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2021 Gilroy Garlic Festival Returns (July 23 – Aug 1)

Enjoy your favorite bites from the drive-thru “Gourmet Alley” on two weekends July 23–25 and July 30–Aug 1st
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After being canceled in 2020 due to COVID, this week, the Gilroy Garlic Festival Association announced that the festival is returning (with some modifications, like a drive-thru gourmet alley) for 2021 on two weekends,  July 23rd–25th and July 30th–August 1st.

Back in 2019 the festival was $17.99 adv / $20 door and took place at Christmas Hill Park.

For 2021 we know it’s taking place at a new location, Gilroy Presbyterian Church, but the rest of the festival still seems to be a work in progress and specific details (and admission costs) are sparse.

See the latest updates on Facebook or gilroygarlicfestivalassociation.com

Gilroy Garlic Festival
July 23-25, July 30-Aug 1, 2021 | Time: TBD
Gilroy Presbyterian Church, 6000 Miller Ave., Gilroy
Cost – TBD

Here’s what we know so far…

1. Enjoy Your Favorite Bites at a Reimagined Gourmet Alley
Drive-thru Gourmet Alley will be held on the weekends of July 23rd, 24th and 25th, and July 30th, 31st, and August 1st, at Gilroy Presbyterian Church, located at 6000 Miller Ave., Gilroy, CA 95020. Menu and drive-thru times to be announced shortly.

The Festival is working closely with the Santa Clara County Health Department to get approval for the Gourmet Alley Drive-Thru. Currently, the health department is still not reviewing and/or approving permits for temporary events. It is hoped that by July, the health department will allow the Festival to offer this activity to the public.

2. The Gilroy Garlic Festival will bring the freshness of fields, orchards, and artisanal foods directly to your table, as well as local wines.
Savor a Farm-to-Table dinner at Fortino’s Winery (located at 4525 Hecker Pass Highway) the evening of Saturday, July 24th. Stay tuned for chef and menu details.

3. Make a Hole-In-One at the Garlic Festival Golf Tournament
Golf for a cause at the Garlic Festival Golf Classic, which will be held Friday, July 30th at Gilroy Golf Course, located at 9402, 2695 Hecker Pass Road. Details to be announced in May.