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  Calendar of Events
 Art walks in SLO County
Ongoing Self-guided art walks for an opportunity to experience visual, literary and performing art in galleries and other venues throughout San Luis Obispo County. For maps and more information visit or call (805) 544-9251. Locations and dates are:
• Art and About Paso:
Every first Saturday 5-9 p.m.
• Art After Dark San Luis Obispo:
Every first Friday 5-8 p.m.
• Los Osos:
Second Saturday of each month 1-4 p.m.
• Morro Bay:
Fourth Saturday of each month 1-4 p.m.
• San Luis Obispo:
Second Saturdays at SLO Museum of Art
Second Saturdays at San Luis
Obispo Museum of Art
Families are invited to SLOMA’s lawn to learn about the visual arts together using our unique activity kits and create an art project inspired by our current exhibitions. Free at SLOMA, 1010 Broad Street, San Luis Obispo. Visit for more information.
Saturday in the Park Atascadero
Summer Concert Series
Every Saturday until Aug 26. 6:30-8:30 p.m.—Bring blankets and low backed chairs. Free. Atascadero Lake Park, 9305 Pismo Ave, Atascadero. (805) 470-3360.
Rava on the Rocks concert series
Sunday concerts from 2-5 p.m.—Free outdoor concert series featuring live music by a
variety of artists. Bring low-back lawn chairs, blankets, friends, and family. All ages are welcome! Full food menu available. No outside food or alcohol is permitted. Reservations
are not required. Rava Wines, 6785 Creston Rd., Paso Robles. For more information visit
Grover Beach Summer
Concert Series
Every Sunday through August 20, 3-6 p.m.—Great music, food trucks, beer and wine. Ramona Garden Park, 933 Ramona Ave., Grover Beach. Free admission. For more information visit
Twilight Sunday Concerts at
Midnight Cellars
Live music on Sundays from Aug through Oct, 4-7 p.m.—Family friendly, yard games, bounce house, food trucks. Service dogs only, please. Located at 2925 Anderson Rd, Paso Robles. $5, free for wine club members, kids and industry. For tickets, performer’s lineup and more information visit
Live music at Sculpterra Winery
Live music Sunday afternoons 1-4 p.m.— Food truck. Wine. Located at 5015 Linne Rd. Paso Robles. For performance lineup and more information visit
Concerts in the Park Paso Robles
Thursdays from June 15-Aug 24, 6-8 p.m.— Food and music at Downtown City Park, Paso Robles. Free. Visit for more information.
Atascadero Lakeside Wine
June 24, 4-8 p.m.—Experience some of the best wineries, craft beer, dozens of vendors, artists and live music. Atascadero Lake Park, 9305 Pismo Avenue in Atascadero. For tickets and more information visit or call (805) 466-2044.
10th annual Mac and Cheese Fest
Sat, June 24, 2-6 p.m.—Sample and vote for your favorite Mac & Cheese from over 25 of the most talented chefs, restaurants and caterers on the Central Coast. Beer, wine and spirits from local wineries and breweries. Live music. 21+ only event. Avila Beach Golf Resort, 6460 Ana Bay Drive, Avila Beach. For tickets and more information visit
Central Coast Artists
Daily through June 26, 12-4 p.m.—Juried exhibit, featuring the Central Coast Craft Makers, Sculptors and Photographic Society. Free at Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main
St., Morro Bay. For more information visit or call (805) 772-2504.
Fourth of July celebrations
• Atascadero Fourth of July Bluegrass Freedom Festival: July 4, 2-8 p.m.
Free, Atascadero Lake Park, 9100 Morro Road, Atascadero. For more information see
• Cayucos: July 4, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Free. Sand sculpture contest starts at 4 a.m., street faire, BBQ firework at the pier and more. For more information visit
• Cambria: July 4, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Free. Live music, pie eating contest, raffles, kids games, face painting, food and fireworks. Shamel Park. For more information visit
• Paso Robles: July 4, 2-10 p.m. Children’s activities, live music starts at 5:30 p.m.,
concession stand and food trucks, fireworks.
Free. Barney Schwartz Park, 2970 Union Road, Paso Robles. For more information visit
• Templeton: July 4, 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Start
the day with pancake breakfast, then head to Main Street between 1st and 8th streets to watch the parade. Live music, food trucks, activities, and more follow at Templeton Park until 3 p.m. For more information visit
Arroyo Grande Concerts in the Park
First concert is July 4, then weekly every Sunday until September, 1-3 p.m. Free. Historic Heritage Square Park, Arroyo Grande. For more information visit
Morro Bay Art in the Park
July 1-3 and Sept 2-4—Hundreds of art and craft vendors, food and more. Morro Bay Park on the corner of Morro Bay Blvd and Harbor Drive. For more information visit
Ice Cream Zoofari
July 15, 5:30-8 p.m.—Beat the summer heat with lots of ice cream along with the animals at the Central Coast’s only zoo! Charles Paddock Zoo, 9100 Morro Road, Atascadero. For more information visit
California Mid-State Fair
July 19-30—4-H and FFA exhibitors, rodeo, horse shows, carnival rides, exhibits, food, shopping and live music. Headliners include Styx, Tim McGraw, The B-52s and more. Paso Robles Event Center, 2198 Riverside Ave., Paso Robles. For tickets or more information visit
Paso Robles Rotary
Winemakers’ Cookoff
Aug 12, 6-9 p.m.—Enjoy choice wine and excellent food prepared by some of the best winemakers in the Paso Robles appellation. Tickle your tastebuds, listen to live music, and have a great time while benefiting local high- school seniors. Paso Robles Event Center, 2198 Riverside Ave., Paso Robles. For tickets and more information
Wild About Art
Sat, Aug 12, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.—A fun-filled day of arts & crafts, animal artists, face painting, workshops, local art for purchase and more! Charles Paddock Zoo, 9100 Morro Road, Atascadero. For more information visit
Trading Day
Sat, Aug 19, 9 a.m.- 3 p.m.—Arts, crafts, collectibles. Free. Downtown City Park, Paso Robles. For more information visit
Atascadero Lake Car Show
and Dancing in the Streets
Sat, Aug 20, 10 a.m.-9 p.m.—The Mid-State Cruisers Car Show will be at Atascadero Lake Park from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Check out a wide variety of antique and vintage cars, followed by Dancing in the Streets Free. Free. For more information call (805) 470-3360.
Stone Soup Music Festival
Sat & Sun, Aug 26-27, 10 a.m.-10 p.m.— Music, food and vendors at this free event. Ramona Garden Park, 933 Ramona Ave., Grover Beach. For more information visit
Farmers Markets
• Arroyo Grande: Two weekly markets on Wednesdays 8:30-11 a.m. Smart and Final parking lot at 1464 East Grand Ave. and Saturdays noon-2:30 p.m. at Olohan Alley in the Village.
• Atascadero: Wednesdays 3-6 p.m. at Atascadero Sunken Gardens at East Mall Ave.
• Avila Beach: Fridays 4-8 p.m. at the Avila Promenade and Front St.
• Baywood/Los Osos: Mondays 2-4:30 p.m. on Santa Maria St. between 2nd and 3rd St.
• Cambria: Fridays 2:30–5:30 p.m. at 1000 Main St.
• Cayucos: Fridays 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. until August 30 at Ocean Ave. and D St. Market.
• Morro Bay: Two weekly markets on Thursdays 2-4:30 p.m. at 2650 Main St. and Saturdays 2:30-5:30 p.m. at Main St. and Morro Bay Blvd.
• Paso Robles: Two weekly markets at 11th and Spring St. on Tuesdays 9-11:30 a.m. and Saturdays 9 a.m.-1 p.m. near Downtown City Park.
• Pismo Beach: Wednesdays 4-7 p.m. on the Pier Promenade.
• San Luis Obispo: Three weekly markets on Thursdays 6-9 p.m. Downtown San Luis Obispo, on Tuesdays 2:30-5:30 p.m. 224 Tank Farm Rd, and Saturdays 8-10:45 a.m. at 325 Madonna Road, World Market and Embassy Suites parking lot.
• Templeton: 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at City Park, 550 Crocker St.
For more information about farmers markets in San Luis Obispo County visit or
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