Denton in July is a busy time!. July 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!
Watercolors by Dorothy Bertine
When: Throughout July 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: Until 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 July 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 July 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 July 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.
When: Friday evenings in July 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 July 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
When: Sundays in July 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.
When: Thursdays in July, 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.
When: Thursdays in July, 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.
Lil’ D Summer Gardening Camp
When: Tuesdays and Thursdays in July, 8:30-10:30 AM
Where: Calhoun Middle School
Attend any or all days
8:30-9:15 ages 5-7
9:30-10:30 ages 8-11
July First Friday
When: July 3 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!
Other Visions: Ten Short Films
When: July 1-2, 2015
Where: tAd Gallery, 901 Avenue C, Denton
So What? This exhibition features 10 outstanding short films selected from the juried competition organized by The 13th Festival of Film Animation in Czech Republic. For more info, please visit the tAd Gallery webpage.
Life Through the Lens
When: Until July 22
Where: UNT on the Square, Denton
So What? A photography exhibit from Joe Clark and Junebug Clark.
Mick Burson Mural Opening Reception
When: July 1, 5 PM
Where: SCRAP Denton, 420 S. Bell
So What? Keep Denton Beautiful, Inc. and SCRAP have collaborated on a beautification project that resulted in some amazing public art from local artist Mick Burson. Please join us for the official unveiling and reception to celebrate the partnership and SCRAP’s new, beautiful mural.
4th of July Family Fun Jamboree
When: July 4, 9 AM
Where: Quakertown Park
9 AM-Registration begins
9:30 AM-Flag ceremony and live entertainment begins. Entry drop-off begins for the kid's arts and crafts show. Entries will be displayed from 11 AM-Noon at the Civic Center.
10 AM-Noon-Free kids carnival
11 AM-Family fun begins, senior luncheon ($3/person), music by the Young at Heart Band
Noon-6 PM-Civic Center Pool, $1/person
Kiwanis Fireworks Show
When: July 4, 6:30 PM
Where: Apogee Stadium
So What? It’s Denton County’s most spectacular night, and has been for over forty years! UNT’s beautiful new Apogee Stadium is the place for live music, followed by an awesome array of fireworks that light up the sky. The event is FREE, but donations are gladly accepted by our energetic “Bucket Brigade” before, during, and after the show.
Ice Cream Crank-Off
When: July 18, 11 AM-2 PM
Where: 100-115 west Walnut St.
So What? Individuals, families and teams make their favorite ice cream using, manual or electric ice cream makers to vie for the Grand Prize, People’s Choice and North of Ordinary prizes. Fun, prizes and braggin’ rights – music and more to beat the heat.
With this 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.