Garner Christmas Parade is December 2nd!

Garner Christmas Parade is December 2nd!

(Subject to Change Depending on Weather)

The Garner Optimist Club, Christmas Parade Committee and the Town of Garner are partnering this year to combine the town’s holiday block party and tree lighting with the Christmas Parade.

This makes for an afternoon of fun and a twilight parade!

2:00pm to 4:00pm Holiday Block Party (Town of Garner) – Garner Recreation Center Greenspace and Main Street

4:30pm Parade Start Time  

5:45pm Parade End Time     

6:00pm Tree Lighting (Garner Recreation Center Greenspace next to Main Street)    

Route and Parking

Parade will travel down Main Street only.

Like 2021 and 2022, there will be no parade activities or parking along Garner Road. There will be designated parking areas around downtown (Maps below)

IMPORTANT: For you and your family’s safety, Do Not Cross the Railroad Tracks to get to Main Street at any point other than designated crossing locations at Highway 50, St. Mary’s Street, and New Rand Road. New fencing along Main Street cannot be climbed.

There will be a limited amount of parking on the north side of the east end of Main Street between Bagwell St. and Griffin St. set aside for tailgate parking.

These are first come first serve and are being set aside for pick-ups with bed or other vehicles ideal for tailgating.

Launch Garner graduates 2023 Class!

Launch Garner graduates 2023 Class!

🎓✨ Celebrating the success of our Launch 2023 graduates! 🌟 After 10 weeks of dedication, these entrepreneurs are ready to take their businesses to new heights. 🚀

Congratulations to:

  • Daniell Krawczyk, Municipal Captioning Inc
  • Laura Collins, Mini Acres Farm
  • Shalon Maxile, Bundts By Brenee LLC
  • Angela Plummer, Rose Hope Primary Care PLLC
  • Heather Jones, Marvelous Moments
  • Johnathan Thomas, Center Point Custom Shirts
  • Monique Hinton, PediatricMO
  • Elizabeth Tyson, Casa Linda Assisted Living, LLC
  • Teedgra Carter, Art Time Studio, LLC

Here’s to your incredible journey and the bright future ahead! 

pop up markets are Back! See you August 26th!

Come to Main Street in Garner to enjoy our first Pop Up Market of the Year!
Food Trucks:
Hot Chix Hotcakes and Chicken
Poblanos Tacos
Lockwood Farms
Chicolis Cannolis
RJs Crafts
Clara Bea Essentials
Aiden’s Creations
Art Time Studio LLC
Triangle Homeschool Resources
Mama Bull Creations
Loving Leo Boutique
27 Sisters Studio
Oberweis Dairy
Fluttery Craft Creations
Craf-T Fripperies
Circle of Love
Garden & Gather
27 Sisters Studio
P’s & Q’s Printing LLC
Ts Herbs and Spice


Summer Food Truck Rodeo returns July 21st!

Summer Food Truck Rodeo returns July 21st!

Food Truck Rodeos are Back! See you March 26th!

Join us for our Summer Food Truck Rodeo! We are moving the event back to Main Street! Join us for a wide variety of food trucks and artisan vendors, and grab a beverage from one of our social district locations!
The event will be rain or shine! We ask that no pets enter the event area.
Food Trucks:
Carolina Moe
Pana’s Flavors
Blu Tee Spoon
xQuisito International Foods & Catering
Hollywood Taco Shop
Moniques Rollin Stove
Royal Cheesecake & Varieties-Home of the Chicken and Waffle Cheesecake
Fiori Trattoria
JAM Ice Cream
Koa Hawaiian BBQ
Join us for an afternoon filled with food, fun, and entertainment!
For event safety, we please ask that pets not be brought to the event space.

Garner Night Market – September 23

Garner Night Market – September 23

Garner Night Market

Friday, September 23 – 5:00 to 9:00 pm

On Main Street from Montague St. to Griffin St.

Showcasing Garner’s creativity outside in Downtown Garner. Bring the pups and the kiddos for this family-friendly event. Sip on wine or local beer while you shop over 50 vendors and grab a bite to eat from our monthly rotation of food trucks.


 September Vendors

Animal Magnetism
Moonlytes Vintage Gifts
Oak City Hot Sauce Co
Zulia Bakery
Peggy Roses Jellies,LLC
Nana’s Sweet Treats 
Ryan Fox Painting

Rooted Plant Supply
ParMar Media
Angel Road Boutique
Destiny Handbags
Melanated Wine
Garden & Gather
Sprinkled With Love Cakery

Illume Boutique
HD Trading Co.
The Sassy Daisy
The Common Room
Protect Your Crownn LLC
Kyla Eliza Fine Arts & Design
East Garner Magnet Middle School (PTSA)

Food Trucks

Taste of Poland
Carolina Moe’s BBQ
Jam Ice


Musical Entertainment


Annabelle Eason

Slow Teeth


Ukulele Jam

Event Parking

Parking for the Garner Night Market and the Garner Rec Center Kick Off Celebration is available around Downtown Garner.  Use the map to find available parking at the Rec Center, along Main Street, at the Garner Lions Club, and in other overflow parking lots.

Stay Updated

Follow the Garner Night Market and the Garner Rec Center Kick Off Celebration on Facebook for updated details about each event.

Town of Garner hiring new Downtown & Small Business Development Manager

Town of Garner hiring new Downtown & Small Business Development Manager

The Town of Garner is seeking a Downtown and Small Business Development Manager to promote and support the creation and retention of small businesses throughout the Garner community and the development of the Downtown/North Garner area as a vibrant business, residential, entertainment and cultural center through appropriate revitalization, redevelopment and preservation activities in partnership with government and private organizations.  

The ideal candidate values community and relationship building with stakeholders, thrives as an enthusiastic cheerleader for Garner’s small businesses, and can turn ambitious vision for Garner’s future into practical action plans. 

Work is performed under general supervision of the Economic Development Director.  Some weekend and evening work is required.

Job listing will close on March 20, 2022.