Road Closures & Special Events

 

Below are road closures requested for special events in Denton. Check back often as closures will be added  periodically.

Use of the Community Demonstration Garden, please contact Denton Main Street at 410-924-2328.

If you would like to have a Special Event and need a portion of a street closed off, please fill out this form and turn into the Denton Police Department at 100 N Third St. Denton, MD 21629. Organizations are strongly urged to carry general liability insurance for their event.

If you need printouts of signs for face mask required or distancing reminders, click the linked text.

Special Events may be contingent on Governor Hogan’s Executive Orders pertaining to event limitations during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Please check the Maryland.gov website for details and the Governor’s most current orders.

Special Event forms should be turned in 30 days prior to your event. If your event is less than 30 days away, please contact the Denton Police Dept. first at 410-479-1414.

 

Upcoming Road Closures for Events 

2022 Special Events

  • October 15 – Tent or Treat, (hosted by Caroline Pride) – 6p.m.-8p.m. (corner of 3rd and Market St.) 3rd Street closed from Market St. to entry to municipal parking lot.
  • October 14Friday Night Cruise-In Car show – 6-9p.m. (Downtown Market St.)
  • October 8The Great Pumpkin Farmers Market Event– (LAST OF THE SEASON) 10a.m.-2p.m. 3rd and Market St. Green Space (Sponsored by DDMS)
  • September 15Farmers Market – 6p.m.- 9p.m. 3rd and Market St. Green Space.(Sponsored by DDMS)
  • September 15 – Third Thursday in Downtown Denton – 6-9p.m. 200 block of Market St. closed off for corn hole, music at 3rd and Market St. lot, food trucks, and more. Shops have extended hours, restaurants have specials.
  • September 9Friday Night Cruise-In Car show – 6-9p.m. (Downtown Market St.)
  • August 19-20 – Summerfest Event – Market St. Gay St. from 1st Street to 4th St. will be closed off to traffic for this annual event. 12p.m.-10p.m.
  • August 18 – Summerfest Food Booth Setup – 5-7p.m. 100 block of Market St. and 2nd Street will be shut down to traffic for booth setup.
  • August 12 – Friday Night Cruise-In Car show – 6-9p.m. (Downtown Market St.)
  • August 11Farmers Market – 6p.m.-9p.m. 3rd and Market St. Green Space.(Sponsored by DDMS)
  • August 11 – Third Thursday in Downtown Denton – 6-9p.m. 200 block of Market St. closed off for corn hole, music at 3rd and Market St. lot, food trucks, and more. Shops have extended hours, restaurants have specials.
  • August 5 – Family Fun Fest – 1-4p.m. 3rd and Market St. (Sponsored by C.C. Dept. of Social Services). 300 block of Market St. will be closed off to traffic during event. Please use caution when driving in this area. 
  • July 21 – Farmers Market – 6p.m.-9p.m. 3rd and Market St. Green Space.(Sponsored by DDMS)
  • July 21Third Thursday in Downtown Denton – 6-9p.m. 200 block of Market St. closed off for corn hole, music at 3rd and Market St. lot, food trucks, and more. Shops have extended hours, restaurants have specials.
  • July 9 – NAP Day 2022 – 2p.m.-7p.m. Free family event with food, basketball uniforms, vendors, and more. This event will take place at Sharp Road Park. (sponsored by NAP – Not A Phase Clothing).
  • July 8Friday Night Cruise-In Car show – 6-9p.m. (Downtown Market St.)
  • June 21 – Block Party Open House – 4p.m.-7p.m. Chamber of Commerce open house at new location. (2nd Street between Market and Gay st will be closed off to traffic)
  • June 18 – Juneteenth Event – 10a.m.-4p.m. (3rd and Market St.) parts of 3rd Street and Market St. 300 block will be closed off during the event.
  • June 16 – Farmers Market – 6p.m.-9p.m. 3rd and Market St. Green Space.(Sponsored by DDMS)
  • June 16 – Third Thursday in Downtown Denton – 6-9p.m. 200 block of Market St. closed off for corn hole, music at 3rd and Market St. lot, food trucks, and more. Shops have extended hours, restaurants have specials.
  • June 10Friday Night Cruise-In Car show – 6-9p.m. (Downtown Market St.)
  • May 28 – Pride Fest – 3p.m.-8p.m. Expect road closures at Market Street from 3rd to 2nd, Part of 4th Street will be closed from Gay St. to Market St.
  • May 19 – Farmers Market (opening day) 6p.m.-9p.m. 3rd and Market St. Green Space.(Sponsored by DDMS)
  • May 19 – Third Thursday in Downtown Denton – 6-9p.m. 200 block of Market St. closed off for corn hole, music at 3rd and Market St. lot, food trucks, and more. Shops have extended hours, restaurants have specials.
  • May 14 – Food Truck Wars – 11a.m.-3p.m. – Downtown Denton. 200 and 300 block of Market St. and 4th Street between Gay and Market St. will be closed off to vehicles.  (Hosted by Caroline Chamber of Commerce)
  • May 13 – Friday Night Cruise-In Car show – 6-9p.m. (Downtown Market St.)
  • April 29 – Enchanted Garden Event. 6p.m.-9p.m. Family event (hosted by Denton Main Street). Location: Community Garden and Pathway at 4th and Gay St. (Rain date 4/30/22)
  • April 23 – Lets get Leis’ed – 1-5p.m. 200 block of Market St.
  • April 23 – Little League Opening Day Parade – 9a.m.-11a.m. Street closures on the following streets during the parade: 5th, Market St, 2nd St. and surrounding roads possible.
  • April 16 – Cannabis Education Day (Hosted by Purple Peake, Not A Phase Clothing, and Earth Tones Cafe) – 12p.m.-7p.m. – Market St. closed to traffic from 2nd to 4th St., 3rd St. closed from Market to municipal marking entrance, and 4th St. closed from Gay to Market St.
  • April 13 – Pinwheels for Prevention Ceremony – 5p.m. in the Community Demonstration Garden. 4th and Gay St. Downtown Denton. (Hosted by CASA of Caroline).
  • March 12 – St. Paddy’s Day 5K/1 Mile Run – 9a.m.-11a.m. (Hosted by CC Rec. & Parks). Please use caution when driving near 4th, Kerr, Maryland Ave, 2nd St, Sharp Rd, and Lupine during the run.
  • March 7-9, 2022Temporary Road Work on 4th St. (between Market and Franklin St.) Please use alternate route during road closure.
  • January 25 – Cash Bash – 3p.m.-7p.m. 322 Market St. Suite 101. Sponsored by Purple Peake and Caroline Chamber. (300 block of Market St. limited parking during event).

 

2021 Special Events

  • December 3 – Christkindlmarkt and Carriage Rides – 4p.m.-10p.m. Downtown Denton (Market St. and parts of 3rd St. will be closed off) Please use caution driving around the Courthouse, this is the route for the carriage rides.
  • December 2 – Toys For Tots and Cram the Cruiser Event – 6p.m.-8p.m. (during the holiday parade) Use of the lot at 3rd and Market St.
  • December 2 – Holiday Parade and Lighting of the Green – 6p.m. -8p.m. (streets temporarily closed during parade: 5th Ave, Market St, Franklin St.) please use caution driving in town during the parade.
  • November 6 – Sydney Lane Neighborsviging Event – 2p.m.-5p.m. (Parts of Portion of Sydney Ln. will be blocked off to vehicle use.)
  • October 30 – Mactoberfest – 11a.m.-4p.m. – Downtown Denton Market St 200 and 300 block closed off, 4th Street closed off, and part of 3rd Street closed. (Hosted by Caroline Chamber of Commerce).
  • October 22 – Tent – or – Treat – 6:30p.m.-8p.m. 200 block of Market St. closed off to traffic. Hosted by YMCA.
  • October 16 – Tent – or – Treat – 6:30p.m.-8p.m. 200 block of Market St. closed off to traffic. Hosted by YMCA. Rescheduled for 10.22.21
  • October 12 – Police Unity Bike Tour – 1:45p.m. – Bike riders will be in town stopping for lunch at the DVFC, then riding from 5th Ave. to Market St. out to 404. Please note: there will be closed roads during their bike through town. Please use alternate routs and respect the bikers and authorities stopping traffic.
  • CANCELLED October 9 – Denton PD Community Cookout – 11a.m.-2p.m. Gay St. and 3rd St.
  • October 9 –  “Great Pumpkin Event” – (last one of the season), Downtown Denton – 10a.m.-2p.m. (3rd and Market Street Green)
  • October 8 – NCHS Homecoming Parade – 5p.m. (5th, Market, and parts of Frankline will be temporarily closed during the parade)
  • September 21 – Tenchi Community Night – 4p.m.-7p.m. (Road closed at High St. between 4th and Lockerman St.)
  • September 18 – Private Event (3rd and Randolph, partial street closure).
  • September 16 – Third Thursday in Downtown Denton – 5-7p.m. 200 block of Market St. closed off for corn hole (starts at 6p.m.), shops have extended hours, restaurants have specials. (Social Distancing & Mask Wearing required)
  • September 11Farmers Market, Downtown Denton – 9a.m.-1p.m. (4th and Gay St. parking lot)
  • September 10 – Denton Cruise-In Car Show – 6p.m.-9p.m. Bring the family downtown, the streets around the 200 block of Market St. will be closed off to display cars, music, food, and more. Free event, (May-Sept).
  • September 4 – Farmers Market, Downtown Denton – 9a.m.-1p.m. (4th and Gay St. parking lot)
  • August 28 – Farmers Market, Downtown Denton – 9a.m.-1p.m. (4th and Gay St. parking lot)
  • August 28 – Community Yard Sale – 9a.m.-1p.m. (4th St. parking lot closed to vendor use only).
  • August 20-21 – Caroline Summerfest – 5p.m.-9p.m. both days. (Market St, 1st St., 2nd St., and 4rd St. Will be closed to autos during the annual event).
  • August 19 –Summerfest Set Up – 5-7p.m. (Parts of Market St. will be closed to traffic.)
  • August 14 – Farmers Market, Downtown Denton – 9a.m.-1p.m. (4th and Gay St. parking lot)
  • August 13 – Denton Cruise-In Car Show – 6p.m.-9p.m. Bring the family downtown, the streets around the 200 block of Market St. will be closed off to display cars, music, food, and more. Free event, (May-Sept).
  • August 7 – Farmers Market, Downtown Denton – 9a.m.-1p.m. (4th and Gay St. parking lot)
  • August 6 – Book Bag Giveaway – 3rd and Market St. Lot 1p.m.-3p.m. (
  • July 31 – Farmers Market, Downtown Denton – 9a.m.-1p.m. (4th and Gay St. parking lot)
  • July 30 – Bike to the Beach – Be cautious of multiple bikers in the Denton area as they ride this annual event. No roads will be closed during the event.
  • July 24 – Farmers Market, Downtown Denton – 9a.m.-1p.m. (4th and Gay St. parking lot)
  • July 17 – Farmers Market, Downtown Denton – 9a.m.-1p.m. (4th and Gay St. parking lot)
  • July 15Third Thursday in Downtown Denton – 5-7p.m. 200 block of Market St. closed off for corn hole (starts at 6p.m.), shops have extended hours, restaurants have specials. (Social Distancing & Mask Wearing required)
  • July 10 – Farmers Market, Downtown Denton – 9a.m.-1p.m. (4th and Gay St. parking lot)
  • July 9 – Denton Cruise-In Car Show – 6p.m.-9p.m. Bring the family downtown, the streets around the 200 block of Market St. will be closed off to display cars, music, food, and more. Free event, (May-Sept).
  • July 3 – Farmers Market, Downtown Denton – 9a.m.-1p.m. (4th and Gay St. parking lot)
  • July 2 (June 19) – YMCA Outdoor Movie Night – 8p.m. 3rd and Market St. Green Space.
  • June 26 – Farmers Market, Downtown Denton – 9a.m.-1p.m. (4th and Gay St. parking lot)
  • June 25 – Youth Awareness Day 1-3p.m. – 3rd and Market St. Green Space. Hosted by His Hope Ministries. Please use caution driving at 3rd and Market during the event.
  • June 20 – Fathers Day Private Event – Lincoln St. closed between 3rd and 4th St. 3p.m-10p.m. (PRIVATE EVENT)
  • June 19 – Prom at the Pub – 6-10p.m. (200 block of Market St. closed to traffic.)
  • June 19 – Juneteenth Celebration – 12p.m.-4p.m. 3rd and Market St. downtown Denton.
  • June 19 – Farmers Market, Downtown Denton – 9a.m.-1p.m. (4th and Gay St. parking lot)
  • June 17Third Thursday in Downtown Denton – 5-7p.m. 200 block of Market St. closed off for corn hole (starts at 6p.m.), shops have extended hours, restaurants have specials. (Social Distancing & Mask Wearing required)
  • June 12 – Caroline Co. Pride Festival – 4p.m.-8p.m. – 200 and 300 block of Market St. Closed during the event to traffic.
  • June 12 – Farmers Market, Downtown Denton – 9a.m.-1p.m. (4th and Gay St. parking lot)
  • June 11 – Denton Cruise-In Car Show – 6p.m.-9p.m. Bring the family downtown, the streets around the 200 block of Market St. will be closed off to display cars, music, food, and more. Free event, (May-Sept).
  • June 5, 2021 – NCHS Graduation Caravan – 11a.m. (hosted by YMCA) Please watch for cars throughout town. No streets closed, but possible temporary stops to keep the caravan together.
  • June 5 – Farmers Market, Downtown Denton – 9a.m.-1p.m. (4th and Gay St. parking lot)
  • May 20Third Thursday in Downtown Denton – 5-7p.m. 200 block of Market St. closed off for corn hole (starts at 6p.m.), shops have extended hours, restaurants have specials. (Social Distancing & Mask Wearing required)
  • May 14 – Denton Cruise-In Car Show – 6p.m.-9p.m. Bring the family downtown, the streets around the 200 block of Market St. will be closed off to display cars, music, food, and more. Free event, (May-Sept).
  • May 11 – Police Unity Tour Bike Through Town 12p.m.-1:45p.m. (watch for bicycles and motor cycles as the annual national touring event bikes through downtown Denton).
  • May 1 – May Day Event – 10a.m.-2p.m. Located at the Green space, Community Garden in downtown Denton. Hosted by DDMS.
  • April 17 – Denton Little League Opening Day Parade – 9a.m. Starts at HAPS building, ends at the Lions Park. Expect detours and delays in Denton near 5th Ave, Market St. Please use alternate routes during the morning parade.
  • April 15 – Third Thursday in Downtown Denton – 5-7p.m. 200 block of Market St. closed off for corn hole (starts at 6p.m.), shops have extended hours, restaurants have specials. (Social Distancing & Mask Wearing required)
  • February 6, 2021 – Carriage Rides in Downtown Denton – 11a.m.-3p.m. (hosted by DDMS) Please watch for horse and carriage at Market St., 5th St., Gay St., and 2nd St. Please use Caution when driving near the carriage.

 

2020 Special Events

  • December 23 – Carriage Rides in Downtown Denton – 3-7p.m. Market and 2nd Street. (Hosted by DDMS) visit www.downtowndenton.com/events. Streets will be open, please watch for the carriage and horses on Gay St, Market St, and 2nd Street.
  • December 17 – Third Thursday – 5-9p.m. Market and 3rd Street. Special Holiday Edition. Live music, Denton PD Cram The Cruiser (bring non-perishable food donations), YMCA caroling, Denton PD collecting new toys for Toys for Tots, and more. Family Friendly. (Social Distancing & Mask Wearing required)
  • December 4 – Christkindl Market – 4p.m.-8p.m. Outdoor craft market along 3rd street, 200 block of Market St., and green space at 3rd and Market. Part of 3rd St. will be blocked off to cars at Market St. towards Franklin St. at entry to bank parking lot. (Sponsored by Downtown Denton Main Street) (Social Distancing & Mask Wearing required)
  • November 14 – Street Performance Filming at 3rd St. Closed 11:45a.m.-1p.m.
  • October 31 – Halloween Trick or Treating – permitted within town limits 6p.m.-7:30p.m. Please be safe, watch for cars, wear a mask, social distance, and have fun. (Social Distancing & Mask Wearing required)
  • October 18 – Outdoor Movie Night & Trunk or Treat – 3rd and Market St. grassy lot 6-10p.m. (Hosted by Caroline Co. YMCA) 3rd St. will be closed from Market St. to the 3rd St. entrance to the public parking lot.(Social Distancing & Mask Wearing required)
  • October 15 – Third Thursday in Downtown Denton – 5-7p.m. 200 block of Market St. closed off for corn hole, shops have extended hours, restaurants have specials. (Social Distancing & Mask Wearing required)
  • September 23 – Riverview Gardens Goes Purple – 5:30p.m.-7:30p.m. – High St. closed off at Church and 5th to vehicle traffic during event.
  • September 26 – Outdoor Movie Night (monthly: July 16, Aug. 15, Sept. 19, Oct. 11) – 3rd and Market St. grassy lot 6-10p.m. (Hosted by Caroline Co. YMCA) 3rd St. will be closed from Market St. to the 3rd St. entrance to the public parking lot.(Social Distancing & Mask Wearing required).
  • September 17 – Live Music 3rd and Market St. Lot – 5-7p.m. During Third Thursday events.(Social Distancing & Mask Wearing required)
  • September 17Third Thursday in Downtown Denton – 5-7p.m. 200 block of Market St. closed off for corn hole, shops have extended hours, restaurants have specials. (Social Distancing & Mask Wearing required)
  • September 11Cruise-In Car Show – 6-9p.m. 200 and 300 block of Market St. closed off for car show, music, entertainment, food, and more. (Social Distancing & Mask Wearing required)
  • August 23Outdoor Movie Night  (monthly: Sept. 19, Oct. 18) – 3rd and Market St. grassy lot 6-10p.m. (Hosted by Caroline Co. YMCA) 3rd St. will be closed from Market St. to the 3rd St. entrance to the public parking lot. (Social Distancing & Mask Wearing required)
  • August 22 – NAP634 1 Year Anniversary Block Party – 2-7p.m. 200 block of Market St. will be closed off to traffic for this public event. (Hosted by Not A Phase 634) (Social Distancing & Mask Wearing required)
  • August 20 – Live Music during Third Thursday – 6-8p.m. at 3rd and Market St. (Sponsored by DDMS). (Social Distancing & Mask Wearing required)
  • August 20Third Thursday in Downtown Denton – 5-7p.m. 200 block of Market St. closed off for corn hole, shops have extended hours, restaurants have specials.(Social Distancing & Mask Wearing required)
  • August 15 – Outdoor Movie Night (POSTPONED DUE TO WEATHER) August 23. (monthly: July 16, Aug. 15, Sept. 19, Oct. 11) – 3rd and Market St. grassy lot 6-10p.m. (Hosted by Caroline Co. YMCA) 3rd St. will be closed from Market St. to the 3rd St. entrance to the public parking lot. (Social Distancing & Mask Wearing required)
  • August 14 – Cruise-In Car Show CANCELLED (tentative) – 6-9p.m. 200 and 300 block of Market St. closed off for car show, music, entertainment, food, and more. (Social Distancing & Mask Wearing required)
  • August 14 – Dept. of Social Services Book Bag Giveaway. 1-3p.m. 3rd and Gay St. parking lot (closed 11a.m.-4p.m.) This is a social distanced event, drive-thru only. (hosted by CC Dept. of Social Services) (Social Distancing & Mask Wearing required)
  • August 8 – Open Mic Night – 7p.m. 3rd and Market St. – 3rd Street closed off to cars from Market to public lot by Gay St. (Sponsored by Nich’s Coffee.)
  • July 20 – Open Mic Night & Poetry 6p.m. – green space at 3rd and Market St. will be used for the event. Sponsored by Nich’s Coffee.
  • July 19 – Prayers 4 Denton – 3-5p.m. (parts of Lockerman St., High St., and 3rd will be blocked off to traffic) Hosted by Abrams Memorial Church. (Social Distancing & Mask Wearing required)
  • July 16 – Outdoor Movie Night (monthly: July 16, Aug. 15, Sept. 19, Oct. 11) – 3rd and Market St. grassy lot 6-10p.m. (Hosted by Caroline Co. YMCA) 3rd St. will be closed from Market St. to the 3rd St. entrance to the public parking lot.(Social Distancing & Mask Wearing required)
  • July 16 – Third Thursday in Downtown Denton – 5-7p.m. 200 block of Market St. closed off for corn hole, shops have extended hours, restaurants have specials.
  • July 13 – Candle Light Vigil – (POSTPONED)  6-8p.m. Road closures in the area of 5th and High, Lockerman St., and 4th and High.
  • June 27 – Open Mic Night – 3rd and Market St. Log 7-9p.m. (hosted by Nich’s Coffee)
  • June 19 – Juneteenth Art Reveal – 3rd and Market St. Lot. 6-8p.m.
  • June 18 – Third Thursday in Downtown Denton, (MONTHLY EVENT) 5-7p.m. (Cornhole)
  • Outdoor Music at the Pub – (June 12 till end of summer) (Friday or Sat. nights) – (2nd and Market St. will be closed off by the pub.)
  • May – September – Cruise-In Car Shows – 2nd Friday of the month, 6-9p.m. – 200 and 300 block of Market Street closed off for car display. (pending social distancing order)
  • April – October – Farmers Market, Every Tuesday , 3-6p.m. 4th and Gay St. Parking Lot. Sponsored by DDMS. Vendors wanted!
  • April 21 – Farmers Market (GRAND OPENING) 3-6p.m. – Gay St. and 4th St. Parking Lot. Social Distancing Regulated. Sponsored by DDMS.
  • April 18, 2020 – (CANCELLED DUE TO COVID -19 DISTANCING) Denton Little League Parade – 9:30a.m. Roads temporarily closed from 5th Ave. to Market St., 2nd Street to Maryland Ave.
  • April 11, 2020 – (Postponed – Date TBA) Open Air Market Kickoff – 4th Street between Market and Gay will be shut down to vehicles for the kickoff of the open air market season. 10a.m.-3p.m. (Hosted by Denton Main Street)
  • April 3, 2020 – (Cancelled) Mid Shore Veterans Parade – 5p.m.-7p.m. Temporary street closures during the parade along Market St., 5th Avenue.
  • March 22, 2020 – (Cancelled) Open Jam High School Bands. – 4p.m. Lawn area at 3rd and Market Street.
  • March 14, 2020 – St. Pattys Day 5K – 7:30a.m.-12p.m. Fretterd Community Center to Denton Elem. School, use caution as walkers and runners will be in the area.
  • January 20, 2020 – Martin Luther King Jr. March – 9a.m. march from Lockerman Middle School to County Courthouse. (street temporarily closed for walkers)

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