Battle of the Bands

Calling Northwest Ohio bands!  Here’s your chance to perform in front of thousands at the 2023 Defiance Rib Fest!   DEADLINE EXTENDED!  ENTER NOW! Bands from Defiance, Williams, Fulton, Henry, Paulding, and Putnam Counties are eligible as long as one band […]

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#ShopDTDefi Christmas in July Passport

#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 18th, at 9 a.m.!** FIRST 30 participants to pick […]

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15th Annual Defiance Rib Fest

For all you music, brew, and BBQ lovers! We have the best BBQ grillin’ teams and rockin’ bands in Downtown Defiance. Mark your Calendar for September 24, 2022! Gates open at 3:30 p.m. and are located at Third and Perry […]

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Defiance County Restaurant Week

Defiance County Restaurant Week Friday, March 3rd — Sunday, March 12th Back for 2023! Attention all foodies! Discover your new go-to or support your favorite small locally-owned restaurant for Defiance County Restaurant Week!  Whether dining in, taking your order to […]

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Santa's Arrival 2019

Santa Claus is Coming to Town!

Santa’s coming, Santa’s coming, SANTA’S COMING!!! We are excited to once again welcome Santa into Downtown Defiance! Friday, December 3rd. Here’s a list of the day’s Festivities: 12 pm – 6 pm – Children’s Activities at the Defiance Public Library […]

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Downtown Horse Drawn Trolley

Stop Downtown for all of your holiday shopping and enjoy a horse drawn trolley ride! All rides are FREE courtesy of the Defiance Development and Visitors Bureau! Saturday, December 11th, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Pick up and drop off […]

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Welcome to our Blog

Welcome to the DDVB Blog

We’ve launched this updated page to gather all the latest news, happenings, announcements, and fun stuff into one easy-to-find location.  The search tool in the navigation bar can be useful if you are looking for specific topics.  Events can still […]

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Shop Downtown Defiance!

Shop Small Weekend & Small Business Saturday Friday, November 26th, and Saturday, November 27th   ENJOY your holiday shopping in Downtown Defiance! Shop locally-owned businesses and support your community on Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and all season long. Check […]

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RiverFest 2021

Kayak Raffle and Confluence Clean-Up 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 not be present to win. […]

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Defiance Community Calendar

The DDVB is proud to partner with Yodel Community Connections to create a new, all-inclusive Defiance Community Calendar! This one-stop website for all events will make it easier than ever before to get involved with the community and Stay Local! […]

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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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Witches Brew for CASA

SOLD OUT FOR 2022 Thursday, October 13, 2022 Get dressed up in your best witch (or warlock) attire, gather your brooms and your friends! We’re flying from shops to pubs collecting freakishly good witch’s treats and brews. It’s going to […]

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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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Halloween pumpkins cut in shape of face

TRICK-or-TREAT and DEFIANCE LIONS CLUB HALLOWEEN PARADE

🎃It’s Halloween Time!! The Halloween Season just wouldn’t be complete without trick-or-treat and the Defiance Lions Club Halloween Parade! Here’s a list of event dates and times for your favorite Halloween Festivities: 🍬Trick-or-Treat in Defiance: Thursday, October 27th, 6:00-7:30 p.m. […]

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12th Annual Chocolate Walk

SOLD OUT April 28, 2022 🍫Taste the Sweet Life in Downtown Defiance!🍫 Stroll Downtown Defiance and enjoy some chocolate along the way! This is a delicious opportunity to enjoy a spring walk and get acquainted with our Downtown merchants. Two […]

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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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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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