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!


Join us downtown Denton for the 20th-annual 5K Liberty Run and 1-Mile Walk.

Run will take place at the Denton Civic Center at 7:30 a.m. on July 4.

Register for $25 per person by June 27. (For registration, click on ‘Special Events’ and then ‘Liberty Run’. Account creation required.)


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. Watch from your lawn chair, decked out in red, white and blue, for this patriotic parade!

Come on out and celebrate the red, white, and blue at Dan’s Silver Leaf‘s Wednesday Morning Western Swing Dance Party with Bonnie & Nick Norris!

Swing by the bar right after the parade and have some Bloody Mary’s with your Western Swing!

Doors open at 9 a.m.
Party starts at 10 a.m.

All Ages

Get out that red, white and blue and join us for the Denton Senior Center annual celebration of our nation’s birthday! The Young at Heart Band will play a great selection of patriotic tunes and we will have a patriotic singalong. The center provides the fried chicken and rolls and you bring a potluck dish to share.

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.

Schedule of events

6 p.m.: Gates open.
7 p.m.: Music from Marathons & Unicorns and 3@4, presented by Denton Music Workshop.
8 p.m.: Kiwanis Club announcements and recognition of sponsors.
8:15 p.m.: Music from the April First Band.
9:20 p.m.: The national anthem plays.
9:30 p.m.: The fireworks show begins.