Upcoming Events

Thu 30

Farmers’ Market

July 30 @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Fri 31

Concerts in the Plaza

July 31 @ 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Tue 04

Executive Committee Meeting

August 4 @ 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Truth_About_SeafoodConcerts in the Plaza

June 12 – September 11

Concerts in the Plaza presented by Sunset Honda and hosted by the SLO Downtown Association is the largest free concert series on the Central Coast.  The season kicks off Friday, June 12 and runs through September 11 from 5 – 8 PM.

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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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fresh_picked_damon_castilloFresh Picked Concert Series featuring Moonshiner Collective

Thursday, August 6

Fresh Picked Concert Series presented by the San Luis Obispo Collection features great local music and takes place on select dates through the months of April to September at the Harvest Stage located in the Union Bank parking lot from 6:30–8:30 PM.

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Downtown News

  • What’s Happening Around Downtown in July?

    downtown_proudA strong sense of community is an integral component to building and maintaining a vibrant Downtown that is loved by all of its users. If measuring that sense of community is any indicator as to how much Downtown SLO is loved, last month proved that our community is head over heals for their Downtown neighborhood. On June 6th the San Luis Obispo Downtown Association organized the first annual #DowntownProud clean up day with nearly 100 volunteers gearing up with work gloves and scrub brushes and taking to the streets for a combined 270 hours.

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  • Meet Our Newest SLO Downtown Association Team Member


    Please join us as we welcome Megan Grose to the San Luis Obispo Downtown Association as our new Promotions Coordinator. Grose graduated from Cal Poly with a degree in Recreation, Parks, & Tourism Administration with minor coursework in Communication Studies; during which time she proved herself as a leader in outdoor and community recreation. Grose has an 8-year background with the City of Pismo Beach working both in their tourism bureau as well as on the beach as an ocean lifeguard. Her most recent position at MINDBODY provided her extensive knowledge in business management and consulting of various business types.

    As the Downtown Association’s Promotions Coordinator, Megan works behind the scenes organizing our ever-popular Concerts in the Plaza series. She will also organize select special events within our Downtown SLO Farmers’ Market and our Holiday Happenings! She is really looking forward to bringing a tourism-based approach to the Downtown Association. Stop by a concert this summer and say a cheerful “Hello.”

  • Downtown Business Spotlight – Assistance League Thrift Shop

    Assistance_League_Thrift_ShopYou can help make a difference in the lives of children in our area by shopping or donating to the Assistance League Thrift Store located in Downtown San Luis Obispo. The Assistance League of SLO County, a nonprofit charitable organization, recently opened the thrift store as a way to raise funds for their philanthropic program called “Operation School Bell.” Through this program, members have been able to provide kindergarten – 12th grade students in need from all 10 school districts in San Luis Obispo County with new, school-appropriate clothing for the school year.

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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.

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.