In 1975, Joseph Mager Jr.and a group of volunteers got together to plan a celebration to commemorate the 110th anniversary of the erection and dedication of Civil War Memorial in the center of town. That celebration was the beginning of Dan Rice Days, which has grown and become more popular each and every year. Held the first full weekend in August every year, a dedicated committee now plans the celebration that recognizes and commemorates the many contributions that Daniel McClaren (aka Dan Rice) made to the town of Girard.
Dan Rice Days activities are located primarily in downtown Girard, with some events taking place at the school complex and at other sites in the community. Parking is available on side streets an at the Girard High School. A free shuttle bus is available, making many convenient stops at the different venue locations.
The Information and Merchandise Booth is located in the south park in the center of town. Look for us inside the crafters area.
Several major Financial Institutions maintain branch offices in Girard.
Port-a-Johns and handwashing stations are located throughout the festival grounds.