Coffin Races

The coffin races have easily become one of the most popular attractions of the Day of the Dead Festival. Spectators seem to show up earlier every year to stake their claim on the more coveted viewing spots on Hickory to root for their favorite teams and businesses!




Twilight Lantern Parade

Wear your finest costume and bring your own paper lantern or puppet and join us in a merry walk down the streets of historic downtown Denton! The parade is free and open to all ages, especially the young at heart.




Pumpkin Patch

For our younger goblins and ghouls, the Pumpkin Patch offers a variety of tricks and treats, with free games, a bounce house, and entertainment geared to smaller kids.




Cirque du Horror

Cirque is a little fright and a lot of laughter! You will endure a delightful descent into the macabre, including a collection of bone-chilling poetry, spine-tingling short stories, and spooky songs. But don’t worry ﹘ our performance is an appropriate spectacle for the entire family.




Costume Contest

Join our annual Costume Contest to see colorful characters and the creative ingenuity our community has to offer. Children and adults alike are invited to strut their spooky stuff in front of an audience and panel of judges. Think your costume could take home the grand prize?