The Downtown SLO Thursday Farmers’ Market runs every Thursday from 6 PM to 9 PM.

Per CA Public Health Directive published MAY 3, 2021:

  1. For fully vaccinated persons, face coverings are required outdoors when attending crowded outdoor events, such as live performances, parades, fairs, festivals, sports events, or other similar settings.
  2. For unvaccinated persons, face coverings are required outdoors any time physical distancing cannot be maintained, including when attending crowded outdoor events, such as live performances, parades, fairs, festivals, sports events, or other similar settings. 

The market qualifies as a crowded outdoor event. Masks will be required at all times.

The Market will be returning in phases.

The first phase will operate as a certified farmers’ market with other essential to-go items as defined by County guidelines for Certified Farmers' Markets.

Food and drink for onsite consumption, entertainment, and other vendor categories deemed non-essential will not be present during the first phase.

Masks are required by vendors and market visitors over the age of 2 at all times, regardless of vaccination status. 

The Market will take place from 6 to 9 pm on Higuera Street from Chorro to Osos. Some vendors will be located on Morro Street between Monterey and Higuera.

We will be monitoring the conditions of the Market and adding vendor categories and additional street closures as we receive proper guidance from the County and State.

COVID-19 Regulations

COVID-19 regulations will be enforced. Masks will be required at all times and social distancing protocols will be in effect. If you are feeling sick, we ask that you please stay home. We ask that market visitors do not gather in the market and remain in groups of 4 or less.

Pet Policy

Pets are NOT ALLOWED at the Downtown SLO Farmers’ Market per California Health & Safety Code 114259.5 

*Service animals trained to aid with a disability are allowed. Emotional support and therapy animals are not ADA Service Animals. 

Thank you for your continued support throughout the past year. 

We look forward to seeing you on Higuera Street every Thursday from 6 PM to 9 PM.

Our Mission: The mission of The Market is to provide a vibrant and safe weekly gathering that builds community and supports local businesses Downtown.

Our Goals:

  • Create a positive experience in Downtown San Luis Obispo

  • Expose community members to retail stores and services offered Downtown

  • Generate foot traffic on Thursday nights

  • Provide a forum for community activities

  • Maintain Downtown as the center of retail, social and civic activities

  • Enhance the community as a whole

Our Structure: The Market is operated by Downtown SLO, a 501(c)(6) not-for-profit corporation. 

The Market takes place every Thursday from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM. If rain is forecasted, the Market Manager will make a decision to cancel or continue as scheduled by 1 PM the day of, if not sooner. Weather updates will be posted on our Facebook and Instagram.

The Market does not operate if a major holiday lands on a Thursday.

For parking and public transportation in the downtown area, visit the City of SLO Parking Services website.

Become a vendor at The Market. Click here for more information.

Become an entertainer at The Market! Click here for more information.

Host your special event at The Market! Click here for more information.

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