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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Downtown Farmers’ Market —Summer 2021

The 2021 Downtown Defiance Farmers’ Market season will begin Thursday, June 3rd! Opening day is Thursday, June 3rd, from 4:30-7:30 pm on East Third Street! Social distancing guidelines will be in place to ensure the safety of everyone attending the […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Defiance Reservoir & Walking Trails

The Reservoir Nature Trail is an 8’ wide, multi-use trail extending from the Defiance Reservoir parking lot through aprox. 2500′ of natural wooded area. It connects to the ‘lower’ pathway around the municipal reservoir. This walkway offers opportunities for recreational […]

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Thoreau Wildlife Reserve

Thoreau Wildlife Reserve is now open to the public for the enjoyment of Nature with it’s 4 nature trails that highlight meadows, woodlands, wetlands and old growth forest. The Reserve is located at 10485 Haller Road in Brunersburg – next […]

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Oxbow Lake (c) Mary Fry Comden

Oxbow Lake and Wildlife Area

Oxbow Lake lies 10 miles northwest of the city of Defiance, and can be accessed from State Route 15 at Schick Road. Fish of Interest for Anglers include Largemouth bass, Bluegill, Green sunfish and Bullhead.  The operation of watercraft with any […]

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