- What’s Happening Around Downtown in June?
San Luis Obispo has been coined the “Happiest City in America” many times and as a native of our beloved town, I’m glad that SLO is where I hang my hat at night. It has been a couple of years since we had such a flattering title bestowed upon us and in that time I have spent many hours analyzing what it could be that makes people here so happy. From what I have distilled from all of that analysis is this; there are a lot of reasons to be happy in San Luis Obispo. One commonality of all of those reasons, however, is that this is a healthy community. San Luis Obispo is healthy both economically and physically and it is because residents demand healthy options.
- Want to Participate in STEAM Alley at Downtown SLO Farmers’ Market?
STEAM Alley is a brand new section of Downtown SLO Farmers’ Market offering interactive displays for visitors of all ages with the intention of promoting science, technology, engineering, arts, and math. STEAM Alley is a year-round event that falls on the last Thursday of each month.
Generally, to participate in STEAM Alley, organizations would pay a $15 annual application fee and a nightly payment of $30. For the months of June, July, and August, we will be waiving that nightly fee!
Upcoming STEAM Alley Dates:
• Thursday, June 25
• Thursday, July 30
• Thursday, August 27
Need more information about STEAM Alley or want to apply? Please visit www.DowntownSLO.com/steam-alley.
- Downtown Business Spotlight – To Have & To Hold Bridal Salon
Beauty takes on a new form in To Have & To Hold, a Bridal Salon and Boutique! Their new business is located at 774 Marsh Street, Suite 110, and is owned and operated by Lead Stylist & Makeup Artist, Briana Gros. “We invite you to experience our unique setting to create the most memorable looks in hair and airbrush makeup, tailor-made for you and your bridal party. Our Boutique features luxury beauty products, as well as, gently-worn bridal gowns, veils, and accessories upon consignment.”
June 12 – September 11
Concerts in the Plaza presented by Sunset Honda and hosted by the SLO Downtown Association is the largest free concert series on the Central Coast. The season kicks off Friday, June 12 and runs through September 11 from 5 – 8 PM.
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.
Thursday, July 9
Fresh Picked Concert Series presented by the San Luis Obispo Collection features great local music and takes place on select dates through the months of April to September at the Harvest Stage located in the Union Bank parking lot from 6:30–8:30 PM.