Downtown SLO Farmers’ Market Committee

The purpose of Downtown SLO Farmers’ Market is to promote business in the Downtown core. The event is organized by, administered by, and paid for by the SLO Downtown Association. The SLO Downtown Association is an advisory body to the City Council and is created and operated under state and local laws. The Downtown Association administers Downtown SLO Farmers’ Market in order to:

  • create a positive image of Downtown San Luis Obispo
  • expose community members to retail stores and services offered in Downtown
  • generate foot traffic on Thursday nights
  • provide a forum for community activities
  • maintain the Downtown as the center of retail, social, and civic activities enhance the community as a whole

The Downtown SLO Farmers’ Market Committee meets the second  Wednesday of each month at 8 AM in the Downtown Association office. The purpose of the Downtown SLO Farmers’ Market Committee is to develop a comprehensive schedule for promotional activities which are part of the weekly event; develop promotional activities designed to enhance retail trade and traffic during the event; coordinate weekly events including entertainment, space allocations, janitorial maintenance, street closure procedures, and special activity supervision.

Further, the committee establishes rules and regulations for the event, reviewed as determined necessary, supervises finances relating to the event, coordinates an information booth during the event, and works in conjunction with the promotions committee to enhance the Downtown Association district.

Downtown SLO Farmers’ Market Committee Members

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
SLODA@DowntownSLO.com

DOWNTOWN AMBASSADORS
(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.