- "(...Are we locked in? Squall will take care of the rest, right? I wonder if he'll organize the Garden Festival? Nah, can't count on Squall for that...)"
During game events the festival is under dire straights due to the lack of student participation. After the head of the festival committee leaves due to SeeD duties, the committee is taken over by new student Selphie Tilmitt. It is also shown that an event similar to the Garden Festival takes place at Trabia Garden, as there is a stage up and running, but is hit by a missile, which remains unexploded. Galbadia Garden does not appear to have such an event, or at least, no designated area for it.
At the Garden Festival event at Fishermans Horizon, the player must decide what instruments that will be played for the event. Depending on what four instruments are assigned, a different song will be played.
- "Eyes on Me": Sax, Electric Guitar, Piano, and Bass Guitar.
- Irish Jig: Guitar, Violin, Flute, and Tap.
- The previous Garden Festival Committee leader was Wimbly Donner, but he quit because the committee had no members.
- The Irish Jig is a rendition of the Final Fantasy V Town Theme.