- What’s Happening Around Downtown in June?
San Luis Obispo has been coined the “Happiest City in America” many times and as a native of our beloved town, I’m glad that SLO is where I hang my hat at night. It has been a couple of years since we had such a flattering title bestowed upon us and in that time I have spent many hours analyzing what it could be that makes people here so happy. From what I have distilled from all of that analysis is this; there are a lot of reasons to be happy in San Luis Obispo. One commonality of all of those reasons, however, is that this is a healthy community. San Luis Obispo is healthy both economically and physically and it is because residents demand healthy options.
- Downtown Proud
The San Luis Obispo Downtown Association is organizing
Downtown Proud, where residents will come together for a community clean-up on Saturday, June 6. This volunteer event will begin in Mission Plaza at 9 AM and continue until noon.
We are seeking volunteers to help make this event a reality. Volunteers will be broken up into teams and assigned a section of Downtown with a “to-do” list and supplies to complete the job. Tasks will include picking up litter; sweeping sidewalks; cleaning benches, trashcans, light poles, bike racks, planters and tree grates; cleaning window sills, pruning trees and cleaning up spills on the sidewalk. This is a family-friendly event and the Downtown Association certainly encourages community participation. We also encourage Downtown businesses to get in on the action by sweeping and cleaning the area in front of your establishments on or before Saturday, June 6 and show your support by using #DowntownProud and #DowntownSLO hashtags.
With summer approaching, tourists will be arriving to enjoy our beautiful city, and it is time to make the Downtown area shine like new. Grab a pair of gloves and come help to do your part in the community! If you or your group would like to volunteer, please email Dominic Tartaglia at Dominic@DowntownSLO.com.
- Bike Month Window Decorating Contest
You still have time to vote in our Downtown Bike Month Window Decorating Contest! Vote for the best window online by Sunday, May 31 in three categories: Most Creative, Most Inspiring and Most Technical. The winner will be recognized at rideshare.org, on all social media channels and at the Bike Month Blowout Party on June 4 at Downtown SLO Farmers’ Market.
We hope you’ll visit all of the participating Downtown businesses and VOTE for your favorites at www.rideshare.org/bike-month-downtown-window-contest/.
There are events happening all month long including breakfasts, Bike-In Movie nights, Bike Challenge and a chance to win a new bike! To see the calendar of events, please visit www.RideShare.org.
Thursday, June 4
Fresh Picked Concert Series presented by the San Luis Obispo Collection features great local music and takes place on select dates through the months of April to September at the Harvest Stage located in the Union Bank parking lot from 6:30–8:30 PM.
June 12 – September 11
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. The season kicks off Friday, June 12 and runs through September 11 from 5 – 8 PM.
Thursdays 6 – 9 PM
Held every Thursday night, Downtown SLO Farmers’ Market brings the community together to shop for fresh produce, sample San Luis Obispo’s delectable and varied cuisine, browse local shops, listen to live music and interact with local entertainers.