Downtown Association will announce whether or not Downtown SLO  Farmers' Market will be cancelled due to rain by 3 PM on Thursday.  If the event is cancelled our Halloween Festivities will be rescheduled to Monday, October 31st from 5 PM - 8:30 PM.

Economic Activities Committee

The Economic Activities Committee meets every third Thursday of each month at 9 AM in the Downtown Association office. The most recently formed committee (est. 1998), the Economic Activities Committee was established to oversee matters of economic interest that affect Downtown. Issues such as business retention and attraction, clustering, retail space availability, economic forecast, franchising and others are discussed and implemented. The committee works with the Economic Development Manager at the City of San Luis Obispo to formulate strategies for the economic viability of Downtown. The Economic Activities Committee also oversees the ongoing compliance with the Strategic Operating Plan for Downtown.

Economic Activities 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

(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.