Upcoming Events

Fri 01

Concerts in the Plaza

July 1 @ 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Wed 06

Special Events Committee Meeting

July 6 @ 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
San Luis Obispo
Thu 07

Downtown SLO Farmers’ Market

July 7 @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
San Luis Obispo

concerts_young_dubliners_2016Concerts in the Plaza

June 10th-September 9th

Celebrating 21 years, Concerts in the Plaza presented by Sunset Honda and brought to you by SLO Downtown Association, is sure to please crowds with the finest of local talented musicians every Friday 5–8 PM from June 10th until September 9th in beautiful Mission Plaza.

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chorro_growingChorro Street Expansion

June – September

Downtown SLO Farmers’ Market is growing with an expanded produce section of The Market! Starting Thursday, June 2nd, look for the “Fresh Harvest” section on Chorro Street.

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Fresh_Picked_BannerFresh Picked Concert Series

Thursday, July 7th

Get ready for another season of Downtown SLO Farmers’ Market Fresh Picked Concert Series! Burning James and the Funky Flames take on the Harvest Stage with their blues and soul tunes.

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Downtown News

  • Concerts in the Plaza featuring Diego’s Umbrella

    Diego's UmbrellaGet ready for the high energy, always entertaining, ambassadors of gypsy rock– Diego’s Umbrella!  This Friday, July 1st at Concerts in the Plaza!  THE premier summer concert series is presented by Sunset Honda and hosted by SLO Downtown Association and runs every Friday from June 10th through September 9th from 5 – 8 PM.

    Diego’s Umbrella, an American gypsy rock band, captures California’s cultural multiplicity with enthusiasm, humor and decadence. The band’s lively, unforgettable, heavy-hitting stage show has visually and aurally captivated diverse audiences from all walks of life. Diego’s Umbrella includes Benjamin Leon, Jason Kleinberg, Vaughn Lindstrom, Tyson Maulhardt, Red Cup and Jake Wood.  Read More

  • Notice: Broad Street Closure on July 6th for Construction of Garden Street Terraces/Hotel Serra Project

    hotel_serra_broad_streetConstruction on the Garden Street Terraces/Hotel Serra Project continues with plans to conduct concrete pours to the buildings foundations on Wednesday, July 6th. Broad Street from Marsh Street and Higuera street will be closed to traffic from 7 AM to 7 PM to accommodate staging for trucks and pumps for the concrete placement.  The sidewalk on the project side of Broad Street will be closed to pedestrian traffic. However, the opposite side will be open to pedestrians with barricades to provide a safety barrier and prevent pedestrians from entering the street. Businesses will remain open to during the construction. To see detailed maps of the planned street closure, please CLICK HERE.

  • Downtown Perspective

    Father_Russell_BrownMission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa is one of the oldest establishments in the area we know as Downtown SLO, second only to our Chumash population and natural environment. I would be remiss to not have taken a chance to sit down with Father Russell Brown as a part of my interview series this year. Father Russ is known to many of our community members in many capacities and I wanted to take a chance to study his perspective on our community, the perspective of a pastor in the middle of an urban center. I was amazed to learn of his story and how he came to be the current leader of our Mission.

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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.