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

Our self-guided downtown walking tour map will help you learn about all the great historical locations in Downtown Gilroy!

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)

Learn more about Gilroy’s past on the Gilroy City Historian web page.

Grow Your Business at Greenhouse Co-Working

This bright, light-infused coworking center is the perfect place to base your “home office” while you network with other entrepreneurs and enjoy convenient access to downtown Gilroy’s shops, cafes, and restaurants.


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Gilroy Garlic Festival

July 24, 2021

11:00 am – 7:00 pm
Gilroy Garlic Festival , 6000 Miller Ave., Gilroy, CA 95020

From scampi and calamari to pepper steak sandwiches and garlic fries, you can now enjoy all your favorite garlicky dishes from Gourmet Alley in a convenient “drive-thru”! This new Gilroy Garlic Festival experience will be[…]

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Fortino Winery white and red wine in wine glasses with a vineyard in the background

12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Fortino Winery, 4525 Hecker Pass Highway, Gilroy, CA 95020

Savor the freshness from local fields, orchards, and vineyards as you enjoy artisanal foods and amazing wines at a Farm-to-Table dinner at Fortino Winery (4525 Hecker Pass Highway in Gilroy) on the evening of Saturday,[…]

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Hank Terlaje signing into a microphone while playing the guitar

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Fortino Winery, 4525 Hecker Pass Hwy Gilroy, CA 95020

Come out to the Fortino Winery Sunday Jams music series and enjoy live music to go with your wine tasting experience! There will be wine, beer, and cider with a few different food options as[…]

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