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.

Hands-On History at AuGlaize Village
Hands-On History at AuGlaize Village

Tim Frederick has always held a deep appreciation for history. As treasurer of the Defiance County Historical Society, Frederick says the stories of our ancestors illustrate how our community arrived in the present day, offering guidance and wisdom to the future.

City of Defiance Parks & Riverfront Master Plan
City of Defiance Parks & Riverfront Master Plan

Do you have any big plans coming up? Many people are excited to share their ambitions for the future —…

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…

Instagramable Defiance

Mark your calendars for the July Family Fun Fridays! This month will be inspired by the book "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie" with our own special twist-If You Give a Flamingo a Fruit Snack! 🦩🍎🍓🫐 As always you'll start at the DDVB office and travel around downtown to complete your scavenger hunt!
#itsournature #defianceohio #familyfunfridays2024
Another successful Chocolate Walk in Downtown Defiance! 🍫 #chocolatewalk24 #itsournature #defianceohio
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.