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, 27, and 28, 2019, at Christmas Hill Park.
In 2019, the Gilroy Garlic Festival is proud to welcome headline entertainers Colbie Caillat featuring Gone West as well as culinary superstars like Top Chef head judge Tom Colicchio and MasterChef winner Gerron Hurt.
Thousands of visitors come every year to enjoy three full days of great garlicky food, live music, cooking competitions, and family fun. And of course they consume lots and lots of garlic while they’re here—about 2 tons every year!
The heart of the Festival is Gourmet Alley, where the famous “Pyro Chefs” cook up sizzling scampi and calamari while other hundreds of other volunteers prepare longtime favorites like pepper steak sandwiches, pasta con pesto, garlic bread, and garlic fries.
Festival visitors also enjoy live entertainment on three stages, plus celebrity chef demonstrations and cooking competitions like the Great Garlic Cook-Off. There are also many other food booths, beer and wine tasting, fine arts, and a fun children’s area.
Discount tickets are available online and at Raley’s, Nob Hill, and Bel Air Foods stores.