Welcome to Denton Live, our official guide to everything entertainment in our city.
Spring in Denton is beautiful! The brief encounter with cold weather that passes for winter in Texas quickly fades into memory with help from our many music and art festivals. Haven’t you heard? Denton was voted one of America’s “most fun” towns in the Rand McNally/USA Today “Best of the Road” competition. Our downtown is always vibrant with local musicians and artists (with 25 live music venues within two blocks of our Square downtown), but our most celebrated regional events – the Denton Arts & Jazz Festival, the Thin Line Film Fest and 35 Denton music festival – spotlight the city’s raw creativity at its best.
The Cinco de Mayo and Juneteenth celebrations offer food and fun around important cultural and historical commemorations of our nation’s diversity, reflecting Denton’s own rich heritage. Dog Days of Denton honors man’s best friend in two days of doggone good times. The Denton Airshow boasts aerial daredevils, Air Force sorties and stunt pilots at Denton Airport, the state’s eighth busiest general aviation facility.
Try the A-train, our new commuter rail connecting visitors between Denton and the DFW Metroplex. We’ve got big-city musical shows, theater and dining opportunities, all clustered together within blocks of each other thanks to the recently created Hickory and Industrial Street arts and entertainment corridors. Our galleries offer world-class art of every medium, and our international award-winning live theater productions are far beyond that of other cities our size.
At the heart of our vibrancy and extraordinary talent pool in Denton are our two great universities. The University of North Texas and Texas Woman’s University fuel Denton with a perpetual stream of new talent while Denton itself is an asset in attracting students. We are currently the seventh fastest-growing city in the U.S. We cherish our small-town character that says “we’re still small enough to be peoplefriendly with a ‘care-about-your-neighbor’ attitude.” Our safe and conveniently located entertainment venues, parks and public facilities make Denton a truly walkable city.
While other cities try to replicate oldtown charm, Denton’s famous 150-yearold Courthouse-on-the-Square is like a Norman Rockwell painting, but one set to jazz and indie music! It has character. And it has characters. But it’s not as much the personalities of this place as it is the personality of Denton that hooks you. This is a wonderful place. I love it here. We all do. And I believe you will too.
Now, relax and kick back. Then come on out and find out for yourself why it’s hip to be right here in Denton.
Mayor of Denton