Welcome to the City of Garrett!
Welcome to the City of Garrett, our city, proudly listed as the 27th safest city in Indiana (2014) offers safe neighborhoods, a proactive police & fire department, hardworking city departments, great schools, a variety of retailers, eating and drinking establishments, and many churches in which to worship.
A strong sense on Military Pride is shown through events sponsored by our local V.F.W. and American Legion. Civic, business, and non-profit groups assist with many local functions and community wide activities. Our downtown has beautiful flowers and designs provided by our Garrett garden club volunteers.
Our six parks and the Jordan Wetlands are favorite places for many families during the warm weather months; busy with baseball, softball, T-Ball, visitors, and reunions! We are proud of our beautiful Garrett Public Library-complete with a new expansion to better serve the community. The Historical Railroad Museum and the Garrett Museum of Art are both wonderful amenities located right here in northeast Indiana.
The city Pool (mini-water park), outdoor Auburn-Garrett Drive-in Theatre & the Garrett Golf Course are all acclaimed attractions during the warm weather months.
Garrett’s festivals are a great place to bring your friends and family to enjoy some old fashion fun, food, entertainment & activities! Mark your calendars for Heritage Days (July 3 &4), Summer Seventies Music Festival (August 15) and The Garrett Caboose Festival (October 4).
The Garrett Chamber of Commerce provides resources and networking with our local businesses and community leaders and a personal “Welcome Bag” given to new residents featuring our chamber member businesses. We are a great friendly community close to everything you need…“Choose Garrett, A Growing Community!”
Upcoming Events in our city:
Saturday, May 2nd – Annual City of Garrett Clean-Up Day & E Recycling at the City Street Barns 400 E. Quincy St. • Time: 7 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Saturday, May 16th – Alliance Industries serving DeKalb County Dinner and Auction at the DeKalb County Horsemen Association
Monday, May 25th – Memorial Day Services: City Hall and the Garrett American Legion Post 178
Friday, May 29th – Opening Day at the Garrett Pool • phone 260.357.3400 • Hours: 1 p.m. – 8 p.m. everyday
Saturday, May 30th – Earth Day at the J.A.M. Center
FUN FRIDAY DAY CAMP: June 5, 12, 19, & 26 • PARKS & REC EVENT
June 5th - CSX Play it Safe - TRAIN Day at Heritage Park, W Railroad
June 10th - Achieve and Lead Workshop at Feick Park, PARKS & REC PROGRAM
June 12th - Achieve and Lead Workshop at Feick Park, PARKS & REC PROGRAM
June 12th - BEE-tastic Day at Eastside Park
JR. LIFGUARDING CLASSES JUNE 15 – 18 • PARKS & REC EVENT
June 15th – Jr. Lifeguarding Class at the Garrett Pool
June 16th – Jr. Lifeguarding Class at the Garrett Pool
June 17th – Jr. Lifeguarding Class at the Garrett Pool
June 18th – Jr. Lifeguarding Class at the Garrett Pool
June 19th - Canvas and Cut Out Cookie Day at Eastside Park
June 26th - Big Splash Day at the Garrett Pool
June 26th - DIVE-IN Movie at the Garrett Pool: Pee Wee’s Big Adventure, \(rain date: Saturday, June 27th) • Doors open at 8:30 p.m. • PARKS & REC EVENT
Friday, July 3rd – Garrett Heritage Days Parade & Live Entertainment at Eastside Park
Saturday, July 4th – Garrett Heritage Days at Eastside Park
Saturday, July 4th – Free Open City Swim Meet at the Garrett Pool • 10 a.m.
July 17th - DIVE-IN Movie at the Garrett Pool: Despicable Me II, (rain date: Saturday, July 18th) • Doors open at 8:30 p.m. • PARKS & REC EVENT
Saturday, August 15th – Garrett Summer Seventies FREE Music Festival at Feick Park • 2.00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. • PARKS & REC EVENT • Cruise-In at the Garrett American Legion Post 178
Saturday, August 15th – Last Day of the Season for the Garrett Pool
Sunday, August 16th - Dog Swim at the Garrett Pool to benefit the DeKalb County Humane Society • 2 – 4 p.m. • PARKS & REC EVENT
Sunday, October 4th – Garrett Caboose Festival at Heritage Park • 1 – 5 p.m. • PARKS & REC EVENT
(Events subject to change)