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.

Are you ready to ROCK on Thursday nights? The FREE concerts are back in Historic Downtown Gilroy! Come at 5:00 pm to enjoy dinner at your favorite downtown restaurant and check out the food trucks, vendors and fun kid zone. Concerts are free and begin at 7:00 pm. Remember to bring your folding chairs and your dancing shoes!

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)

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.

Events

Gilroy Garlic Festival

July 26, 2019

When:
July 26, 2019 – July 28, 2019 all-day
Where:
Gilroy Garlic Festival , Christmas Hill Park 7050 Miller Ave Gilroy CA 95020

Known as the world’s greatest summer food festival, the Gilroy Garlic Festival is held each year on the last full weekend of July. The 41st annual Gilroy Garlic Festival will be held on July 26,[…]

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Garlic City Car Show

August 17, 2019

When:
August 17, 2019 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Where:
Downtown Gilroy

The 2019 Garlic City Car Show will be held in downtown Gilroy; come on down and look at all of the amazing cars with your family. There will be Muscle Cars, Dwarf Class Racing Cars,[…]

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When:
September 8, 2019 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Where:
Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park, 3050 Hecker Pass Hwy. Gilroy CA 95020

Gilroy is a great place to say “I Do!” And at the Ever After Gilroy Dream Wedding Expo, you’ll find plenty of inspiration to make your celebration truly special. Brides and grooms, along with friends[…]

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