Downtown SLO News

Coming to Concerts in the Plaza this week… Join Downtown SLO and Sunset Honda for the 24th season of Concerts in the Plaza as welcome The JD Project to the stage!  Thank you to Band Sponsor Pacific Western Bank for bringing this band to Concerts this year. Woodstock’s Pizza SLO | Libertine......

Coming to Concerts in the Plaza this week… Join Downtown SLO and Sunset Honda for the 24th season of Concerts in the Plaza as welcome Bear Market Riot to the stage! Thank you to Band Sponsor Creeky Tiki for bringing this band to Concerts this year. Woodstock’s......

Downtown SLO’s 3rd annual Sip ‘n Saunter takes place at multiple Downtown venues on Friday, September 27 from 5-8:30 PM!  Sip ‘n Saunter is a memorable evening of beverage and food tastings offered in Downtown San Luis Obispo’s diverse shops and locations. Each ticket includes......

Coming to Concerts in the Plaza this week… Join Downtown SLO and Sunset Honda for the 24th season of Concerts in the Plaza as welcome Damon Castillo Band to the stage! Thank you to Band Sponsor Pacific Western Bank for bringing this band to Concerts this year. Woodstock’s Pizza SLO | Libertine Brewing......

Coming to Concerts in the Plaza this week… Join Downtown SLO and Sunset Honda for the 24th season of Concerts in the Plaza as welcome The Molly Ringwald Project to the stage! Known for their high energy performances, stellar musicianship, and a set list that......

Downtown SLO installed three new way-finding maps this week within the Downtown San Luis Obispo area showcasing points of interests for visitors. We hope these maps will highlight and bring attention to the diverse variety of experiences within our Downtown community. Check them out at the......

Coming to Concerts in the Plaza this week… Join Downtown SLO and Sunset Honda for the 24th season of Concerts in the Plaza as welcome The Kicks to the stage! Thank you to Band Sponsor SLO Credit Union for bringing this band to Concerts this......

Looking to celebrate Pride in Downtown San Luis Obispo? This weekend, July 13-14, is packed full of events in Downtown SLO with options for everyone! Technicolor Unicorn Party When: Saturday, July 13 @ 10:00 p.m. Where: SLO Brew on Higuera St. Kick off your Saturday......

“We Are Downtown SLO” Art Exhibit October 2019 – January 2020                                                                                                             PROJECT OVERVIEW Downtown SLO invites local artists and community members currently employed in businesses in downtown San Luis Obispo to apply to participate in the following visual art exhibit. Downtown San......

22 New Storefront Businesses Open in Downtown San Luis Obispo this year Downtown SLO attracts a variety of businesses, the majority of which are locally-owned San Luis Obispo, CA— Since January 1, 2019, Downtown SLO has welcomed 22 new storefront businesses into their BIA (Business......

Downtown SLO PBID Update: July 9, 2019 As of July 9, Downtown SLO has collected the requisite number of petitions necessary to legally move forward to request that the San Luis Obispo City Council authorize a ballot initiative to create a new Property-Based Business Improvement......

Downtown Business Spotlights

A San Luis Obispo institution for nearly 40 years, Woodstock’s Pizza recently reopened after a significant remodel and expansion that includes several new seating areas, an additional entrance, a renovated bar area, new kitchen equipment, several large screen televisions, shuffleboard, and more. With an additional......

Created by Cal Poly student Rafael Pintor and sold at the Downtown SLO Farmers’ Market, Atsá Foods superfood bars serve a unique twist: the key ingredient of Atsá bars is organic, wild-harvested piñon nut, grown commonly in indigenous communities. Rafael started the company with a......

The new Cider Bar located in The Creamery is now serving house made cider, beer and wine – as well as selections from across the globe. Co-owners Kevin McLaughlin and Roy Bruder formed the idea when the partners met at Spike’s Pub and saw an......

Downtown Perspectives

Our 43rd annual Holiday Parade is around the corner! This cherished holiday tradition brings together thousands from around the county in the most celebrated and attended parade on the Central Coast. This year’s theme, “A Very Vintage Holiday”, is sure to bring out the best......

Communication & Content Manager Zoya Dixon sat down with former San Luis Obispo Chamber of Commerce CEO Ermina Karim for an interview reflecting on her time at the organization and all things related to Downtown. Here’s highlights of their chat, edited down for size and......

Over the span of my life I have grown acutely self aware with regard to how my actions in the space we call Earth relate to other sentient beings and our shared environment. Growing up as an outdoorsman and rancher, I have spent a large......