Gilroy Garlic Festiva
Each July, Gilroy hosts its biggest event, the Gilroy Garlic Festival. Known as the "Ultimate Summer Food Fair", the Garlic Festival consists of three days of delicious food, beverages, and live entertainment. Throughout these three days, over two tons of fresh garlic is consumed in dishes such as garlic bread and garlic fries. For the truly brave, however, you cannot leave without a free cone of garlic ice cream. After your face has been stuffed with this garlicky goodness, make sure to check out the four stages of live entertainment, children's activity area, and cook-offs.
Family Fun at Gilroy
This unique family theme park in the heart of Gilroy is the only garden-themed park in California. The most fascinating parts of the park are the awe-inspiring Circus Trees. There are over 20 of these uniquely shaped trees at Gilroy Gardens, proving mankind's endless imagination. The park also features six beautiful gardens full of blossoming flowers, as well as interactive water features to help you cool off from the heat. This all just serves as a backdrop for what the kids are really interested in, which are the park's amusement rides, rock maze, and playgrounds.
Snag a Deal at the Pr
For the shopaholics, there is no place better for finding a great deal on your favorite brands than at the Gilroy Premium Outlets. This outlet mall features 145 unique stores, such as Banana Republic, Gap, Calvin Klein, and Polo Ralph Lauren. This includes over 30 shoe stores and 13 stores that are just for kids. Feel free to shop until you drop at this outlet mall, and when you need a refresher, stop into one of the center's restaurants or coffee shops. Gilroy Premium Outlets also has its own Starbucks, Auntie Anne's, and a large cafe and marketplace.