As one of the best college towns in the country, Denton boasts a thriving and diverse
arts and music scene with plenty of free events to enjoy between your studies. With
film festivals, art collectives, live music and poetry readings, Denton is always
putting its passion on display.
Art and Jazz festival
Yearly events like the Day of the Dead Festival and the Holiday Lighting Festival
are part of what makes Denton unique. Over 200,000 people attend Denton’s three-day
Arts and Jazz Festival each year.
Dallas or Fort Worth
You can take a quick trip to Dallas or Fort Worth for endless entertainment and
The great outdoors
200 sunny days each year means there’s plenty of time for exploring parks, bike trails,
two nearby lakes and a 2,000-acre nature preserve, making Denton perfect for outdoor
The local arts-and-music scene contributes to the creative vibe of Denton. And you’re
going to love exploring the Denton Community Market, hosted each Saturday in the spring
and summer, which is home to creators of all kinds.
From Denton, you can head to Dallas or Fort Worth to explore one of the nation’s largest
metropolitan areas. You can go to a Texas Rangers, Dallas Cowboys or Dallas Mavericks
game or a museum that’s part of the largest urban arts district in the country.