2020 dates: July 24-26.
Mission: The festival is established to provide benefits to local worthy charities and non-profit groups by promoting the community of Gilroy through a quality celebration of garlic.
History: The Gilroy Garlic Festival started in 1979 and is now known across the globe as summer’s ultimate food fair, with three full days of great garlicky food, live entertainment, and family fun.
The hearts of Gilroy PD and entire community go out to the victims of today's shooting at the Garlic Festival. The scene is still active. If you are looking for a loved one, please go to the reunification center at Gavilan College at parking lot B. #GilroyActiveshooter
— Gilroy Police (@GilroyPD) July 29, 2019
A statement regarding the tragic shooting at the Gilroy Garlic Festival pic.twitter.com/7Vjzku5di4
— Garlic Festival (@GilroyGarlicFes) July 29, 2019
— Ron Mader (@ronmader) September 9, 2018