Oct. 27th & 28th 2023


Downtown Denton 
110 W Hickory, Denton, TX 76201


Held outside on Hickory and Industrial St, Denton’s Day of the Dead Festival captures the very essence of Denton’s artistic spirit: a true collaboration of the eclectic art and music community that only the northernmost tip of the golden triangle can provide. As is the artistic scene in this ever growing “little” town, Denton’s DOD Festival is a wonderful smorgasbord, paying homage to many of fall’s treasures such as cooler weather, the harvest, the celebration of Dia de los Muertos, and all things Halloween. It harkens to an earlier, simpler time, when communities gathered outdoors to celebrate life through song and dance, good food and drink, and camaraderie.

Denton’s 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. This is a truly magical event, and one you won’t soon forget!


Friday 10/27
6 PM - Pinebox Derby 
7:30 PM - Cirque du Horror
Saturday 10/28
11 AM - Festival and Pumpkin Patch Open
12 PM - Coffin Races Begin (awards presented at 4 PM)
2:30 PM - Flight of Souls 
4 PM - Cirque du Horror
5:15 PM - Costume Contest
7 PM - Twilight Lantern Parade
9 PM - Cirque du Horror 
Sunday 10/29

5:30 PM - Cirque du Horror


Saturday 10/28
Main Stage - Industrial & Mulberry St.
11 AM - The Pan Tones 
12:15 PM - A Taste of Herb
1:30 PM - Le Not So Hot Klub
3 PM - El Chanclazo
4:15 PM - Bubba Hernandez
7:30 PM - Grupo Fantasma
Pumpkin Patch Stage - Oak St. 
11 AM - Puppet Show - Lorena & Juan 
11:30 AM - Moonlight Flow Collective 
12 PM - Denton ISD Mariachis 
12:45 PM - Puppet Show - Lorena & Juan 
2:15 PM - Moonlight Flow Collective 
2:45 PM - Marionettes - Lorenzo & Catrina
3:30 PM - Denton K-2 Ballet Folklorico 
4:15 PM - Story Time - The Rolling Pumpkin
4:45 PM - Marionettes - Lorenzo & Catrina
5:15 PM - Story Time - Aunt Misey & Death
5:45 PM - Story Time - The Rolling Pumpkin 
6 PM - Pumpkin Patch Closes
Lucky Lou's Sponsored Dance Stage - Oak & Austin St. Opening at 2 PM 
Nette Schultz Folklorico Group 
Cholo Rock 
RHS Strutters
Denton Dance Conservatory/Denton City Contemporary 
Featured Student Artists & Alumni from Fort Worth Academy of Fine Arts
Anastasia Flores Folklorico Ballet
Click HERE to download the schedule and for more information.