The United Way of Defiance County hosted the first annual Defiance Hot Air Balloon Festival at the Defiance County Airport on August 16th, 2014 to benefit the new volunteer and community engagement program, the Community Engagement Center.
The Community Engagement Center (CEC) was launched in summer 2014 as a program through United Way of Defiance County to engage Defiance County in service by connecting individuals to local volunteer opportunities. The Defiance Hot Air Balloon Festival is our annual fundraiser for this program.
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Last event of the year! Apple butter, apple cider, sorghum molasses and more! Celebrate 50 years of family fun! $5 admission. Children 12 and under free. Members are free.
October 7th 10AM - ???
October 8th 10AM - 5PM
For more information visit: https://www.facebook.com/defiancecountyhistoricalsociety/
The 2017 Festival of Trees is signature event to financially support the mission of the Defiance Area YMCA. Come join us as we help build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all with the core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility at the heart of everything we do.
We love the holidays!!!
Check out the downtown Defiance storefronts and vote for your favorite!!!
There are 3 ways to vote.
1. Send a Facebook Message to the Defiance Development and Visitors Bureau with your contact phone number and the storefront you wish to vote for.
2. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, contact phone number and the storefront you wish to vote for.
3. Comment the word "VOTE" under the storefront in the event on Facebook!! (Images to come soon!)
Voting begins on Black Friday and ends on December 2nd, the day of Santa's Arrival!!!
Pick up your #ShopDefi Passport from any participating business, receive stamps for shopping and you could win $500+ in downtown Defiance gift certificates!
for list of participating stores visit DDVB: Facebook Page
Come downtown Defiance to shop this holiday season. On Black Friday and Small Business Saturday, stop by the Visitors Center to pick up a downtown business passport and get two complimentary stamps from the Defiance Development and Visitors Bureau and the Defiance Chamber of Commerce. You will only need to shop at 10 other stores to be entered to win the downtown merchant gift card tree. You will also receive a complimentary Shop Small Canvas Tote Bag just for stopping in!
While you are here, shop our gift shop with a 50% off sale featuring t-shirts, books, Cd's, and various gift items. Also the 2017 Defiance ornaments are $10 while supplies last. Complete your collection with past Defiance ornaments for $2.00 (or try your luck with a mystery ornament grab bag for $1.00 featuring past ornaments and 2 bags will have the brand new 2017 ornament).
On Friday we invite you to wear a ugly Christmas Sweater to get into the spirit of the season.
On Saturday, show your spirit by wearing Ohio State or Michigan gear and check out the score as the game will be shown in the Visitors Center.
Military Days begins at 10AM with Flag Raising at 10:30. Wings, bands and beer tent begin at 1PM and run through 5PM. Free Admission with Military ID or DD-214. $5 Admission, Children under 12 free with a member and adult supervision.
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Enjoy a lovely stroll downtown to view all the beautiful vehicles from collections of all shapes, sizes makes and models. Swing in to Cabin Fever Coffee and enjoy a nice iced beverage to keep you cool. ...where friends, family and the rivers meet...