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May 2017

Gala for the Sprouts

May 6 @ 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Fundraiser for Sprout Up, a non profit to benefit 1st & 2nd graders.  Volunteers teach weekly science and environmental topics.

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Walk for Autism & Awareness Fair

May 7 @ 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

The Walk for Autism and Awareness Fair is a family friendly show of support for those experiencing autism.

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Pacific Wildlife Care – Celebrating 30 Years

May 13 @ 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Pacific Wildlife Care is celebrating 30 years with a family & child centered event featuring booths focusing on wildlife education, rescue and rehabilitation.

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2017 Peace Officers Memorial

May 18 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

2017 Peace Officers Memorial ceremony will be held in Mission Plaza to honor fallen law enforcement employees.

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SLO Jazz Festival

May 19 @ 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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SLO Jazz Festival is an annual community event that brings together fun for the family, with jazz performances and clinics in multiple stages in the Children's Museum, SLO Museum of Art, Broad St., and Mission Steps for the Main Stage. Beer, wine, food, and refreshments will be served. Learn more at slojazzfest.org.

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SLO Jazz Festival

May 20 @ 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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SLO Jazz Festival is an annual community event that brings together fun for the family, with jazz performances and clinics in multiple stages in the Children's Museum, SLO Museum of Art, Broad St., and Mission Steps for the Main Stage. Beer, wine, food, and refreshments will be served. Learn more at slojazzfest.org.

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June 2017

Mission College Prep HS Graduation

June 2 @ 6:00 PM - 8:15 PM

Commencement ceremony for graduating seniors from Mission College Preparatory Catholic High School.

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San Luis Obispo Greek Festival

June 3 @ 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM

A two-day cultural food and dance festival welcoming people of all ages.

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San Luis Obispo Greek Festival

June 4 @ 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

A two-day cultural food and dance festival welcoming people of all ages.

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Concerts in the Plaza

June 9 @ 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Celebrating 22 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 from 5 – 8 PM every Friday from June 9th until September 15th in the heart of Downtown, Mission Plaza. Concerts in the Plaza features musical genres across the spectrum from reggae to rock, blues to jamgrass, soul, California roots rock and more. Thousands attend each summer to dance,…

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Concerts in the Plaza

June 16 @ 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Celebrating 22 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 from 5 – 8 PM every Friday from June 9th until September 15th in the heart of Downtown, Mission Plaza. Concerts in the Plaza features musical genres across the spectrum from reggae to rock, blues to jamgrass, soul, California roots rock and more. Thousands attend each summer to dance,…

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Barrels in the Plaza

June 22 @ 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The "Roll Out the Barrels" festivities begin with a Thursday evening “Barrels in The Plaza” grand tasting adjacent to the historic Mission in Downtown San Luis Obispo.

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Concerts in the Plaza

June 23 @ 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Celebrating 22 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 from 5 – 8 PM every Friday from June 9th until September 15th in the heart of Downtown, Mission Plaza. Concerts in the Plaza features musical genres across the spectrum from reggae to rock, blues to jamgrass, soul, California roots rock and more. Thousands attend each summer to dance,…

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Concerts in the Plaza

June 30 @ 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Celebrating 22 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 from 5 – 8 PM every Friday from June 9th until September 15th in the heart of Downtown, Mission Plaza. Concerts in the Plaza features musical genres across the spectrum from reggae to rock, blues to jamgrass, soul, California roots rock and more. Thousands attend each summer to dance,…

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July 2017

Concerts in the Plaza

July 7 @ 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Celebrating 22 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 from 5 – 8 PM every Friday from June 9th until September 15th in the heart of Downtown, Mission Plaza. Concerts in the Plaza features musical genres across the spectrum from reggae to rock, blues to jamgrass, soul, California roots rock and more. Thousands attend each summer to dance,…

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Pride in the Plaza

July 9 @ 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM

The 21st Annual Gay Pride Festival will take place at Mission Plaza on July 9th, 2017 from noon-6pm. Celebrate pride with the Central Coast's lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender, queer, intersexed and asexual population and allies.

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Concerts in the Plaza

July 14 @ 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Celebrating 22 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 from 5 – 8 PM every Friday from June 9th until September 15th in the heart of Downtown, Mission Plaza. Concerts in the Plaza features musical genres across the spectrum from reggae to rock, blues to jamgrass, soul, California roots rock and more. Thousands attend each summer to dance,…

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Concerts in the Plaza

July 21 @ 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Celebrating 22 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 from 5 – 8 PM every Friday from June 9th until September 15th in the heart of Downtown, Mission Plaza. Concerts in the Plaza features musical genres across the spectrum from reggae to rock, blues to jamgrass, soul, California roots rock and more. Thousands attend each summer to dance,…

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Festival Mozaic Mission Plaza Dinner & Concert Simulcast

July 26 @ 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Fundrasing dinner prior to concert in the Mission Church and audio simulcast of concert in the Mission Plaza area.

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Concerts in the Plaza

July 28 @ 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Celebrating 22 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 from 5 – 8 PM every Friday from June 9th until September 15th in the heart of Downtown, Mission Plaza. Concerts in the Plaza features musical genres across the spectrum from reggae to rock, blues to jamgrass, soul, California roots rock and more. Thousands attend each summer to dance,…

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August 2017

Concerts in the Plaza

August 4 @ 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Celebrating 22 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 from 5 – 8 PM every Friday from June 9th until September 15th in the heart of Downtown, Mission Plaza. Concerts in the Plaza features musical genres across the spectrum from reggae to rock, blues to jamgrass, soul, California roots rock and more. Thousands attend each summer to dance,…

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Concerts in the Plaza

August 11 @ 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Celebrating 22 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 from 5 – 8 PM every Friday from June 9th until September 15th in the heart of Downtown, Mission Plaza. Concerts in the Plaza features musical genres across the spectrum from reggae to rock, blues to jamgrass, soul, California roots rock and more. Thousands attend each summer to dance,…

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Concerts in the Plaza

August 18 @ 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Celebrating 22 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 from 5 – 8 PM every Friday from June 9th until September 15th in the heart of Downtown, Mission Plaza. Concerts in the Plaza features musical genres across the spectrum from reggae to rock, blues to jamgrass, soul, California roots rock and more. Thousands attend each summer to dance,…

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Concerts in the Plaza

August 25 @ 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Celebrating 22 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 from 5 – 8 PM every Friday from June 9th until September 15th in the heart of Downtown, Mission Plaza. Concerts in the Plaza features musical genres across the spectrum from reggae to rock, blues to jamgrass, soul, California roots rock and more. Thousands attend each summer to dance,…

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September 2017

Concerts in the Plaza

September 1 @ 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Celebrating 22 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 from 5 – 8 PM every Friday from June 9th until September 15th in the heart of Downtown, Mission Plaza. Concerts in the Plaza features musical genres across the spectrum from reggae to rock, blues to jamgrass, soul, California roots rock and more. Thousands attend each summer to dance,…

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Brews and Bites

September 2 @ 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

A local beerfest in its 8th year which highlights local beer, food, and music. Supports Woods Humane Society.

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Concerts in the Plaza

September 8 @ 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Celebrating 22 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 from 5 – 8 PM every Friday from June 9th until September 15th in the heart of Downtown, Mission Plaza. Concerts in the Plaza features musical genres across the spectrum from reggae to rock, blues to jamgrass, soul, California roots rock and more. Thousands attend each summer to dance,…

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History Center of SLO Exhibition Opening Celebration

September 16 @ 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Event celebrates the opening of a new exhibition at the History Center Museum with live music, dancing, beer and wine stations, and information booths. 

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Archeology Day

September 30 @ 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Enjoy the 2nd annual Public Archeology Day and celebrate our community's heritage. This year the focus will be on Chumash heritage.

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October 2017

Out of the Darkness Community Walk

October 14 @ 8:45 AM - 12:00 PM

A walk to bring awareness, fundraising, education, advocacy, and outreach to those affected by mental health issues and suicide.

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Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of San Luis Obispo

October 21 @ 7:30 AM - 11:00 AM

A charity 5k walk to spread awareness for breast cancer. Learn more here.

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November 2017

Dia de los Muertos

November 4 @ 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Dia de los Muertos is a free community festival celebrating the culture and traditions of Day of the Dead with music, dance, altars, poetry, arts, costumes, and vendors.

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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.