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Fourth of July First Friday – Be Safe Have Fun

Fourth of July First Friday – Be Safe Have Fun

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First Friday falls on the Fourth of July this year, so in case you weren’t watching your calendar, there are a number of people who will be celebrating with their families AND there are still a number of businesses that will be open. Whatever you do, be sure to enjoy your First Friday on the Fourth, and be safe!

Downtown Denton Mixer

Downtown Denton Mixer

We attended the mixer for Downtown Businesses yesterday at the Mulberry Street Cantina, and there were plenty of familiar faces there, going all the way back to my nine years of living on the Historic Downtown Denton Square.

Along with the old faces, there is a huge crop of new faces with fresh energy and ideas on how to keep the momentum of Main Street and the Denton Downtown scene rolling along.

I was able to communicate with the folks at www.dentonradio.com about possibly dropping in some advertising and the idea sounded pretty good to Jake Laughlin of Denton Radio.

We here at First Friday Denton are always looking for your ideas to make this event even better and larger, so feel free to contact us. You can also use the Facebook page for information and input. Be sure to visit the First Friday Denton facebook page to see some quick photographs I took at the mixer last night as well!

First Friday Denton; Coolness on the Heat Island

First Friday Denton; Coolness on the Heat Island

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Summer is here, wouldn’t you say? That’s the way North Texas rolls. We had “one of those” winters, and now the thermometer skipped right through spring, okay maybe two weeks of spring, and it is summertime Denton style.

Locals know that Denton summers are something to be treasured, as things change pace, and settle down just a bit from the hectic pace of having, what, 45-thousand students running the streets. As an old man from Celina, Texas, once told me, “Denton wouldn’t a made a town, except for them schools,” and that is so true.

Nowadays, we welcome so many new residents to Denton that are not students though! The City is taking on a larger life of its own now. The Historic Downtown Square is crowded all the time, and the sounds of new rooftop bars waft, and bounce all around the air of the Square.

These are fantastic times here in Denton, Texas, a wave has finally hit here, and First Friday Denton is certainly riding that wave all the way in.

If you are a forward thinking business, and want to be a part of the First Friday Denton scene, feel free to contact me by filling out the contact page on this site, and I will respond ASAP. Or, you can also call me here in Denton at 380-0408. Not only will I answer, if you decide to become part of First Friday Denton, I will come out to your business and do a feature and photography for your listing on the site. Someone else once said, “Nothing any good was ever free,” but they were wrong. It won’t cost you a dime to become part of the FFD scene – and all businesses are interested in taking advantage of the longest running retail event the City of Denton has had in this century – are welcome!

And if you are already part of the FFD event, be sure to get your announcements in to us right away! First Friday is just two days away.

Sighted Last First Friday

Sighted Last First Friday

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Here are some images from First Friday Denton last week. Enjoy!

First Friday Reminder – Let Us KNOW!

First Friday Reminder – Let Us KNOW!

For the businesses who are a part of First Friday Denton, or want to be a part of the ongoing First Friday Denton event – FEEL FREE TO LET US KNOW WHAT YOU ARE PLANNING FOR THE FIRST FRIDAY IN APRIL! We have myself and Heather Gregory that you can contact with your First Friday announcements, and that can be done through the CONTACT page.

We are constantly looking for new participants, and your business will benefit from participating. There is no cost (memberships / website listings / coop advertising) to be part of the First Friday Denton event, and the event continues every first Friday of the month all year long!

You’ll want to also keep an eye on the First Friday Denton facebook page, as things sometimes appear there before they appear here. If you are also up on Google+, there is a Google+ page for First Friday Denton.

Our next First Friday is right around the corner, Friday April 4, just three weeks away.