Upcoming Events

Tue 09

Board of Directors Meeting

February 9 @ 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
Tue 09

Food, Beverage & Services Committee Meeting

February 9 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Wed 10

TNP Committee Meeting

February 10 @ 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

kicks_concerts_2015Concerts in the Plaza Call for Poster Artist & Sponsors

Calling all local artists– we are looking for a local artist or graphic artist with fine art skills to produce the main image for the annual Concerts in the Plaza poster. The premier concert series, presented by Sunset Honda and hosted by the SLO Downtown Association, is the largest free concert series on the Central Coast.  If your business would like gain exposure to the thousands of people who flock to Downtown San Luis Obispo every Friday, please consider one of sponsorship opportunities.

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Farmers' MarketDowntown SLO Farmers’ Market

Thursdays 6 – 9 PM

Held every Thursday night, Downtown SLO Farmers’ Market brings the community together to shop for fresh produce, sample San Luis Obispo’s delectable and varied cuisine, browse local shops, listen to live music and interact with local entertainers.

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Downtown News

  • What’s Up Around Downtown?

    BoardIt’s election time for the San Luis Obispo Downtown Association this month. While on the national front the fur is flying and candidates are on their soapboxes flapping their arms and pointing fingers at one another, that is not the case Downtown. Our candidates are all running on a similar platform, their love for Downtown SLO. You won’t see any mud slinging here because the ballot is chock full of the most professional shop owners, restaurateurs and professionals in America. Professionals that don’t let party lines get in the way of getting things done and really embody what democracy is all about.

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  • Meet Our Interns

    DTA_LOGOThe SLO Downtown Association welcomes our interns for this quarter, Jackie Steele, Serena Brown and Stephanie Ziegler.  They are all Cal Poly students and as interns this quarter, they will gain experience from our organization by working on projects with our Downtown SLO Farmers’ Market, Downtown Bunny Trail, Downtown Brown’s Birthday Celebration, Concerts in the Plaza, and much, much more!

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  • Chamisal Vineyards Wines to Be Served at 2016 Concerts in the Plaza

    CHAM_ChBrwn_hrz_lgoThe San Luis Obispo Downtown Association will be proudly pouring wines from Chamisal Vineyards at its 2016 Concerts in the Plaza this summer. The SLO Downtown Association is partnering with the local winery to bring concert goers two of their most popular wines- Chamisal Stainless Chardonnay and Stainless Pinot Noir. These unique wines are produced without use of any oak or malolactic fermentation, allowing the pure flavors and aromas of the fruit to stand alone.

    Chamisal Vineyards, the historic property that is home to the first vineyard planted in Edna Valley, is situated just six miles east of the Pacific Ocean. Its close proximity to the ocean brings a cooler climate and the perfect elements for Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.

    Concerts in the Plaza presented by Sunset Honda and hosted by SLO Downtown Association is THE premier summer concert series on the Central Coast!  The season kicks off Friday, June 10th and runs every Friday through September 9th from 5–8 PM. The summer concert series features the best local musicians from San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties. Dozens of bands apply each year to fill the now, 14-week lineup.  Musical styles range from Rock, Blues, Reggae to Americana and Country to Funk and California Roots Rock.

Great American Main Street Award Winner

San Luis Obispo, California was awarded The Great American Main Street Award in 1999 by the National Trust For Historic Preservation. Since 1995, this esteemed award has been presented to five US Cities each year, recognizing them for their successful preservation-based downtown revivals.

San Luis Obispo Downtown Association

1108 Garden Street, Suite 210
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Phone: (805) 541-0286
Fax: (805) 781-2647

(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.