Upcoming Events

Wed 08

TNP Committee Meeting

July 8 @ 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Thu 09

Parking & Access Committee Meeting

July 9 @ 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Thu 09

Farmers’ Market

July 9 @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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 – Bowl’d


    Get ready to be “Bowl’d” over!  It’s the name of one of the latest eateries to come into Downtown SLO! Owners, James Whitaker and Chris Tarcon, opened the new açaí bowl cafe in early July at 1028 Chorro Street.  Whitaker and Tarcon, proprietors of Poor But Sexy, Inc., own and operate Kreuzberg Coffee Company and Batch! in Downtown as well as The Brat Stop & the Batch! mobiles, which you may have seen at our Concerts in the Plaza & Downtown SLO Farmers’ Market events.  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.