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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STAR Halloween Event

October 31, 2020

October 31, 2020 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Star Arts Education , 7393 Monterey Rd, Gilroy, CA 95020

If you are excited for some Halloween fun, then come out to Star Arts Education wearing your costume for a special “Boo Bag.” Social distancing and masks are required.

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Saturday Night Supper Club

November 14, 2020

November 14, 2020 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Aver Family Vineyards, Comfort of your own home

Aver Family Vineyards is hosting Saturday Supper Club led by chefs who were trained in Michelin-starred restaurants. The Supper Club includes all ingredients & wine delivered to your door in addition to the entertaining step-by-step[…]

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Black Friday Sale

November 27, 2020

November 27, 2020 @ 6:00 am – 9:00 pm
Gilroy Premium Outlets , 681 Leavesley Rd Gilroy CA 95020

Don’t miss out on amazing sales during Black Friday! This is a great time to get all of your holiday shopping done in one trip.

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