David Garrard‘s mix of magic and message has made him popular with audiences throughout the United States since 1970! Corporate Events, Banquets, Teacher In-Service Presentations, Church Programs, Upward Awards Nights, VBS Celebrations, Holiday Happenings, Trade Shows . . . ANY Festive Occasion! Let David add a special touch–a MAGIC touch to your next special event!


A Houdini Halftime is David’s brand new basketball halftime show!  Click the button to see the promo video!  Click here for the Houdini Halftime Sizzle Reel!  And click here to watch an entire performance!

“David was great and easy to work with.  And he put on a great show!  I highly recommend David Garrard for your next halftime act.”
   — Aaron Howard, Marketing and Fan Experience, Ole Miss

Teaching DVDs now available as digital content

I am excited to announce that all three of my teaching DVDs have been converted to digital content and are now available for purchase through my website. Tricks You Can Do and Tricks With Numbers have been unavailable for years and Tricks, Stunts & Puzzles DVDs are now all gone as well. Cost is $5 for each download or $10 for all three. Over three hours of good magic that is easy to do. Suitable for ages 7 and up.  Click here for ordering info.

Latest Video

David on Penn & Teller: Fool Us!

Show consultant, Mike Close called David’s performance “the single biggest surprise for Penn of the entire season!”  Watch and find out why!

New from David Garrard!

Thanks, Dad! consists of a collection of poignant essays, each based on a memory of David’s relationship with his dad, Forrest C. Garrard, Jr.  David shares these memories and the impact they had on his life in a way that warms the heart, lifts the spirits and inspires the reader.

Although written about a father and son, the lessons contained in Thanks, Dad! are not limited to dads but meant to encourage others as well.  The stories show how ordinary events and experiences become extraordinary in their influence when coupled with love, commitment and faithfulness.

Click here for an inside look at Thanks, Dad! from Jeff Brumley, Senior Staff Writer for Baptist News Global.

What they’re saying . . .

“Thanks Dad! is a beautiful, readable book filled with warmth, remembrance, and life lessons. It goes directly to the heart.” — Jim Steinmeyer, Los Angeles, CA

“Informative and inspirational. Thanks Dad! took me on a sentimental journey, helping me recall the the great influence my parents had on my life, my faith journey, and ministry.” — Jim Cordell, Louisville, KY

“A love story . . .” — Bobby Butler, Mobile, AL

$15 plus shipping.  softcover, 196 pages.   Click here to order.

Invite David to share these stories of inspiration and encouragement with your organization.  Click the Calendar tab above to check available dates.  Then contact David directly through the link at the bottom of this page.

Latest News

David returns to 68th Crusade for Children!

May 11, 2021

David's magic will be part of the 68th annual WHAS Crusade for Children, June 5/6. The Crusade will still have a different look than in

Teaching DVDs now available as digital content

April 6, 2021

I am excited to announce that all three of my teaching DVDs have been converted to digital content and are now available for purchase through


“Thank you for an entertaining evening of magic, illusion and laughter. Our residents were pleasantly pleased with the professionalism and quality of your performance. Thank you for sharing your talent with our community, it was an evening to remember.”  

Ann WatersLifestyle Director, The Village at Deaton Creek by Del Webb

“Thank you for providing us with a truly “magical” evening!  Folks were raving about your performance. You brought the perfect blend of magic, illusion, humor, and audience participation. Furthermore, you tailored your heartfelt message to our event! It could not have been more fun! We have found a wonderful friend, and we hope to see you again! BRAVO!”

Paula GillispieHead of School, Oak Mountain Academy, Carrollton, GA

“David Garrard has been my good friend for over twenty five years. He is one of the most knowledgeable and proficient magicians I know. He is also a fantastic entertainer that audiences of all ages can appreciate.”

Lance BurtonLas Vegas, NV

“You’re about to have a blast!  Get ready for the magic of David Garrard!”

Alex KendrickDirector of Facing the Giants, Fireproof and Courageous

“You were spectacular! A perfect 10! While unquestionably entertaining, what I value more is the intriguing and effective way you tied your material into our focus. You met our every expectation!”

Ron OliverSystem Vice President, Norton Healthcare, Louisville, KY

“Thanks so much for the fabulous opening you brought to our show tonight. Absolutely classy, classic, and so full of love and charm.”

TellerLas Vegas, NV

“David was a great addition to the Stakes Room experience on Derby weekend! His high talent level paired with his fun and engaging style was a great way to keep guests entertained throughout the long race days.”

Jared EllisEvent Manager, Churchill Downs, Louisville, KY