Special Events Committee

Mission Statement: To provide a broad range of promotional events and activities to attract people to the Downtown core, to provide businesses with promotional opportunities, to retain a favorable business atmosphere and to raise funds for the Downtown Association operations.

This committee oversees the Concerts in the Plaza summer concert series, Special Events within Downtown SLO Farmers’ Market throughout the year,  a comprehensive Holiday program including the Holiday Parade, Santa’s House and the Classic Carousel in Mission Plaza.

Special events are an integral part of the Downtown Association’s mission to ensure Downtown is a vibrant and economically viable center for businesses and a safe, clean and beautiful place for visitors to enjoy themselves.

The Special Events Committee meets the first and third Wednesday of each month at 9 AM in the Downtown Association office.  If you are interested in joining the committee, contact Jennifer DiSanto at 541-0286 Ext. 11 or Jennifer@DowntownSLO.com.

Special Events 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.