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Gilroy Garlic Festival

The great garlic godfather of all summer food festivals

Since the very first Gilroy Garlic Festival in 1979, the local community has come together to welcome thousands of visitors from around the world to enjoy great garlicky food and family fun.

Powered by Volunteers

Did you know that the Gilroy Garlic Festival is powered by over 4,000 volunteers? They all work to welcome visitors to summer’s ultimate food fair-while earning money for their favorite school groups, sports teams, churches, and non-profit organizations. Since 1979, the Gilroy Garlic Festival Association has donated more than $11.5 million back to the local community. Where else can you have so much fun and do so much good?

Road to Garlic

Follow the Road to Garlic to find great garlic food and experiences in Gilroy all year long!