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Downtown SLO Farmers' Market Hosts Public Works Night

Friday, May 19, 2023


FROM: Rachel Lackmann
Marketing & Communications Coordinator


Learn all about what it takes to plan and build a city on Thursday, May 25, 2023

San Luis Obispo, CA — In celebration of National Public Works Week, the City of San Luis Obispo and Downtown SLO are proud to present Public Works Night at the Downtown SLO Farmers’ Market on Thursday, May 25, 2023, from 6:00 – 9:00 PM. The event will take place on Chorro Street during the regularly-scheduled Downtown SLO Farmers’ Market.

Staff from the City of San Luis Obispo, neighboring cities, and adjacent public works organizations will be at the Market with informative displays, equipment demonstrations, and brochures detailing the intricacies of running a city and the importance that planning, building, and operations have on our communities. Children will be able to experience the tools and machines used in public works projects, such as bucket trucks and tractors, and visit with staff and ask questions. This event is family-friendly, free, and open to the public.

This year, the public can vote for their favorite public works booth! Pick up a “passport” at the Farmers’ Market Info Booth and collect signatures from the different booths and organizations at Public Works Night. Attendees can return their completed passports and cast their votes to enter for a prize!

Participants include the City of San Luis Obispo Utilities Department, the American Society of Civil Engineers, San Luis Obispo Park Maintenance Division, Pacific Gas and ElectricSLO Transit, and more.

For more information on special events at the Farmers’ Market, visit Attendees can RSVP and invite friends on Facebook.

This event will coincide with the regularly scheduled Downtown SLO Farmers’ Market on Higuera Street from 6–9. Enjoy the usual five blocks of fresh produce, famous BBQ, delicious meals, entertainment, and more! For a list of weekly vendors, visit Stay connected with the Market by following @DowntownSLOFarmersMarket on Instagram and Facebook.

To stay up to date on all things downtown, follow @DowntownSLO on Instagram, @ExperienceDowntownSLO on Facebook, and subscribe to the weekly Deliver-E newsletter. 

About Downtown SLO: Downtown SLO is a 501 (c)(6) nonprofit founded in 1975 whose mission is to foster an economically vibrant Downtown. Downtown SLO serves the community by working on initiatives like parking and beautification efforts, coordinating special events and the weekly Farmers’ Market, supporting economic activities, and examining Downtown issues.