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!



THINGS TO DO IN GILROY, CA

Music in the Vineyards

Several of Gilroy’s award-winning wineries offer special programs throughout the summer where you can enjoy live music, wine, and food in a gorgeous setting. Try the Sunset Music Series at Sarah’s Vineyard on Friday nights throughout the summer. Be sure to download our handy Wineries Map so you can plan your own tasting tour.


The Octonauts are Coming!

If you spend any time with kids under the age of six, you probably already know that the “Octonauts” are a team of quirky and courageous adventure heroes who dive into action whenever there is trouble under the sea. These lovable characters (featured on Disney Jr.) will be coming to Gilroy Gardens this summer in a special live show at Lakeside Amphitheater, starting June 14. The park will be open every day from June 6 through August 17, so start planning your family getaway today!


Take a Hike!

Summer is a great time to 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.


The 36th annual Garlic Festival is almost here!

Come to the Gilroy Garlic Festival July 25, 26, and 27, where visitors from around the world come to enjoy three full days of great garlicky food, live entertainment, cutthroat cooking competitions, and fun for the whole family. Hope to see you there!


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