Upcoming Events

Thu 28

Farmers’ Market

May 28 @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)
until May 27, 2015
Sat 30

San Luis Obispo Greek Festival

May 30 @ 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sun 31

San Luis Obispo Greek Festival

May 31 @ 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Downtown Brown's Birthday PartyDowntown Brown’s Birthday Bash

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Come celebrate our beloved mascot Downtown Brown’s Birthday with us at Downtown SLO Farmers’ Market!

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fresh_picked_damon_castilloFresh Picked Concert Series at Downtown SLO Farmers’ Market

Thursday, June 4

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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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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Downtown News

  • What’s Happening Around Downtown in May?

    brown_new_boothMay is here and it is going to be a busy month for us Downtown. The month kicks off with Art After Dark the first night of May to set the pace for a big run of events in the coming weeks. Downtown is looking forward to our signature events including Mother’s Day Flower Giveaway, Law Enforcement Night, Public Works Night and our beloved Downtown Brown’s Birthday! We are also excited to be rolling out with our Science Technology Engineering Arts and Mathematics section of Downtown SLO Farmers’ Market, STEAM Alley on Garden Street. Another new addition to the market is the continuation of our Fresh Picked Concert Series on our Harvest Stage at the East end of the market.

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  • Downtown Proud


    The San Luis Obispo Downtown Association is organizing
    Downtown Proud, where residents will come together for a community clean-up on Saturday, June 6. This volunteer event will begin in Mission Plaza at 9 AM and continue until noon.

    We are seeking volunteers to help make this event a reality. Volunteers will be broken up into teams and assigned a section of Downtown with a “to-do” list and supplies to complete the job. Tasks will include picking up litter; sweeping sidewalks; cleaning benches, trashcans, light poles, bike racks, planters and tree grates; cleaning window sills, pruning trees and cleaning up spills on the sidewalk. This is a family-friendly event and the Downtown Association certainly encourages community participation. We also encourage Downtown businesses to get in on the action by sweeping and cleaning the area in front of your establishments on or before Saturday, June 6 and show your support by using #DowntownProud and #DowntownSLO hashtags.

    With summer approaching, tourists will be arriving to enjoy our beautiful city, and it is time to make the Downtown area shine like new. Grab a pair of gloves and come help to do your part in the community! If you or your group would like to volunteer, please email Dominic Tartaglia at Dominic@DowntownSLO.com.

  • Bike Month Window Decorating Contest

    Bike-Month-2015-e1424991488600You still have time to vote in our Downtown Bike Month Window Decorating Contest! Vote for the best window online by Sunday, May 31 in three categories: Most Creative, Most Inspiring and Most Technical. The winner will be recognized at rideshare.org, on all social media channels and at the Bike Month Blowout Party on June 4 at Downtown SLO Farmers’ Market.  

    We hope you’ll visit all of the participating Downtown businesses and VOTE for your favorites at www.rideshare.org/bike-month-downtown-window-contest/.

    There are events happening all month long including breakfasts, Bike-In Movie nights, Bike Challenge and a chance to win a new bike! To see the calendar of events, please visit www.RideShare.org.

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.