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The Gilroy Garlic Festival Association 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.
The Gilroy Garlic Festival Association has very deep roots in the community. Generations of residents are forever linked by the bonds formed volunteering with the namesake celebration. As we move into 2021, we honor our roots, recognizing garlic’s significant role in the fabric of Gilroy, the important role of our neighbors in defining who we are as a community, and the generosity of our neighbors in caring for and supporting each other, while supporting local non-profits, through the celebration of garlic.
The Gilroy Garlic Festival Association’s events for 2021 will honor our roots with a celebration that is quintessentially Gilroy in its flavor, attitudes, appearance, and activities. They will express the distinctive personality of Gilroy. From the food to the music, it will be immediately recognizable as not just another monolithic special event.
The Gilroy Garlic Festival Association events will blend an atmosphere of fun and excitement with a focus on meeting today’s needs and developing resources for the future, with proceeds benefiting local non-profits working in our community. With the involvement of the members of our community, we will strive to highlight the different economic drivers that make Gilroy a successful community. We will share the ways in which non-profit organizations address challenges that impact the quality of life for all residents.
The Gilroy Garlic Festival Association aims to be a chain that links together residents, businesses, nonprofits, faith groups, schools, and other local institutions in a collaborative and supportive expression of “community” as a verb, not a noun. It is an ambitious goal, and we know it. But we have been around for a long time and know we have the will to be a unifying force for good here at home.
The Gilroy Garlic Festival Association seeks to have more than one signature event. Throughout the year we will continue to work to connect our community with smaller events, educational activities, and giving opportunities. Our mission to strengthen the bonds within our community is an ongoing commitment. Join us in making Gilroy a more caring, economically sound, and connected place to live, work, and play.