Welcome to Defiance, Defiance County, Ohio
– Heart of the Historic Maumee River Valley.
Explore the history of the area by visiting the site of the
old French Apple Tree in Pontiac Park where we pay tribute
to Johnny Appleseed’s influence. In Canal Park, catch a
glimpse of days gone by at the restored Miami and Eric Canal
Travel down historic Holgate Avenue for a first hand view of the many architectural styles that grace our community including Greek Revival, Italianate, Queen Anne and Colonial Revival.
Spend a day in the surrounding vicinity experiencing the small town feel of the country farms and abundant farmland, continue your experience at one of our inviting shopping centers or beautiful parks. Don’t leave town without spending time in the revitalized Main Street District in our Downtown.
Fulfill your dining pleasures at one of our fine local restaurants, visit the eclectic retailers or join us for an event, find out why we say:
“Defiance, where friend’s families and the rivers meet.”
June 20th, 2013
4pm to 7pm
A social gathering for the community held in the downtown on the Third Thursday of June, July and August. June's Third Thursday provides, Farmer's Market, taste of downtown, artists on the street, The Andrew L. Tuttle Museum will be open, retail businesses extend their hours and entertainment promoting the arts and culture of the community. We will also have a camera scavanger hunt. Join us as we embrace all the downtown has to offer. This event was previously First Fridays.
July 3rd, 2013
Join us July
year at the confluence of
the Maumee and AuGlaize rivers as we celebrate the
Fireworks begin at dusk. Vendor Application ~
Fireworks begin at dusk. Vendor Application ~ click here.
Rental Spaces in
422 Clinton Street
608 and 616 Clinton Street
509 W Second Street
515 W Second Street
Call our office at 419-782-0739 for
contact information on any one of
these great properties and join us as
we continue our revitalization efforts.
Meet Downtown Darcy
Check Darcy out on Facebook and see what is happening in Downtown Defiance.
Cookbooks on SALE
With over 300 recipes contributed by the community, Where Friends, Families and the Rivers Meet, is a true taste of Defiance. Cookbooks are on sale at the DDVB office for $20 per book with proceed going to continue Downtown Revitalization. Stop in or call 419-782-0739 to purchase one today.