Celebrate Independence Day 2021


July 3rd, 2021


Various Locations


Join in the 4th of July fun with the Denton Parks and Rec 23rd Annual Liberty 5K Run/Walk on July 3rd, 2021. Registration for the run is open until June 25th with late registration until June 28th. Every registration fee includes a t-shirt and a race bag. Packet pick-up will be held the days leading up to the race, July 1st and 2nd, at the Denton Civic Center. The 5K run or 1-mile walk begins at the Denton Civic Center as well, located at 321 E. McKinney St.


From 10am to 12pm on July 3rd, families are invited to the Denton Civic Center and Quakertown Park for free family fun! Take advantage of activities such as bull riding, rock climbing, games, face painting, pony rides, petting zoo, caricature artists, and more! Don't forget about the hot dog eating contest at 11:30 am. If hot dogs aren't your thing, there will also be food trucks on site selling their delicious wares.


A time-honored Denton tradition, Parks and Rec is excited to bring back the return of the Yankee Doodle Parade. The parade begins at 9am on July 3rd around the downtown area just off the Square and ends at the Denton Civic Center. Float participants can register to participate through the Denton Parks and Rec website beginning on May 17th. Parade lineup for participants starts at 7:30 a.m. in the parking lot of Wells Fargo Bank off Austin Street. Parade entries will be judged from 8:15am to 8:45am before the parade begins. Parade winners will be posted on City of Denton Parks and Rec social media.


The 2021 Kiwanis Club Fourth of July Fireworks Display will not take place. Stay tuned for 2022!


Plan your perfect weekend getaway in Denton to celebrate the holiday.

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