Upcoming Events

Mar 01

Special Events Committee Meeting

March 1 @ 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
San Luis Obispo
Mar 02

Downtown SLO Farmers’ Market

March 2 @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
San Luis Obispo
Mar 03

Art After Dark

March 3 @ 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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

  • Downtown Perspective

    “This is something everyone knows: A well-used city street is apt to be a safe street. A deserted city street is apt to be unsafe.”
- Jane Jacobs

    Jane Jacobs was a pioneer in urban design and came to be a leader in developing urban form, not as a planner but as a writer. Her career in writing was a cause for her to spend much of her time in urban environments and well equipped her to both observe and report on such matters. This month’s article starts with an epilogue lifted from one of her most well known works, The Death and Life of Great American Cities, and it resonates with me as I have spent the last six or so months wrestling with a statement that I first heard in a neighborhood meeting, “I don’t feel safe going Downtown anymore so I don’t go.” I remember hearing that and feeling an immense amount of sadness and confusion as to why anybody would say that about Downtown SLO. I never want anybody to feel unsafe in our Downtown so this statement became a big part of that deep work which happens in the subconscious of our minds.  Read More

  • Downtown Business Spotlight – Letter and Grain

    What started as a DIY art project has turned into a full time labor of love for Ericka Trevino, designer and owner of the shop Letter and Grain in Downtown SLO.  “It all began with a sign I painted for my son’s room that read ‘to the moon and back.’ After purchasing Annie Sloan Chalk Paint® from Embellish & Restore in Visalia, the owner asked if I’d like to offer the signs in her establishment. Between a few craft shows, word of mouth and E&R, it all kind of just took off from there. ” Trevino explained.  Read More

  • New Opportunity to Join Our Team

    The SLO Downtown Association is currently looking for a dynamic individual to play the role of our Downtown SLO Farmers’ Market mascot, Downtown Brown. Read More




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.