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Join the Celebration | Military Get in FREE
Make this a Fourth of July weekend your family will remember forever!
Enjoy all the fun rides and attractions and the super-splashy Water Oasis, plus specialty food, drinks, and fun in our Events Plaza.
Gilroy Gardens will be open special holiday hours of 10am to 6pm Friday, July 1 through Monday, July 4. The Events Plaza festivities take place each day from 11am to 4pm.
As we celebrate our freedom, we also honor those who have served and sacrificed to protect it. For all four days, admission for all active and retired military is FREE with valid ID as part of our Salute to Heroes.
Read below for more details and get your tickets today to join in all the fun!
Independence Day Food, Fun & Festivities | Events Plaza 11am - 4pm
Our chefs have created some all-new, specialty dishes for this special celebration!
• Country Chicken Cupcakes (Original, Buffalo, or Hot Honey Drizzle)
• Chicago and New York Style Hot Dogs
• Buffalo and Carne Asada Fries
• Red, White & Blue Soft Serve Cone (with Pop Rocks sprinkles for fireworks in your mouth!)
Special Summer Cocktails
Raise a glass with these refreshing drinks available for purchase at the Events Plaza bar.
• Boozy Peach Tea
• Watermelon Margarita
• Spiked Blackberry Lemonade
Family Fun & Games!
Dance and play at the ultimate picnic party from 11am-4pm in our Events Plaza.
• High-energy DJ tunes from Central Coast Entertainment
• Selfie Photo Booth
• Giant Connect Four
• Red-White-and-Blue Cornhole
Independence Day Weekend Celebration at Gilroy Gardens
Join us as we celebrate our Independence Day and honor Military Heroes. Admission is FREE all four days for all active and retired military with ID.