Denton Arts and Jazz Festival

Where fun is the thing and jazz is king!

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. Founded on the belief that all forms of art should be made available to the general public free of charge, the event has grown into one of the largest tourist attractions in North Texas and remains Denton’s signature event.


Friday, October 1, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday, October 2, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sunday, October 3, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 9:00 pm


Denton’s Quakertown Park and Facilities · 321 E McKinney St, Denton, TX 76201
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Great music, good food, and beautiful art make this an event you can’t miss. Move to the beat at one of 6 stages with jazz, blues, and cross-cultural music. Get in the groove and buy a special piece of art from artists and crafters. There are even activities for children to participate in so the entire family can enjoy the festival.

Treat yourself to delicious offerings at one of the many food courts and don’t miss the games and activities for the young and young at heart.  Get inspired with festival rhythms around every corner. Come and visit the music capital of North Texas. Join in the pride and celebration of our music and arts tradition, all showcased for a weekend of enjoyment for the whole family.

Music Lineup
Friday, October 1, 2021 @ 9:00 pm · Jason Moran & the Bandwagon
Saturday, October 2, 2021 @ 9:00 · Tower of Power
Sunday, October 3, 2021 @ 7:00 pm · Brave Combo

For the full lineup, click here.

**No Coolers. No Pets. Only service dogs allowed.**

Artisan Vendors
To see a list of some of the participating artists at this year's festival, click here.

Covid-19 Protocols
The Denton Festival Foundation is taking the COVID-19 pandemic very seriously and have been diligently working to ensure a safe and fun environment for everyone at this year’s Denton Arts and Jazz Festival. While the majority of the event is located outdoors, the City of Denton currently has a mask mandate in place for inside all city buildings and will be on hand to enforce this during the event.

We have eliminated the Center Stage (inside the Senior Center) to help reduce crowding. The Senior Center will not be open during the event. The Children’s Art Tent has changed as well; we have reduced the size of the tent and stations for the children will this year be located outdoors. In addition, the number of participants will be reduced to a smaller at any given time.

We have added full sinks to all of our portable restroom stations and will be adding sanitizing stations throughout the park. Signage reminding attendees to mask up in crowded areas and practice social distancing will also be placed throughout the park.

In an effort to reduce crowding, vendor booths will be spaced out as much as possible, both indoors and out,  and we have added credit card terminals to all of the Denton Festival Foundation booths to allow for touch less pay to help reduce the need to handle cash.

Eliminated printed brochures in favor of issuing a QR code which will be displayed throughout the park so that people can scan the code with their cell phones and immediately pull up a map of the park,  stage line-ups and a list of all vendors and where they are located within the park. The QR code will also be published on our website for those that prefer to print out certain parts to carry with them.

It has been 18 months since the last Denton Arts and Jazz Festival and we are thrilled to be back are committed to providing a safe environment. While the 2021 event may look a little different, please know that we are taking every precaution to ensure the well-being of all attendees and participants.

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.