Upcoming Events

  1. Walk a Mile in Her Shoes

    April 30 @ 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  2. Flavor of SLO

    April 30 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  3. Promotions Committee Meeting

    May 4 @ 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
  4. Promotions Committee Meeting

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

Fresh_Picked_BannerFresh Picked Concert Series featuring Makeover

Thursday, May 5th

Get ready for another season of Downtown SLO Farmers’ Market Fresh Picked Concert Series! Presented by The San Luis Obispo Collection and hosted by San Luis Obispo Downtown Association, the second season is packed with a wide range of musical genres including funk, indie, Americana, reggae and rock! You can catch 80’s cover band, Makeover, on the Harvest Stage this month.

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Mothers_Day_FlowersMother’s Day Flower Giveaway at Downtown SLO Farmers’ Market

Thursday, May 5th

Bring your mom to Downtown SLO Farmers’ Market on May 5th for our Mother’s Day Flower Giveaway. We’ll be handing out complimentary long-stemmed roses to the first thousand moms visiting the market thanks to the generous sponsorship of Wells Fargo and Eufloria Flowers.

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PWPublic Works Night at Downtown SLO Farmers’ Market

Thursday, May 12th

Come to Downtown SLO Farmers’ Market for Public Works Night and meet the men and women who help keep your city running!  You will have a chance to learn more about what it takes to run the city with handouts, equipment displays and demonstrations.

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Downtown News

  • Concerts in the Plaza Sponsorship Opportunities

    concerts_sponsor_bannersYour business can be a special part of THE premier summer concert series on the Central Coast! Become an event or band sponsor and gain exposure to the thousands of people who flock to Downtown for Concerts in the Plaza.  Please CLICK HERE for more information on the available sponsorship opportunities or contact Jennifer DiSanto at Jennifer@DowntownSLO.com or by calling (805) 541-0286.


  • San Luis Obispo Marathon +Half Street Closures Through Downtown

    Photo by: SLO Marathon +Half

    The 5th Annual San Luis Obispo Marathon + Half will take place Sunday, May 1st. The “Small Town, Big Race” attracts thousands to Downtown SLO and the Central Coast.  Athletes and supporters may be arriving as early as Thursday, April 28th for scheduled events prior to race day!  The 26.2 mile course starts at SLO High School and loops around beautiful Downtown, passing the Fremont Theater, City Courthouse and Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa before heading into the hills, vineyards and farmland of the Edna Valley and finishes at the iconic Madonna Inn.

    The scheduled route means street closures  through the Downtown area. Streets will be closed to all vehicles, with the exception of marathon staff and emergency vehicles.  In the Downtown area,  “No Parking” signs will be posted and cars will be towed if left on the streets at closure time.

    For more information on road closures, please click here.

  • Downtown Business Spotlight – Baltodano & Baltodano LLP
    Photo by: Jayson Mellom Photography

    Photo by: Jayson Mellom Photography

    Baltodano & Baltodano LLP is celebrating their five-year anniversary here in San Luis Obispo after relocating to bigger office space in Downtown last May. The employment law firm, owned by husband and wife team Hernaldo and Erica Baltodano, expanded to their 2300 square foot Marsh Street office to better serve their growing clientele and staff.

    The firm represents employees in cases involving discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination, and unpaid wages.  Cases are taken on a contingency basis, which ensures access to legal representation regardless of ability to pay. “We are extremely invested in our clients’ well-being,” Hernaldo says. “It’s important to recognize injustice when you see it, and to stand for those whose voices may otherwise go unheard.”  Read More

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.