Shopping local in Downtown Denton makes for an authentic, unique experience. Shop handmade goods at places like The Dime Store or Denton Trading Company, excellent retail offerings from businesses at J.T. Clothier’s or Palm Tree Boutique, gift cards from restaurants like Greenhouse or LSA Burger Co., or even treats for our four-legged friends at places like Susie’s Snack Shop! No matter the gift, we’re confident our local businesses have everything you need to make your shopping needs quick, easy and enjoyable.
Join the fun on Thursday evenings on the Denton County Courthouse-on-the-Square lawn, 110 W. Hickory Street from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The concert is held on the lawn of the Denton County Courthouse-on-the-Square, alternating between the east and the west side during the season. Admission for every event is FREE, so there is no reason you shouldn't come out every week! Concert takes place rain or shine. In event of inclement weather, the rain location is posted on the afternoon of the concert on this page and on social media pages.
Why Shop Local? The Facts
We could spend all day talking about why you should shop local, but the facts speak for themselves. When you shop local, you help keep your community thriving, which keeps everyone happy. Check out a few interesting facts from our friends at City of Denton below.
Only one in six adults purchases locally available products and services. If just half the Denton population spent $50 each month in Denton's independently owned stores, their purchases would generate more than $6.5 million dollars per year in sales.
Each time you spend money on dining, retail, or entertainment, you are charged an 8.25 percent sales tax. A portion of that sales tax goes to the city in which you buy the goods or services. When you shop in Denton, you support our city services such as the police and fire departments, streets, libraries, and parks.
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Downtown Denton is full of festive community-wide events that celebrate the holiday season. Sample tasty wassail from local merchants as we light the Denton Holiday Tree, or enjoy one of the many related events that keep us in the jolly spirits! Check out our events listed below.