Sponsorship Opportunities

Get involved…support Downtown…gain exposure…become a partner in our events!

The San Luis Obispo Downtown Association hosts events and activities throughout the year to attract people to the Downtown core, to provide businesses with promotional opportunities and to retain a favorable business atmosphere.

Our Special Events Committee oversees such events as the Concerts in the Plaza summer concert series,  the Holiday Parade, Santa’s House and the Classic Carousel in Mission Plaza as well as Bunny Trail, Downtown Brown’s Birthday Bash and Halloween Festivities within our Downtown SLO Farmers’ Market.

Special events are an integral part of the Downtown Association’s mission to ensure Downtown is a vibrant and economically viable center for businesses and a safe, clean and beautiful place for visitors to enjoy themselves.

41st Annual Holiday Parade | December 2, 2017

Major Level Sponsorship: $600 (8 available)

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Our procession is the county’s most popular event attracting thousands to Downtown SLO.  Sponsors receive recognition at all 10 announcer booths throughout the parade route and free entry into the parade.  The sponsors’ logos are included on all print media including Holiday posters, flyers and advertisements as well as in the Downtown Association’s social media platforms, website and newsletters. Click here for more information.

 


Holiday Tree in Mission Plaza | Month of December

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Sponsorship: $850

The Holiday Tree in Mission Plaza stands nearly 25-foot tree and is adorned with lights and ornaments.  The Holiday Tree lights up Mission Plaza from the first week of December through New Year’s Day.  The sponsor receives signage in front of the tree in addition to logo placement on all print media and in the Downtown Association’s social media sites, website and newsletters.  Click here for more information.

 


Santa’s House in Mission Plaza | November 25 – December 24, 2017

santas_house_2015Sponsorship: SOLD

Santa’s House in Mission Plaza opens Friday after Thanksgiving with an “Opening Day” event.  Over 10,000 children and families visit Santa’s House each holiday season.  The sponsor receives signage on the front of Santa’s House as well as logo placement on coloring books and photo keepsakes. In addition, the sponsor’s logo is included on all print media and in the Downtown Association’s social media sites, website and newsletters.


Classic Carousel in Mission Plaza | November 29 – December 26, 2016

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Sponsor: In-Kind Hospitality

The Classic Carousel in Mission Plaza attracts hundreds of children and families each Holiday season.  The delight and nostalgic carousel is open from November 29th to December 26th with the exception of Christmas Day.  The sponsor receives signage in front of the Classic Carousel and the sponsor’s logo is placed on all print media including posters, flyers and advertisements as well as in the Downtown Association’s social media platforms, website and newsletters.  Click here for more information.


Halloween Festivities | October 27, 2017

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Trick-or-Treat Sponsor: SOLD
Costume Contest Sponsor: SOLD

Hundreds of children and their families come to our Halloween Festivities at Downtown SLO Farmers’ Market.  This is one of the most fun and highly attended family events offering visitors a safe place to go trick-or-treating at participating businesses and to get creative for our annual Halloween Costume Contest.  The sponsors’ logos are included on all print media including posters, flyers and advertisements as well as in the Downtown Association’s social media platforms, website and newsletters. The sponsors also receives booth space at the event, sponsor representative to sit on the Costume Contest judges panel. Click here for more information.


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.