Art Exhibit
Art Exhibit
Crowd on Bridge
face painting
Le Not So Hot Klub du Denton
Dancers on Stage



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.

The Festival Foundation uses proceeds from booth rentals and concession sales to support the arts throughout the city of Denton.  Arts facilities, service organizations, and preservation projects have all been the recipients of the proceeds from past events, in addition to public art for the enjoyment of all.

Come see the best that Denton has to offer – the sights, sounds and flavors that make up the Denton Arts and Jazz Festival are perfect for all ages.

Due to the large crowds we ask that you leave your pets at home – SERVICE DOGS ONLY, PLEASE and NO COOLERS IN THE JAZZ AREA!


2018 DATES

Fri, April 27th, 3pm - 11pm
Sat, April 28th, 10am - 11pm
Sun, April 29th, 11am - 9pm


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Denton Arts & Jazz Festival


We Thank Our 2017 Sponsors

Budweiser Beer

First United Bank

Dallas Morning News

Denton Benefit League

City Of Denton

Denton Record Chronicle

American Federation of Musicians

Denton Convention Visitors Bureau

Greater Denton Arts Council

KNTU 88.1 FM

Texas Lottery

Texas Commission on the Arts

Music Performance Trust Fund

Texas Women's University

University of North Texas

North Coast Brewery

Wells Fargo Bank

WFAA Channel 8

Southern Journeys


Fine Arts & Crafts



An important aspect of the Denton Arts & Jazz Festival is the juried fine arts and crafts show. There are 160 spaces available both indoors and outdoors…

food at Arts & Jazz Fest

Food served in a variety of styles from around the world in six locations throughout the festival…