Denton Arts and Jazz Festival, photo courtesy of Denton Festival Foundation

Photo courtesy of Denton Festival Foundation


October 07, 2022 to October 09, 2022


Quakertown Park View map
321 East McKinney St.,
Denton, TX,

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Great music, good food and art make this 42nd annual music fest the best free event you can’t miss. The 2022 festival also featuring a full weekend of live bands and performing groups on seven stages and kid-friendly arts entertainment.

Check out the music line-up by stage here:
Jazz Stage
Courtyard Stage
Roving River Stage
UNT Jazz Stage
Festival Stage
Celebration Stage

The games, activities and information booths are always popular with attendees. Face painting, rock climbing, inflatables and a playground are all available for the young visitors. In addition, many nonprofit organizations use the opportunity to raise funds for their organization while sharing information about the services that they provide.

Children's Entertainment
The Denton Arts and Jazz Festival is dedicated to a mission of introducing children to the arts. The Children’s Art Tent is located in the north park and children have the opportunity to experience art in many forms. The tent features 15 different stations with volunteers instructing the children in such creative outlets as Clay and Flower Sculpture, Tan gram Art, Stamp Art, Collage, Drawing and more. This is a hands-on opportunity for young people and their parents to participate.

Next to the Children’s Art Tent is the Children’s Wood Tent, with volunteers assisting in the selection of wood and the creation of anything the imagination can hold.

Rounding out the Children’s Art Area is the Percussion Petting Zoo with Steve Gryb, the Pied Piper of Percussion. This is an intriguing and hands-on interactive exhibit featuring percussion instruments from around the world for everyone to play with and explore the sounds. Steve will also be presenting two interactive shows a day titled “The Rhythm is Going to Get You.”

Friday, October 7 , 3–11pm
Saturday, October 8, 10am–11pm
Sunday, October 9, 11am–9pm

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