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. For 2021, the Garlic Festival has been reimagined as a “Drive-Thru” experience, where you can still enjoy all your Festival favorites from Gourmet Alley!


From scampi and pepper steak sandwiches to garlic bread and garlic fries, you can now enjoy all your favorite garlicky dishes from Gourmet Alley in a convenient “drive-thru”! This new Gilroy Garlic Festival experience will be held on the weekends of July 23-25 and July 30-August 1 at Gilroy Presbyterian Church at 6000 Miller Avenue in Gilroy. Place your order in advance at the Gilroy Garlic Festival website.


Savor the freshness from local fields, orchards, and vineyards as you enjoy artisanal foods and amazing wines at a Farm-to-Table dinner at Fortino Winery (4525 Hecker Pass Highway in Gilroy) on the evening of Saturday, July 24. Check the Gilroy Garlic Festival website for chef and menu details.

Road to Garlic

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

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?