The annual Gilroy Garlic Festival is celebrating 36 summers of fun! It is a celebration of food, fun and family.
The festival is held in a park. It is all outdoors with mostly turf and some compact dirt and asphalt walkways. There are natural shade trees, and many shade tents with tables and benches.
Shirt and shoes are required.
Christmas Hill Park rules prohibit bringing the following items on Festival grounds:
- Alcohol of any kind
- Bottles, glass and cans
- Coolers - large or small
- Frisbees and water projecting devices
- Pocket knives and weapons of any kind.
Please be advised that the City of Gilroy park rules prohibit dogs and other animals from being brought into the park, except Service Dogs.
The Gilroy Garlic Festival is a celebration of food, fun and family. It is the Garlic Festival's policy to provide a safe, family-friendly atmosphere for all Festival patrons and volunteers. Therefore, the Garlic Festival refuses entry or admission to anyone wearing clothing or paraphernalia indicating or signifying membership in a gang, including a motorcycle club. This policy is applied equally to all persons, regardless of their sex, race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, disability or medical condition.