GET TO KNOW 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 Courthouse lawn, where locals and visitors alike stop to picnic, people watch and play music. 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.

If you're looking for things to do after the fun events of UNT Preview have wrapped up, here is a list of activities and places that will help you get to know Denton better!

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

Events happening around town during the UNT Preview Weekend:

Date Time Event Location Cost
Thursday,
Nov. 1
6:30 p.m.

Global Rhythms: Various Percussion Ensemble

UNT College of Music Building - Voertman Hall
415 Avenue C
Free
Friday,
Nov. 2
5 - 9 p.m.

First Friday Denton

Downtown Denton Square
110 W. Hickory Street
Variable
Friday,
Nov. 2
7-10 p.m.

LSA Live Music

Lone Star Attitude Burger Co.
113 W. Hickory Street
Free
Friday,
Nov. 2
8 p.m.

Ghosts of Denton:
A Haunted History Tour

Downtown Denton Square
106 N. Locust Street
$15
Saturday,
Nov. 3
6:30 p.m.

Afro-Cuban/Brazilian/Latin
Jazz Lab Band Concert

UNT College of Music Building - Voertman Hall
415 Avenue C
$5 adults,
$3 students with ID
Free for UNT students with ID
or children 12 and under
Saturday,
Nov. 3
7-10 p.m.

LSA Live Music

Lone Star Attitude Burger Co.
113 W. Hickory Street
Free
Saturday,
Nov. 3
6:30-9:30 p.m.

Star Party

UNT Rafes Urban
Astronomy Center
2350 Tom Cole Road
$5