Children’s Area

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NEW FOR 2017:  THE CHILDREN'S AREA HAS MOVED!
WE'RE NOW LOCATED NEAR THE AMPHITHEATER STAGE AND GATE 1.


Kids of all ages will enjoy the exciting rides, hands-on activities, games, kid-friendly food, and live entertainment in the Gilroy Garlic Festival Children's Area. It's a fun place the whole family can enjoy!

Some of the attractions include Dance Dome and Beat the Bucket (both NEW for 2017!), Spider Zone, Obstacle Course, Games, Spin Art, Face Painting, FREE DIY Home Depot Kits and Ceramic Tiles, and more!

Outside the Children's Area, teens and adults will also enjoy fun activities like the Quad Bungee Jump, Zip Line, Mobile Rock Climbing Wall, and more, located throughout Christmas Hill Park.


DID YOU KNOW?
Admission to the 2017 Gilroy Garlic Festival is FREE for kids 10 & under!


 

CHILDREN'S AREA ENTERTAINMENT

Enjoy contests, games, hula hooping and lots more fun and surprises for the whole family, all presented by the award-winning former hosts of the KTVU Fox Kids Club and WB20 Kids Lori & RJ. You could win tickets to the Beach Boardwalk, Marvel Universe Live, and more!

Friday July 28, 2017
11:00 am Local Entertainers
1:15 pm Angelique Lucero
Singer, songwriter, guitarist from Gilroy performing family friendly pop tunes.
1:45 pm Funk’n’Folk Family Music with Lori & RJ
Music and dance that’s fun, funky and for all ages. Lots of participation. Cool prizes too!
2:30 pm A Tale of “Tall Tales” Puppet Show
It's time to sit back, relax, and enjoy some good old-fashioned "Americana.” Fun for the whole family. Featuring folk songs, clever scenery, and a large cast of "bigger than life" puppets.
3:00 pm Ronald McDonald Show
America's most lovable clown will make you smile with his hilarious Magic Show. Lots of games and prizes.
3:30 pm Zumba Fun with Rosemary
Join in the fun or just sit back as this group dances to popular music.
4:00 pm A Tale of “Tall Tales” Puppet Show
It's time to sit back, relax, and enjoy some good old-fashioned "Americana.” Fun for the whole family. Featuring folk songs, clever scenery, and a large cast of "bigger than life" puppets.
4:30 pm Funk’n’Folk Music with Lori & RJ
Wrap up the day with a variety of fun family music. R&B, rock’n’roll and Folk for kids. Cool prizes too.

 

Saturday July 29, 2017
11:00 am Noelle Salcido
Soloist singing Disney songs
12:00 pm Hip Hop Craze
Local competitive hip hop dance team (ages 7-20)
12:30 pm Jayden Long
CTG dancer who recently performed with Katy Perry & Disney Channel's Bizaardvark
1:15 pm Angelique Lucero
Singer, songwriter, guitarist from Gilroy performing family friendly pop tunes.
1:45 pm Funk’n’Folk Family Music with Lori & RJ
Music and dance that’s fun, funky and for all ages. Lots of participation. Cool prizes too!
2:15 pm Marionette Show
Come on a magical journey where you can meet dragons, disco dancing ducks, tap dancing skeletons, and other fanciful creations. This show presents puppetry in its most exciting form.
2:45 pm Ronald McDonald Show
America's most lovable clown will make you smile with his hilarious Magic Show. Lots of games and prizes.
3:15 pm Daniel Ordoñez and Alondra – The Singing and Dancing Family
The whole family will entertain you with traditional and modern
songs in Spanish and English. Salsa dancing too.
3:45 pm South Valley Suzuki String Academy
Internationally known Violin School has toured England, Germany, the Azores, and Portugal. Get ready for a classical treat.
4:15 pm Marionette Show
Come on a magical journey where you can meet dragons, disco dancing ducks, tap dancing skeletons, and other fanciful creations. This show presents puppetry in its most exciting form.
4:45 pm Funk’n’Folk Music with Lori & RJ
Wrap up the day with a variety of fun family music. R&B, rock’n’roll and Folk for kids. Cool prizes too.

 

Sunday July 30, 2017
11:00 am Local Entertainers
12:00 pm Christopher High School Cheer and Dance Team
A fun cheer and dance clinic
1:15 pm Angelique Lucero
Singer, songwriter, guitarist from Gilroy performing family friendly pop tunes.
1:45 pm The Magic Of Gerald Joseph
Some of the smoothest, cleverest, funniest magic you’ll ever see. Get ready to laugh a lot.
2:15 pm The Three Brave Deeds Puppet Show
A little Native American boy works with the animals to accomplish three special tasks to help the land.
2:45 pm Ronald McDonald Show
America's most lovable clown will make you smile with his hilarious Magic Show. Lots of games and prizes.
3:15 pm Grupo Folklorico Los Laureles
San Jose's premier Mexican dance company with traditional Folk Dances. Enjoy the talented young folkloric dancers.
3:45 pm The Magic Of Gerald Joseph
Some of the smoothest, cleverest, funniest magic you’ll ever see. Get ready to laugh a lot.
4:30 pm The Three Brave Deeds Puppet Show
A little Native American boy works with the animals to accomplish three special tasks to help the land.
5:00 pm Funk’n’Folk Music with Lori & RJ
Wrap up the day with a variety of fun family music. R&B, rock’n’roll and Folk for kids. Cool prizes too.

 

Special thanks to 2017 Children's Area Sponsors: B&T Farms, GoGreen Roofing Corporation, Marvel Universe Live, Home Depot, Beach Boardwalk, and Children's Fairyland Oakland Theme Park.