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Johnson_Bldg_webBeautification Award Winners Announced

The Downtown Association’s Annual Beautification Awards Breakfast was held on Friday, March 6 at Mother’s Tavern.  This annual event honored more than two dozen Downtown businesses who have gone “above and beyond” by improving, enhancing or newly establishing their business’ image.

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brown_sf_trophiesSF Giants Trophy Tour Makes Stop in Downtown

San Francisco Giants fans from near and far lined up to see the THREE World Series Trophies at Farmers’ Market on Thursday, March 5! The 2010, 2012 and 2014 Major League Baseball’s Commissioner’s Trophies, crafted by Tiffany & Co., were on display to help celebrate the World Series Champions.

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Tree_Lighting_ProgramLight Up Downtown

Want to help “Light Up Downtown?”  Then, become a commemorative sponsor of our Downtown Tree Lighting Program!

Only a few trees remain available in the Downtown area along Higuera Street between Morro and Garden Streets.

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Downtown News

  • What’s Happening Around Downtown in March?

    Farmers_LogoThere is an old saying that goes, “Home is where the heart is.” For me, nothing could be truer than that. I live, play and work Downtown which is indisputably the heart of San Luis Obispo; some would even argue that it is the heart of the county. And in that heart there is one event, every week, that draws our community together: Thursday night Farmers’ Market in SLO.

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  • Announcing Our 2015 Concerts in the Plaza Lineup

    Concerts_crowdThe San Luis Obispo Downtown Association proudly announces the 2015 Concerts in the Plaza musical lineup. 2015 marks the 20th Anniversary of the most popular free concert series on the Central Coast. From more than 80 applicants (a record!), 14 of the area’s greatest musical groups were selected to play for the upcoming annual concert season that kicks off Friday, June 12 and runs every Friday through September 11.

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  • Intern with the SLO Downtown Association

    InternsInterested in learning how the Downtown Association pulls off events like Farmers’ Market and Concerts in the Plaza? We’re looking for interns to help this spring and summer. This internship is a great way to learn more about event planning, execution, and follow up. Graphic design and writing skills are also appreciated.

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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.

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 to 9 p.m. - Year Round
  • Fridays - 5 to 9 p.m. - June-Labor Day
  • Saturday - 5 to 9 p.m. - April - October

Click here for the Trolley and City bus schedule.