Car and art festival in Denton, Texas

Denton Main Street Association's 22nd Annual Arts & Autos is back and we couldn't be more excited! Featuring classic cars and hot rods, live music, a chalk art competition, and vendors all in the heart of downtown Denton, this is a day of family fun that you won't want to miss.


September 11, 2021 · 9 AM to 3 PM


Downtown Denton · 110 West Hickory Street
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Flyer for Arts & Autos Extravaganza on September 11, 2021Participating information and registration for 2021 is available now. Please see individual events and their associated registration or entry forms for details and more information about how to participate. Apply or register online for Arts & Autos 2021.

Car, Truck, and Motorcycle Show · Cash prizes will be awarded for Overall Best of Show in Car, Truck, and Motorcycle Classes, awards given for whimsical-themed categories such as "Best Mid-Life Crisis Car", "Best Drive-In Movie Car", "This Car Never Looked This Good When New", and more!

Chalk Art Fest · Giving professional and emerging artists the opportunity to create chalk murals. All ages are encouraged to register and show off their creativity and skills!

Vendor Booths · Exhibition spaces with fine artists and crafters, vintage dealers, cottage industry businesses, sponsors, businesses, games, community non-profits, and food vendors.

For more information about the events and their associated registration or entry forms, click here.

Downtown Parking

All of the parking in downtown Denton is free with the exception of half of the parking lot closest to Wells Fargo.

For tips for parking in downtown Denton, read DMSA's blog.


For our full list of hotels, click here.

In town for Arts & Autos? Check out Dog Days of Denton happening at Quakertown Park a few blocks away!

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.