Upcoming Events

Thu 02

Farmers’ Market

July 2 @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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

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 June?

    dom_staff_photoSan Luis Obispo has been coined the “Happiest City in America” many times and as a native of our beloved town, I’m glad that SLO is where I hang my hat at night. It has been a couple of years since we had such a flattering title bestowed upon us and in that time I have spent many hours analyzing what it could be that makes people here so happy. From what I have distilled from all of that analysis is this; there are a lot of reasons to be happy in San Luis Obispo. One commonality of all of those reasons, however, is that this is a healthy community. San Luis Obispo is healthy both economically and physically and it is because residents demand healthy options.

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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

(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.