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 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.

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!

  • First Friday Denton @ Downtown Denton Square, Mar. 2 from 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.: Experience Denton’s art scene in its many forms on First Friday. These businesses and galleries will have activities throughout the evening between the hours of 6-10 pm, with hours varying. It’s a great way to stroll through downtown, experience and observe local art activities. Don’t forget to stop by the Discover Denton Welcome Center to get more information.
  • UNT Fine Arts Series presents: Michelle Illuminato Lost + Found Factory, Closing Reception @ UNT Union Art Gallery, Mar. 2 @ 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.: Join us in the UNT Union Art Gallery for the closing reception of the Lost + Found Factory with Michelle Illuminato.
  • Denton Bike Friday Night Social Ride @ Denton Bicycle Shop, Mar. 2 @ 7:00 p.m.: Take a casual social ride through downtown Denton! Get to know the shop staff, and make some new friends! Appx. 10 miles, no drop.
  • LSA Live Music @ LSA Burger, Mar. 2 & 3 from 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.: Treat yourself to live music and one of the best views in town every Friday and Saturday night at LSA Burger on the Downtown Denton Square!
  • Evita @ Campus Theater, Mar. 2 & 3 @ 7:30 p.m.: Experience the fabulous, award-winning musical production in our historical theatre venue that is a favorite among locals.