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San Luis Obispo Local Events

January
  • Monarch Butterflies migration to Pismo
  • Hearst Castle Marathon
  • Elephant Seals give birth (San Simeon)
  • Whale Watching
February
  • SLO Pops Concert
  • Morro Bay Jazz Festival
  • Pismo Beach Jazz Festival
  • Monarch Butterflies migration to Pismo
  • Elephant Seals (San Simeon)
March
  • Arroyo Grande Jazz Festival
  • Paso Robles Zinfandel Festival
  • Monarch Butterflies migration to Pismo
  • Elephant Seals (San Simeon)
April
  • Imadonnari Street Painting in downtown San Luis Obispo
  • Cal Poly Open House
  • Wildflower Triathlon
  • Children's Day in the Plaza (SLO)
  • Avila Fish & Farmer's Market every Friday (Avila Beach)
  • Monarch Butterflies migration to Pismo
  • Elephant Seals (San Simeon)
May
  • Avila Beach Blues & Beer Festival
  • Arroyo Grande Strawberry Festival
  • San Luis Obispo Vintners & Growers Roll out the Barrels
  • Art in the Park at the Dinosaur Caves in Shell Beach
  • SLO Bike Festival
  • Avila Fish & Farmer's Market every Friday (Avila Beach)
June
  • Cal Poly Graduation
  • Pismo Beach Classic Car Show
  • Friday concerts in Mission Plaza, San Luis Obispo
  • Art in the Park at the Dinosaur Caves in Shell Beach
  • Avila Fish & Farmer's Market every Friday (Avila Beach)
July
  • Pismo Beach 4th of July fireworks celebration
  • Mozart Festival
  • Shakespeare Festival
  • California Mid State Fair
  • Art in the Park at the Dinosaur Caves in Shell Beach
  • Obon Festival
  • Los Osos Festival of Bears
  • San Luis Obispo Triathlon
  • SLO Renaissance Faire
  • Avila Fish & Farmer's Market every Friday (Avila Beach)
  • Central Coast Wine Classic
  • Friday concerts in Mission Plaza San Luis Obispo San Luis Obispo Basil Festival
August
  • California Mid State Fair
  • Hot El Camino Nights - Classic cars in Atascadero
  • Wheels of SLO Car Show
  • The Elephant Seals are out
  • Avila Fish & Farmer's Market every Friday (Avila Beach)
September
  • Harvest Festival
  • Pismo Beach Western Days
  • True Country Western Dance Festival
  • Avila Fish & Farmer's Market every Friday (Avila Beach)
October
  • Pismo Beach Clam Festival
  • Jubilee-by-the-sea Jazz Festival
  • Morro Bay Harbor Festival
  • International Film Festival
  • Endless Summer Car Show
  • Pumpkins on the Pier Halloween Celebration
  • City to the Sea Mini Marathon (SLO to Avila)
  • Halloween in mission plaza of San Luis Obispo
November
  • Arroyo Grande Vintners Harvest Festival
  • Monarch butterflies migration to Pismo Beach
  • Veterans Day Memorial Service on the Pismo Pier
  • Marching Band Review
December
  • First Night, San Luis Obispo
  • Monarch butterflies migration to Pismo Beach
  • Holiday Harmony and Tree Lighting Ceremony in Pismo
  • Christmas in Mission Plaza SLO
  • Monroe Bay Lighted Boat Parade