DDA News

Coming Events –

September 22nd – Lucky Squirrel: Arts, Crafts, Antiques & More!

Outdoor Etsy-like venue with over 100 vendors – that’s over 10,000 sq-ft. full of goods!! Tons of Jewelry, outdoor yard art, pallet board creations, homemade soap, pet goods, art, crafts, vintage wares, books, toys, yard sale finds and bric-a-brac, just to name a few things! Food & baked goods for sale too! Come check it out!!

Visit the Lucky Squirrel FB event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1887578244814995/

2018 Events

What We Do

The mission of the Garden City Downtown Development Authority is to enhance the quality of life for Garden City residents through revitalization of the downtown district.

The DDA’s operating philosophy is built upon the principle that strengthening a core area benefits the entire community, improving property values not only in the core district, but throughout the community.

This is done by promoting economic growth, encouraging expansion of commercial enterprises in the downtown district, and by eliminating the causes of deterioration.

We also work with business leaders and community organizations to sponsor events in the downtown district such as the annual Chili Cookoff, Lucky Squirrel Festival, Willie the Pig Road Rally, and the Santaland Parade.

These events help draw city residents downtown and foster a sense of community.

gc_flea_circusPhotos From the 2017 Flea Circus

9CF05071-04C2-45BC-9FD7-6DD54A3B4B7FPhotos From the May 2018 Lucky Squirrel Event

DDA Committee Application

The DDA is inviting Garden City residents to apply to sit on one of our four committees: Marketing, Promotion, Design & Maintenance. Please download and complete the attached application and return it to the DDA office.

DDA Committee Application

Event Forms & Applications

September 22nd Lucky Squirrel Flyer
Lucky Squirrel Registration Form
Lucky Squirrel Vendor Rules
Lucky Squirrel Release & Waiver of Liability Agreement

Flea Circus Poster
Flea Circus Vendor Form

Chili Cook Off Sponsor Registration
Amateur Chili Cooker’s Rules & Registration
Restaurant Chili Cooker’s Rules & Registration
Motorcyle and Car Show Registration

2018 Schedule of Regular DDA Board Meetings

  • Tuesday January 16, 2018 8:30am
  • Tuesday February 20, 2018 6:00pm
  • Tuesday March 20, 2018 8:30am
  • Tuesday April 17, 2018 – CANCELLED
  • Tuesday May 15, 2018 8:30am
  • Tuesday June 19, 2018 6:00pm
  • Tuesday July 17, 2018 8:30am
  • Tuesday August 21, 2018 6:00pm
  • Tuesday September 18, 2018 8:30am
  • Tuesday October 16, 2018 6:00pm
  • Tuesday November 20, 2018 8:30am
  • Tuesday December 18, 2018 6:00pm

Agendas & Minutes of Board Meetings