Events in SLO CAL

SLO CAL has a jam-packed calendar of events with something for everyone. For music lovers, San Luis Obispo County is home to a wide variety of venues that attract musicians (and audiences!) from around the world. Blues, rock, classical, jazz, folk and pop performers regularly grace the SLO CAL stages.

The comfortable year-round climate and diverse terrain make SLO CAL an ideal region for outdoor enthusiasts to convene and commune with the natural world, while athletes will find no shortage of races, triathlons and sporting events to compete in. History buffs will enjoy commemorating SLO CAL’s rich past, and art aficionados will love events featuring painters, sculptors, glassblowers and mixed-media makers. Cozy up, and get to know the local scene by immersing yourself in community events.

Spend your favorite holiday seeing parades and participating in community activities, watch the Central Coast sky light up with the glow of fireworks, or tour Hearst Castle, decked out in extravagant, festive holiday decor. But who could forget the abundance of wine, beer, spirits, and cuisine along the Central Coast? With food and drink festivals celebrating apples, strawberries and tomatoes, as well as gin, chardonnay, and even macaroni and cheese, we take our eating, drinking and merrymaking very, very seriously.

Live Music & Concerts

Want to get your groove on? In SLO CAL, the opportunity to hear live music is never far away. SLO CAL’s top-notch venues, from intimate bar stages to…

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Art Festivals & Events

San Luis Obispo County has long been a home to visual artists, from painters, sculptors, glassblowers and calligraphers to mixed media, and even performance artists.

Culinary & Tasting Events

Immerse yourself in the SLO CAL way of life by attending a variety of community events, ranging from pie-eating and mustache-growing contests to tamales and car…

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Holiday Events & Festivals

It’s time to spend the holidays in SLO CAL! Grab your sweetie for a romantic Valentine’s Day event in wine country, or traverse the county to experience…


Sports Events

Temperate year-round weather, diverse terrain and appealing postgame leisure activities make SLO CAL an ideal place for competing in—and watching—a…

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