Special Events

At Denton Main Street Association, we work hard year-round to provide events that bring our members, fellow local businesses, and the community together under one "roof," even if only for a few hours. Step into Downtown Denton's backyard and check out one of incredible annual events! Each one is curated to fit the season, with shopping or entertainment that's perfect for everyone in the family. Grab a lawn chair, your go-to Wassail cup, or bucket of chalk and get ready to make memories with us. 

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Arts and Autos

September 8th, 9am to 3pm. 

First Saturday in September. 

Approximately 10,000 attendees check out hot rods, classic and custom cars, trucks and even motorcycles! Around 75+ trophies are given out in car, truck and motorcycle classes.  Plus, cash prizes for Best of Show winner in car, truck and motorcycle class. 

Attendees enjoy an array of activities throughout the day, including a silent auction inside the courthouse, fine arts/crafts vendors, hands-on arts/crafts and games, Chalk Fest and live music. 

Grab your lawn chair, a good pair of walking shoes, and a bucket of chalk and head down to the square for food, music, autos, arts and fun fit for the whole family. 

 
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Twilight Tunes

Thursday evenings in October.

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 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, rain location is posted on this page the afternoon of the concert.

Make it an outing by bringing your friends and family, get a meal-to-go from one of the many downtown eateries, bring a blanket or chairs, and enjoy an evening of great live music as the sun sets over downtown Denton.

 
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Wassail Weekend

First weekend in December.

Wassail Weekend is a 2-day tasting event. What is Wassail? Well, it's just a fussy old English word for hot cider. Some downtown merchants stir up their best recipe to give free tastings for all ages. They are competing for the public's love and approval of their Wassail and bragging rights, of course. It's all fun and a great time out with friends and family.

The Denton Main Street Association merchants first hosted a Wassail tasting event in 1999 with the intention of giving the attendees at the annual tree lighting a little something warm and yummy for the festivities. What started out as a small, friendly competition among merchants has now become one of the most anticipated holidays treats in Denton.