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

Labor Day Weekend Sale at the Outlets

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Music Concerts in Gilroy

Looking for a fun way to unwind after a long week? Come to downtown Gilroy! The Fifth Street Live outdoor concert series continues on Friday nights through September 5, with a great lineup of bands ranging from classic rock to jazz, bluegrass, and country. Grab some dinner at a downtown restaurant and then enjoy the show. The concerts are free - just bring your own chairs and your dancing shoes!

Also, 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.


Summer Fun at Gilroy Gardens

Check out the all-new Water Oasis Park, see the "Octonauts" show and play at the Pony Up petting zoo.

The Water Oasis attraction is now open, making Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park the coolest place to play this summer. Kids of all ages can have splashy fun while also learning about the importance of water conservation.

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!

Visit Gilroy Garden's Pony Up! petting zoo to see goats, ducks, chickens, rabbits and pigs all sized just for the little ones. Though there is an additional charge for Petting Zoo, all proceeds go to Pony Up! for the care of the animals.


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.


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