Thanksgiving is here, so put on your stretchy eatin’ pants! Yes, quite a few spots around town will be open in case you’re fleeing family or boredom, and there are always opportunities to help feed folks at community meals. Plenty going on in holiday weekend #Dentoning, so here’s our top #DEN10 events that you definitely shouldn’t miss.
THANKSGIVING THURSDAY November 22
Denton Turkey Trot | Oak Street Draft House | 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
The Denton Area Running Club host this fun run and “Gobble Wobble” for those who really want to earn their Thanksgiving feast. If you don’t have Turkeyday plans, Q’s Giving is a good bet and while you’re at it, drop off some donations for FWB Keep Denton Warm initiative.
FRIDAY November 23rd
Brewery Yoga | Denton County Brewing Co. | 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Karma Yoga is here to help you stretch out after your Thanksgiving bender, then you can congratulate yourself by savoring some tasty pints on tap.
Free Beer Friday | Discover Denton Welcome Center | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Big Ben Esely of The Bearded Monk hosts this weekly showcase of tasty craft beers.
Art Contest | Dusty’s | 11:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Dusty’s need 6 drawings or paintings that capture the essence of Dusty's to use for menus, advertising, and promotion… and they’re paying for it! If your art is one of the 6 chosen, you will receive $100 cash & a $100 gift card! Even if your art isn’t picked top 6, they may still display your piece in the bar. That makes it a galleried exhibition, right?
Hail Santa Fest | Killer Tacos | 8:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Celebrate Black Friday with this zany showcase of Hip Hop, Punk, and MAGIC!!! Only $5 to get you in the door.
SATURDAY November 24th
Denton Community Market | Denton Historic Park | 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
It’s the last and best Holiday Market of the fall season, so go grab up some unique hand-crafted goodies to gift at Chrismahanukwazakah!! While you’re there, tour the Bayless-Selby House Museum and the Quakertown House, then Shop Small Denton with local merchants!
Bar Band does The Band | Dan’s SilverLeaf | 8:00 PM - 11:59 PM
Denton’s favorite music haven delivers an evening of boot-scooting classics.
Bubba Hernandez y los Super Vatos | Andy’s Bar | 8:00 PM - 2:00 AM
The 2x Grammy award winning local legend Bubba Hernandez takes the stage alongside Samus David, Jr and DJ Juicy the Emissary for a night of eclectic music for all ages.
SUNDAY November 25th
TUESDAY November 27th
Nerd Nite Denton | The Bearded Monk | 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM
This month its NERDSGIVING with talks from local mural legend Roy Warren Lunt, election data postgame with Andrew Morris, and the Denton Krampus Collective looking to bring Krampus back to Denton on Dec. 5!!
As always, holla in the comments if you have a fave to add, but be sure to tag your pretty Instagram pics with #WDDI so maybe you make the cut on Monday’s glorious “What We Did” review.