Denton Record-Chronicle

First United Bank


Twilight Tunes is presented by our Platinum Sponsors the Denton Record-Chronicle, First United Bank and Northstar Bank, with presenting sponsors:

Ben E Keith

Beth Marie's

First State Bank

North Texas Athletics

Upcoming Events

  • September 4
    • 6:00 PM - First Friday in Downtown Denton

      Check out the downtown Denton art scene during First Friday - a monthly event on the first Friday of each month with galleries, stores and restaurants featuring hands-on art projects, exhibits, live music, demonstrations, refreshments, specials and more. First Friday fun typically runs 6 p.m to 9 p.m., with some staying open until 10 p.m. (hours vary, check schedule on or check Facebook). 

  • September 12
    • 9:00 AM - 16th Annual Arts, Antiques & Autos

      16th Annual Arts, Antiques & Autos is Sept. 12th from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the historic downtown Denton Courthouse-on-the-Square. A family-friendly event with something for all to enjoy. Cars, trucks, motorcyle show, plus arts/crafts vendors, "Attic Treasure" info appraisals, Chalk Fest, kids crafts/games, downtown eateries and shops, live music, festival foods and more!

      To enter the car show, find a vendor application, Chalk Fest entry form, antique appraisals information, sponsorship forms, or other deadlines for entry and details on the event, please visit the Events Page of this website. Deadlines for vendor entries are Aug. 21 and late fees do apply after deadlines. Car show early-bird rate for pre-registration deadline is Sept. 1. See Events page for more details. 

Special Events

For a map of daily public parking in downtown Denton, please click here for a PDF file of the map.






















Arts, Antiques & Autos Extravaganza

September 12, 2015  9 a.m. to 3 p.m.


Denton Main Street Association hosts 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. See ALL entry forms below and details for the event, entertainment, appraisals, car show, Chalk Fest and more below.

Register your vehicle entry for the show online!






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.  The awards ceremony is on the Elm Street side of the courthouse lawn at 2:30 p.m..

Festival-goers enjoy an array of activities throughout the day, including arts/crafts vendors, hands-on arts/crafts and games, Chalk Fest, festival foods, live music and "Attic Treasure" appraisals. And, check out all the cool shops around downtown while you are here. 

This year the Chalk Fest will bring some fantastic chalk drawings to add spark and life to the sidewalks downtown at W. Oak near the corners of Cedar and Elm streets.  Artists of all ages can contribute to a fantastic display to stroll through during the event and for days after the fun.  To sign up for Chalk Fest, click on the entry form above.

Antique appraisers provide information on family treasures and heirlooms.  Appraisers and dealers specialize in general antiques, art, and jewelry. Info appraisals are $5/item or 3 for $10. Please try to limit it to 3 items per person. (No furniture, as all items must be able to be carried in by hand to the event. Appraisers cannot appraise from photos.)

Appraisals will be held in Amyx Fine Jewelry, 222 W. Hickory St. (jewelry) and Garden Gate, 119 Elm St. (art and general antiques). Appraisers will provide information and background on jewelry, art, silver, china, glass and other general antiques. Purchase your ticket(s) at the Information Booth on the lawn at the corner of Locust and Hickory.  

Live Music takes place all day entertaining crowds on the courthouse lawn. Live music starts at 10 a.m. with Joe Pat Hennan and Jeff Glover - Texas Singers/Songwriters, followed by Woody's Rampage playing rock and blues, and the day ends with High School Ceasar. 

Enjoy festival foods and the great dining at downtown eateries abound at Arts, Antiques & Autos this September!  


Be a sponsor for this year. See the form above. 

Thank you to our Presenting sponsors: Denton Record Chronicle, First United Bank, Northstar Bank and Kress Motor Cars, and LSA Burger Co.. And, thank you for the support from Denton CVB, Barley & Board, Cartwright's Ranch House, Ann and Bill Ennis, James Wood Autopark Commercial Truck Center, Paschall Bar and the City of Denton.

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

ART ANTIQUES AUTOS from Aria on Vimeo.


Thursday Twilight Tunes Celebrated its 22nd season in 2015 and will hold a Fall Tunes Series on Sundays in October 2015 from 4:30 - 5 p.m.. Watch for schedule posting soon!

Thank you sponsors of 2015 Tunes! 

Denton Main Street Association presented its award-winning concert series in downtown Denton starting April 23rd this year.  The concert ran every week downtown on Thursdays, beginning Thursday, April 23rd through July 2nd, with a bonus concert on Saturday, July 4th in the morning after the 4th of July parade through downtown Denton. 

Hundreds of attendees joined the fun on Thursday evenings on the Denton County Courthouse-on-the-Square lawn. Due to generous sponsors, admission was FREE

The 2015 series offered an eclectic assortment of music for all listeners featuring some of the best local bands in the Denton area. Thank you to these bands and sponsors for the 2015 Spring and Summer Tunes:

April 23-          Lone Star Attitude – Country

Feature Sponsor: LSA Burger Co.

April 30 -         Woody’s Rampage – More Fun Comics & Games

Feature Sponsor: More Fun Comics & Games

May 7 -            The Holler Time – Americana

Feature Sponsor: Denton Community Theatre

May 14 -          Chris Watson – Southern Soul

Feature Sponsor: Sweetwater Grill & Tavern

May 21 -          A Taste of Herb – Herb Alpert and the

                        Tijuana Brass Tribute Band

Feature Sponsor: Dan's Silverleaf

May 28 -          The Poor Kings – Singer Songwrite/Pop

Feature Sponsor: Cartwright's Ranch House

June 4 -            The Bird Dogs – Country 

Feature Sponsor: Mellow Mushroom

June 11 -          The Raised Right Men – Classic Country

Feature Sponsor: East Side Social Club

June 18 -          Maylee Thomas – Blues/Rock

Feature Sponsor: Beth Marie's Ice Cream

June 25 -          Bonnie & Nick Norris Band –


Feature Sponsor: Paschall's Bar

July 2 -            Boom Bachs – Hip Hop

Feature Sponsor: Abbey Inn

July 4 *10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.             JR Byrd  – Pop/Funk

Feature Sponsor: Jupiter House


Denton Main Street Association's 16th Annual Wassail Fest

What is Wassail? It is just a fussy old English word for hot cider. Some 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 more downtown merchants will hold tastings on the following day, Saturday, Dec. 5, 2015.  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.