Upcoming Events

  1. Festival Mozaic Mission Plaza Dinner

    July 23 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
  2. Farmers’ Market

    July 24 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  3. Concerts in the Plaza

    July 25 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  4. Taste of the Central Coast

    July 27 @ 3:00 pm - 6:30 pm

concerts_resinationConcerts in the Plaza

June 13 – September 5

Sunset Honda presents Concerts in the Plaza– THE premier summer concert series on the Central Coast!

Concerts in the Plaza is now in its 19th year and features the finest of local talented musicians from 5 – 8 PM every Friday until September 5 in the heart of Downtown, Mission Plaza.

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downtown_touristsState of Downtown Breakfast

Wednesday, August 6

The San Luis Obispo Downtown Association invites you to join us for our Third Annual State of the Downtown Breakfast on Wednesday, August 6 at 7:30 AM at Mother’s Tavern.

This information filled breakfast begins with a hearty breakfast and solid serving of information that relates to your business and the state of our district.  Read More

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

  • SLO Downtown Association Welcomes New Staff Member

    jill_photoMeet our newest staff member. Jill Bilich has joined our team as the new Thursday Night Promotions Coordinator.  She graduated from Cal Poly with a bachelors in Business Administration in 2008 and most recently worked as a coordinator for CAPSLO Youth Programs where she wore many hats and led the development of a county-wide resource website for teens, TheSLOdown.org. She loves music, the outdoors, and leading the youth group at Calvary SLO with her husband Nick. Bilich has a strong passion for supporting local businesses and organizations and helping them thrive. She is excited to serve the community in new ways by stepping into this role!


  • Concerts in the Plaza featuring Fialta

    FialtaConcerts in the Plaza, presented by Sunset Honda and brought to you by SLO Downtown Association, welcomes indie-pop band Fialta sponsored by Kreuzberg Coffee Company to our stage this Friday, July 25, for another fun, summer night in Downtown SLO!

    To learn more about the band and the band sponsor, click here.


  • Downtown Business Spotlight – Parlour
    PARLOURParlour [pahr-ler] noun; a somewhat private room in a hotel, club, or the like for relaxation, conversation, etc.; lounge.

    Twenty-one years ago, fresh out of Beauty College, David Stewart started working at the Bladerunner in Downtown San Luis Obispo. Twelve years ago Stewart and his partner Mark Padgett started looking for a space to open their own salon. One year ago, they spotted a sign on Marsh Street advertising a new building that offered commercial space to purchase. Two months ago David provided services for the first time in their new salon in the Marsh Street Commons building at 575 Marsh Street. One week ago, Parlour began running at full steam with eight stylists who provide expert color, cut, styling and barbering services. Five minutes ago, Mark and David took a long deep breath.

    You can find them online at www.ParlourOnline.com or Facebook.com/ParlourEnterprises.

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.

SLO Downtown Association

1108 Garden Street, Suite 210
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Phone: (805) 541-0286
Fax: (805) 781-2647
E-mail: SLODA@DowntownSLO.com