Upcoming Events

Fri 27

Live Concert

May 27 @ 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Sat 28

Tailgate Tasting

May 28 @ 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Wed 01

Promotions Committee Meeting

June 1 @ 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Downtown Brown's Birthday PartyDowntown Brown’s Birthday Bash

Thursday, May 26th

Come celebrate our beloved mascot Downtown Brown’s Birthday with us at Downtown SLO Farmers’ Market!

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Fresh_Picked_BannerFresh Picked Concert Series featuring Box the Oxford

Thursday, June 2nd

Get ready for another season of Downtown SLO Farmers’ Market Fresh Picked Concert Series! You can catch indie surf band Box the Oxford on the Harvest Stage.

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concerts_resinationConcerts in the Plaza

June 10th-September 9th

The much anticipated 2016 Concerts in the Plaza, presented by Sunset Honda and brought to you by SLO Downtown Association, kicks off Friday, June 10th with Celtic rock band Young Dubliners. 

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Downtown News

  • Downtown Perspective

    dominic_higueraIn San Luis Obispo, there is a handful of people that have dedicated much of their lives to creating the warm and inviting place that we affectionately call Downtown. Last month I had an opportunity to meet with one individual that undoubtedly played a big role in shaping the present state of our community. Deborah Cash spent nearly 20 years at the helm of the Downtown Association and as my predecessor she navigated some difficult times and exciting times but always stayed on course to building a better Downtown. Needless to say, I had some questions for Deborah that I hoped would shed some insight into what her career looked like, through her eyes.

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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.

  • Downtown Business Spotlight – SLO Yoga Center

    SLOYogaCenter copyNestled amongst Higuera Street shops lies a space meant to replenish the mind and body. With high energy and happy vibes, the SLO Yoga Center unites all yoga lovers of different ages.  It is a relaxing and expressive place that allows San Luis Obispo locals to dive into the practice of foundational yoga.  This foundational yoga is “true yoga,” basing all of its teachings on methods from India, where yoga originates. It does not solely focus on conditioning the body but incorporates meditation techniques meant to satisfy and strengthen the mind.  Read More

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.