Upcoming Events

  1. Farmers’ Market

    July 31 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  2. Concerts in the Plaza

    August 1 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  3. Art After Dark

    August 1 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)
    Every month on the first Friday until January 2, 2015
  4. Movies in the Mission

    August 2 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

concerts_resinationConcerts in the Plaza

June 13 – September 5

Sunset Honda presents Concerts in the Plaza– THE premier summer concert series on the Central Coast!

Concerts in the Plaza is now in its 19th year and features the finest of local talented musicians from 5 – 8 PM every Friday until September 5 in the heart of Downtown, Mission Plaza.

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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 August?

    August_Around_DowntownWe live in an age of advanced technology and high speed Internet where within minutes of a question at dinner Google will have provided an answer to someone at the table. Personally, I think the advantages of the technological developments like my iPhone are a great way to be more productive and to be prepared for a wide variety of situations at any given moment. If we think about how useful an iPhone is we can come up with a laundry list of uses that would likely include a communication device, word processor, camera, encyclopedia, reading device and the list goes on. What many people would probably not want to admit is that our phones also are contributing to a lack of attention to the little stories that make daily life more adventurous and less mundane. I’m not saying that technology and readily available information is boring but that it distracts us from the nuances of reality that have inspired humans for thousands of years.  Read More

  • Concerts in the Plaza featuring The Kicks

    The_KicksConcerts in the Plaza, presented by Sunset Honda & brought to you by SLO Downtown Association, is THE premier summer concert series on the Central Coast! Coming up on Friday, August 1,  jam out to the conscious modern roots reggae sounds of The Kicks sponsored by Creeky Tiki.

    To learn more about the band and the band sponsor, click here.


  • Downtown Business Spotlight – Parlour
    PARLOURParlour [pahr-ler] noun; a somewhat private room in a hotel, club, or the like for relaxation, conversation, etc.; lounge.

    Twenty-one years ago, fresh out of Beauty College, David Stewart started working at the Bladerunner in Downtown San Luis Obispo. Twelve years ago Stewart and his partner Mark Padgett started looking for a space to open their own salon. One year ago, they spotted a sign on Marsh Street advertising a new building that offered commercial space to purchase. Two months ago David provided services for the first time in their new salon in the Marsh Street Commons building at 575 Marsh Street. One week ago, Parlour began running at full steam with eight stylists who provide expert color, cut, styling and barbering services. Five minutes ago, Mark and David took a long deep breath.

    You can find them online at www.ParlourOnline.com or Facebook.com/ParlourEnterprises.

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.

SLO Downtown Association

1108 Garden Street, Suite 210
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Phone: (805) 541-0286
Fax: (805) 781-2647
E-mail: SLODA@DowntownSLO.com