The Rotary Club’s motto is “Service Above Self,” and
Gilroy Rotarians are actively involved in humanitarian,
educational, and cultural programs that touch people's
lives both in the local community and throughout the world.
Since the earliest days of the world-famous Gilroy Garlic Festival, the Gilroy Rotary Club has run one of the Festival’s most popular attractions: the Wine Pavilion. Rotary volunteers start working weeks before the Festival to set up the tent and sign up local wineries to provide a “taste of Gilroy.” During the three days of the Garlic Festival, Rotary members sell tickets and wine glasses, greet visitors, and pour lots and lots of wine. All the funds they raise go directly to the club’s Charitable Giving and Scholarship programs.
The Gilroy Garlic Festival is held every year on the last full weekend in July. We hope to see you there…and be sure to come visit us at the Wine Tent!