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)

Events

Gilroy Garlic Festival
When:
July 27, 2018 – July 29, 2018 all-day
Where:
Christmas Hill Park, 7050 Miller Ave, Gilroy, CA 95020

Celebrating 40 Years of Family Fun! 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 40th annual Gilroy Garlic Festival[…]

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Gilroy Rodeo
Gilroy Rodeo 2018

August 11, 2018

When:
August 11, 2018 @ 10:00 am – August 12, 2018 @ 6:00 pm
Where:
Furtado Ranch, 7955 Ferguson Road, Gilroy, CA 95020

Gilroy Rodeo will be a celebration of the western heritage and lifestyle that runs deep in Santa Clara County. The rodeo will be a mix of traditional rodeo events and ranch events, in the spirit[…]

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Garlic City Car Show
Garlic City Car Show

August 18, 2018

When:
August 18, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Where:
Downtown Gilroy , 7471 Monterey Street, Gilroy, CA 95020

Don’t miss the Garlic City Car Show in Downtown Gilroy. Every year, the show brings in hundreds of the area’s finest classic cars, muscle cars, hot rods, and customs. All week-long, take part in the[…]

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