Blog Archive

Sun

Nov 11

2018

Nouveau: Beaujolais and Football Meet in Denton

“Le Beaujolais Nouveau est arrivé!” Translation: The new Beaujolais has arrived. Actually, it is arriving in Denton right on time this Thursday, November 15 at the Campus Theatre’s 21st-annual fundraiser, “Beaujolais and More” wine, beer and food festival. It’s right on time because the third Thursday in November is Beaujolais Nouveau Day, the official release […]

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Mon

Oct 22

2018

Mean Green Game Day Routes Altered for Day of the Dead Fest

Mean Green Game Day shuttle routes have been adjusted for the Mean Green game against Rice on Saturday October 27 to accommodate downtown Denton activities and street closures associated with Denton’s Day of the Dead Festival. On Saturday, October 27, the University of North Texas Homecoming and the wildly-popular Day of the Dead Festival will […]

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Sun

Oct 21

2018

CVB Servicing Key to Denton Tourism

They clustered along the sidewalks. They wandered in groups. Here and there, they gathered at tables and browsed in shops. They crowded Armadillo Ale Works for live music, Twilight Tunes having moved to its rain location. Downtown was full of them this past Thursday night, easy to spot with bright red Discover Denton lanyards around […]

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Sun

Sep 30

2018

The Limelight is on Us, Denton. Find Out Why.

The speaker was just beginning his presentation when he did it. “Does anyone in here know what this is?” he asked the 50-some-odd Texas Travel Summit attendees in the breakout session. He held up his right hand, fingers positioned in what sure looked to me like an eagle claw. Beaming, he clicked to advance the […]

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Wed

Sep 26

2018

Denton Dates: Ring in the Fall with Food, Football & a Must-See Festival

There’s something in the air around these parts. Is it love? UNT football hype? Or just a calming fall breeze? As it turns out, it’s all three! I usually reserve my enthusiasm and energy for wise, Denton-inspired dating advice, but Cupid has pierced me straight through the heart with a green-tinged, football-shaped arrow. Besides — […]

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Tue

Sep 25

2018

Improving the Mean Green Game Day Experience, one game at a time

As fans of the North Texas football team are undoubtedly aware, the Mean Green are off to an impressive 4-0 start to the season! (Mean Green Trivia: The last time UNT started the season 4-0? 1966 and Mean Joe Greene was a sophomore on the team.) Between the season-opening win over SMU to the convincing […]

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Fri

Sep 07

2018

Mean Green Game Day not what you expected? We Heard You.

It has been five years since the Denton Convention & Visitor Bureau and Mean Green Athletics teamed up to bring the Mean Green Game Day experience to our community and visitors. With the continued success of the North Texas football team, we have seen the attendance numbers – and the number of people we carried […]

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Sun

Sep 02

2018

Labor Day: Labor for Some, Play for Many

This is Labor Day Weekend. For as long as I can remember, these three days are summer’s last hoorah when we cook out, swim, head to the lake, hit the beach, take a hike, go fishing, or maybe pitch a tent in the woods. We play. Since the 1880s, the U.S. Department of Labor says […]

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Thu

Oct 05

2017

Behind the scenes with Mean Green Football’s loudest fan

“Fire in the hole!” “Fire in the hole!” “Fire in the hole!” With the third warning, a thunderous noise boomed through the stadium and white smoke hung in the air. Yells of enthusiasm filled the green and white’s territory as the start of a Mean Green football game had been announced by Boomer the cannon. […]

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Sun

Sep 17

2017

Dentoning the Mean Green Game Day way

Dentoning, a word common in Denton culture, means participation in any facet of Denton life. One such facet that gets the university crowds and community Dentoning like no other is Mean Green football. In 2014, the CVB and Mean Green Athletics teamed up with local businesses to create and promote a Denton-style game day experience […]

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