July Happenings Blog

In addition to the plethora of events celebrating America’s independence, this July is filled with activities that are fun for all ages. Interfaith has compiled a list of these FREE events, so check them out now and let us know which ones you plan to attend!

Free Fourth of July Events Sponsored by the City of Denton

Yankee Doodle Parade
When: Friday July 4th at 9 a.m.
Where: Courthouse-on-the-Square: 110 West Hickory Street

Family Fun Jubilee
9 a.m.: Registration begins for Adult Lucky Horseshoe Tournament
9:30 a.m.: Flag Ceremony begins at City Hall
9:30 a.m.: Live entertainment
9:30 a.m.: Entry drop-off begins for children’s arts and crafts show. Entries will be displayed from 11 a.m. to noon at the Civic Center.
10 a.m. to noon: Kid’s Carnival at the Civic Center

Kiwanis Fireworks Show
When: Friday July 4. Gates open at 5:30 p.m.
Where: Apogee Stadium: 1251 S. Bonnie Brae Street
So What? The Kiwanis Fireworks Show has been a part of Denton’s 4th of July celebrations for more than 40 years. UNT’s Apogee Stadium is the place to be for live music, followed by an awesome array of fireworks that light up the sky. The event is FREE, but donations are gladly accepted. Parking is $5. A variety of concessions will be available. No outside food or drink or lawn chairs are allowed in the stadium. A detailed timeline of the event is listed below:
6:30 p.m. Kiwanis Welcome and Sponsor Recognition
6:35 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. Band, Raised Right MEN
7:50 p.m. Kiwanis Welcome
8:00 p.m. Color Guard, National Anthem
8:15 to 9:35 p.m. Band, Stage Fright
9:40 p.m. NT Fair and Rodeo Video and UNT Mean Green Intro
10:15 End

Twilight Tunes
When: Thursday July 3 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Friday July 4 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Where: Courthouse-on-the-Square: 110 West Hickory Street
So What? Sponsored by the Denton Main Street Association, this award-winning concert series takes place every Thursday from the end of April to the beginning of July.  Listeners are encouraged to bring their own meal and a blanket or chairs, and enjoy an evening of great live music as the sun sets over downtown Denton.  The 2014 series offers an eclectic assortment of music for all listeners. Below is a list of this month’s artists and their genres.
June 3: Bone Doggie & The HSH Band, Americana/Blues
July 4: JR Byrd, Pop/Funk

Denton County Farmers’ Market
When: Weekly on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 7 a.m. to sellout
Where: Bayless-Selby House Museum Parking Lot: 317 West Mulberry Street
So What? Stop by and check out the selection of fresh, seasonal fruits and vegetables grown by local farmers.

Denton Community Market
When: Every Saturday in July from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: Historical Park of Denton County: 317 West Mulberry Street
So What? The Denton Community Market is an artist’s and farmer’s market that launched in April of 2010. The market features locally grown food, live music and activities for children. Visitors can also browse handmade items such as purses, jewelry and clothing that are for sale.

Denton Drum Circle
When: Every Saturday in July from 9:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.
Where: Courthouse-on-the-Square: 110 West Hickory Street
So What? People are invited to come out and enjoy the music and culture of Denton at this family-friendly event featuring hand drumming.

Salsa Dancing
When: Every Tuesday from 8:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Where: Mulberry Street Cantina: 110 W. Mulberry Street
So What? Mulberry Street Cantina offers free salsa dancing lessons to anyone interested. The lessons last until 9 p.m. and then there is an open dance floor with a DJ after the class ends.

Wednesday Night Social Run
When: Every Wednesday night at 8 p.m.
Where: Oak Street Draft House: 308 E. Oak Street
So What? The Wednesday Night Social Run is a free 5k group run through Denton. Runners of all levels and abilities are welcome. The group meets at Oak Street Draft House every Wednesday night at 7:45 p.m., and the run starts at 8:00 p.m. Join in on the fun and hang out for some beer and socializing after the run.

Denton Community Theatre Roadshow
When: Tuesday July 15 at 3 p.m. and Tuesday July 29 at 3:30 p.m.
Where: The event on July 15 is at the Emily Fowler Library: 502 Oakland Street. The event on July 29 is at the South Branch Library: 3228 Teasley Lane
So What? The theatre is coming to the library! See actors from the Denton Community Theatre bring to life stories, songs, and poems that promote the Summer Reading Club “Fizz, Boom, READ!” theme. This event is made possible by the Texas Commission on the Arts. Best for ages 3 and older.

As you can see, there is no reason for you or your family to be bored this month. In fact, we suggest you get started now, so you don’t miss a minute of the fun!