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Shop Small Weekend November 23rd &24th

Fall in Love with Defiance

check out our calendar of seasonal events

It's always a GOOD TIME in Defiance, Ohio!

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Welcome to Defiance 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 Lock.

A Revitalized Downtown
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.
Visit one of our fine restaurants, eclectic retailers or join us for an event, find out why we say: “Defiance, where friends, families, and the rivers meet.”

Annual DDVB Events

Chocolate Walk
 
Chocolate Walk
This is a delicious opportunity to enjoy a spring walk and get acquainted with our downtown merchants.
Lilac Fest & Street Fair
 
Lilac Fest & Street Fair
The second weekend of May we celebrate the official flower of Defiance with the communities largest Arts and Craft Fair.
RiverFest
 
RiverFest
A weekend full of music, activites, boating and more at the confluence of the rivers. Last weekend in June.
RibFest
 
RibFest
For all you music, brew, and BBQ lovers ...we have the best BBQ grillin' teams and rockin' bands at RibFest in Downtown Defiance! Last weekend in September.
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