Events Calendar


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 

September 10th

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. We bring great autos, live music, Chalk Fest and fine arts and crafts demos and vendors, plus some fun for the family. This year we are excited to announce that the 23rd annual Arts and Autos planning will begin in early 2022, so watch this page for more updates. In the meantime, click below to see a recap of the 2021 event. 

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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. 

Twilight Tunes

Thursdays May and June 2022 on the Denton County Courthouse-on-the-Square Lawn. The 2022 schedule will be updated in March. 

All Twilight Tunes occur from 6:30pm-8:00pm on the Courthouse Lawn.  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.

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Wassail Weekend

Wassail Weekend is back! The Denton Holiday Lighting Festival is the evening of Friday, Dec. 3rd and 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. For more information on the Denton Holiday Lighting Festival, see their website for details. 

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.

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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.