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.


Halloween at Gilroy Gardens

September 27, 2019

September 27, 2019 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park, 3050 Hecker Pass Hwy, Gilroy, CA 95020

The popular Halloween event at Gilroy Gardens is back—now with even more Boo! This year you can sing and dance along to The Great Big Boo! live musical show, then meet and greet some of the[…]

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September 14, 2019 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Casa de Fruta, 10031 Pacheco Pass Hwy., Hollister, CA 95023

Saturdays & Sundays ONLY, 10AM to 6PM, September 14 – October 20 at Casa de Fruta. Step back in time to Renaissance Europe and enjoy hearty ales, fine foods and handmade crafts. Hundreds of costumed[…]

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Fall Passport-2019

September 06, 2019

September 6, 2019 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Follow the Santa Clara Valley Wine Trail and wine taste at all 34 wineries. As a Passport holder, you have the opportunity to meet the talented winemakers and staff and learn how they produce some[…]

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