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

Spring Break Week: Sat-Sat

(usually just one week determined by reservations)

NEW FOR 2013 & To Continue in 2014-
Dance Every Saturday night in APRIL & MAY 8-10pm

Summer Time
(Memorial Weekend thru mid August): Every Night-7 nights a week Dark-Thirty til 11pm.

Post Summer (after mid-August): Dance each Saturday until Labor Day dark thirty til 10pm

Labor Day Weekend Saturday & Sunday Dance
dark thirty til 11pm

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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