Annual Events In Denton, TX

We have fun year-round

From festivals and craft beer to live music and, yes, even the rodeo, Denton has something for everyone. Looking for wassail in the winter or movies under the stars in the summer? No matter when you plan to visit, we have something special just for you.

Denton Bridal Show

The Denton Bridal Show is excited to help support small businesses and offer budget-conscious advice so that couples can create the wedding of their dreams.

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Denton Black Film Festival

Built around cinema, the festival is unique from many others in that it also features music, a technology expo, spoken word/poetry, art, and more.

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College Sports

Discover Denton is your best resource to find out what college sporting events are happening in our city.

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Denton Community Market

Denton Community Market is a producer-only art and farmer's market in downtown Denton. Featuring local farms, local artists, live music, food trucks, and food vendors.

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Texas Storytelling Festival

Texas Storytelling Festival will feed your mind, heart, and soul. Fostering an appreciation of storytelling as an oral tradition, performing art, and educational tool.

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Thin Line Fest

A 5-day film, music, and photography festival in the heart of Denton, Texas. Surround yourself with creatives from all over the world at Thin Line Fest.

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Denton Redbud Festival

An award-winning community festival celebrating Arbor Day—hosted by Keep Denton Beautiful!

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Spring Open House

Shop, dine, and unwind. Spring into downtown Denton and take a stroll as participating merchants of the Denton MSA open their doors and feature something special.

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Free Concert Series: Twilight Tunes

Denton, Texas' free concert series "Twilight Tunes" takes place on the courthouse lawn, located on the downtown square.

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Denton Juneteenth

Denton Juneteenth is a celebration featuring a 5K, parade, guest artists, a youth talent show, and so much more. Experience cultural food, fun, and fellowship.

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Make Music Day

A one-day event where free, live musical performances, opportunities to make music, and other musical events take place around the world on the longest day of the year.

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Fourth of July in Denton

Enjoy a family-friendly getaway to Denton for the 4th of July. Fireworks, Yankee  Doodle Parade through downtown, Liberty Run 5K, and more.

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Summer Hangout

(not a) Summer Hangout is a 1-day mini music festival benefitting one of Denton's local 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations, Denton Music and Arts Collaborative (DMAC).

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Denton Comic Art Exposition

Celebrate the art of comics at the Denton Comic Art Exposition. Activities include vendors, cosplay contests, industry panels, art-making, and more!

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North Texas Fair & Rodeo

Nine days of hot country music on multiple stages, first-class rodeos, livestock shows, kid & fun zones, carnival rides, food, games, vendors, and more.

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Denton Blues Festival

A longstanding Denton tradition, the Blues Festival features live music, karaoke, arts and crafts, and more.

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Arts & Autos

Featuring classic cars and hot rods, live music, a chalk art competition, and vendors all in the heart of downtown Denton.

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Dog Days of Denton

A tail-wagging, free, and fun event at Quakertown Park. Visit vendors, learn from experts in the field, participate in canine contests, and enjoy food & brews.

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Denton Arts & Jazz Festival

The Denton Arts and Jazz Festival has earned a solid reputation for providing the finest in entertainment and art in the North Texas Metroplex area.

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Industrial Street Pop Festival

Also referred to as Geezerpalooza, is an annual event that pays homage to the first pop festival in DFW, the Texas International Pop Festival, in 1969.

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Denton's Day Of The Dead Festival

DOD Fest includes Denton’s original Halloween Cabaret “Cirque du Horror,” as well as Denton’s very own Coffin Races and a lantern-lit twilight parade.

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Pistons & Paint

Pistons & Paint is an annual car show that prides itself as "The Best Little Car Show in North Texas." Featuring live music, classic cars, and local vendors.

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Turkey Roll Bicycle Rally

A bicycle rally featuring 5 routes benefiting the Denton Breakfast Kiwanis Club programs.

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Holiday Open House

Head to downtown Denton for one of the most wonderful times of the year! Get ahead of the hustle and bustle of December shopping and enjoy supporting local!

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Wassail Weekend

Warm-up with wassail made by Denton's downtown businesses as they compete for fan favorite. This two day event coincides with the annual Holiday Lighting Festival.

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Denton Holiday Lighting Festival

Capture the true spirit of a small-town holiday celebration at the 31st Annual Holiday Lighting Festival on Friday, December 3rd, 2021 on Denton's Historic Square.

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Historic Denton Home Tour

Tour the historic homes of Denton, Texas as part of the John B. Denton College Neighborhood National Register district.

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