Festival goers are encouraged to take Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA) when attending the Denton Arts & Jazz Festival on April 26 and 27. Passengers who ride transit on Saturday, April 27 can also take advantage of the new Family Fun Pass promotion which allows the family to travel on just one regular Day Pass.

Make plans to attend Denton’s 2013 Annual Arts & Jazz Festival for great music, good food, beautiful art and many activities that are open to anyone. The festival will be held April 26-28 at Denton Quakertown Park located at 321 E. McKinney, Denton TX 76201. Quakertown Park is conveniently located just two blocks NE of the Historical Downtown Denton Square and is also just a short walk or bus ride from the Downtown Denton Transit Center (DDTC). The festival is open 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Friday, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Sunday. For more event information, please visit the festival website http://www.dentonjazzfest.com.

To avoid traffic and parking congestion for this highly attended festival, DCTA encourages festival goers to take the A-train and Denton Connect bus service. Denton residents can park at the MedPark Station, take the A-train to Downtown Denton and avoid downtown traffic and parking hassles.

For those traveling from the Dallas area, passengers can ride Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) Green Line and transfer to the A-train at DART’s Trinity Mills station. Visitors from the Fort Worth area can also make the trip by taking the Trinity Railway Express (TRE), transferring to DART Green Line at Victory Station and then riding the A-train to Downtown Denton. A-train passengers can make a free transfer to Connect bus routes 4 and 5 or walk a few blocks for easy access to the festival from the Downtown Denton Transit Center (DDTC).

Those planning to incorporate transit into their Saturday outing can also take advantage of the Saturday Family Fun Pass promotion. With this promotion, two adults and four children can ride all day on the DCTA local system (A-train and Connect buses) with just one Local System Day Pass for $6.

For regional travelers, a Regional Day Pass can be purchased for $10 from DART, TRE or Fort Worth Transportation Authority (The T) and a family of two adults and four children under the age of 14 can ride all day and all the way to Downtown Denton for the festival.

When using DCTA services to access this weekend’s special event in Denton, passengers should plan their trip using DCTA’s online trip planner and have an understanding of Connect and A-train weekend service hours. Bus service ends earlier than A-train service on Fridays and Saturdays. Those wishing to take later A-train departures should expect a five minute walk from the festival to the Downtown Denton Transit Center to catch the A-train. There are no DCTA services on Sunday.

Visit DCTA.net for detailed route and schedule information or call DCTA Customer Service at 940-243-0077.

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