Awesome May Events
in San Luis Obispo County

festival of the arts

May 2-5: Annual Cruisin' Morro Bay Car Show

Downtown Morro Bay

Classic cars from around the country cruise to show off their shines. Ice Cream Social, BBQ, Harbor Cruises and more!

May 11: Estrella Warbird Museum's - Warbirds, Wings, & Wheels Show

Estrella Warbird Museum | 10am - 4pm

Open to public. No admission charge for spectators. All museum displays and buildings open to public - no charge day of show Raffle Prizes Two Special Drawings; Tour for 4 to Jay Leno's Big Dog Garage. One hour flight in C47. One hour flight in C47. Available the day of the car show will be rides in a T34 trainer airplane and a P51 Mustang from the Planes of Fame Museum in Chino, Ca. There will be vendors, a food court, Firestone Walker Brewing and an extensive display of classic airplanes.

May 11: A Day in the Shade Art Show

Templeton Park | 9am - 5pm

Come and savor a glass of wine as you stroll through the park, enjoying the paintings, sculptures, jewelry, photography, ceramics and more - the PERFECT place to shop for a Mother's Day gift. Plus live music and entertainment. Early morning portion from 9:00 am - 12 noon, held in conjunction with the Farmers Market.

May 17-19: Paso Robles Wine Country 31st Annual Wine Festival

Paso Robles City Park

Combining traditions of the past with innovations of the future, Paso Robles Wine Country comes together to honor 31 years of the Paso Robles Wine Festival. This celebration of the finest in food and wine will embrace all that define Paso Robles Wine Country - welcoming atmosphere, fantastic food offerings, and of course exceptional wines.

May 25:Avila Beach Tequila Festival

Avila Beach Golf Resort | 12 pm - 4pm

Kick off the Summer at Avila Beach Golf Resort. The Avila Beach Resort presents the 2nd annual Tequila Festival! Featuring Tequila, Tequila Cocktails & Mexican Beers. Including over 20+ top Tequila Brands. Corona, Pacifico, Modelo & More! Shot Glass and Party Shades provided! Ticket includes 6 (.5oz) tastings. Mexican Cuisine provided by Ventana Grill for an additional cost. 21 years+.

May 25: Paso Robles Festival of the Arts

Paso Robles City Park | 10am - 5pm

The Paso Robles Festival of the Arts celebrates the visual, environmental and musical arts. The day starts with a Plein Air Quick-Draw and Auction, followed by a Fine Art Show, adult art seminars, a paint jam, hands-on art stations, live music, dance performances and other musical and visual surprises. Headlining concert act to be announced. The Paso Robles Festival of the Arts celebrates the Salinas River Corridor Project with a special River Art Exhibition. This event is FREE to the public!

May 25-26: Annual Strawberry Festival

Downtown Arroyo Grande | 10am - 5pm

The Strawberry Festival is San Luis Obispo County's largest FREE festival, bringing together thousands of visitors and residents to enjoy activities and entertainment; kiddy carnivals; the Strawberry Stampede; hundreds of art, craft and display booths; ethnic foods; and scrumptious strawberry treats of all kinds, as well as fresh strawberries by the box!

May 26: Avila Beach Blues Festival

Avila Beach Golf Resort | Gates open 12 noon; Show starts 2pm

Join us in Avila Beach on Memorial Day Weekend, Sunday, May 26th for the 20th annual Avila Beach Blues Festival featuring the legendary Steve Miller Band, Elvin Bishop, & Carolyn Wonderland! Purchase tickets at:

May 30 - June 2: Wine, Waves and Beyond

Pismo Beach

This classic 4-day surf and wine event celebrates the best of San Luis Obispo County. Combining the fun, laid back atmosphere of our wine country and unique surf culture, enjoy four days of unforgettable events evoking the magic of wine and waves. These events take place at numerous scenic venues throughout San Luis Obispo County and include a Barrel to Barrel wine, beer, and food tasting event, a longboard surf contest and much more. All proceeds support the Association of Amputee Surfers (AmpSurf).