Upcoming Events

Wed 04

Promotions Committee Meeting

March 4 @ 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
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Every month on the first Wednesday
Thu 05

Farmers’ Market

March 5 @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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until March 4, 2015

2014-SFG-World-Champs-markSF Giants Trophy Tour

Thursday, March 5

The San Luis Obispo Downtown Association and Junior Giants are excited to announce the arrival of the San Francisco Giants THREE World Series Trophies at Farmers’ Market on Thursday, March 5 from 5 – 7 PM.

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marsh_st_residencesBeautification Awards Breakfast

Friday, March 6

The Downtown Association invites you to join us for our annual Beautification Awards Breakfast on Friday, March 6 at 7:30 AM at Mother’s Tavern.  This annual event honors more than two dozen Downtown businesses who have gone “above and beyond” by improving, enhancing or newly establishing their business’ image.

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Tree_Lighting_ProgramLight Up Downtown

Want to help “Light Up Downtown?”  Then, become a commemorative sponsor of our Downtown Tree Lighting Program!

Only a few trees remain available in the Downtown area along Higuera Street between Morro and Garden Streets.

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Downtown News

  • What’s Happening Around Downtown in March?

    Farmers_LogoThere is an old saying that goes, “Home is where the heart is.” For me, nothing could be truer than that. I live, play and work Downtown which is indisputably the heart of San Luis Obispo; some would even argue that it is the heart of the county. And in that heart there is one event, every week, that draws our community together: Thursday night Farmers’ Market in SLO.

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  • Intern with the SLO Downtown Association

    InternsInterested in learning how the Downtown Association pulls off events like Farmers’ Market and Concerts in the Plaza? We’re looking for interns to help this spring and summer. This internship is a great way to learn more about event planning, execution, and follow up. Graphic design and writing skills are also appreciated.

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  • Does Your Business Have Security Cameras?
    DTA_LOGOA Message from Downtown Association Executive Director Regarding Security Cameras

    We enjoy a lifestyle in one of the safest communities in our country but even to that point our local businesses are still at risk for criminal activity. As other communities address increasing pressures from criminals the criminals are looking for easier communities to commit crimes in. As such, San Luis Obispo has seen the effects of this in the last several months and residents and business owners like you have expressed great concerns to the Downtown Association office and the San Luis Obispo Police Department.

    The SLO PD has asked me to help them identify security cameras in Downtown businesses in an effort to help catch and successfully prosecute criminals. The message should be clear to would be criminals that this is a community that will not tolerate anti-social behavior and that our businesses and local law enforcement will work collectively to keep it that way.

    Today, I ask you to help this community stay safe. If you have a security camera in your business please let me know so that I can help build a list of businesses that are willing to stand together against crime. In your response please indicate the name of your business, address, number of cameras and provide your best contact information. You may email your response to Dominic@DowntownSLO.com, call 805-541-0286 or stop by our office located at 1108 Garden Street, Suite 210.

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.