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Stuff to do on the 4th of July in Denton

Stuff to do on the 4th of July in Denton

Stuff to do on the 4th of July in Denton
July 03
11:27 2013

7:30 a.m.: Liberty Run

Check in for the 5K run and 1-mile fun-walk will begin at 6:30 a.m. at the North Lakes Rec Center. The entry fee prior to the run is $15 entry today and $20 the day of. The races will begin at 7:30 a.m. and participants will receive a t-shirt and food and beverages after the race.

8:30 a.m.: Yankee Doodle Parade

Taking place in downtown Denton, the parade will cover most of the town. All participants are welcome and can sign up here. Floats can be registered as either a motorized vehicle float, a pedestrian or non-motorized float. Judging for the best float will take place at 8:30 a.m. and the parade begins at 9 a.m.

9:30 a.m.: Free Family Fun Jubilee

The jubilee will take place at Quakertown Park and the Denton Civic Center. The fun begins with plenty for both the adults and the kids. Right away the adults can test their luck in the Lucky Horseshoe Tournament. There will be both singles and doubles participation. The children can drop off their own creative artwork between 9:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. for judging. By 10 a.m. the fun will kick off for the little ones with outdoor inflatables or they can head inside for carnival-style games at the Civic Center. Some of the events include:

10:45 a.m. – Potato sack races

11 a.m. – Three-legged races and Children’s Art Show entries will be on display

11:15 a.m. – Egg and spoon races

11:30 a.m. – Whipped cream-eating contest

11:45 a.m. – Water balloon toss

The Civic Center pool is offering a $1 admission into the pool until 6 p.m., so the family can enjoy the festivities in the morning and cool off as it heats up.

5:30 p.m.: Kiwanis Fireworks Show at Apogee Stadium

This year the Kiwanis Club of Denton is moving their firework show and Fourth of July festivities to the UNT Apogee Stadium. With the start of demolition to Fouts Field where there show has been held in the past, Hank Dickenson and the Kiwanis wanted to move the show to the Apogee to allow more room for a show that usually brings in 10,000 to 12,000 people. On top of exposing the three-year-old stadium to new guests, the concession stands will be open. The gates will open at 5:30 p.m. and music by The Dirty Pesos and George Dunham and the Birddogs will begin at 6:30p.m. As the sky turns dark, the fireworks will light up the sky. Admission and parking at Fouts field will be free. Parking closer to the action at Apogee Stadium will cost $5 or $10. No outside food or drinks, except water bottles, are allowed in. For the energetic children, bounce houses will be on site. The stands will be open, no one will be allowed on the field, and the athletic department will be showcasing their move to Conference USA on America’s birthday.

File photo by Chelsea Stratso

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