Upcoming Events

Tue 03

Executive Committee Meeting

March 3 @ 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
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Every month on the first Tuesday
Wed 04

Promotions Committee Meeting

March 4 @ 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
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Every month on the first Wednesday

2014-SFG-World-Champs-markSF Giants Trophy Tour

Thursday, March 5

The San Luis Obispo Downtown Association and Junior Giants are excited to announce the arrival of the San Francisco Giants THREE World Series Trophies at Farmers’ Market on Thursday, March 5 from 5 – 7 PM.

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marsh_st_residencesBeautification Awards Breakfast

Friday, March 6

The Downtown Association invites you to join us for our annual Beautification Awards Breakfast on Friday, March 6 at 7:30 AM at Mother’s Tavern.  This annual event honors 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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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 February?


    There are many different names I hear used to describe some of our most noticeable population in Downtown, those names being “homeless” and “transient.” Oftentimes I take pause when I hear the names, not because of the people being described but due to the context in which the names are used. In light of several recent events and the resulting concern of business owners’ and fear expressed by would be shoppers, I feel compelled to clarify a few key points about this demographic of our community. I would also like to address how we, as an organization, are working to resolve associated issues.

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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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  • Board of Directors Elections Underway

    DTA_LOGOSLO Downtown Association members– our annual Board of Directors elections are underway.  Ballots along with information about our 13 candidates have been mailed out to your business.  We hope you will take a few moments to read about each candidate and vote for those you feel would best represent the needs of Downtown.

    Board members serve a two-year term and are dedicated to our mission of “Fostering an Economically Vibrant Downtown.”  So do your part and take the time to vote!  You may either mail or deliver your completed ballot to our office located at 1108 Garden Street, Suite 210 by 4 PM on Friday, February 27.

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.