Downtown SLO Farmers’ Market

The Downtown SLO Farmers’ Market is undoubtedly one of the most treasured events on the Central Coast and has a long history of bringing locals and visitors together to eat, shop, listen to music and connect with their community.

Plan Your Visit

The Market takes place every Thursday evening from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (weather permitting and excluding major holidays) on Higuera Street between Nipomo and Osos streets.

The Market will NOT take place on:

Thursday, July 4, 2019

Thursday, November 28, 2019

California Health & Safety Code 114259.5 stipulates that live animals aren’t allowed in certified farmers markets (such as ours) and permitted food facilities, with the exception of service animals. Fraudulently misrepresenting service animals is a misdemeanor (California Penal Code 365.7 [a]). Please, leave your pets at home to keep our Market clean and safe for all guests.

Free bike valet service on Morro Street sponsored by San Luis Ranch and operated by Bike SLO County

The Downtown Trolley operates every Thursday night from 5 PM to 9 PM on a 15-20 minute loop.

Parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis along surrounding side streets as well as in Downtown parking garages.

Parking Map

Market Map

Thank you to San Luis Ranch for sponsoring the Bike Valet and to Bike SLO County for operating!

Farmers’ Market News

Farmers’ Market Entertainment This Week

*Please note entertainment subject to change

Explore our Market

The Market map will help you locate your favorite vendors and farmers in real time
See what our vendors and farmers have to offer, where they are located and when they will be out at The Market

History of the Downtown SLO Farmers’ Market

In the late 1970s, Downtown businesses began staying open past 5 p.m. on Thursday evenings to allow people the opportunity to shop after work. Taking advantage of the late night scene, teens started cruising Higuera Street and began deterring patrons from visiting the core of Downtown. In efforts to lure people back to the stores after hours, the Downtown Association barricaded six blocks of Higuera and began arranging for special activities and entertainment. Restaurants began offering food and barbecue ribs, and in the summer of 1983 farmers were invited to sell their produce, marking the official beginning of the Downtown SLO Farmers’ Market. Thirty four years later, we are proud to still be offering high quality produce, prepared foods, entertainment, and activities for the community and be known as the premiere event throughout the city on Thursday nights.

For more information about Downtown SLO Farmers’ Market please contact our Market Manager at (805) 541-0286 ext. 2 or farmers@DowntownSLO.com

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