Gilroy Chamber of Commerce’s

Garlic City Car Show

June 15, 2024

10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Downtown Gilroy, CA

24th Annual Garlic City Car Show

The Gilroy Chamber of Commerce presents the
24th Annual Garlic City Car Show, Saturday, June 15, 2024. Located in Downtown Gilroy, this event attracts thousands of spectators to enjoy hundreds of custom and classic cars, awards, vendors, margaritas, and more.

FREE for spectators.

Tickets from Eventbrite are sold out, but we will still take LIMITED Drive-Up Registration on the day of the event.

Countdown to 2024 Car Show








Information for Registered Vehicles

Your Space Number has been assigned and you will receive your car window display with space number and swag bag at check in. Please see map below. You will be escorted to your car space.

Check-in Time: Between 7:00 AM – 9:00 AM
Check-in Location: Same as last year, at the 7th and Eigleberry parking lot

Check-in Process
Location: Car registration is located at the 7th and Eigleberry parking lot.
Swag Bag and Dashboard Registration: You will be handed your swag bag and dashboard registration upon check-in

Event Details
Setup: All vehicles must be set up and in place by 9:45 am.
Event End Time: The show ends at 4:00 pm. Please do not move your vehicle until after 4:00 pm.

Please help us make the day a success by inviting your family, friends, and customers! Attached is a graphic you can share with your network. (Make sure to tag @gilroychamber on Facebook and Instagram and @garliccitycarshow on Facebook)

If you have any questions or need further assistance, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Marci Bracco Cain

(831) 747-7455
Text or Call Day of Event for Support

More About Us

The Garlic City Car Show is an event designed and produced by the Gilroy Chamber of Commerce to promote the community and to help build a strong local economy.  Each year this show is made possible by over 50 volunteers and committee members. To get involved in the planning of next year’s show, please contact us at

Car Show 2022 image provided by GMHToday

Thank You To Our 2024 Sponsors!

Bhandal BrosBracco's TowingGina Lopez State FarmThrive Kaiser PermanenteHeritage Bank of CommerceJohnny's Custom Auto BodyVisit GilroyRecology              Gilroy Gardens


Highlights from Past Shows

  • The Garlic City Car Show has always been held in Downtown Gilroy
  • 2000 was the first Garlic City Car Show
  • Originally started as a kick-off for the Gilroy Garlic Festival
  • At one point it was called Garlic City Fun Run because it included a 5K run
  • In 2003 large rock boulders were brought in for an off-road course
  • In 2007 the Garlic City Car Show included a hot dog eating contest
  • In 2014 it included a street Sock Hop
  • In 2016 the Gilroy Chamber of Commerce began managing the Car Show
  • In 2017 David Jenkins, lead singer/guitarist, from “Pablo Cruise” performed in concert
  • In 2018, the show was expanded to a 3-day event including a Parade of Cars and a Show and Shine. The final day included over 10,000 attendees, 55 vendors, 3 live music stages with 17 bands performing throughout the day, and 284 registered vehicles
  • In 2019, Dennis Gage from My Classic Car filmed the show for his tv show, broadcasted in over 100 million homes. We had over 10,000 attendees, 4 music stages with 24 bands throughout the day, 7 Trophies (Best of Show; Mayor’s Award; President’s Award; Dennis Gage Award; Longest Distance; Most Unique; Best Paint, 42 Merchant Awards  and 350 of the coolest cars in Gilroy!
  • In 2022, the Garlic City Car Show returned to Downtown Gilroy after 2 years of cancellations due to COVID-19. Due to ongoing restrictions, we cut the show down to 225 classic cars and 2 live music stages. We had over 30 vendors, and over 5,000 attendees. We also gave out 40 Merchant Awards, 3 trophies, and a new award honoring the late Donald Elvis Prieto and his family.




Online Registration is Closed

Tickets from Eventbrite are sold out, but we will still take LIMITED Drive-Up Registration on the day of the event. We are thrilled to have you join us on Saturday, June 15th!


Food Vendor Registration is Closed

Please note that food vendor registration for the Garlic City Car Show is now closed. We are no longer accepting food vendor applications after May 15, 2024.

Thank you for your interest and support!

Support Our Event

Sponsorship is Closed.

The opening for sponsors has now closed. 

Email to get on the list for next year.

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