Flaming Lips at NX35, 2010, photo by Victor Chapa.


35 Conferette

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35 Conferette, fromerly known as North by 35 (NX35) is an annual music festival and conference in Denton, named after our proximity to I-35. It started in 2009.


Started in 2008, Cool Beans has its own little annual festival in April.

Denton Arts & Jazz Festival

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Denton Blues Festival

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Hosted at UNT

Glad Prom

Glad hosts an annual prom at UNT.

Halloween Matsuri

Mu Epsilon Kappa hosts a Japanese Festival with a Halloween twist. Fun for all ages and public welcome. Activities have included traditional Japanese festival booths, console gaming, karaoke, Pachinko machines, and dance music. 

Rocky Horror Picture Show

Every October, usually close to Halloween, certain UNT organizations, including UPC, FMLA, and Glad, host a showing of The Rocky Horror Picture Show. It is a charity event, the proceeds of which go to Health Services of North Texas.

Vagina Monologues

Every year, UNT's FMLA hosts a production of The Vagina Monologues. They've done so for (I think) over a decade now. It's hosted in February around Valentine's day.


Breaking Bread North Texas Charity Drive for North Texas Food Bank

November 29, 2011 at Hickory Street Lounge from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. See http://www.facebook.com/BreakingBreadNorthTexas for more info.

Motor Sports

First Annual "Health Services Sunburn Grand Prix"

Race held at Texas Motor Speedway April 30 and May 1st, 2011. Tickets available at all Point Bank branches, El Guapos, Cafe du Lux, Bumble Beads, D-Quad Properties, and Frenchy's lawn and tree care offices! See http://www.facebook.com/SunburnGrandPrix#!/SunburnGrandPrix?sk=info for more.

Arts, Antiques & Autos Extravaganza

Denton hosts this extravangaza thing.

Cinco de Mayo

Denton celebrates Cinco de Mayo.

Denton Air Fair

Denton hosts an annual Air Fair.

Denton Celtic Festival

Denton hosts an annual Celtic Fair.

Denton Community Market

Denton hosts an annual Community Market.

Denton County Farmers' Market

Denton hosts an annual Farmers' Market.

Dog Days of Summer

Fourth of July

Fourth of July at Fout's Field 

Fout's Field has a fourth of July celebration with fireworks and stuff. 

Great American Cleanup

Each year, Denton community members join Keep Denton Beautiful in a nationwide effort with Keep America Beautiful and Keep Texas Beautiful by volunteering in the Great American Cleanup (GAC). Denton's event includes a citywide cleanup effort, followed by a Volunteer Party with children's activities, environmental education booths, and a free lunch for volunteers. Also in conjunction with this event, the City of Denton Landfill holds an annual free landfill day for city of Denton residents.

Over the years, over a million volunteers have collected many thousands of pounds of trash from the streets, waterways, and neighborhoods of Denton. This is the largest volunteer event hosted by Keep Denton Beautiful and volunteer groups of all ages participate, including Boy & Girl Scouts troops, college fraternities and sororities, civic groups, and representatives from City Council.

Halfway to Halloween

Every year, at a yet undisclosed location, a halloween party happens in April called Halfway to Halloween.

Holiday Lighting on the Square

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Every winter break there is a holiday lighting event. People make wassail or something.


Juneteenth is celebrated on June 19 at Fred Moore Park in Southeast Denton. See http://www.dentonjuneteenth.org/ for more.

North Texas State Fair & Rodeo

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Redbud Festival

The Denton Redbud Festival, hosted by Keep Denton Beautiful, is the official Arbor Day event for the City of Denton, Texas. The Redbud Festival , in addition to being an Arbor Day celebration event, also includes a Home and Garden Show with more than 60 booths showcasing a wide variety of gardening, landscaping, and home improvement products.

This event is free to attend. Redbud trees are available for sale at the festival. Denton Redbud Festival

Tejas Storytelling Festival

Thin Line Film Fest

Thin Line Film Fest is the only documentary film festival in Texas, screening more documentaries than any other festival in the state (including SXSW and DIFF). The 6th annual fest is held February 8-18, 2013 in downtown Denton.

Thursday Twilight Tunes

Tree Giveaway

Each year, in celebration of national Make a Difference Day, Keep Denton Beautiful gives away free trees to City of Denton residents at the Annual Community Tree GiveAway.

Wild Beast Feast