Official RibFest Fundraiser

We were so disappointed to not be able to have the 2020 Defiance RibFest. To raise everyone’s spirits, we are starting our 2021 event fundraising off early! Jacob’s Meats will be preparing their award-winning ribs and pulled pork meals to […]

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“2020 Catch a Moment” Winners

The top four winners of the 2020 Catch a Moment and Photograph It Contest are: 1st :  Majestic Beauty by Michelle Gonzalez 2nd:  True Colors by Margaret Proulx 3rd :  Peace on Earth at Oxbow Lake by Margaret Proulx 4th […]

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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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“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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