased in a designated cup from permitted establishments and carried within the district. Check out the DORA page for latest […]

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“2019 Catch a Moment” Winners

The top four winners of the 2019 Catch a Moment and Photograph It Contest are: 1st : Sunset at Defiance Splash Pad by Radek Smolik 2nd: Placing the Flag by Mary Comden 3rd : Defiance Courthouse by Radek Smolik 4th […]

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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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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 > visitdefianceohio.com/…MerchantGuide-2018.pdf  

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Andrew L. Tuttle Memorial Museum

Andrew L. Tuttle, a lifelong resident of Defiance, bequeathed his extensive collection of Native American artifacts, coins, documents, stamps, military memorabilia, and other artifacts, to the city of Defiance. The museum is dedicated to preserving the history of the city […]

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