Independence Day Weekend Fun in Downtown Denton

The July 4th holiday in downtown is a good time with the parade, the final Twilight Tunes concert, and First Friday on the evening of July 5th.  Make plans to spend your holiday in downtown! 

Start your Independence Day with the Yankee Doodle Parade at 9 a.m. and watch it as it winds around the Denton County Courthouse-on-the-Square. This parade is sure to feature some of Denton's most-loved characters.  Then step in to any of the downtown restaurants, coffee shops, candy stores, or ice cream and soda fountain for a cool treat while you wait for the final Twilight Tunes concert to start at 12:30 p.m..  It is more like a “daylight Tunes” at that time of day, but either way treat yourself to some great local music and bring your lawn chair or blanket, cool beverages and lunch to enjoy the tunes.  Sol Tax will provide some great live music until 2 p.m..   And, no 4th celebration would be complete without a great fireworks show, so don’t miss the fireworks at UNT that evening.

Come back downtown Friday evening, July 5th, at 7 p.m. for First Friday on West Oak Street – a fun way to experience the local art galleries.  A Creative Art Studio, 227 W. Oak Ste. 101, will feature live music by Cassie Kidder and Julia Runge starting at 7 p.m..  The featured artist will be UNT student, Mick Burson, whose work includes more than 20 murals in Denton. There will also be art demonstrations, a community art project and some chalk art fun!  SCRAP, 215 W. Oak St.,  will host a reception featuring the North Branch Library reuse art projects.  For more details on these activities and other First Friday events, visit .

There is always something happening in downtown Denton. Stay tuned to this page for more information and events coming up this summer or see our Events page for year-round event dates. Join the fun!

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