There’s always something going on in downtown Gilroy!

For a complete listing of all Gilroy events please visit our event calendar.

The Gilroy Downtown Business Association hosts a few major events on an annual basis:

Check out what’s new with the GDBA and a list of recent accomplishments in Downtown Gilroy. We are always looking for volunteers to help us produce our Downtown Gilroy events. Email us if you are interested in participating in the planning process. Join Us Downtown!

Interested in volunteering for a Main Street Sub-Committee with the Gilroy Downtown Business Association or helping plan or work on the day of events? Download this Volunteer Application and return to the GDBA via email to, fax: 408.842.6010 or regular mail: PO Box 2310 Gilroy, CA 95021.

For more information on all of our events, please check our Facebook page or email our Downtown Coordinator. To stay up to date with news and events from Downtown Gilroy, sign up for our newsletter by clicking here.

2018 GDBA Event Calendar:

  • Poppy Jasper Film Festival - Saturday, April 5 - 8 (Gilroy and Morgan Hill)
  • Gilroy Art & Wine Stroll and - Saturday, April 7: 1PM - 5PM (Downtown Gilroy)
  • South County Health Fair - Saturday, April 28: 10AM-2PM (GCA parking lot)
  • Spring Sidewalk Sale - TBD: 10AM-4PM (GCA parking lot and Downtown Gilroy)
  • Fifth Street Live Concert Series - Evenings, TBD: 7PM - 9PM (Fifth Street between Monterey & Eigleberry)
  • Fall Sidewalk Sale - TBD: 10AM-3PM (GCA parking lot and Downtown Gilroy)
  • Halloween Beer Crawl - Saturday, October 27: 2PM - 6PM (Downtown Gilroy)
  • Gilroy Holiday Parade & Tree Lighting - Saturday, December 1: 2:30PM - 8PM (Downtown Gilroy)

Poppy Jasper International Film Festival 

Save the date: April 5 - 8, 2018 for the Poppy Jasper International Film Festival taking place in Gilroy and Morgan Hill. Visit for more information. 


Gilroy Art and Wine Stroll 

Stroll through Downtown Gilroy while enjoying wine tasting, art, special dining and more on Saturday, April 7. Purchase tickets at the Gilroy Welcome Center, Gilroy Center for the Arts, Leedo Art and Frame, and online through Presale is $35, event week is $40, and day-of pricing is $45. This event is 21+ and will be held rain or shine.

South County Health Fair 

Save the date for the Inaugural South County Health Fair, from 10AM - 2PM on Saturday, April 28. Vendors from throughout the health and wellness community will be featured outside at the Gilroy Center for the Arts, including cooking demos, free health screenings and more! This event is FREE to the public and we hope you’ll join us. Want to be a vendor? Download a vendor application here. Want to help sponsor this event? Download the sponsor information here

2018 Monthly Board Meetings Schedule 

  • Jan. 2, 2018 - 6:00PM, Location: iFit Financial (Jeff Orth's Office), download agenda here
  • Feb. 6, 2018 - 6:00PM
  • Mar. 6, 2018 - 6:00PM
  • Apr. 2, 2018 - 6:00PM
  • May 1, 2018 - 6:00PM
  • June 5, 2018 - 6:00PM
  • July 2, 2018 - 6:00PM
  • Aug. 7, 2018 - 6:00PM
  • Sept. 4, 2018 - 6:00PM
  • Oct. 2, 2018 - 6:00PM
  • Nov. 6, 2018 - 6:00PM
  • Dec. 4, 2018 - 6:00PM

Help us create the Downtown Gilroy that people want to see. Become a Downtown Association sponsor and help us on our way. Contact Executive Director, Melanie Corona, with all your questions at and download a sponsor form here.

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