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)


Spring Passport 2019

March 01, 2019

March 1, 2019 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Wineries of Santa Clara Valley Wine Trail

Spring Passport – Wine Taste in 30 Tasting Rooms with the Wineries of Santa Clara Valley Join us for our Spring Passport Month and receive exclusive offers at local Passport Partner businesses! OPTION 1: VIP[…]

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Poppy Jasper International Film Festival
April 3, 2019 – April 7, 2019 all-day
Gilroy, CA and Morgan Hill, CA

Get ready to enjoy four days of film screenings, speaker panels, mixers, and community events in the historic downtown districts of Morgan Hill and Gilroy during the 2019 Poppy Jasper International Film Festival.

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Concours at Kirigin Valley
June 23, 2019 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Kirigin Cellars, 11550 Watsonville Road Gilroy CA 95020

Experience a day of delicious wine, food and beautiful cars on display across ten acres of cricket lawns at our Concourse on Kirigin Valley. Barbecue meal is served 12:00 – 2:00pm and is available by[…]

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