Welcome to Defiance County, Ohio

It’s Our Nature

The streams of your life often seem to run parallel to one another — never meeting, always separate. While appearing disparate, these currents inch closer and closer until they converge in one special time and place. Defiance County, OH, captures the spirit of that existential confluence with unparalleled opportunities to visit, settle down, build your career, and enjoy your life. With fantastic shopping, dining, and entertainment, discover the Defiance, Ohio area and follow the flow of life to an unforgettable convergence of fun and opportunity.

Tales of Defiance

Experience our county with firsthand stories and unique opportunities on our blog.

City of Defiance Master Plan
City of Defiance Master Plan

A Plan for the Future Do you have any big plans coming up? Many people are excited to share their ambitions for the future — and the City of Defiance is no different. But while others’ plans may take them to far-off, exotic places, the city’s goals are to improve the quality of life right here in Northwest Ohio.

Super Bowl 58 Made Possible by an Ayersville Native
Super Bowl 58 Made Possible by an Ayersville Native

Many of us were sitting at home or at a party watching Super Bowl LVIII on our TVs, eating appetizers,…

Eclectic Wallflower Boutique
Eclectic Wallflower Boutique

Defiance County was built on the backs of small business owners throughout the generations. Some of these businesses span those…

The Making of Murals
The Making of Murals

Defiance County is like a blank canvas for artists with hundreds of stories waiting to be told. Some of those…

Instagramable Defiance

April 8th will go down in the books as a Defiance favorite with families from all over enjoying the eclipse!🌖 #defianceohio #itsournature #discoverdefiance
We're so excited to announce that our new website will go live TOMORROW, Wednesday, April 10th! 🎉 

There's a chance that our current website might be down for today. If you need anything, including Chocolate Walk tickets you can purchase them at https://ddvb.ticketspice.com/2024-chocolate-walk- or by calling our office at 419-782-0739.
14th Annual Chocolate Walk ticket sales begin 2 WEEKS from today on March 25th! 🍷Wine stops are BACK for 2024! Six wine stops are included in the Enhanced Ticket. At each wine stop, you will get to sample one Leisure Time Winery Napoleon wine (for a total of 6 wine samples for the entire event).

🍫Chocolate Ticket: $20 donation, includes all 18 chocolate stops.
🍷Enhanced Ticket: $30 donation, includes all 18 chocolate stops plus 6 wine sample stops (must be 21 or over to purchase).

The choice of two sessions will be available to ticket buyers. Morning session 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. or evening session 4 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Be the first to know when the ticket sales are live by clicking the following link and entering your email address; https://ddvb.ticketspice.com/2024-chocolate-walk-. Limited tickets available! #ChocolateWalk2024 #TasteTheSweetLife #ItsOurNature #DefianceOhio
River's Edge Bar & Grille may have changed over the years (from the time it was known as Spanky’s Bar) and yet the classic wooden bar (that I love in older bars) and the laid back atmosphere remains. I am usually willing to try things that I have no idea what they are (at least once - never again soft-shelled crab sandwich) and that curiosity has led me to discovering foods I enjoy. My curiosity led me to try  River‘s  Edge’s special for the day for Defiance County Restaurant Week. I had their chicken roll ups (added waffle fries) and 
I would absolutely get this again. For those wondering - they are a tortilla filled with shredded chicken and cheese and came with lettuce, tomatoes, onions, and salsa and sour cream. Their daily specials vary between homemade and comfort food and update weekly (except Fridays). The bar is cozy and welcoming to groups of friends who may be getting a drink after work or wanting to shoot a game of pool and it is close to the Maumee so I have been tempted in the past to get my DORA cup and walk paths along the river. 
#DefiCoRestaurantWeek #eatlocal #ItsOurNature