A Texas Tradition

The Dance
I'll be back again next year....

Year after year, summer after summer, the Pavilion dance floor is filled by families for the nightly summer dance.  There are many first dances, many first loves and countless lifetime friendships made.  

A Texas tradition dating back to the forties, the dance maintains its roots with a quarter fed jukebox that plays timeless country tunes including songs from the original Garner dance days, Texas country and popular country.  Only at GSP will you find songs such as Pop a Top again and Blackland Farmer.  Line Dances are a dance floor favorite and most are unique to Garner.  Whip It, Puttin on the Ritz & Rockin Robin fill the air nightly as everyone scrambles for a place in the line dance.

The Garner Dance is very family friendly. Although alcohol is not permitted, the Garner Grill is open during the dance providing amazing food.  Cool off after dancing with a lightning lemonade or a bluebell ice cream bar or refill your energy level with a famous Garner burger.

The Gift Shop is also open during the dance, offering a chance to enjoy fine shopping and grab a few souvenirs and delicious rock candy.  Although there is not a CD with the jukebox songs due to copyright, the Gift  Shop does sell amazing Texas Country artist CD's.
Garner Dance Schedule
Summer Dances are dark-thirty til 11pm


2015 Spring Break Schedule 8:30pm-11pm
March 7th-March 21st

Easter Weekend Schedule
Saturday April 4th 8:30pm-11pm

Spring Schedule

weather permitting

April 11th, 18th, 25th
May 2nd, 9th,
60's Reunion Weekend:
Friday 15th-Saturday 16th
Memorial Weekend: May 23-24 8:30-11pm
Saturday May 30th 8p-10p

SUMMER DANCES 2015 8:30-11pm
Beginning June 6th thru August 15th
Every Night-7 nights a week
Dark-Thirty til 11pm.

Fall Dance Schedule: 2015

August 22

Labor Day Weekend
Saturday September 5th-6th
dark-thirty til 11pm

Columbus Day Weekend 2015
Saturday October 10th 8pm-10pm

Out of respect for the off season campers and the early sunset & cold weather, the dance may begin and end earlier in Spring and Fall.

Check Facebook for updates!
The Spring/Fall dances are weather permitting.

Lots of first dances at Garner State Park

Play your Favorite
Classic Garner Songs

1. Garner State Park (Sung by Ronnie Ricks)

2. Blackland Farmer

3. Puttin on the Ritz

4. Whip It

5. Rockin Robin

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