June Happenings

Denton in June is a busy time! June comes with a host of activities to enjoy with your family. We’ve compiled a list of ones that are completely FREE. So check them out and let us know which ones you plan to attend!

Simply Complex

When: Until June 28, 2015

Where: Patterson-Appleton Center for the Visual Arts, 400 East Hickory Street

So What? Through the month of June, the Texas Woman’s University Office of Alumni Relations is hosting “Simply Complex”, a museum exhibit featuring works by artist and TWU alum Gail Williamson Cope!

Watercolors by Dorothy Bertine

When: Throughout June 2015

Where: Courthouse-on-the-Square Museum, 110 West Hickory Street

So What? Dorothy Bertine, a native of Southern Oklahoma, is an artist known for her works in watercolor. Her art follows the California Watercolor School of painting developed in the first half of the 20th Century. Her studies in watercolor include nature scenes and historic houses. Dorothy Bertine received her Master’s Degree in Fine Arts from Texas Woman’s University and she resides in Denton. Her work is inspired by the architecture of the historic homes in Denton, and many of these artworks will be featured in this exhibit.

Woodturning: Traditional to Modern

When: June 12-July 28, 2015

Where: Patterson-Appleton Center for the Visual Arts, 400 East Hickory Street

So What? The Patterson-Appleton Center for the Visual Arts will host recent works by Golden Triangle Woodturners with a free opening reception on June 12.

Denton Farmer’s Market

When: Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays from 7 AM until sellout

Where: 420 West Sycamore St.

So What? Local farmers sell fresh produce, including tomatoes, honeydew melon, peppers, potatoes, green beans, peaches, strawberries, and more.

Wednesday Night Social Run

When: Wednesday evenings in June at 7 PM

Where: Oak St. Drafthouse, 308 East Oak Street

So What? 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 6:45, and the run starts at 7:00. Join in on the fun! 

DentonRadio.com at LSA Burger

When: Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays in June from 7-10 PM

Where: 113 West Hickory Street

So What? Local musicians perform at LSA Burger courtesy of DentonRadio.com every Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday. Acts like Ellie Meyer, Ed Vargas, and more take the stage.

Jazz at the Whitehouse

When: Wednesdays in June from 8-10:30 PM

Where: 424 Bryan Street, Denton TX

So What? A different jazz artist performs every Wednesday evening at the Whitehouse. There is no cover charge for enjoying the great music.

Mariachi Quetzal

When: Friday evenings in June at 8 PM

Where: La Milpa, 820 S Interstate East

So What? A mariachi band performs every Friday night. There’s no cover charge. Enjoy the live music!

Denton Community Market

When: Saturdays in June from 9 AM-1 PM

Where: Denton County Historical Park, West Mulberry Street

So What? This weekly community market hosts local produce and art vendors as well as on-site food and music. Community groups and local businesses will also be present. More information is at dentonmarket.org

 Karma Yoga

 When: Sundays in June at 10 AM

Where: Audacity Brew House, 1012 Shady Oaks Drive

So What? Yoga fans of all levels are welcome to enjoy free yoga taught by teacher trainees and bring a canned good to benefit the Denton Community Food Center.

Trivia Night

When: Thursdays in June, 7:30 PM

Where: Mulberry St. Cantina

So What? Join us for a fun night of trivia game play. Create a team and win prizes. 

Twilight Tunes

When: Thursdays in June, 6:30-8 PM

Where: Downtown Denton Courthouse on the Square

So What? Bring your friends and family, get a meal-to-go from one of the many downtown eateries, bring a blanket or chairs, and enjoy an evening of great live music as the sun sets over downtown Denton.  The 2015 series offers an eclectic assortment of music for all listeners.  Thursday Twilight Tunes is the perfect way to kick off the weekend early and listen to some of the best local bands in the Denton area.

June First Friday

When: June 5 from 6-9 PM

Where: Downtown Denton Square

So What? Stores and restaurants in downtown Denton will be open late for the monthly First Friday event. Sales, specials, and live music are all planned!

Bottled Water Drive

When: June 1, 2015

Where: Oak St. Drafthouse, 308 East Oak Street

So What? Bring unopened bottled water (individuals or cases!) to Oak St. Drafthouse for the second annual Our Daily Bread Bottled Water Drive. Start your week off right with a pint of your favorite craft beer and a large group of friends.

Our Daily Bread provides hot meals, hygiene materials and more for the homeless in Denton. They need bottled water to give them during the hot summer months. Your bottled water donation will literally save the life of someone less fortunate.

Juneteenth Celebration

When: June 19 at 5 PM and June 20, 2015

Where: Fred Moore Park, Denton

So What? Celebrate this historic and oldest known celebration commemorating the end of slavery in America.

Friday, June 19 at Fred Moore Park:
5pm Vendor booths open.
7pm Gospel Night begins.

Saturday, June 20 at Fred Moore Park:
9 a.m. Parade begins at the Civic Center and ends at Fred Moore Park.
9 a.m. Adult coed softball tournament begins at Fred Moore Park softball field.
10 a.m. Free kids games begin.
11 a.m. Vendor booths open, live DJ and entertainment begins.

With these many things going on in Denton this month, your schedule is going to be full. However, we can’t think of a better time to take a moment and enjoy all that our beautiful city has to offer.