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Gilroy Garlic Festival Association Events

Connecting with the heart of Gilroy

For four decades, the Gilroy Garlic Festival welcomed garlic-lovers from around the world to enjoy delicious garlic food and family fun—and in the process, put Gilroy, California on the map as the “Garlic Capital of the World.”

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Today, the volunteer-led non-profit Gilroy Garlic Festival Association continues the legacy of the Festival through various community events throughout the year. All proceeds from these events help support the the Gilroy Garlic Festival Association, which has raised more than $12 million since 1979 for local schools, community groups, and charities.

We invite you to “follow your nose” and join in the great garlicky fun!

• Day on the Ridge
Sunday, May 26
Join us for a day filled with iconic rock ‘n’ roll performances and the mouthwatering culinary creations of our Gourmet Alley Team.

• 4th Annual Garlic Golf Classic Tournament
Friday, June 21
This popular tournament sells out every year and features a shotgun start and four-person scramble format, followed by dinner prepared by Gilroy Garlic Festival Gourmet Alley chefs.

• Gilroy Rodeo
Friday, August 9 – Sunday, August 11
Yee-haw! Our Gourmet Alley chefs will be serving up classic Gilroy Garlic Festival dishes to feed hungry rodeo fans during this exciting three-day event.

• A Blossoming Affair – Dinner in a Cherry Orchard
Saturday, September 7
It doesn’t get any more farm-to-table than this! Enjoy a delicious catered dinner outdoors in a picturesque cherry orchard in Gilroy.

For more information about these events, visit the Gilroy Garlic Festival Association website.

And remember, you can also enjoy great garlic experiences in Gilroy all year long along the Road to Garlic.