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 these 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.
Arts & Autos
Second Saturday of September
As the premier Auto Show for 21 Years the Denton Main Street Association is dedicated to ensure that even with the changing world we have a safe way to support Downtown Denton as the cultural heart of our City. This year we are excited to announce that the 22nd Annual Arts & Autos will be back and shifting into the car and arts show gear. We will be bringing great autos, live music, Chalk Fest and fine arts and crafts demos and vendors, plus some fun for the family. Have a sweet ride that you would like to show off? Want to be a vendor or compete in the Chalk Fest? Check back soon for updates to this event and applications to be posted soon.
Our Past Arts & Autos
During past Arts & Autos events, approximately 10,000 attendees check out hot rods, classic and custom cars, trucks and even motorcycles! We give out around 75+ trophies in car, truck and motorcycle classes. Plus, cash prizes for Best of Show winner in car, truck and motorcycle class.
We look forward to this year's Arts & Autos returning where attendees will 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.
As always, it's a privilege and honor to provide this historic event to and with the help of our community.
Thursdays May 6th to June 21st in 2021on the East Side of the Courthouse Lawn.
All Twilight Tunes occur from 6:30pm-8:00pm on the Courthouse Lawn. Reserved areas are available for a donation in the VIP and preferred seating area (see details on the Tunes page). Reservations to each week's concert will become available the Friday a week before each concert. The walk up seating area will be free with no reservation required. The audience will need to keep 6' physical distance between groups and masks are highly encouraged. Bring a blanket or lawn chairs. Grab a bite to go from any of the great dining places around downtown and settle on the lawn for the show.Learn More
First weekend in December on Friday, Dec. 3rd and Saturday, Dec. 4th in the afternoon only. Event details and info to be posted later this year.
Stay tuned for holiday promotions and ways to support local businesses , as well as ways to still enjoy downtown Denton lights during the holidays.
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 holiday treats in Denton.
IMPORTANT NOTE REGARDING COVID-19
Please note any interaction with the general public poses an elevated risk of being exposed to COVID-19 and we cannot guarantee that you will not be exposed while in attendance at the event. The Denton Main Street Association and its sponsors are not responsible for the health and safety of this event. We encourage you to follow the organizer’s safety policies, as well as local laws and restrictions.