Upcoming Events

Sun 26

Barrels in the Plaza

June 26 @ 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Wed 29

Issues Evaluation

June 29 @ 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Thu 30

Downtown SLO Farmers’ Market

June 30 @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
San Luis Obispo

concerts_young_dubliners_2016Concerts in the Plaza

June 10th-September 9th

Celebrating 21 years, Concerts in the Plaza presented by Sunset Honda and brought to you by SLO Downtown Association, is sure to please crowds with the finest of local talented musicians every Friday 5–8 PM from June 10th until September 9th in beautiful Mission Plaza.

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chorro_growingChorro Street Expansion

June – September

Downtown SLO Farmers’ Market is growing with an expanded produce section of The Market! Starting Thursday, June 2nd, look for the “Fresh Harvest” section on Chorro Street.

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Fresh_Picked_BannerFresh Picked Concert Series

Thursday, July 7th

Get ready for another season of Downtown SLO Farmers’ Market Fresh Picked Concert Series! Burning James and the Funky Flames take on the Harvest Stage with their blues and soul tunes.

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Downtown News

  • Concerts in the Plaza featuring Zongo All-Stars

    zongoZongo All-Stars will be bringing their unique blend of worldbeat music to our Concerts in the Plaza on Friday, June 24thZongo All-Stars have been voted the best local band in SLO County for two years in a row. A mixture of the unique blend of Afro-Latin/Afro-Caribbean/Funk/Reggae/Calypso music known as CaliCubano comes together in their sound for a hot, fun and exciting music and dance experience.  This week’s band is sponsored by The Bladerunner Salon & Day Spa and Stephen Patrick Design and our featured sponsor is our Silver Sponsor: Avivo Townhomes.

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  • Downtown Association Rebranding Request for Proposal

    DTA_LOGOThe San Luis Obispo Downtown Association recently adopted the name change to Downtown SLO and wishes to brand the organization as the professional group for Downtown business owners working to improve their neighborhood identified as Downtown. We are seeking to retain a qualified full-service marketing agency to develop the Downtown SLO brand and develop effective media for the organization.

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  • Join Our Team

    DTA_LOGOThe SLO Downtown Association currently has two job openings.  The organization is looking for an individual to join its team as a Downtown Ambassador.  Our Downtown Ambassadors work together with SLO Police Department in making sure the Downtown area is safe. The Ambassadors also welcome tourists to the area, communicate with business owners and staff, and keep our streets clean.

    The SLO Downtown Association is also seeking a dynamic individual to fill the position of our Downtown SLO Farmers’ Market mascot, Downtown Brown. If you have spirit, an outgoing personality and enjoy being around children and people, please consider playing the role of our beloved Market mascot Downtown Brown.  For more information or if you would like to apply for either positions, please click here.

Great American Main Street Award Winner

San Luis Obispo, California was awarded The Great American Main Street Award in 1999 by the National Trust For Historic Preservation. Since 1995, this esteemed award has been presented to five US Cities each year, recognizing them for their successful preservation-based downtown revivals.

San Luis Obispo Downtown Association

1108 Garden Street, Suite 210
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Phone: (805) 541-0286
Fax: (805) 781-2647

(805) 458-5153

Old SLO Trolley

Trolley service is provided from both of the parking structures and at convenient locations within the Downtown core approximately every 15 minutes. The fare is 50 cents. Hours of operation are:

  • Thursdays - 5 PM to 9 PM - Year Round
  • Fridays - 5 PM to 9 PM - June-Labor Day
  • Saturday - 5 PM to 9 PM - April - October

Click here for the Trolley and City bus schedule.