|When is Gilroy Garlic Festival in 2017?|
The 39th Annual Gilroy Garlic Festival in 2017 will run from Friday, July 28th through Sunday, July 30th.
|What is Gilroy Garlic Festival?|
The Gilroy Garlic Festival is one of the largest and most popular festivals in the USA. Founded in 1979 by Dr. Rudy Melone, Don Christopher, and Val Filice, the festival is used to promote the local garlic industry while also supporting local charities. The festival is made possible with the help of over 4,000 volunteers each year. Since the first edition, over $9 million has been raised for various charities. Over 100,000 attend the 3-day festival every year that is hosted on the last full-weekend in the month of July every year.
The Garlic Festival includes concerts, live entertainment, cook-off's, cooking demos, garlic braiding workshops, a children's area with games and rides, arts & crafts, and lots of food, drinks, and products that are garlic inspired.