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Upcoming Events

Special Events

"Share the Love" in Downtown Denton and earn Downtown Bucks

"Share the Love" in Downtown Denton by shopping local. Denton Main Street Association member merchants invite you to shop and dine and earn some Downtown Bucks while you are here.  It's easy. If you spend more than $25 in a participating merchant this month you can get $5 in Downtown Bucks through February 28th.  Take those Downtown Bucks to another participating merchant and spend them this month through March 8th

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There are limits and some restrictions that apply at each merchant. And, limit is one $5 Downtown Buck per transaction.

Look for a flyer in participating merchants' windows.

Share The Love

Spring Open House set for March 6, 7 & 8, 2015

Downtown Denton is springs forward March 6-8 for Spring Open House Weekend.  More than 40 Downtown Denton shopping and dining destinations will host extended hours and offer specials for the spring kick-off. The fun abounds around downtown as merchants of the Denton Main Street Association on the square and beyond start the season.  Some stores will be open Friday night and First Friday is taking place on W. Oak Street, March 6th.

Some stores will hold a sneak preview until 8 pm on Friday, March 6 with some restaurants starting specials on Friday evening, March 6.  Open House hours for Saturday, March 7 hours are 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Sunday, March 8 from Noon to 5 p.m. (Some store hours may vary).  For a map, click here.


A Creative Art Studio

Amyx Fine Jewelry Consignment

Atomic Candy

Barefoot Campus Apparel Outfitters

Bella Designs

Big Fatty’s Flaming Foods

The Candy Store

Circa 77 Vintage Boutique

The Courthouse Collection

The DIME Store

First People’s Jewelers

Garden Gate

The (Ghost) Note

Impressions by DSSLC

la di da and Shoe Fly

McBride’s Music & Pawn

McNeill’s Appliance

More Fun Comics & Games

Noles General Store

Salon NV

SCRAP Denton

Serendipity On The Square

Shop The Barn

Sleeping Lizzards

Thomas’ Ethan Allen Interiors

UNT Gallery on the Square

W. Douglas Antiques


Abbey Inn

Andaman Thai Restaurant

Beth Marie’s Old-Fashioned Ice Cream

Cartwright’s Ranch House

Chestnut Tree Teahouse & Bistro

Dusty’s Bar & Grill

East Side Social Club


Hypnotic Donuts

J&J’s Pizza

Jupiter House

Lone Star Attitude Burger Co.

Loophole Gastropub & Ale House

Mellow Mushroom

Mulberry Street Cantina

Oak Street Drafthouse

Queenie’s Steakhouse

Sweetwater Grill & Tavern

Weinberger’s Deli

Wine Squared

Thursday Twilight Tunes Celebrated its 21st season in 2014 and starts a week earlier!

(2015 line up will be posted soon, stay tuned. First concert starts April 23rd at 6:30 p.m.)

Thank you to the sponsors of the 2014 season!


 with the support of Hutcherson Insurance












Arts, Antiques & Autos Extravaganza

September 12, 2015


Denton Main Street Association hosted the 16th annual event on Saturday, September 12th in 2015, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. around the square and beyond, 110 W. Hickory Street.

This event features a hot rod, classic and custom car, truck and motorcycle with multiple car, truck and motorcycle classes and great trophies! Cash prizes for Best of Show winner in car, truck and motorcycle class. Look for entry forms and fees to be posted soon!

Festival-goers enjoy an array of activities throughout the day, including hands-on arts/crafts and games, Chalk Fest and live music. 

This year the Chalk Fest will bring some fantastic chalk drawings to add spark and life to the sidewalks downtown. Artists of all ages can contribute to a fantastic display to stroll through during the event and for days after the fun.  Look for artist entry and fee info coming soon! 

Antique appraisers provide information on family treasures and heirlooms.  Appraisers and dealers specialize in general antiques, art, clocks, jewelry and other areas. Stay tuned for more! 

Live Music takes place all day entertaining crowds on the courthouse lawn. And, festival foods and the great dining at downtown eateries abound at AAA!




Watch this video of past AAA fun and plan to come!

ART ANTIQUES AUTOS from Aria on Vimeo.


Denton Main Street Association's 16th Annual Wassail Fest

What is Wassail? It is just a fussy old English word for hot cider. Downtown merchants will stir up their best recipe to give free tastings for all ages during the festivities of the annual Denton Holiday Lighthing Festival, which falls on Friday, Dec. 4, 2015 and the following day the tasting continues with more merchants who will have their tasting events on Saturday afternoon.  Check back for updates on this upcoming event this year.

For info on the Denton Holiday Lighting Festival, please see their website at

Holiday Open House Weekend in Downtown Denton November

Holiday Open House weekend kicks off for some great shopping and strolling  the streets of the square and beyond to check out the specials in the stores and restaurants. Some merchants will have extended hours during the holiday season, so check with your favorites and see who is open late or on Sundays during December. Please check this website or Facebook for upcoming details as the event draws near.

Other events throughout the year that take place in downtown Denton:

First Friday Denton -

Galleries around West Oak Street and in downtown Denton every first Friday evening of the month host a free event featuring art, fun and music for the community to enjoy.  Visit to get details for each month.

Acoustic Lawn Jam on the Denton County Courthouse-on-the-Square Lawn - FREE

Year-round: Every Saturday 10 a.m. to Noon (weather permitting). 110 W. Hickory Street on the courthouse lawn. An open, acoustic jam session for all levels of musician. Come to listen or bring your guitar, drums, fiddle, spoons or your best singing voice to join the fun.

Denton Farmers’ Market

June – September: Tues., Th., & Sat.
Denton County growers sell fresh produce during the growing season in North Texas. June through September – Every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday 7 a.m. to 12 noon, or Sell-out. Bayless-Selby House Museum Parking Lot, corner of Mulberry Street and Carroll Blvd. Market sponsored by Denton Country Growers Association. Please contact the Denton County Agriculture Extension Agent for more information.

Community Market

Local artists and crafters sell at this market every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in May through the first Saturday in December. Located at the Denton County Historical Park at the corner of Mulberry and Carroll Streets in downtown Denton. Visit for more details.