Spring is a beautiful season in Denton, Texas. The chill of winter melts away into average highs that climb steadily from the upper 60s in March to the mid-70s in April and the low 80s in May. If you’re looking for something entertaining to do this season, you’ll find that the Denton area offers plenty of options. From vintage markets and garden tours to rodeos and banquets, there’s something for everyone. Check out our top picks for spring excitement.
Great American Cleanup
Kick off your spring cleaning by working in the community with the Great American Cleanup in Denton. This long-running event encourages residents to get their hands dirty while freshening up the town. The Great American Cleanup is the perfect event for scouts, youth groups, church groups, student organizations, and even families who are looking for a way to spend the morning together and make a difference.
You can pick up your supplies on Tuesday, March 21, and Wednesday, March 22, from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. You can also get your things the day of the event at 9 a.m. but many items are first-come, first-served. Supplies include official T-shirts, disposable gloves, trash bags, recycling bags, onion bags, litter pick-up sticks, hand sanitizer, and sunscreen so you’ll be fully equipped for the day.
After cleaning up the town, participants can attend the volunteer appreciation party from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. This includes a free lunch from In-N-Out Burger and frozen desserts. Volunteers can also enjoy face painting, bounce houses, yard games, a live DJ, vendors, giveaways, and prizes.
Location: 321 E. McKinney St., Denton
Date and Time: Saturday, March 25, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Art of Recovery Banquet
The Art of Recovery Banquet serves as an essential fundraiser for Solutions of North Texas. Solutions provides addiction treatment to men and women regardless of their ability to pay. Generous donors at events like this make it possible for Solutions to continue its mission to serve Denton through its six treatment programs.
The banquet will include live entertainment including live artist John Bramblitt. Tiffany Jenkins from Juggling the Jenkins will serve as the keynote speaker for the evening. You can participate in both live and silent auctions, enjoy a fabulous meal, and even say hello to the visiting puppy. Tickets start at $125 and tables are $1,250. Secure your spot now to help support this important cause.
Location: Embassy Suites, 3100 Town Center Trail, Denton
Date and Time: Thursday, April 6, from 5:30 to 9 p.m.
A Touch of Rust Market
The Touch of Rust Market features vintage and crafted goods that are sure to add a one-of-a-kind touch to your home, landscape, or wardrobe. More than 100 vendors showcase their handmade, repurposed, or vintage products, offering an abundance of shopping opportunities. Live music and food trucks add to the fun, making this a memorable experience that repeat attendees look forward to year after year. Admission for the April market is just $5, so you won’t want to waste any time securing your spot.
Location: North Texas Fair and Rodeo, 2217 N. Carroll Blvd., Denton
Date and Time: Saturday, April 8, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
A Texas Tradition Rodeo
The Texas Tradition Rodeo, presented by the Texas Gay Rodeo Association, promotes men and women living the western lifestyle and participating in the rodeo sport. This is a full rodeo event with participants from around the country and across the continent. The rodeo will include several events, such as bull riding, bareback bronc riding, steer riding, chute dogging, roping, pole bending, barrel racing, and flag racing. The rodeo also includes a selection of more playful camp events like steer decorating, goat dressing, and a wild drag race.
Tickets for the rodeo are $15 per person, and single-vehicle parking is $5 per vehicle.
Location: 2217 N. Carroll Blvd., Denton
Date and Time: Saturday and Sunday, April 15 and 16, from 10 a.m.
Denton Makers Fest
Denton Makers supports local artists of all kinds, including bands, restaurateurs, visual artists, small businesses, and other creatives. The Denton Makers Fest showcases the best of the area with a small business showcase, food trucks, craft drinks, and more. Attendees can browse the juried art show, get some ink from the flash tattoo artists, take in local music, and explore works from numerous local creators.
The Makers Fest gathers these artists to the block between Rubber Gloves and The Greater Denton Arts Council. This is a family-friendly event and there’s no charge to drop in and take in the sights, sounds, and tastes of Denton.
Location: Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studio, 411 E. Sycamore St., Denton
Date and Time: Saturday, April 29, from noon to 6 p.m.
DCMGA Garden Tour
Each year, the Denton County Master Gardener Association hosts a local tour that offers a stunning look at some of the best blooms in the area. The tour includes information on landscape design, the importance of native and adapted plants, and shade gardening. Participants can also enjoy fun extras, such as a scavenger hunt and arts and crafts booths from local creators.
This tour incorporates several locations, so it’s best to have a reliable vehicle on hand to help you enjoy the day. If you’re due for repairs or a tune-up, schedule your service or order parts from our team before you head out on any springtime driving tours.
This tour includes the Hidden Cottage Garden in Denton, Red Rock Crossing in Lake Dallas, the Wildlife Waystation in Oak Point, and the Hundred Woods Acre in Oak Point. You can plan your day to finish up at the market, where you’ll find goods from Master Gardeners that are ideally suited to outfitting your Texas landscape and enhancing your local garden. You must have a ticket to enter the market.
Tickets for the tour are $15 in advance or $20 on the day. Children aged 12 and under are free.
Location: Various, Denton
Date and Time: Saturday, May 13, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Do you have other suggestions for springtime fun in the Denton area? Contact our team at Huffines Kia Corinth and let us know. We love having the best suggestions in the area for our clients.