Events

Let’s hook you up with a full calendar of fun events! From decorating the sky at Sky Fest Over Fort Stevenson, one of North Dakota’s largest Kite Festivals or learning about the history of the frontier military days to battling it out for the trophy & $15,000 prize at the ND Governor’s Walleye Cup or going back to the days of Charles Dickens at the Dickens Village Festival, a Victorian family festival in a quaint village setting. There’s always something going on; this & more are waiting for you!


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EMS Kid Strong

Fort Stevenson State Park

1252A 41st Ave NW
Garrison, North Dakota 58540

May 24, 2019  5:00pm to May 24, 2019 9:00pm

Join us in celebrating EMS week with the 4th annual EMS Kid Strong event at Fort Stevenson State Park! Featuring Public Service entities as they provide family fun activities to include bounce houses and tours of the many types of emergency personnel equipment. Meet local everyday heroes while supporting kids and their safety. Event is free of charge and open to all ages. While there is no charge for the event, the park does charge a $7 daily entrance fee unless a ND State Park annual pass is displayed.

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Sky Fest Over Fort Stevenson

Fort Stevenson State Park

1252A 41st Ave NW
Garrison, North Dakota 58540

May 25, 2019  10:00am to May 27, 2019 4:00pm

Kite flying festival for all ages! Fly your own kite, build your own kite, & see kites of all shapes and sizes being flown, including stunt kites. Special activities planned for each day.

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FSSP Military Personnel Day

Fort Stevenson State Park

1252A 41st Ave NW
Garrison, North Dakota 58540

May 27, 2019  to ,

A salute to our military personnel! Free Military Personnel admission into Fort Stevenson State Park. Enjoy Sky fest Over Fort Stevenson.

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National Trails Day

Fort Stevenson State Park

1252A 41st Ave NW
Garrison, North Dakota 58540

June 1, 2019  2:00pm to June 1, 2019

Ranger guided hike through the park's native prairie. North Dakota bird checklist available. Hike will start at the Guarhouse Interpretive Center.

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National Marina Day

Fort Stevenson State Park

1252A 41st Ave NW
Garrison, North Dakota 58540

June 8, 2019  1:00pm to June 8, 2019

Come to the Garrison Bay Marina for an open house! Kiddie boats will be available and the children can participate in the rain gutter regatta!

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CCM Prairie Lake Quilt Festival

Garrison High School

51 5th Ave NE
Garrison, 58540

June 15, 2019  8:00am to June 15, 2019

A Quilt Summer Auction Festival raises funds to offset the cost of campers who attend the Camp of the Cross. Numerous hand-made quilts are auctioned off during the event. Also part of the quilt festival is a number of activities for youth and adults as well as tasty food treats!

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Fly-In Breakfast

Garrison Airport

5 W Aero Drive
Garrison, North Dakota 58540

June 16, 2019  8:30am to June 16, 2019 12:30pm

Celebrate Father's Day at the Garrison Municipal Airport enjoying a breakfast and the scenery of planes flying in and out of the airport. Free will offering with proceeds going to the Garrison Fire Department.

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Fort Stevenson Frontier Military Days

Fort Stevenson State Park

1252A 41st Ave NW
Garrison, North Dakota 58540

June 22, 2019  12:00pm to June 23, 2019 4:00pm

Living history demonstrations with military encampment and maneuvers. Skills and crafts of the Indian Wars period on display. Visit the Fort Stevenson Guardhouse Interpretive Center.

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ND Governor's Walleye Cup

Fort Stevenson State Park

1252A 41st Ave NW
Garrison, North Dakota 58540

July 19, 2019  to July 20, 2019

252 teams competing for the Governor's Cup 44th annual championship. Flights go out between 7:00am and 8:30am. Weigh ins begin at 3:00pm at the City Park.

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ND Junior Governor's Fishing Derby

Fort Stevenson State Park

1252A 41st Ave NW
Garrison, North Dakota 58540

July 20, 2019  10:00am to July 20, 2019 1:00pm

Open to ages up to 17. Join in the ND Junior Governor's Cup! Prizes awarded and only charge is the park entrance fee.

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Club de Skinquitque & Lighted Boat Parade

Fort Stevenson State Park

1252A 41st Ave NW
Garrison, North Dakota 58540

August 3, 2019  5:00pm to August 3, 2019 9:30pm

5:00-6:30pm: Water ski show featuring trick skiing, pyramids and jumps; 6:30-9:30pm: Live Music; 9:30pm: Lighted Boat Parade

Garrison Bay Marina, Fort Stevenson State Park

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Beach Party

Fort Stevenson State Park

1252A 41st Ave NW
Garrison, North Dakota 58540

August 24, 2019  5:00pm to August 24, 2019 11:00pm

You best be seen at Beach Party 2019! Enjoy live entertainment by RIFT & Lazerdave, games & inflatables, food, & FUN! Grab your lawn chair & bring the whole family for this end of Summer bash.

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Aw Shucks! Corn Fest

Garrison City Park

Main Street
Garrison, North Dakota 58540

September 7, 2019  10:00am to September 7, 2019 2:00pm

Wally's Cook-off, Car & Tractor Show, Vendors, Games & Contests, Live Entertainment, & more!

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NDFM Par 3 Golf Tournament

Garrison Golf Course

3976 16th St NW
Garrison, North Dakota 58540

September 21, 2019  to ,

A fundraiser for the ND Firefighter's Museum. Grab a 4 person team and enjoy this fun, Par 3 golf tournament.

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Firemen's Breakfast

Garrison Fire Hall

120 Central Ave W
Garrison, North Dakota 58540

October 6, 2019  9:00am to October 6, 2019 1:00pm

Fire Prevention Week ends with the annual Garrison Firemen's Breakfast. Held at the Fire Hall, enjoy a tasty breakfast sponsored by the Garrison Fire Hall. Free will donation helps go towards the Fire Department. Kids are able to view the fire trucks and fire gear as well.

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ND Firefighter's Museum Hall of Fame Banquet

Garrison City Auditorium

32 S Main Street
Garrison, North Dakota 58540

October 12, 2019  4:30pm to October 12, 2019 8:00pm

Honor and Remember our past, present, and future ND Firefighter's by attending the ND Firefighter's Museum Hall of Fame Banquet. The event features the inductions of new members into the ND Firefighter's Museum Hall of Fame, social/meal, and ceremony.

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Dickens Village Festival

Main Street

Main Street
Garrison, North Dakota 58540

November 29, 2019  10:00am to December 1, 2019 9:00pm

Garrison transforms into the "Christmas Capitol of North Dakota" during three consecutive weekends, starting Thanksgiving weekend (Fri-Sun) and the next two weekends (Fri-Sat). A Victorian family festival in a quaint English setting featuring Craft Vendor Show, lighted parade, street food vendors, daily entertainment, house tours, and concluding with A Christmas Carol Play takes visitors back to the days of Charles Dickens. Guests are encouraged to hitch a ride on the "Queen Elizabus," an authentic double decker bus straight from England or partake in the many festivities available.

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Angel of Hope Memorial

Wilderness Park


Garrison, North Dakota 58540

December 6, 2019  7:30pm to December 6, 2019

Memorial service remembering the children we have lost.

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Dickens Village Festival

Main Street

Main Street
Garrison, North Dakota 58540

December 6, 2019  10:00am to December 7, 2019 9:00pm

Garrison transforms into the "Christmas Capitol of North Dakota" during three consecutive weekends, starting Thanksgiving weekend (Fri-Sun) and the next two weekends (Fri-Sat). A Victorian family festival in a quaint English setting featuring Craft Vendor Show, lighted parade, street food vendors, daily entertainment, house tours, and concluding with A Christmas Carol Play takes visitors back to the days of Charles Dickens. Guests are encouraged to hitch a ride on the "Queen Elizabus," an authentic double decker bus straight from England or partake in the many festivities available.

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Dickens Village Festival

Main Street

Main Street
Garrison, North Dakota 58540

December 13, 2019  10:00am to December 14, 2019 9:00pm

Garrison transforms into the "Christmas Capitol of North Dakota" during three consecutive weekends, starting Thanksgiving weekend (Fri-Sun) and the next two weekends (Fri-Sat). A Victorian family festival in a quaint English setting featuring Craft Vendor Show, lighted parade, street food vendors, daily entertainment, house tours, and concluding with A Christmas Carol Play takes visitors back to the days of Charles Dickens. Guests are encouraged to hitch a ride on the "Queen Elizabus," an authentic double decker bus straight from England or partake in the many festivities available.

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Milk & Cookies with Santa

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Garrison, North Dakota 58540

December 14, 2019  1:00pm to December 14, 2019 3:00pm

Meet Santa, Mrs. Claus, & Friends! Decorate a Christmas Cookie and enjoy a glass of milk.

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