What a Spectacular Summer: Fun Things to Do in August

Fun Things To Do
August 1, 2019 / By / Post a Comment

It’s almost time to say goodbye to summer— it’s been a blast! But don’t worry, there are still tons of fun events to attend in North Texas before fall comes around! From festivals and markets to leisure activities and more— we can help you get to fun events to soak up the last moments of summer 2019!

First Friday’s in Old Town Lewisville

Enjoy the first Friday of the month in the beautiful historic district of Old Town Lewisville! Join the Main and Mill Association from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday, August 2, for good food, shopping deals and live entertainment and art for all ages. Admission and parking are FREE! To get to Wayne Ferguson Plaza and Main Street, ride our Lewisville Connect Route 22. For more information, visit mainandmillassociation.com/first-fridays.

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First Friday Denton

First Friday Denton is the perfect place to experience Denton’s unique and beautiful art scene. On Friday, August 2, businesses on the Downtown Denton Square will have a variety of events and activities such as crafts, live music, shopping deals, fun games and more. There will also be a petting zoo! To get there, ride our Denton Connect Routes 7 and 8. Please note there is a major detour for Denton Connect Route 7 due to construction. Most activities will begin at 6 p.m. and end at either 9 or 10 p.m. For more information, visit discoverdenton.com/event/first-friday-denton-9/?instance_id=125250.

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Nature Walk with LLELA

Nature doesn’t stop blooming and chirping just because the summer is coming to an end! Grab a sun hat and your best hiking shoes and join the Lake Lewisville Environmental Learning Area (LLELA) for its monthly Nature Walk! Join LLELA, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday, August 3, for a chance to see animal tracks, singing birds and plants with personality. All ages are welcome to attend this FREE event. To get there, take a trip down our A-train Rail Trail to skip the $5 vehicle fee! For more information, visit llela.org/Home/Components/Calendar/Event/24172/1507?curm=8&cury=2019.

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91st North Texas Fair and Rodeo

Grab your cowboy boots and hat and head over to the 91st North Texas Fair and Rodeo! From Friday, August 16, to Saturday, August 24, you can catch North Texas’ best of livestock, ride fair rides, attend country concerts, watch contests and more! Ticket prices vary from FREE (for children age six and under) to $120 (season pass). To get to the North Texas Fairgrounds, ride our A-train to the Downtown Denton Transit Center (DDTC) and transfer to Denton Connect Route 4. For more information, visit ntfair.com/.

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Highland Village Lions Club Balloon Festival

What’s big, colorful and filled with air? A hot air balloon! Head over to the annual Highland Village Balloon Festival from Friday, August 16, to Sunday, August 18, for an experience like no other! From tethered hot air balloon rides, a hot air balloon show, a car show, and arts and crafts, you’re bound to have a blast! Ride to the festival grounds for FREE with our shuttle service and skip the $5 parking fee. Stay tuned for more shuttle info. Please note shuttle service will note operate on Sunday, August 18. Positive Train Control (PTC) testing may affect passenger trips. For more information, visit lionsballoonfest.com/.

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Yoga in the Plaza in Old Town Lewisville

Attention all yogis! Unwind and relax every Wednesday in August at Yoga in the Plaza with Blue Anjou Studio. All skill levels are welcome to attend this FREE event, which starts at 6 p.m. Don’t forget your yoga mat, a towel and a bottle of water! To get to Wayne Ferguson Plaza, ride our Lewisville Connect Route and 22. For more information, visit blueanjou.com/.

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Denton Community Market

Did you know the Denton Community Market is a producer-only farmer’s market? Head over any Saturday in August from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. to find out what’s fresh at the market this month! Come together for FREE to find fresh produce, handmade jewelry and unique art— there’s something for everyone in the family! To get there, ride our Denton Connect Routes 7 and 8. Please note there is a major detour for Denton Connect Route 7 due to construction. For more information, visit dentoncommunitymarket.com/.

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