Upcoming Events

Fri 31

Concerts in the Plaza

July 31 @ 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Tue 04

Executive Committee Meeting

August 4 @ 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Wed 05

Promotions Committee Meeting

August 5 @ 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 Moonshiner Collective

Thursday, August 6

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 August?

    Dominic_MissionWhile Tony Bennett left his heart in San Francisco, many other people have found that Downtown San Luis Obispo has claimed theirs. For good reason too! When I look at all that this community has going for it, my heart swells with pride knowing I am one of the lucky few who gets to call this home. We are smack dab in the middle of one of the most happening seasons for Downtown with Concerts in the Plaza in full swing, Downtown SLO Farmers’ Market full of great produce, the Fresh Picked Concert Series on select Thursdays and gorgeous Central Coast evenings. What is not to love about any of those things?  Read More

  • SLO Police Adds Second Downtown Bike Officer

    dt_bike_officersOur Downtown will now have additional bike patrol to help keep our district safe.  The San Luis Obispo Police Department has added a second daytime bike officer dedicated to our district in order to provide coverage seven days a week in the Downtown area.  Officer Greg Benson (pictured left) joins current bike Officer Brent Inglehart (pictured right) as part of the San Luis Obispo Police Department’s continuing efforts to address and reduce problems of panhandling, public intoxication, and many other crimes that negatively impact Downtown San Luis Obispo.

    SLOPD has been working on the implementation of this position, realizing the need for additional police services during the busy business hours Downtown. Now that staffing levels allow for the second officer, they are happy to be able to provide the extra attention needed for our neighborhood.

  • Downtown Business Spotlight – Assistance League Thrift Shop

    Assistance_League_Thrift_ShopYou can help make a difference in the lives of children in our area by shopping or donating to the Assistance League Thrift Store located in Downtown San Luis Obispo. The Assistance League of SLO County, a nonprofit charitable organization, recently opened the thrift store as a way to raise funds for their philanthropic program called “Operation School Bell.” Through this program, members have been able to provide kindergarten – 12th grade students in need from all 10 school districts in San Luis Obispo County with new, school-appropriate clothing for the school year.

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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.