Upcoming Events

  1. Farmers’ Market

    October 2 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  2. Art After Dark

    October 3 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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    Every month on the first Friday until January 2, 2015
  3. Executive Committee Meeting

    October 7 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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    Every month on the first Tuesday
  4. TNP Committee Meeting

    October 8 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
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    Every month on the second Wednesday until December 14, 2016


Fire Prevention Night

Thursday, October 9

Farmers’ Market will be bustling with firefighters and big red fire engines in celebration of  National Fire Prevention Week! Come meet firefighting heroes from all over San Luis Obispo County and learn about fire prevention, fire safety and living the life of a firefighter.

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Hallowe’en Festivities

Thursday, October 30

Have a FUN and SAFE Hallowe’en in Downtown San Luis Obispo. Come trick-or-treat at participating businesses and get your photo taken with GIANT pumpkins.  Also, get creative and compete for some “wickedly” cool prizes in our Hallowe’en Costume Contest!

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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 Up Around Downtown in October?

    DTBrown_Hallowe'enAs a kid I remember October as one of the most exciting months of the year. The weather was changing from warm summer days to brisk mornings with winds blowing down the streets like a gentle reminder that Thanksgiving was just around the corner and Hallowe’en was here. There was always that last minute scramble to figure out a costume for the costume contest and carnival at the school that I was now settled in at and busy with studies. As I have grown older not much has changed. I still scramble for a last minute costume and look forward to the brisk jogs in the morning and cool evenings with a warm cocoa or an Oktoberfest beer.

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  • Holiday Parade Applications Now Available

    holiday_paradeCalling all clubs, organizations, bands, businesses, dance troupes and musical acts come be a part of our annual Holiday Parade on Friday, December 5! Downtown Association’s Holiday Parade, now in its 39th year, is one of the area’s largest holiday events showcasing 100 decorative floats, jammin’ musical acts, dance performers and much more, entertaining thousands of attendees from around the county and beyond. This year we’re having a “Hula Holiday” theme to capture the warm holiday spirit we share on the Central Coast.   Read More

  • Downtown Business Spotlight – Wineman GrillHaus

    Wineman_GrillHausGet a taste of German fare at Downtown’s newest restaurant, Wineman GrillHaus! The German-inspired eatery opened its doors in September for dinner, but starting today it is now open for lunch! When you dine at Wineman GrillHaus you’ll be greeted by a friendly wait staff dressed in traditional German attire and a menu featuring a blend of German-American dishes. Wineman GrillHaus specializes in bratwurst, burgers, and traditional German dishes with a California twist.

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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.