SPRING BROKE

 The DCTA station will connect you to spring break activities out of Denton.  Photo by Jordan Smith. 

The DCTA station will connect you to spring break activities out of Denton. Photo by Jordan Smith. 

We're smack dab in the middle of spring break and couldn't be happier about it. It helps that several of our respective jobs actually give us these days off. You can be jealous if you want. Anyway, you may find yourself with an unusual abundance of free time this week. If you have children, it may even be a bit too much free time. We've got you covered. There's actually a lot going on this week that you can take part in. Below is a list of several different activities that are happening this week. Some are for adults and some are for kids. Either way, make sure you get out of the house while the weather is nice and do something. You've already finished season 2 of House of Cards, dudes. Nothing else is there to hold you back. Read on for more. 


Johnson Branch State Park is having an awesome series of events at Lake Ray Roberts this week including geocaching, bird watching, and even some nature photography classes. The area is only a short drive north and these events are great for kids and adults. You'll not only be outside, but right smack dab in the middle of nature, too. More info can be found at their Facebook page

The Emily Fowler branch of the Denton Public Library is hosting a series of events for your little one. Events include a class on suminagashi marbling and even a baby sitter certification course. So if you want to legitimize your babysitting game, now is the time to do it. More here. The North Branch is having a "Spring Break Spectacular" with all sorts of activities spanning the entire day. You can find their list of activities here

Pig out! Finally take a day to explore the EMTC or do some progressive dining of Denton's finest breakfast joints in the form of the tour de pancake (yeah, we just coined that). Make elaborate plan to taste all of the pancakes in town starting with the sampler plate of crazy flavors from Seven Mile and the johnnycakes at Loco and try to hit all of the tasty pancakes between there and Sidewalk Bistro in the span of the week (or the span of one morning if you stomach can withstand the carb influx). 

Post up at Oak St. Drafthouse at least once if the weather continues to hold up. An afternoon made up of friends playing Cards Against Humanity (buy it at the comic shop on the square) and cornhole with a pint of Greenbelt Farmhouse Ale sounds like the perfect way to celebrate no class, no work and no worries. Extra points for hitting up a food truck. 

If you haven't taken the time to take the train up to Dallas to go to the Perot, the DMA (free for all y'all!) or Klyde Warren Park, now is your time. All three have excellent programs happening during spring break that you'll love whether you're 10 or 32. Don't forget to make it super easy on yourselves and download the Go Pass for those A-Train and DART tickets so you have one less thing to loose in your purse or forget in your pockets. Maybe some day we'll have an awesome splash pad like the one in Klyde Warren Park somewhere in Denton. We can dream, right? 

Drive down 380 to the greenbelt and bike around. 

Lone Star Roller Rink is one way to remember your youth - $5 bucks will get you in, skate rentals are only $3 and they're even free if you've got a college ID. This is great way to spend an afternoon, rain or shine. When was the last time you tried to impress someone by skating backwards, and not hold onto the wall for dear life? 

The city has a number of Spring Break camps and programs available this week that go all the way up to age 16. You can check out the long list here which happens to be as diverse as the parents checking out the website. The day camps go from the engineering elements of LEGOs all the way to skateboarding. That sounds way more interesting and exciting than spending 12 hours a day in front of reruns of Spongebob Square Pants. 

Of course, don't forget to check out our Den10 and don't miss the many gallery openings, comedy nights and outstanding shows that are a part of the fabric of our city no matter what week of the year it is.