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Add San Luis Obispo to your To-Do list.

With the laid-back vibes of the Central Coast, you might not expect San Luis Obispo to host exciting events like triathlons, high-profile concerts and the GranFondo cycling event. But we believe in adventure just as much as we believe in our local culture. From our world-renowned wineries to weekly Farmers’ Markets and fine art events, you get the best of California fun year-round when you visit San Luis Obispo.


  • 4/4: Proof by David Auburn

    SLO Little Theatre presents David Auburn’s Pulitzer Prize winning play, PROOF, a compelling, fresh, and very human drama that combines elements of mystery and surprise with old fashioned storytelling. Proof is a compassionate play of ideas that reveals how fragile is our hold on reality while reminding us that finding trust and love are even more difficult than discovering truth. Performances of PROOF will run April 4-27, Fridays and Saturdays at 7 pm and Saturdays and Sundays at 2pm. All performances take place at the SLO LITTLE THEATRE, 888 Morro Street in San Luis Obispo.

    Fridays & Saturday @ 7 pm
    Saturdays & Sundays @ 2 pm


  • 4/25: San Luis Obispo Marathon, Half Marathon + 5K

    Come Race SLO in a small, classic town with a BIG RACE vibe. The Third Annual San Luis Obispo Marathon, Half Marathon + 5K weekend takes place April 25-27, 2014 with the marathon and half marathon on Sunday, April 27. Run through our small, classic California town, past the historic Fremont Theater, Mission San Luis Obispo, our quaint downtown, California bungalow neighborhoods, a Frank Lloyd Wright building, the Chinese Garden and so much more. You’ll venture out into the hills of the Edna Valley with it’s miles of vista views, vineyards, farmland and wineries.

    The course ends at the iconic Madonna Inn where the SLO Life party begins! After your well-deserved medal is placed around your neck, you can enjoy recovery food from Jamba Juice, live music, beer from Firestone 805, local wines, BBQ from Mo’s Smokehouse BBQ and finally buy all the logo and sports gear you need to keep on running. Come RaceSLO!

    Race times vary


  • 4/25: Cal Poly Festival Showcase: The Cal Poly Bands

    The 21st annual Cal Poly All-State Music Festival begins with a performance featuring the University Jazz Band I and the Cal Poly Wind Ensemble on stage in Harman Hall.

    A unique and exciting concert experience, this show will highlight the virtuosity and talent of Cal Poly students as they perform music written for big band as well as the modern concert band.

    This Festival Showcase Concert featuring the Cal Poly Bands is new for 2014 and may not occur again for years to come, so be sure to put this event on your calendar right away!


  • 4/27: SLO Earth Day Fair and Music Festival

    Prepare to ride the bus, carpool or bicycle to the 24th Annual SLO County Earth Day Fair & Music Festival at El Chorro Regional Park. A day of discovery, exploration, inspiration and fun for all ages admission is free. Gates open at 10 am.

    What you’ll find at Earth Day 2014

    Dairy Creek Zero Waste Park, Clean Energy Zone, Kid’s Area, Eco Marketplace, Health & Well-being Center, Food Court, Beer & Wine Tent and special garden tours.

    The Music Festival will feature popular bands performing a variety of genre. Selections are taking place at this time. To be considered send a demo and list of previous performances to our contact email.


  • 4/27: Cal Poly All-State Music Festival Concert

    This annual concert features California’s finest high school musicians, chosen by audition to participate. They are the future of music in America, and it is our pleasure to showcase their talent under the direction of world-class conductors. Come and enjoy an afternoon of music-making as these young professionals display skills far beyond their years.

    Mary Fettig, Festival Jazz Band Director; Thomas Lee, Festival Wind Orchestra Conductor


  • 5/23: CAL POLY EARLY MUSIC ENSEMBLE: ‘THE FABULOUS FRENCH’

    Music from the French Baroque featuring the exquisite “Messe des morts” by Jean Gilles.


  • 5/24: CAL POLY ARAB MUSIC ENSEMBLE SPRING CONCERT

    The Arab Music Ensemble’s three major contrasting shows of the season present diverse programs of classic and contemporary music and dance.

    Focusing on the Eastern Mediterranean and extending to historically interconnected cultures of the larger region, the concerts feature selections of the most celebrated instrumental and vocal repertoire from the Middle Ages to the present.

    Critically acclaimed guest artists add virtuosity to the performances, and wonderful dancers put a variety of beloved music into motion.


  • 5/31: CAL POLY JAZZ NIGHT WITH GUEST ARTIST ED PALERMO

    One of the great musical iconoclasts of all time was Frank Zappa, leader of the seminal rock band The Mothers of Invention. In a tribute to Zappa’s brilliant compositional skill, Ed Palermo will bring his big band arrangements of Zappa’s music to Harman Hall in the PAC and will direct the University Jazz Bands.

    Guide Disques (Montreal, Canada) says that “Ed Palermo is the only interpreter of Frank Zappa’s music who does everything as he should.” Reviewer David Greenberger says, “The 17-piece band is capable of the layered and undulating textures that were a hallmark of Zappa’s jazz and orchestral writing. From the regal ‘Regyptian Strut’ to the sassy riffing of ‘Echidna’s Arf (Of You),’ Frank would be pleased.”


  • 6/28: Seven Sisters Quilt Show

    This show features over 300 quilts, garments, challenge quilts, opportunity quilts and over 50 vendors. The quilts on display are everything from traditional bed quilts to innovative art quilts, hand quilted to machine quilted…and everything in between. The $10 wristband admits you both days and there will on-site catering so there’s no need to leave for lunch! Come and experience the beautiful “eye candy” our local quilters have created.


  • 7/19: CENTRAL COAST RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL

    This year the Queen’s progress will be staying in Donnybrook for the spring faire attended by many fyne lords and ladies. Over 500 craftsmen, actors, musicians, jugglers, and good gentles will be on hand to entertain Her Majesty and you!

    Saturday: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
    Sunday:  10:00 am – 5:00 pm