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Wassail Weekend is back!

Wassail tastings begin Dec. 3rd during the Denton Holiday Lighting Festival. In addition, DMSA merchants will offer tastings will be offered on Saturday, Dec. 4th from Noon to 4 pm while you shop, dine and enjoy other activities around downtown Denton with family and friends. 

Shop Small Saturday

The holidays are just around the corner and brings with it the excitement of shopping, dining with friends and family, supporting local businesses and charities. For Downtown Denton, Shop Small Saturday is a big day for businesses and it is a great way to support local.

Shop our Marketplace

Support your local business community in more ways than one with just one shopping stop. When you shop these offered wares, from baked goods to clothing and accessories, 15% of each purchase is reinvested in Denton Main Street Association and our efforts to support our mission and vision efforts. Whether you're near or far, your dollar goes a long way in our virtual marketplace.


To maintain downtown Denton’s appeal as a center for shopping, dining and entertainment. To promote business growth and preserve Denton’s historic character.


To promote and preserve downtown Denton
as a vital asset of the community.


SATURDAY  •  SEPT. 9th  •  9AM - 3PM


Donate to the BACKPACK DRIVE
benefiting Denton ISD students
before August 4th.



Upcoming Events

Confirmed: We are still on the courthouse lawn for #TwilightTunes tonight, June 2nd! See you at 6:30pm for some swamp blues from Guitar George Trio!

rain alert: TWILIGHT TUNES is moving indoors on may 5th!

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spring open house

Time for Downtown Denton's annual Spring Open House! The fun begins on Saturday, April 1st with our Mimosa Hop at 11am and then afterwards you can hop on over to the courthouse lawn to see the Spring Fashion Showcase at 2pm which features some of Denton's finest threads and collections from your favorite local boutiques and shops. The Fashion show will include seating on the courthouse lawn with music by DJ Doubles, while models walk down the runway to show off the latest looks. The weekend continues into Sunday, April 2nd which will feature a multitude of new collections and special features among your favorite downtown shops. Make a day of stopping by our participating locations to shop and dine this weekend and see what all the merchants of Denton Main Street Association have to offer! 

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Thanks to Our sponsors

Thank you to our DMSA Sponsors (and members) who help events like #ArtsandAutos2022 happen every year! We owe the success of this event, and many others, to all that support our community. 

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During our Margarita Mosey, you will be able to tour around Downtown Denton, checking out local businesses and sampling any one of up to 10 stops with hand-crafted margaritas from 6-8 p.m. Cool off while checking out the latest trends for the summer and enjoy tasty treats.

If this is your first time in Downtown Denton, this is the perfect time to head to town and check out our awesome shops, restaurants, public art, and more. If you are a regular in town, take this opportunity to sample a unique, refreshing margarita from your regular haunt!

At each of our Margarita Mosey Stops, you will be treated to a sample of a margarita created especially for this event. After the fun, you will be able to turn in a passport for some door prize drawings and take home your glassware as a memento. We hope you join us for an evening of fun and friends in Downtown Denton.

All Proceeds benefit the Denton Main Street Foundation, a 501c3 organization dedicated to the preservation of Downtown Denton.

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The 30th annual Twilight Tunes will celebrate live music from the courthouse lawn in downtown Denton. The 2023 FREE concert series will continue every Thursday from May 4th until June 29th. All Twilight Tunes concerts occur from 6:30pm-8:00pm on the east side of the Denton County Courthouse-on-the-Square Lawn.

There are plenty of places around to grab a bite to-go from any of the great dining places around downtown. This year is all open seating, so arrive early to get a great spot!

All Proceeds benefit the Denton Main Street Foundation, a 501c3 Organization dedicated to the preservation of Downtown Denton.

See Our Summer Line Up!

Denton Main Street Foundation's annual Mimosa Hop will head you on a tour around Downtown Denton, checking out local businesses and sampling any one of 20 stops with hand-crafted mimosas.

All Proceeds benefit the Denton Main Street Foundation, a 501c3 Organization dedicated to the preservation of Downtown Denton.

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Downtown Master Plan Update
Request for Qualification

Submittal Deadline: Wednesday, December 14, 2022 at 1 pm 

The city needs to evaluate if the vision and goals for Downtown are still relevant today. Additionally, evaluate its boundary, identify additional open space, increase housing choices, enhance mobility connectivity and balance development while
protecting existing neighborhoods and historic resources. 

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COVID-19 Information

For information on businesses offering alternate online services, re-opening, changed hours, or temporarily closed due to the COVID-19 response, please visit this page that will be updated regularly during this time. Thank you!


Downtown Events

Downtown Denton events are the beating heart of our community. At Denton Main Street Association, we work to put together family-friendly events that showcase the character of Denton. Check out some of our upcoming events below as well as partner events put together by our community partners.

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Visiting Downtown?
Have a Parking Plan!

If you're looking to spend time in Downtown Denton, whether it be to work, play, or even live, it's important to have a parking plan that helps maximize your experience! Check out our free parking guide, complete with Google Maps details on free and paid parking, and more. Thanks for visiting!

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Dine Locally

No matter where you look, Downtown Denton has a unique dining experience waiting for you that has something special in store for everyone in the family. Enjoy DFW’s favorite burger at Barley and Board, or a unique cocktail and tapas from 940’s.



Our downtown merchants work hard daily to bring to our community the best selection of quality goods, often handmade right here in Denton or Denton County. Shop local, and you’ll discover something unique and one of a kind.

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Local Services

Have an instrument in need of repair? Seeking counsel, or maybe just need help finding a new place to live? Our members are eager to help you complete your upcoming task, and with your shared love for Downtown Denton in mind.


Join Today

If you love Downtown Denton like we do, then we invite you to join a group of community members and business owners who are just as passionate about our town as us your yourself. Denton Main Street Association is the perfect opportunity to further immerse yourself in Denton’s thriving culture, as we work to preserve the beauty, joy and richness that is Downtown Denton. Not a business owner? No problem! Patrons are welcome as well. Come help us keep Denton fun!

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