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5 things to do in Denton

5 things to do in Denton

August 11
19:09 2016

Denisha McKnight | Intern Writer

One thing that many people who are new to Denton wonder is just what activities are available in the small Texas town. Here are a few upcoming summer events to help you get your feet wet and become more comfortable in the Denton social pool.

1. Twilight Tunes:
A great way to break the ice for Denton newcomers is to stop by the Twilight Tunes music events in Downtown Denton. Every Thursday in June the public can bring their blankets and chairs to the Courthouse-on-the-Square lawn to enjoy live music from local music artists. It’s a great place to meet new people and to blend in with the crowd. Twilight Tunes runs from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. every Thursday, and it is free to the public.

2. “Cell Phone Artistry” with Bill Clinton:
Turn your selfies into works of art! Wanna improve your smart phone picture taking skills or just try something news? Take a class with photographer Bill Clinton on how to take the best selfies ever with your smart phone from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., June 11, at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center, 400 E. Hickory St. Ditch the filters and learn what creates a “bad shot” and how to get the most out of your picture taking experience. It costs $45 for Greater Denton Arts Council members and $50 for non-members.

3. Afternoons at Audacity:
It’s just one of those weekends where you can’t find anything to do. No problem! Every Saturday from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Audacity has a free live music event for locals to just relax, drink quality beer, and enjoy local talent at their Brew House on 1012 Shady Oaks Dr.

4. Denton Comedy Festival:
This summer, you can be one of many to attend the first ever Denton Comedy Festival. Come have a laugh with local comedians and enjoy pizza from J&J’s. The all-day event starts July 29th and ends July 30th at the Old Dirty Basement in J&J’s pizza on the Square.

5. North Texas Fair and Rodeo:
Everyone enjoys a good fair and carnival. In August, The North Texas Fair and Rodeo is back to bring more excitement to Denton natives. It’s a great opportunity for you enjoy the carnival, rodeo shows, and other family friendly activities to properly end your summer. The fair kicks off August 19 at the North Texas Fair Grounds, 2217 N. Carroll Blvd. The ticket price for this nine-day event is $15 and free for children ages 6 and under.

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