Celebrate all Defiance has to offer!

Rediscover the amenities of our parks and rivers and add some fun to your summer.

Enjoy Downtown Defiance!

Shop and dine this summer in Downtown Defiance and enjoy the unique merchandise and experiences the Downtown businesses have to offer.

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.
Rockin' The Rivers Music & Rib Fest
 

Rockin' The Rivers Music & Rib Fest

Each year on the last weekend of September the streets of Downtown Defiance are filled with food, music and fun for our annual Fall Festival.
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