The 4th of July in Denton is an exceptionally great time to be in the city. Little D offers a lot of fun activities before the fireworks even begin. In fact, there is an entire day’s worth of events to enjoy on the 4th of July. Read on to find out about the different opportunities you have to celebrate Independence Day in Denton in 2015!
Liberty Run 5k Run/1 Mile Walk
The day kicks off early on July 4th at the North Lakes Rec Center; 2001 W Windsor Drive, Denton, TX 76207. Get your heart rate and endorphins going early. Check-in starts at 6:30 AM and the race begins at 7:30 AM. Work on your fitness and making some new friends. Click here to register.The registration fee includes a T-shirt (S-XL; $2 extra for XXL). Fruit, snacks, and beverages will be given to participants at the end of the event. Following the race is a parade.
Fourth of July Yankee Doodle Parade
Who doesn’t enjoy a good parade? Denton authorities said the parade has been tradition for nearly 30 years. The parade lineup starts at 8 AM at the Wells Fargo parking area on Hickory Street at Austin Street and the float judging begins at 8:30 AM. The parade will go north on Locust Street and wrap its way around the Courthouse on the Square, traveling west on Hickory Street, then north on Elm Street and east on Oak Street. It will then turn north on Locust to McKinney Street, where it will travel east and conclude at the Denton Civic Center for the next event.
9 AM Registration begins for horseshoe tournament
9:30 AM Adult Lucky Horseshoe Tournament
9:30 AM Live entertainment
9:30 AM Entry begins for the kid’s arts and crafts show
11 AM – 12 PM Art displayed in the Civic Center.
10 AM – 12 PM FREE kid’s carnival in the Civic Center.
11 AM Good ol’ fashion family fun begins
11 AM Senior Center luncheon, $3/person
12 PM – 6 PM Civic Center Pool, $1/person
Denton Kiwanis Club Fireworks Show
4th of July in Denton comes to a spatular end with the main event at Apogee Stadium. The Denton Kiwanis Club Fireworks Show has been a city tradition for over 40 years. Entry into the event is free of charge, but parking is $10 per carload. Outside food or drinks are barred from being brought into the stadium, but tailgating in the parking lots is fine and variety of concessions will be available for purchase inside the stadium. Lawn chairs are also not allowed inside the stadium. The gates open at 5:30 PM and the music begins at 6:35 PM. The schedule for events is as follows:
5:30 PM – Gates Open at Fouts Field – West Side Only
6:00 PM – Kiwanis Welcome from stage
6:35 PM – Isaac Hoskins performs – set number one
7:45 PM – Kiwanis Club Announcements. Veterans are honored. City reps introduced. Videos played.
8:00 PM– National Anthem – more videos
8:15 PM – High School Caesar performs – set number two
9:40 PM – Final song by Caesar, Kill the house lights. Fireworks Begin!
10:15 PM – “Happy Trails”