Town Of Garner Canceling Or Postponing Numerous Events

In accordance with Gov. Roy Cooper’s recommendation concerning the response to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Town of Garner said Friday they are cancelling or modifying numerous Town events and programs effective Saturday, March 14, at least through Wednesday, April 15. We take these steps because, as always, maintaining the health and well being of our residents is our top priority.

The Town strongly encourages local businesses, houses of worship and other organizations to also follow the governor’s recommendations.

Here is a summary of the Town’s cancellations and modifications (as of Friday afternoon):

  • All Town events that will attract 100 people or more will be cancelled, including Eggstravaganza, the April Foods Day Food Truck Rodeo and all performances at the Garner Performing Arts Center (GPAC).
  • All programming at the Senior Center will be cancelled, and the Meals on Wheels program will shift to a grab-and-go format beginning Tuesday, March 17.
  • All adult, youth and preschool athletic leagues, open gym and youth programs will be postponed and re-evaluated after April 15.

Anyone with questions about Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources events and programming, including refunds, can call 919-773-4442.

The Town will continue to monitor the situation and may make adjustments to its cancellations and modifications as conditions warrant. Please visit for any warranted updates.

Here is a listing of events, programs and meetings that are continuing as scheduled (as of Friday afternoon):

  • After-school programs will continue as long as Wake County Public Schools remain in session.
  • Facility and shelter rentals with fewer than 100 people will continue as scheduled, though organizers can cancel for a full refund.
  • Lake Benson Boathouse will open this weekend per the regular schedule.
  • Town Council and Planning Commission meetings will be held as scheduled.