Twilight Tunes is presented by our Platinum Sponsors the Denton Record-Chronicle, First United Bank and Northstar Bank, with presenting sponsors:
A night of art, music and fun at various stores and galleries on West Oak Street and other store locations in downtown Denton. The event is free and open to the public and begins at 7 p.m. and runs through 9 p.m. (participating store hours may vary). Visit www.firstfridaydenton.com for more information.
A classic, hot rod and custom car, truck and motorcycle show with live music, fine arts and crafts vendors, a Chalk Art Contest, kids art activities and games, antique and collectible information appraisals, festival food and all the shopping, dining and entertainment that downtown Denton offers. See more details and entry forms on the Events page of this website.
September 13, 2014
DUST IF OFF. CLEAN IT UP. BRING IT OUT!
Denton Main Street Association will host the 15th annual event on Saturday, September 13th in 2014, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. around the square and beyond, 110 W. Hickory Street. See links to forms for car, vendor and chalk fest entry below.
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. Entry fee is $20 up to Sept. 5th; $25 Sept. 6th -13th. All participants MUST register before 9 a.m. on day of the show. For details, rules and more, click here on the entry form for car show.
Festival-goers will enjoy an array of activities throughout the day, including hands-on arts/crafts and games, Chalk Fest and live music. See schedule highlights below, or click here to download a schedule.
A silent auction featuring great downtown merchandise and other finds is held inside the courthouse during the event with bidding starting at 9 a.m. and open until 2 p.m.
Chalk Fest is back!
This year's event should offer some fantastic drawings to add spark and life to the sidewalks downtown. Artists of all ages, click here for Chalk Fest entry form on Chalk Fest and rules/guidelines. It will be a fantastic display to stroll through during the event and for days after the fun. Thank you to sponsors Ann & Bill Ennis.
*“Attic Treasure” Appraisals
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Antique appraisers will provide you information on family treasures tucked away in your attic, so start digging them out to bring to the event. Find out more about a treasured collectible or family heirloom in these verbal information appraisals. (Not for insurance purposes).
Appraisers and dealers specializing in general antiques, art, clocks, cut glass, silver, and jewelry.
*Appraisals $5/item or 3 for $10
(no furniture or anything too large to carry please)
Tickets can be purchased at the event in the stores participating in appraisals or the Information Booth. (Info Booth located near the corner of Locust and Hickory Streets) during the event.
Please purchase tickets by 2:30 p.m.
Jewelry appraisals at Amyx Fine Jewelry – 222 W. Hickory Street, Ste. 101
General Antiques, Silver, and Cut Glass appraisals at County Seat Antiques – 109 W. Hickory Street
Art, Clocks and General Antique appraisals at W. Douglas Antiques – 119 N. Elm
Live Music all day:
Courthouse Lawn (near Elm Street side)
9 a.m. to 11 a.m. – variety of acoustic musicians
11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – Rivers West playing Classic Rock
12:45 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. – Charlie Shafter Band playing American Roots/Acoustic Rock
There is still time to sponsor the 15th Annual Arts, Antiques & Autos Extravaganza. Please click here for a sponsorship form.
If you are coming from the southern part of Denton County, or even from within Denton, hop on the DCTA A-train at MedPark in Denton or any of the stops south of Denton in Lewisville and Carrollton. Relax and enjoy the ride to downtown Denton, hop off, take a stroll to the west up East Hickory Street to the Denton County Courthouse-on-the-Square. Grab a bite or shop around downtown while you are there. Check out the DCTA train schedule at www.RideDCTA.net
Thank you to these sponsors of the 2014 Annual Arts, Antiques & Autos Extravaganza:
Watch this video of past AAA fun and plan to come!
Denton Main Street Association presented its award-winning concert series in downtown Denton starting at the end of April this year. The concert event set the tone for fun downtown every Thursday beginning Thursday, April 24th at 6:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. and ran every Thursday evening through July 3rd, with a bonus concert on Friday, July 4th in the morning immediately following the 4th of July parade through downtown Denton.
Crowds joined the fun on Thursday evenings on the Denton County Courthouse-on-the-Square lawn, 110 W. Hickory Street from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Admission was
April 24- Lydia Low – Alternative Rock
May 1 - Los Patos Poderosos– Chicha
May 8 - The Bird Dogs - Country
May 15 - The Poor Kings – Singer Songwriter/Pop
May 22 - Jeff Glover, Joe Pat Hennen, & Bryan Houser - Texas Singers Songwriters
May 29 - A Taste of Herb – Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass Tribute Band
June 5 - High School Caesar - Rockabilly
June 12 - Chris Watson – Southern Soul
June 19 - Gravity Feed - Jazz/Funk/Pop
June 26 - Bonnie & Nick Norris Band – Country / Acoustic / Multi-Styles
July 3 - Bone Doggie and the HSH Band – Americana/Blues
July 4 *10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.- JR Byrd – Pop/Funk
Feature Sponsors for the concert series included:
Holiday Open House Weekend in Downtown Denton is November 2014
Stroll the streets of the square and beyond while checking out the specials in the stores and restaurants. Enjoy refreshments while you shop, door prize drawings at various stores, and a chance to give back to the community throughout the weekend. Watch for special events and participating merchants to be posted as the event approaches.
What is Wassail? It is just a fussy Old English word for hot cider. Check out the delicious Wassail recipes at the more than 30 participating merchant locations around the historic downtown Denton Courthouse on the Square and beyond. Tasting begins at 5:30 p.m. and you can vote on your favorite! So, come sip and stroll through downtown. Wassail tasting is free and for all ages. For a list of participating merchants, stay tuned to this site.
Spring Open House TBA for 2015
Downtown Denton is hoppin’ during Spring Open House weekend with all the shopping and dining destinations there are to enjoy in downtown on the square and beyond.
The fun abounds around downtown on every Spring as the merchants of the Denton Main Street Association open their doors for a Spring Open House event. The weekend offers something special in downtown’s array of places for shopping, dining and entertainment all weekend, so check back to this website for next year's date to be posted in early 2015. Other events throughout the year that take place in downtown 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 www.firstfridaydenton.com to get details for each month.
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.
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.
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 www.dentonmarket.org/ for more details.