Upcoming Events

Fri 03

Concerts in the Plaza

July 3 @ 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Fri 03

Art After Dark

July 3 @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Tue 07

Executive Committee Meeting

July 7 @ 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Truth_About_SeafoodConcerts in the Plaza

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.

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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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fresh_picked_damon_castilloFresh Picked Concert Series featuring TROPO

Thursday, July 9

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.

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Downtown News

  • What’s Happening Around Downtown in July?

    downtown_proudA strong sense of community is an integral component to building and maintaining a vibrant Downtown that is loved by all of its users. If measuring that sense of community is any indicator as to how much Downtown SLO is loved, last month proved that our community is head over heals for their Downtown neighborhood. On June 6th the San Luis Obispo Downtown Association organized the first annual #DowntownProud clean up day with nearly 100 volunteers gearing up with work gloves and scrub brushes and taking to the streets for a combined 270 hours.

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  • Want to Participate in STEAM Alley at Downtown SLO Farmers’ Market?

    STEAM_Alley_LogoSTEAM Alley is a brand new section of Downtown SLO Farmers’ Market offering interactive displays for visitors of all ages with the intention of promoting science, technology, engineering, arts, and math. STEAM Alley is a year-round event that falls on the last Thursday of each month.

    Generally, to participate in STEAM Alley, organizations would pay a $15 annual application fee and a nightly payment of $30.  For the months of June, July, and August, we will be waiving that nightly fee!
    Upcoming STEAM Alley Dates:
    •    Thursday, June 25
    •    Thursday, July 30
    •    Thursday, August 27
    Need more information about STEAM Alley or want to apply?  Please visit www.DowntownSLO.com/steam-alley.

  • Downtown Business Spotlight – To Have & To Hold Bridal Salon

    to_Have_&_to_HoldBeauty takes on a new form in To Have & To Hold, a Bridal Salon and Boutique! Their new business is located at 774 Marsh Street, Suite 110, and is owned and operated by Lead Stylist & Makeup Artist, Briana Gros. “We invite you to experience our unique setting to create the most memorable looks in hair and airbrush makeup, tailor-made for you and your bridal party.  Our Boutique features luxury beauty products, as well as, gently-worn bridal gowns, veils, and accessories upon consignment.”

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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.