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Garland Outdoor Festival, Sept. 8

When: Saturday, Sept. 8, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Bass Pro Shops, 5001 Bass Pro Drive, Garland

As the Garland area becomes more urbanized, it’s important to promote the health, social, and community benefits of the outdoors. Participating in outdoor recreation activities provide a place for children and adults to connect with nature and gain an appreciation for shrinking natural environments and habitats. That’s why the Garland Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Arts Department has been partnering with Bass Pro Shops to host the Garland Outdoor Festival. The Festival provides easy access to a host of outdoor recreation agencies and activities with the goal of educating the public about the many outdoor recreation opportunities that exist in the Garland area.

The Garland Outdoor Festival is Saturday, September 8, from 11a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Garland Bass Pro Shops, 5001 Bass Pro Drive on I-30 overlooking beautiful Lake Ray Hubbard. Many outdoor recreation and education agencies will have exhibit booths at the Festival that promote activities such as hunting, fishing, hiking, off-road biking, sailing, canoeing, local trails, nature preservation, camping, and archery. In addition to information, there will be many demonstrations to allow visitors to experience firsthand the fun of recreating outdoors. Using Bass Pro Shops unique location on Lake Ray Hubbard, visitors can kayak, sail, catch a fish, cast a fly rod, shoot an arrow, and kids can practice casting and make some cool crafts. There may also be some yummy samples left from the outdoor cooking demonstrations going on throughout the event. The Garland Outdoor Festival is free and open to everyone with lots of parking available and the Bass Pro Shops to explore.

For more details about Garland Outdoor Festival activities, visit www.garlandparks.com.