Today is Summer Solstice and the “official” longest day of the year, so our nifty guide to Summer Fun in Denton offers some cool ideas for beating the Texas heat without breaking the bank. We also have a ton of weekly #DENTONING options around town, thus we sort some top #DEN10 events to peruse, but post your favorites we overlooked in the comments.
THURSDAY, June 21st
Amma the Hugging Saint | Denton Convention Center | 10:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Amma is a humanitarian and spiritual leader who has dedicated her life toward comforting those suffering physically and emotionally, and she’s embraced 34 million people all over the world. Morning and evening programs are available, but gotta get a token for a hug and goodness knows we could all use one.
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 it the Make Music Day jam! Admission 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, gnoshes at Wine2, and an LGBTW+ Social at Harvest House, so plenty of good choices around the Square.
FRIDAY, June 22nd
Alejandro Escovedo | Dan’s SilverLeaf | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
The legendary singer-songwriter-musician is playing at Dan’s in a show sure to burn up the stage. You can sample some of this Punk & Rock Godfather’s music here.
Levi Cobb & The Big Smoke | J&J’s ODB | 9:00 PM - 12:01 AM
So the infamous Ole Dirty Basement has arisen from doom like a Phoenix and thus re-christened “The Undercrust.” Okay, we like it. Be sure to peek in throughout the weekend for raucous raw variety, but Friday features these local favorites.
SATURDAY, June 23rd
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.
Brave Boys Anniversary Roast | Dan’s SilverLeaf | 9:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Brad & Taylor & krewe have been yucking it up with their Brave Boys podcast for a year, so it only seems fitting that they get an anniversary roast from some of the funniest comics of NTX!
Beer Fights Round 2 | Bearded Monk & DCBC | 7:00 PM - 10:01 AM
What began with The 1st Beer Fight continues with Round 2 as opponents square-off in a savage pillow fight whilst holding beer! Relive the unbridled carnage in a beer bath of glory, where Denton celebrities compete for The We Defy Foundation in this night of pillow fighting fun, live music, a pop-up art show and, of course, CRAFT BEER! This time, it's EVEN FLUFFIER!
The Allmost Brothers | Harvest House | 9:00 PM - 12:01 AM
One the greatest outdoor stages in Denton hosts this evening of Allman Brothers hits played by this 7-piece band, with B-sides and favorites included.
SUNDAY, June 24th
Sunday Supper with Chefs Suzanne & Rossana | The Chestnut Tree | 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
June's theme is seafood, and these foodie mavens had such a hard time narrowing down favorites that they’re serving them ALL - TAPAS style!! Cost is $40 per person, but seating is limited so reservations are required. Call 940-591-9475 or message their Facebook page to reserve your spot for this night of culinary delight.
TUESDAY, June 25th
Denton NERD NITE 26 | The Bearded Monk | 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM
TEDtalks meets Drunk History in this monthly series of nerdy topics, geeky subjects, and smart infotainment. Bring pals to drink-&-think about Native Plants, Best Board Games, and more fun around this month’s theme: Growing Pains!
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!