Gilroy Garlic Festival

7473 Monterey St, Gilroy , CA
+1 408.842.1625
Gilroy Garlic Festival Website
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The annual tribute to the stinking rose just turned 30 and is as redolent as ever. The three-day nonprofit event at Christmas Hill Park in Gilroy, the world’s garlic capital, is as hot as the late-July weather. Hungry hordes descend on the festival every year to hear live music and sample near-infinite culinary applications of the miracle bulb along Gourmet Alley.

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Live Music, Food and Family Fun everywhere you turn.
Here is a quick outline of what to expect:
Vineyard Stage
Main Amphitheater
Gazebo Stage
Kids Area
Cook Off Stage
Gourmet Alley and Food Vendors


Established in 1979, this three-day summertime celebration requires the work of 4,000 community volunteers, whose efforts have returned More than
$ 8.5 MILLION to various local charities.

34- Year Breakdown
The pyro-chefs on Gourmet Alley have served nearly 4 million visitors in 34 years. To feed the masses, the chefs have required:

416 tons of beef
133 tons of pasta
82 tons of scampi
62 tons of calamari
and 82 tons of fresh California garlic!