It's Back to School and Downtown Denton is the destination

August means Back to School time and Downtown Denton welcomes you.  With the sales tax holiday the first weekend August 5th – 7th, the North Texas State Fair parade on August 20th, school starting back and football season kicking off, it's a good time to visit Downtown Denton.  The energy in the air is contagious and whether your school days are ahead of you or they are in the past, you are sure to feel the excitement and anticipation of another new school year.

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Back to School shopping in Downtown Denton is a must.  There are so many places to go for that awesome outfit, special desk top accessory, jewelry or maybe the art piece that gets a discussion started.  Specialty stores and boutiques are located all around Downtown Denton and many of them sell apparel, jewelry, and accessories designed by local artists, as well as brands that you can’t find just anywhere.  So, take a day or a weekend and come check out Downtown Denton.

Shopping isn't all that awaits you.  There are plenty of restaurants for a hearty breakfast to get the fuel you need for a day of fun in Downtown Denton. Or, relax in a bistro for a leisurely brunch or lunch with that old friend.  The lunch options are plentiful with menu choices sure to please even the pickiest eater in the bunch. Dinner in Downtown Denton is extra special when you take a stroll around the square with the lighted trees on the courthouse lawn twinkling in the night sky.  And, you are sure to hear some music around every corner.  Downtown Denton is the perfect way to end any day. 

Parades through Downtown Denton are a good family outing and fill you with childhood memories no matter where you grew up.  The North Texas State Fair parade comes through downtown on Saturday, August 20th around 10 a.m. It’s a great one to watch!

Looking ahead to the Fall, take advantage of the game day shuttles that take you from Downtown Denton to Mean Green football games at Apogee Stadium.  And, save the date for the 17th Annual Arts & Autos Extravaganza on Saturday, September 10th, 9 am to 3 pm on the square. This festival features a classic, hot rod and custom car, truck and motorcycle show.  Plus, enter the Chalk Fest, a fun one for all ages including adults. All the details and entry forms are on the Events page of this site.  

Bookmarks aren't only for textbooks, so mark this website and follow Downtown Denton – Denton Main Street Association on Facebook and stay “tuned” to what’s happening in Downtown Denton.  Search the directory pages to decide where to shop, dine, be entertained or find various services and organizations in downtown. See you around downtown!

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