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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City of Defiance NIXLE Alert Messages

Are you looking for a way to know more about what is going on in Defiance. NIXLE ALERTS!!! There are 3 ways you can receive information directly to your cell phone! For DOWNTOWN LOGISTICS: Send a text message to 888777 […]

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Shop Downtown Defiance!

Small Business Saturday Saturday November 30th   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 out all of the downtown merchants and plan […]

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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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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 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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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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Clinton Street Bridge Update

Construction on the new Clinton Street bridge is expected to begin in February, 2019 by the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT). Watch here for latest news on the Bridge project. “Bridging the Gap” raffle tickets are still available! You could […]

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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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