The Fourth of July is the third most celebrated and beloved of all Denton holidays (behind Day of The Dead and Holiday Lighting of course). There will be plenty to do and then after that there will be plenty of BBQ’s, picnics and house parties and then after that you can make it out to Apogee for the Kiwanis Fireworks followed by another round or twelve at one of our many stellar watering holes. It’s the ultimate Fourth Of July Choose Your Own Adventure book. Do what Denton does best and live life, celebrate freedom and make it count. We want to see what adventure you choose so remember to tag those ‘grams and FB posts with #WDDI.

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Wednesday, July 2nd
Comic Books In Action | Willis Library | 8AM - 5PM

Thursday, July 3rd
Red White & Booze | Hailey’s | 9PM

CVAD MFA Showcase | UNT Art Gallery; 1201 West Mulberry | 12-5PM

Friday, July 4th
Liberty Run 5K / 1 Mile Walk | North Lakes Rec Center | 6:30AM
Denton is a great place to run (that’s a nice way of saying we have an inadequate bike infrastructure). Get your freedom sweat on at this annual 5K through one of our beautiful parks all thanks to our wonderful Denton Parks & Rec.

Choose your own adventurer, Jordan Malone knows how to party.

Choose your own adventurer, Jordan Malone knows how to party.

Yankee Doodle Parade | Downtown | 9AM
Want to be in a parade? Show up at 8AM with an instrument and rehearse with the band before float judging starts at 8:30AM. Hometown Hero and silver medalist in the 2014 Winter Olympics, Jordan Malone will be the Grand Marshall. The Family Fun Jubilee starts right after this or if you need a drink, continue marching straight to Dan’s Silverleaf for a serious dance party.

Fourth of July Morning Western Swing Dance Party: Bonnie & Nick Norris | Dan’s Silverleaf | 10AM
You could do worse than to find yourself sipping on a bloody mary at Dan’s this Friday morning

4th of July Family Fun Jubilee | Quakertown Park | 9AM
Family fun stuff to do with the kids including a horseshoe tournament and entertainment at the Senior Center puncheon brought to you by the Young At Heart Band. Also of note: the Civic Center Pool will have a $1 admission from noon until 6PM.

Twilight Tunes | Courthouse On The Square | 10AM | FREE
The Downtown Main Street Association closes it’s award winning series this week with JR Byrd. This will happen right after the parade.

Apogee Stadium Fireworks | UNT Apogee Stadium | 5:30PM
Check out the schedule following the link to see what’s allowed in the stadium. For those of you who “might check it out” last second and want to scramble toward the highway for the view, the airborne explosions begin at 9:45PM. The Kiwanis Club of Denton puts this on as a fundraiser to benefit the Children’s Clinic.

Saturday, July 5th
Festival In The Baberhood | 715 Panhandle / The Gnome Dome | Party Time
Oh, Panhandle House. Such fond memories can be relived this Saturday at this house show reunion of sorts.