Memorial Day weekend is coming, and we are pretty darn excited for the 3-day break as the Texas weather starts to heat up. To help navigate your bountiful #DENTONING options this Memorial Day weekend, we offer these top #DEN10 events to check out, but post your faves we maybe missed in the comments.
THURSDAY, May 24th
Twilight Tunes | Denton County Courthouse On The Square | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
The Denton Main Street Association proudly presents their award-winning FREE concert series in downtown Denton on Thursdays, this week featuring The Gibbonses! Admission for every event is always FREE, so there is no reason you shouldn’t come out every week with your lawn chair or picnic blanket! Thursdays are also always hoppin’ downtown with Glitterbomb at Andy’s, a bicycle social ride at Eastside, live jazz at Steve’s Wine Bar, trivia at Mulberry St. Cantina, and gnoshes at Wine2, so plenty of good choices around the Square.
The Boombachs | Harvest House | 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
The psychedelic sounds of “Space Gospel” has to be heard rather than explained.
FRIDAY, May 25th
Six Piece Comedy Deal | J&Js Pizza ODB | 8:00 PM - 11:55 PM
After two months of slaying Denton crowds, they're guaranteeing this third one will level the entire city into a crater od laughs with the best conceivable comedy line-up a human being could assemble!
Electric Dancy Carnival | Harvest House | 9:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Can’t afford tic to EDC in Las Vegas? HH and Dancy Doctor are doing it Denton style with dance music all night long, groovy vibes, and a cool lightshow in one of Denton’s best outdoor music venues.
Petty Theft | Dan’s SilverLeaf | 9:00 PM - 11:59 PM
This tribute to the music of late rock legend Tom Petty seems a great way to celebrate the start of the long weekend, $12 in advance or $15 at the door.
Goatman’s Bridge Ghost Tour | Old Alton Bridge | 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Its never too early for ghost adventures, and this paranormal walkabout out at the site of this Denton legend promises to scoop on the rumors and ghostly happenings.
SATURDAY, May 26th
Denton Community Market | Denton County Historic Park | 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
The beloved Denton Community Market is the best way to ring in Saturdays, and this weekend you can find all kinds of nifty crafty swag, produce, veggies, and live music! Browsing always pairs nicely with Saturday Jazz Brunch at The Chestnut Tree after some Yoga On The Square.
Local Sounds Festival | BackYard On Bell | May 24-27
This is a benefit/birthday for the mounting medical bills of Charlise Grace, and tons of local talent are performing the whole weekend long Thursday-Sunday so check out the “Pay What You Want Fest” lineup and pitch in to help a neighbor in need.
SUNDAY, May 27th
Denton Celtic Dance Community | Green Space Arts Collective | 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Denton has no end of fun things to keep you busy, but here is a regular Sunday outing to score some fancy steps on that fitbit. Go check it out!
Dylanfest 2018 | First Presbyterian Church | 7:00 PM - 8:15 PM
A fundraising concert for Instruments of Change® celebrates the timeless music of Bob Dylan with an evening of gospel featuring Tex Zimmerman and His All Star Revue! A very special Memorial Day Encore for 5pm Monday at Dan’s SilverLeaf gives you a second chance to feel the spirit of Dylan (with special guests Rosana and Gary Eckert, Bruce Wermuth, Paul Metzler, Steve Barnes, and Fred Hamilton).
Sound off in the comments if you have other fave events to add, and be sure to tag your pretty Instagram pics with #WDDI so maybe you make the cut on Monday’s glorious “What We Did” review!