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Around Denton

We encourage you to explore the Denton community during your UNT Preview weekend – after all, you won’t spend all of the next four years solely on-campus! The City of Denton is the quintessential small Texas town with a big heart and a love for all things local. A favorite spot among Dentonites is the Denton County Courthouse lawn, where locals and visitors alike stop to picnic, people watch, play music, or even catch Pokémon. Downtown, more commonly known as “The Square,” has many shops and restaurants to explore. Denton is also known for its live music scene, from dozens of open mic dives to the Denton Arts & Jazz Festival and Oaktopia.

Whether you’re eating, shopping, or sight-seeing, you’re #dentoning! Discover Denton and learn more about this vibrant North Texas community.

Here are just a few of the events happening around town during the UNT Preview Weekend:

Friday, February 17

Composite of the Soul Art Exhibition
11:00 AM – 5:00 PM, 400 E Hickory St: Free

UNT College of Music Guest Artist Recital – Jonathan Holden, Clarinet
5:00 PM, Music Building – Voertman Hall: Free

Live Music @ LSA Hamburger Co.
7:00 PM, 113 W Hickory St: Free

UNT College of Music Guest Artist Recital – Matt Ernst, Trumpet
8:00 PM, Music Building – Voertman Hall: Free

Escape the Square – Denton Square Escape Room
10:30 AM – 9:00 PM, 318 E Oak St, Suite 160: $30

Saturday, February 18

Mean Green vs UTSA Men’s Basketball
2:00 PM, The Super Pit: Special ticket/concession packages for UNT Preview attendees coming soon.

UNT College of Music Senior Recital – Adrian Valderrama, Percussion
5:00 PM, Music Building – Voertman Hall: Free

Escape the Square – Denton Square Escape Room
10:00 AM – 10:00 PM, 318 E Oak St, Suite 160: $30

Live Music @ LSA Hamburger Co.
7:00 PM, 1113 West Hickory Street: Free

Experience the Digital Kwest for Denton

KWEST

Available only on iPhone through the App Store, Free with coupon code: Dentoning

  • Kwest is a brand new, better way to explore Denton using your smartphone as a guide! Experience the Square in an entirely new way through location-based riddles, puzzles, mini-games & even augmented reality. (So futuristic!)