Pop-Up Picnic and Shopping

Featured Businesses of the Week (August 18th):
The Fifth Stitch
300 Clinton Street


The Fifth Stitch celebrated 45 years as a downtown Defiance business, but Allen & Ellen have sold the building and the lease for the shop will expire in 38 weeks! Ellen plans to move the shop to another location (not sure where yet) and is reducing the inventory in anticipation of the move. This week’s special is all cotton or summer yarns are Buy 1 Get 1 Free! The shop will be open this week Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 10 am – 5 pm.

Keep upp with the Big Move Countdown Sale notices each Monday on the Fitch Stitch Facebook page!


Thursday’s #LunchDowntown

Pop-Up Picnics and Shopping


Beginning June 2nd and running until August 18th, each Thursday from 10 am – 2 pm, join us for lunch in downtown Defiance at one of our local eateries, shop the spotlight business of the week and earn a chance to win gift certificates to downtown retail businesses! Pick up your contest card at the DDVB office or at any of the participating merchants. Make 6 purchases in 12 weeks, have your card endorsed and turn in your card to the DDVB office by August 29th and you could win up to $175 in downtown retail business gift cards!
For more information and the full list of participating merchants, check out the Event Tab and select Pop-Up Picnics and Shopping.

Celebrate Defiance 2016!


Join us as we Celebrate 10 years as an organization! We will be spotlighting different areas within Defiance County each month, with help from other great city and county organizations. The following list is a month by month break down of what will be celebrated in each month. For more detailed information about each month, check out our Community Calendar!

January – Winter Recreation
February – Buildings and Architecture
March – Local Culture
April – Trails
May – City History
June – Parkland Activity
July – Parkland Activity
August – Rivers, Festivals, and Markets
September – Fortgrounds and Library System
October – Local History and Harvest
November – Retail
December – The Holidays


A Taste of Defiance

Recipe Book CoverCookbooks 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 $15 per book with proceeds going to continue Downtown Revitalization and $5 of the proceeds will benefit Neighbors in Need.

Stop in or call 419-782-0739 to purchase one today.