Things To Do

If you’re visiting Gilroy, California, you’ll soon find there’s too much to do in just one day! Take time to enjoy our world-famous Garlic Festival and explore other local attractions, wineries, golf courses, parks, museums, theaters, and more. There really is something for everyone!


Spooky Fun for the Whole Family in Gilroy

For some exciting but not-too-scary Halloween fun, don’t miss Scary Boo! And Spooky Zoo at Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park, where kids will enjoy exploring the Kiddie Hay Maze, Pinnacles Scary Maze, Spider’s Lair, and more (weekends only, October 4-26). You can also visit with friendly farm animals in the Spooky Zoo– and even camp out at the park for Halloween Camp Night on October 25.

You’ll discover even more fall fun at Casa de Fruta’s Pumpkin Junction (October 1-31). And be sure to bring the kids to Gilroy Premium Outlets for trick-or-treating on Halloween from 4-6pm. Stop by the Gilroy Welcome Center (near Forever 21) for an extra-special treat!

October Fun in Downtown Gilroy

Our springtime Wine Stroll was such a huge success, we’re now introducing the first-ever Downtown Gilroy Beer Crawl! Join us on October 25 to sample a wide variety of hand-crafted beers and enjoy live entertainment while you explore the unique shops, restaurants, and other local businesses in Downtown Gilroy.

Also, this year will be the first annual “Pumpkin People” decorating contest throughout Gilroy, so be sure to come by and see how many you can spot! Prizes will be awarded to businesses and residents for the most creative displays. Runs October 11 – November 1.

Fall Hiking Fun in Gilroy

Though summer is over, fall weather in Gilroy is still nice! Explore the many hiking and biking trails in and around Gilroy. Check our Outdoor Recreation page for more information about the different parks you can explore in Gilroy.

Coming soon…Santa Clara Valley Wineries Passport Weekend

Follow the new Wine Trail signs and discover all of our wonderful South Bay wineries during Passport Weekend, November 8-9. Tickets will be available at participating wineries and the Gilroy Welcome Center. Stay tuned for additional information.

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