Garland's Walkable Downtown Square Reopens Oct. 14 with Festivities

Downtown Garland Square Grand Opening
Posted on Oct 9, 2023 by DART Daily & City of Garland Newsletter
Garland has announced Saturday, Oct. 14, as the date for its public celebration of the reimagined heart of the city. The reopening of the Downtown Square is a party nearly two years in the making and one worthy of bringing home LeAnn Rimes, one of Garland's most celebrated talents.

And what better place for our many anticipated visitors? In September, Garland was rated the United States' fifth safest city for pedestrians and the 19th best city for solo female travelers.

The all-day celebration on Oct. 14 will start at 10 a.m. and culminate that evening with LeAnn Rimes as the headline performer. Food trucks and other vendors, a drone light show, children's activities and a variety of live music are planned. Garland's Landmark Museum will underline the entire timeline of the significance of the moment with its "Downtown Through Time: Garland's Historic Square" exhibit. Storytime at the Treehouse will spotlight one of the many features of the reimagined Square and our "Library Without Walls." 

The ribbon-cutting ceremony will start at 3:30 p.m. and include comments by Mayor Scott LeMay and other guests. Then it's back to the music.

Whether it be at the Plaza Theatre, the Granville Arts Center or the summertime impromptu gathering of "pickers" on the Square, music has always had a home in Downtown Garland. It was there, at the former Garland Opry, that a preteen LeAnn honed her skills and wowed local audiences. She was a budding superstar that Garland couldn't keep to itself. We can't wait to welcome LeAnn, and all our residents, former residents and guests, back to the Square.

DART will also have a booth at the event from 3-7:30 p.m.! Come celebrate with us for our 40th anniversary! We will be having fun games and prizes as well as promotional giveaways.

The new Downtown Garland Square is just a short walk from Downtown Garland Station on the Blue Line. You can also take Bus Routes 22, 200, 202, 203, 224, 238, 250, and 251.

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