Upcoming Events

Thu 11

Parking & Access Committee Meeting

February 11 @ 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Thu 11

Downtown SLO Farmers’ Market

February 11 @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Tue 16

Design Committee Meeting

February 16 @ 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

kicks_concerts_2015Concerts in the Plaza Call for Poster Artist & Sponsors

Calling all local artists– we are looking for a local artist or graphic artist with fine art skills to produce the main image for the annual Concerts in the Plaza poster. The premier concert series, presented by Sunset Honda and hosted by the SLO Downtown Association, is the largest free concert series on the Central Coast.  If your business would like gain exposure to the thousands of people who flock to Downtown San Luis Obispo every Friday, please consider one of sponsorship opportunities.

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Farmers' MarketDowntown SLO Farmers’ Market

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.

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Downtown News

  • What’s Up Around Downtown?

    BoardIt’s election time for the San Luis Obispo Downtown Association this month. While on the national front the fur is flying and candidates are on their soapboxes flapping their arms and pointing fingers at one another, that is not the case Downtown. Our candidates are all running on a similar platform, their love for Downtown SLO. You won’t see any mud slinging here because the ballot is chock full of the most professional shop owners, restaurateurs and professionals in America. Professionals that don’t let party lines get in the way of getting things done and really embody what democracy is all about.

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  • Board of Directors Elections Underway

    DTA_LOGOSLO Downtown Association members– our annual Board of Directors elections are underway.  Ballots along with information about our nine candidates have been mailed out to your business.  We hope you will take a few moments to read about each candidate and vote for those you feel would best represent the needs of Downtown.

    Board members serve a two-year term and are dedicated to our mission of “Fostering an Economically Vibrant Downtown.”  So do your part and take the time to vote!  You may either mail or hand deliver your completed ballot to our office located at 1108 Garden Street, Suite 210 by 5 PM on Monday, February 29th.

  • Downtown Business Spotlight – Conscious People Thrive

    conscious_people_thriveFind your authentic Self and achieve emotional and physical health at Conscious People Thrive.  New to Downtown San Luis Obispo, Conscious People Thrive is locally owned and about connecting to your truth and experiencing a deep understanding of how you’re creating your own reality. Conscious People Thrive is owned and operated by Christa Rae Pacheco and is located above The Bladerunner Salon & Spa on Monterey Street, Suite C.

    Christa Rae Pacheco is a Medical Intuitive and Transformational Coach and has studied Energy Medicine and Metaphysical Science from a young age.  She is originally from Switzerland and came to the United States when she was 20.  Her intuitive insight gave her an approach to overcoming the challenges of life and was what inspired her business.  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

(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.