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)

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.


January 24, 2020 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Gallery 1202, 7363 Monterey Street Gilroy, CA 95020

On Friday the 24th, the Carnival comes to Gallery 1202!  You will be able to enjoy the beats and music of Brazil featuring beautiful dancers performing high energy routines and engaging the crowd with follow[…]

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Sweetheart Sunday

February 16, 2020

February 16, 2020 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Fortino Winery, 4525 Hecker Pass Hwy, Gilroy, CA 95020

Come to the Fortino Winery with your sweetheart on the Sunday after Valentine’s Day for a wine and dessert pairing with live music! The event will be held from 1pm-3pm with the musical styling of[…]

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After Dark Dance Party

February 23, 2020

February 22, 2020 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Clos LaChance Winery, 1 Hummingbird Lane, San Martin, CA 95046

Join Clos LaChance for an After Dark Dance Party on Saturday, Saturday, Feb. 22! Enjoy a rockin’ good time with Hackjammers and of course some delicious wine. No tickets required, just grab some friends and[…]

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