Upcoming Events

Thu 29

Farmers’ Market

January 29 @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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Tue 03

Executive Committee Meeting

February 3 @ 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
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Every month on the first Tuesday

Concerts in the Plaza

Call for Artist, Bands and Sponsors!

Concerts in the Plaza presented by Sunset Honda and hosted by the SLO Downtown Association is the largest free concert series on the Central Coast.  We are currently looking for the best local musicians to perform and a local artist to create our poster image.  There are sponsorship opportunities available as well!

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2014-SFG-World-Champs-markSF Giants Trophy Tour

March 5

The San Luis Obispo Downtown Association and Junior Giants are excited to announce the arrival of the San Francisco Giants THREE World Series Trophies at Farmers’ Market on Thursday, March 5 from 5 – 7 PM.

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Tree_Lighting_ProgramLight Up Downtown

Want to help “Light Up Downtown?”  Then, become a commemorative sponsor of our Downtown Tree Lighting Program!

Only a few trees remain available in the Downtown area along Higuera Street between Morro and Garden Streets.

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Downtown News

  • What’s Happening Around Downtown in January?

    dom_staff_photoJanuary marks the beginning of the calendar year and the beginning of resolutions for people across the country and while many folks are looking ahead, I would like to take a peak back. Generally speaking, I am a forward thinker and like to have a few steps planned out in front of me but at the end of each year I think that a moment of reflection can help to ground us and keep us in the moment. While I have looked back throughout the past year, I think that one of the most recent events at the Downtown Association warrants a good article.

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  • Notice to Downtown Association Members

    DTA_LOGOIt has come to our attention that the California State Board of Equalization (BOE) plans to visit businesses in our area as part of the Statewide Compliance and Outreach Program (SCOP). The BOE will visit businesses throughout the state to ensure they have all required permits and licenses.  The visits are also an opportunity for business owners to learn more about the state’s tax laws and regulations and to ask questions about any BOE programs. If you have questions regarding the upcoming visits, any tax and fee programs the BOE administers, or permit requirements, please visit www.BOE.CA.gov or contact SCOP Supervisor Chantale Sawaya at (408) 938-7779.

  • Meet Our Newest Downtown Ambassadors

    DTA-Ambassador-logoOur Downtown Ambassadors work together with SLO Police Department in making sure the Downtown area is safe. The team also welcomes tourists to the area, communicates with business owners and staff, and keeps our streets clean.  Downtown Ambassadors are dressed in brightly colored red shirts with the “Downtown Ambassador” logo on it.  Our newest Downtown Ambassadors are Courtney Caldwell and Matt Avila.  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.

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 to 9 p.m. - Year Round
  • Fridays - 5 to 9 p.m. - June-Labor Day
  • Saturday - 5 to 9 p.m. - April - October

Click here for the Trolley and City bus schedule.