Upcoming Events

Wed 27

Issues Evaluation

July 27 @ 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Thu 28

Downtown SLO Farmers’ Market

July 28 @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
San Luis Obispo
Fri 29

Concerts in the Plaza

July 29 @ 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

concerts_young_dubliners_2016Concerts in the Plaza

June 10th-September 9th

Celebrating 21 years, Concerts in the Plaza presented by Sunset Honda and brought to you by SLO Downtown Association, is sure to please crowds with the finest of local talented musicians every Friday 5–8 PM from June 10th until September 9th in beautiful Mission Plaza.

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Fresh_Picked_BannerFresh Picked Concert Series

Thursday, August 4th

Get ready for another season of Downtown SLO Farmers’ Market Fresh Picked Concert Series! Come jam with the Babylon Rockers as they bring their mix of reggae & Caribbean tunes to our Harvest Stage on August 4th.

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downtown_corner_higuera_chorroUrban Century Film & Community Discussion

Wednesday, August 10th

Join us for an exclusive screening of the documentary film, Urban Century – America’s Return to Main Street, about the current revitalization of Main Street America and the significance that downtowns play in their communities.

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Downtown News

  • Concerts in the Plaza featuring The Tipsy Gypsies

    The Tipsy Gypsies Hilary Langdon, left, Forrestt Williams, Allan Dick, Brian Lanzone, and Daryl Vandruff. Photo by Joe Johnston 08-17-15Wind down and kick off your weekend with some blues and jazzy tunes of the The Tipsy Gypsies, this Friday, July 22nd! THE premier summer concert series is presented by Sunset Honda and hosted by SLO Downtown Association and runs every Friday from June 10th through September 9th from 5 – 8 PM.

    The Tipsy Gypsies are a full electric group who play a lively repertoire of Blues, Jazz and Pop music from the 1910’s to the 2010’s. Vocalist Hilary Langdon, guitarist Forrestt Williams, violinist Allan Dick, bassist Brian Lanzone, drummer Daryl Vandruff and additional vocals provided by the talented Reese Galido make up the lineup of musicians who have been developing their organic style and honing musical skills for five years now.   Read More

  • Holiday Parade Theme Announced & Call for Poster Artist

    Santa_in_Parade_2014We know it’s the middle of summer, but we’re already planning for our 41st Annual Holiday Parade.  The San Luis Obispo Downtown Association’s Special Events Committee has selected this year’s theme to be “Dashing Through the SLO.” The highly anticipated community event is a Downtown SLO winter tradition and will be held on Friday, December 2nd at 7 PM.

    Presented by Wells Fargo and brought to you by the San Luis Obispo Downtown Association, our  Holiday parade is one of the largest parades on the Central Coast.   The San Luis Obispo Downtown Association is seeking an artist or graphic artist with fine art skills to produce the artwork for the annual Holiday poster.  Read More

  • Downtown Perspective

    Father_Russell_BrownMission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa is one of the oldest establishments in the area we know as Downtown SLO, second only to our Chumash population and natural environment. I would be remiss to not have taken a chance to sit down with Father Russell Brown as a part of my interview series this year. Father Russ is known to many of our community members in many capacities and I wanted to take a chance to study his perspective on our community, the perspective of a pastor in the middle of an urban center. I was amazed to learn of his story and how he came to be the current leader of our Mission.

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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

(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.