Experience local flavor & flair on Main Street

Looking for an opportunity to eat, shop, and play in Downtown Garner? We’ve got you covered with an annual calendar filled with pop up markets, food truck rodeos, and outdoor movies. 

Garner Night Markets

The Downtown Garner Association is pleased to announce that we will be partnering with the Raleigh Night Market to bring a monthly Garner Night Market to Main Street this fall!

The Garner Night Market will take place on the 4th Friday of the month from 5:00 to 9:00pm from August through November.  Craft vendors, food trucks, live music and entertainment, and a children’s market will fill Downtown Garner  on Main Street.

These events are family and pet friendly – enjoy a stroll down Main Street while sipping your beverage of choice and enjoy browsing in the open air!

Garner Night Market 2021 Dates

August 27, September 24, October 22, and November 26

5:00 to 9:00 pm

Located on Main Street between Montague & Griffin Sts.


Join us at 6pm around the Christmas Tree at 125 W. Main Street for the Town of Garner’s official tree lighting!  Garner Mayor Ken Marshburn and members of the Garner Town Council will be joined by Santa Claus to flip the switch and wish you a merry Christmas.


Santa will be stationed by the tree in a vintage pick up truck for socially distanced photos after the tree lighting.  Stop by and say hi while getting your photo taken!

Garner Holiday Block Party

Join the Town of Garner for the inaugural Garner Holiday Block Party, to be held at the Garner Recreation Center on Saturday, December 4 from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. This family-friendly event will feature the lively music from local high school bands, Holiday crafts, food trucks and games. The Garner Express, a 24-person train ride, will take its first trip around the Garner Rec Center outdoor walking trail. Santa Claus will join the party, ready for those family selfies with Santa! 

Saturday, December 4

3:00 to 5:00 pm

Garner Recreation Center
215 W. Main St.

*The Christmas Parade is not being organized by the Downtown Garner Association – please contact the organizers directly to get involved.


The Garner Christmas Parade is a citizen-led community Christmas Parade.  Our goal is to create and host a festive and family-friendly Christmas Parade that reflects Garner’s values and one that is local, inclusive, and bridges Garner’s past with Garner’s future. The holiday season is about love, kindness, and giving. It is families and our community coming together to celebrate our town and making great memories for our kids and all of us that are kids at heart.

Saturday, December 18

9:30 am

Main Street

Wondering where to park during Downtown events?

Parking is available at

  • Main Street (on-street)
  • Garner Rec Center
  • Garner Lions Club
  • Garner Baseball Inc.

Typically, Downtown Garner events are self-parking.  During high-traffic events, there maybe a parking crew on site to help you find the best available parking spaces.

A Special Thanks to Our Sponsors

Garner Area Historical Society

Mary Elizabeth Twiddy