4th of July in Denton

Denton is a great place to spend the 4th! Start off your day with the Liberty 5K run or 1-mile walk and head down to the streets of the Downtown Square for the 4th of July Yankee Doodle Parade! Spend some time in Quakertown Park for family fun and make sure to end your day at the UNT Apogee Stadium for live music followed by a spectacular fireworks show!

With so many events going on, there is something for the whole family!


Head to downtown Denton for the annual 5K Liberty Run and 1-Mile Walk.

Registration ends July 1 at midnight.

$25 per person; register onlineRace day registration is 6 to 7 a.m.; $30 per person.

Packet pick up is Wednesday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Denton Civic Center.

Click here for the USATF certified course.


The 4th of July Yankee Doodle Parade will start its route beginning at the Hickory-Locust corner of the Square and going around all the way to the Civic Center.

Parade will begin at 9 a.m. Staging begins at 8 a.m. and judging begins at 8:30 a.m. on South Locust Street, between Walnut Street and Sycamore Street. Call (940) 349-8575 or register online. Watch from your lawn chair, decked out in red, white and blue, for this patriotic parade!

Get out that red, white and blue and go enjoy the Denton Senior Center annual celebration of our nation’s birthday! In-N-Out Burger will be providing burgers with all the fixin’s, chips, and fountain drinks from their mobile grill. Ice cream will be provided by the Denton Senior Center Advisory Council. The Young at Heart Band will play a great selection of patriotic tunes and there will be a variety of games throughout the center that allow everyone to participate.

If you’ve come to this celebration before, you know it’s a great (and cool) way to spend the holiday with lots of friends and food! You must have a ticket to attend. Register at this link. (For registration, click on ‘Special Events’ and then ‘Fourth of July Celebration’. Account creation required.)


Since 1972 the Denton Noon Kiwanis Club has presented the 4th of July Fireworks Show. Parking is $10 per carload and entry into Apogee Stadium is FREE. No outside drinks are allowed inside the stadium, however a variety of concessions will be available for purchase. There will be a children’s activity area as well as live bands performing before the fireworks begin.

All proceeds from the event are used to fund the many youth services that the Denton Noon Kiwanis Club supports, including the Denton Kiwanis Club Children’s Clinic, which has been providing free medical, dental and prescription services to children in Denton County since 1923.

Be aware that Apogee Stadium has a clear bag policy. Click here for details.

Schedule of events

6 pm | Gates open
7 pm | The Allmost Brothers Band
8 pm | Kiwanis Club announcements and recognition of sponsors.
8:15 pm | Raised Right Men
9:20 pm | The national anthem plays
9:30 pm | BOOM! The fireworks show begins

9-11 a.m. at the Denton Civic Center and Quakertown Park.

Families are invited for free family fun! Enjoy an adult horseshoe tournament, free kid’s carnival games, hot dog eating contest, and much more. Register online for the Hot Dog Eating Contest.


Come celebrate freedom with some FREE hotdogs and bar games including: cornhole, darts, flip cup, beer pong, and more! Guarantee to have some good old American jams and good times. You won’t want to miss 4th of July the Dan’s Silverleaf way!!

12:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Dan’s Silverleaf
103 Industrial St.