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)


Gilroy Gardens 4th of July BBQ
May 25, 2019 @ 12:00 pm – May 27, 2019 @ 1:00 pm
Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park , 3050 Hecker Pass Hwy., Gilroy, CA 95020

Celebrate Memorial Weekend at Gilroy Gardens during their BBQ from 12PM-1PM each day over the weekend. PLUS, as our Salute to Military Heroes, all Military members receive a discount on admission all weekend. Menu includes:[…]

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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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Gilroy Garlic Festival

July 26, 2019

July 26, 2019 – July 28, 2019 all-day
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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