Upcoming Events

Wed 29

Issues Evaluation Committee Meeting

March 29 @ 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
San Luis Obispo
Wed 29

Special Events Committee Meeting

March 29 @ 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
San Luis Obispo
Thu 30

Downtown SLO Farmers’ Market

March 30 @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
San Luis Obispo

concerts_young_dubliners_2016Concerts in the Plaza
Sponsorship Opportunities

Your business can be a part of THE premier summer series on the Central Coast! Become an event sponsor and gain exposure to the thousands of people who flock to Downtown for our popular Concerts in the Plaza. Please CLICK HERE for more information on the available sponsorship opportunities or contact Special Events Manager Jennifer DiSanto at (805) 541-0286 ext. 11 or Jennifer@DowntownSLO.com.

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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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e_bunny_and_brownBunny Trail Downtown

Thursday, April 13th

Get ready for the “egg-citement” of the Bunny Trail Downtown at Downtown SLO Farmers’ Market from 6 – 8:30 PM. Children along with their families can hop along the Bunny Trail, visiting businesses and filling their bags with treats! Plus, kids can have their photo taken with Downtown Bunny.

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Downtown News


    The San Luis Obispo Downtown Association and Sunset Honda proudly announce the 2017 Concerts in the Plaza band lineup. 2017 marks the 22nd Anniversary of the most popular free concert series on the Central Coast. From more than 90 applicants, 14 musical groups were selected to play for the upcoming annual concert season that will kick off on Friday, June 9th. Concerts will be held every Friday through September 8th. All concerts are free to the public and run weekly from 5:00–8:00 PM.

    2017 Band Lineup:
    June 9 TROPO // Live Organic Electronic Music
    June 16 Fialta // Wry, Synth-Laced, Sun-Drenched Pop
    June 23 The Tipsy Gypsies // Vintage Jazz, Blues, Pop
    June 30 Diego’s Umbrella // Gypsy Rock
    July 7 Bear Market Riot// Rompin’ Power-Folk Americana
    July 14 The Kicks // Roots, Soul, Reggae
    July 21 Moonshiner Collective // Soulful Folk Rock/Americana
    July 28 Resination // Roots, Rock, Reggae, Positive
    August 4 Royal Jelly Jive // Soul, Rock, Swing, Jazz
    August 11 Damon Castillo Band // Rock/Soul
    August 18 Young Dubliners // Celtic Rock
    August 25 Zongo All-Stars // Hot, Fun, Afro-Caribbean Dance
    September 1 Truth About Seafood // Good Time Rock
    September 8 The Mother Corn Shuckers // Americana, Beergrass

    Concerts in the Plaza, presented by Sunset Honda and hosted by the San Luis Obispo Downtown Association, features musical genres across the spectrum from reggae to rock, blues to jamgrass, soul, California roots rock and more. Thousands of concert goers attend each summer to enjoy live music in Mission Plaza with friends and family, wind-down after work or just have a great time during the 14-week summer Concert season.

    For more information please visit downtownslo.com or contact Jennifer DiSanto at jennifer@downtownslo.com or call 541-0286 x11.

  • Downtown Business Spotlight – Libertine Brewing Company

    “Vinyl music, rad beers, and good food” are what folks can expect at The Libertine Brewing Company, Downtown’s newest 10,000 square foot brewery and tap room located at 1234 Broad Street. With 76 taps, including twenty of their own, owners Tyler & Shannon Clark and Eric & Rodessa Newton have built a terroir-driven style brewery that’s as unique to the Central Coast as it is to Downtown. Read more here.



  • Downtown Perspective

    In my first foray into the world of broadcasting my Around Downtown interview series I had the pleasure of sitting down with a friend from high school to catch up with her on life after her stint at the Sundance Film Festival and her return to Downtown SLO to work in her family business, Central Coast Surfboards. In the following podcast you will learn a bit about her take on the business and Downtown economy. The following article is also featured in the March edition of SLO Journal Plus magazine and the audio edition is our extended conversation. If you are in the market for some surf threads or a new board, CCS has you covered. Read more here.


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.