The Denton Arts and Jazz Festival is a celebration of the arts in a community known for embracing and nurturing music, dance, choral, drama and the visual arts. The free event is produced by the Denton Festival Foundation, Inc. with the generous support of sponsors such as the Dallas/Fort Worth American Federation of Musicians Local 72-147 and the city of Denton. Held the last full weekend in April at Denton’s Quakertown Park, the event features seven stages of continuous music, fine art, crafts, and food, games and information booths in a beautiful, outdoor setting.
Located near downtown Denton, behind the Civic Center at McKinney & Bell Streets, is the home of many major special events sponsored by the department. The park facilities include the Civic Center swimming pool, picnic areas, playground equipment and the beautiful Garden of the Seasons.