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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14th Annual Defiance Rib Fest

Rib Fest Returns! Saturday, September 25, 2021. 3:30-11:00 pm., Downtown Defiance Enjoy mouth-watering BBQ ribs straight off the grill, two rockin’ bands, and ice-cold beer at the 14th Annual Defiance Rib Fest. 4:30 pm – 7:15 pm — Venyx 7:45 […]

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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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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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Check for latest updates!

Annual events sponsored by the DDVB are always listed on our Annual Events page: Chocolate Walk Lilac Festival & Street Fair Downtown Defiance Farmers’ Market Fireworks River Fest Rib Fest Witches Brew Santa’s Arrival Here are some more ways we’re […]

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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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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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“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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