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Downtown Garland

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Your Garland experience is not complete without a trip to historic Downtown Garland, the cultural and commercial heart of Garland.

While in Downtown Garland, browse homegrown specialty shops, colorful boutiques, and public art installations. Downtown is also home to over 12 locally-owned eateries, where you can choose from a wide variety of options including Texas barbeque, Thai, American scratch-cooking, and Tex-Mex, just to name a few.

For a full list of shopping, dining, and arts destinations in Downtown Garland, see the business listing below.


Make Downtown Garland Your “Life-Size Activity Book!" Grab your magnifying glass and “find the flamingos” hidden within the painted drawings across Downtown. If you can find the flamingos, your detective skills will earn you a free prize! More info.

It's Spring in Downtown Garland, and we can hear the sounds of music in the air! Gather at 506 Art for a diverse musical experience that will continue through the summer! Get all the details, insider tips, and the music lineup here ➡️


Celebrate Thirsty Third Thursdays in Downtown Garland on the third Thursday of the month from 5 to 8 p.m. Visit participating locations during their extended business hours, take advantage of their specials and enjoy a complimentary beverage while you shop. Read more.

Shop at Garland's pop-up market each second Saturday of each month, February through December, in the heart of Downtown Garland. This “Food & Finds” market features local vendors specializing in farm-fresh foods as well as vintage, repurposed, upcycled, and handcrafted goods. More info.

Small Business Spotlight

Get to know the small businesses in Downtown Garland. We've compiled a playlist of all the Small Businesses Spotlights. Click on the top right hand corner for a full list and choose a selection. Or hit play and watch them all.



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Garland Downtown Business Association

The Garland Downtown Business Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion and success of downtown businesses and property owners. The organization advocates for merchants and property owners, promotes the culture of the Downtown area, and creates an atmosphere of pride and excitement.
For more information, follow them on Facebook and Instagram.

The Future of Downtown Garland

Parking in Downtown

Using Public Transportation?

The Downtown Garland Station is served by the Northeast segment of the DART Rail Blue Line. Downtown Garland Station patrons can set their watches by the huge clock tower in a setting where details suggest an old-fashioned train depot, with easy access to Garland's major civic centers and Performing Arts Center, linked by a crosswalk to the Garland Central Transit Center.
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