Discover Downtown!

There’s always something going on in Downtown Gilroy

Come explore Gilroy’s charming Historic Downtown District, which features an eclectic mix of shops, restaurants, and other local businesses that artfully blend the old with the new.

At our charming antique stores and other specialty boutiques, you’ll find all kinds of jewelry, furniture, tools, toys, kitchenware, clothing and other unique treasures.

The Downtown area also has a number of wonderful dining options, from coffee and sandwiches to steaks, authentic Mexican food, Gilroy garlic favorites, and much more.

INSIDER’S TIP: O.D.’s Kitchen is a local favorite, especially for breakfast. If you’re feeling really hungry, order the Kitchen Sink!


Self-Guided Walking Tour

Pick up a free map for a self-guided downtown walking tour at the Welcome to Gilroy kiosk on Monterey Street and Fifth Street.

Take a Stroll Back in Time

The Gilroy Historic Paseo is a pathway that conveniently connects the shops and restaurants on Monterey Street with adjacent free parking lots. As you stroll through the Paseo, take a moment to look at the historic murals and interpretative panels to learn more about the city’s storied past, from the Early Settlers and roots of Agriculture through The Cowboy Era, the growth of Commerce and Hospitality, and of course, Gilroy’s long love affair with Garlic. (Located on Monterey Street between Fifth and Sixth Streets in downtown Gilroy)


Memorial Day Parade
May 28, 2018 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Downtown Gilroy , Gilroy, CA

The annual Memorial Day Parade is a treasured tradition here in Gilroy. The parade will kick off at 11:00AM on Tenth Street. Hope to see you there!

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Fifth Street Live
Downtown Live

June 22, 2018

June 21, 2018 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Fifth Street, Downtown Gilroy, Downtown Gilroy, CA 95020

Come and enjoy live music and a variety of food trucks this summer during Downtown Live. Event will run 5PM-9PM on Thursdays on 5th Street and Monterey Street. Food trucks arrive at 5PM. Bands start at[…]

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June 24, 2018 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Kirigin Cellars, 11550 Watsonville Road, Gilroy, CA 95020

Experience a wonderful day full of aromatic wines, delicious food and beautiful classic cars on display across ten acres of cricket lawns at Kirigin Cellars! $99 admission includes vehicle display, admission for 2, 2 bbq[…]

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