Enjoy Denison’s Rich Heritage and Cultural Opportunities
Denison’s historic downtown arts district is home to many art galleries, international artists, and over 82,000 square feet of antique shops, tea rooms, restaurants, and boutiques—something for everyone’s enjoyment.
Year-Round Community Events
Denison is known as an “event community.” Some of its highlights include the Doc Holliday Festival in April, the July 4th Fireworks Show Extravaganza, the annual FallFest on the first Saturday in October, the Dia de Muertos Festival in November and the Holiday Tour of Homes and spectacular Christmas Parade in December. Live music fills Main Street each Friday night from mid-May through July, and Movies on Main entertains families August through October. Denison on Ice, an outdoor ice skating rink, opens Thanksgiving weekend and runs through the New Year. The Grayson County Holiday Lights are a seasonal favorite each year between Thanksgiving and New Year at Loy Lake Park.
Denison Chamber of Commerce
The Denison Area Chamber of Commerce was established in 1912. The Chamber coordinates businesses and volunteers to work together for the benefit of the community. They keep up to date demographics, provide resources for information, help in research, and facilitate action committees and task forces to identify and address projects for the betterment of Denison.
The Chamber of Commerce, Denison Development Alliance, the City of Denison, Denison Main Street office, along with Denison industry, work together to establish new jobs and investments for the Denison community.
Waterloo Pool is a heated, indoor facility designed to service the needs of the community. The pool boasts seven-25 meter lap lanes, a 10 1/2 foot diving well, diving board, slide, children’s play area, and plenty of deck area to lounge and sun bathe.
Known as the “World’s Chief Vineyard Expert,” T.V. Munson’s development of hybrid grape varieties is acclaimed world-wide. Many of the varieties, along with his innovative trellis, are on display on a 5 acre tract on the west campus of Grayson College; includes the T.V. Munson Memorial Vineyard and Viticulture Enology Center, and the new Teaching Distillery.
Golfers enjoy five beautiful courses in the Denison area within 40 minutes. Club houses include restaurants, full service bars, rentals, and more.