“There doesn’t seem to be anything to do tonight,” said no one in Denton EVER. We are racing into October with all the excitement over cooler temps, Fall Festivals, and all the Halloweenish fun coming our way! This week in #DENTONING has a lot of cool things to put on your calendar, so here is our top #DEN10 weekly events for you to check out!
THURSDAY, October 4th
Twilight Tunes | Courthouse Lawn | 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Everyone’s favorite FREE music series is back, so bring a folding chair or blanket to picnic on the historic Denton Courthouse lawn, and grab some drinks and gnoshes from our downtown merchants!
FRIDAY, October 5th
The Parker House Haunted Attraction| 8550 W University Dr | 7:30 PM – 12:00 Midnight
Halloween season has officially started, and The Parker House is open for your frightening thrills. Our prior WDDI guide to local haunting attractions should still be golden.
KUZU: Kaleidoscope| The Campus Theater | 8:00 PM - 12:00 AM
KUZU celebrates the cross pollination of visual art & music featuring UNT professor of music David Stout, Richland College new media professor Michael Morris, US figure skater and multimedia artist Jennifer Wester, a special performance by Lorelei K, and an improvised trio of vocals and manipulated visuals by Lily Taylor, Sarah Alexander, and Stephen Lucas, plus more TBA. 8pm / $10 Adults / $5 Students.
Brave Combo Hometown Show| Dan’s SilverLeaf | 9:00 PM – 11:30 PM
Two Denton legends unite yet again for a guaranteed awesome evening of music, dancing, old friends, and cold beer. If you can get tickets, that is.
SATURDAY, October 6th
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, with all kinds of nifty crafty swag, produce, veggies, food, tours of the Bayless-Selby House, and the annual Hispanic Heritage Festival! Browsing always pairs nicely with Saturday Jazz Brunch at The Chestnut Tree and the Empty Bowls Luncheon at First United Methodist to benefit Our Daily Bread!
Dog Days of Denton | NTX Fair & Rodeogrounds| 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Its their 25th year of doggone fun! Bring your pup and enjoy a canine couture fashion show, live entertainment, “Glamfur” photos, hand-crafted arts/crafts for pets and people, pet care products, general products and services for your home and pet, pet rescue groups, fantastic festival foods and much more!
The Almost Brothers Band| Harvest House | 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
If you’re a fan of the Allman Brothers music, then you’ll love this twangy tribute to their amazing catalog of hits.
Beer Alley Oktoberfest| Bearded Monk & DCBC | 12:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Prost!! Get your ginormous beer stein and sample Denton Co. Brewing Co. new Oktoberfest brew, enjoy games and shenanigans with live music, and try the specialty Bratwurst Pizza. As fate would have it, Caskey’s Bar & Grill is celebrating their 2nd Anniversary while OSDH&CP hosts a Food Truck Fest and there’s a shave-a-thon benefit for Andy Knapik at Dan’s so definitely pace yourself.
SUNDAY, October 7th
Sunday Brunch | The Chestnut Tree| 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Shut up and take our money!! Their Saturday Jazz Brunch is already one of our favorite weekend stops but now Sunday’s are also a delicious destination. Just check out their Sunday menu and you’ll see why… Dangit, I’m drooling.
East Oak Oaktoberfest| Oak Street Draft House | 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM
For the 7th annual Oaktoberfest, there’s over 30 Oktoberfest/Pumpkin beers on tap, food trucks, German Polka music, and a costume contest that apparently should involve lederhosen and your dog. There’s a chance of rain but no one will care.
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!