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Denton's Yankee Doodle Parade & July Jubilee Festival

Denton Civic Center


A time-honored Denton tradition, Parks and Rec is excited to bring back the return of the Yankee Doodle Parade.

The parade begins at 9 a.m. on July 2nd near the Wells Fargo building at Austin St. & Hickory St. and ends at the Denton Civic Center. Float participants can register to participate through the Denton Parks and Rec website until July 1st. Parade lineup for participants starts at 7:30 am in the Wells Fargo Bank parking lot off Austin St. Parade entries will be judged from 8:15 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. before the parade begins. Parade winners will be posted on City of Denton Parks and Rec social media. To learn more about participating in the parade, visit:

When the Yankee Doodle Parade ends, come over to the Civic Center and have fun at the July Jubilee Festival! This FREE event starting at 10 a.m. will be in the Civic Center and Quakertown Park. We'll have live music, inflatables, food trucks, and lots of fun. Come hungry, bring some money, and support local! Oh, and don't forget the Hot Dog Eating Competition at 11:30! Register in advance or show up with the will to scarf down 20 hotdogs faster than your opponents.

Register here:

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  • FREE!

321 East McKinney Street · Denton, TX 76201