Downtown SLO Farmers’ Market & Halloween Festivities have been canceled tonight due to the anticipated inclement weather. Halloween Festivities (Trick-or-Treating and Costume Contest) have been rescheduled to Monday, October 31st, from 5 PM - 8:30 PM.  Trick-or-Treating bags & maps will be available in the Union Bank parking lot (955 Higuera Street) at 5 PM.  Costume Contest will also be held there starting at 6:30 PM. 

Design Committee

The Design Committee meets every third Tuesday of each month at 8 AM in the Downtown Association office. The purpose of this committee is to develop guidelines and programs for the enhancement of Downtown, to maintain pre-established beautification programs, and handle issues related toward the maintenance of a clean, safe, and beautiful Downtown district. The Design committee also works to promote public art in the Downtown.

Design Committee Members

Downtown Foresters—Plant, Prune & Protect!

The Downtown Foresters formed in May 2007—as a sub-committee of the Design Committee—to assist City tree crews in caring for and maintaining the trees in the Downtown area.  They receive training from City Arborist Ron Combs and are responsible for assisting with planting, pruning, watering, fertilizing and looking out for the “urban forest.”

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.