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 Hollywood comes to San Luis Obispo
 The 16th Annual San Luis Obispo International Film Festival is set to roll out the red carpet in less than two weeks!
With less than two weeks to go until opening night, the San Luis Obispo International Film Festival is excited to announce its slate of films and events for the 16th annual festival and special guest appearances. San Luis Obispo will play host to hundreds of visiting filmmakers, celebrities and movie buffs during the festival’s 10 days of films, special events, filmmaking panels and parties.  This year's festival includes the presentation of the special King Vidor Award to Academy Award-winning actor, Alan Arkin. The festival runs from March 12 through March 21.
This year’s festival is a full-fledged celebration of film and video that features a wide variety of new contemporary films from around the world, while continuing the tradition of screening older films. A focus on Irish cinema, new venues in Atascadero and Paso Robles and many special guests from around the world will combine to make the 2010 Festival more exciting than ever.
But what makes this festival distinctive from the others are the one-of-a-kind venues that highlight the variety of what makes San Luis Obispo County such an incredible place to live and visit. Whether you’re at a 200-year-old cattle ranch, an intimate winery or the historic mission, these special film events create movie magic like nothing you have ever seen in Hollywood.
So get your popcorn ready and join us for a movie experience you will never forget!

Upcoming events...

The Monday Club’s 10th Annual Architectural Tour

Sunday, April 25th

The "Secrets of Six Span the Century Houses" architectural tour will focus on an eclectic selection of architectural styles. There are six sites featured, beginning with an early 1800s adobe, a Classic Revival, two types of Victorians, a mid-century modern and a state-of-the-art sustainable "green" residence. In correlation with the tour celebration, the Monday Club is also celebrating the 75th anniversary of its clubhouse, which was designed by world-famous architect Julia Morgan. If you are an architect, or just an architecture fanatic, you do not want to miss this tour!

Tickets are available by phone (805) 543-9807 or click here for more information

Children’s Day in the Plaza

Saturday April 10, 2010

Children’s Day in the Plaza is held every April to celebrate the National Month of the Child. It is a day designed to bring education, fun, and families together with community resources. This years theme is “Express Yourself: Dance to the beat of your own drum”. The event will give children the opportunity to explore music and creativity.

Cal Poly Connection: Cal Poly's Open House

April 15-17

Open House is an annual Cal Poly event that showcases the campus's unique "Learn by Doing" approach to education to admitted and current students, their supporters, alumni, visitors and the San Luis Obispo community. The three-day event is the culmination of an entire year of hard work and dedication by a committee of student volunteers working under Student Life & Leadership's Orientation Programs, in collaboration with the community, student clubs, faculty and staff.

Two Great Spring Shows Presented by the
Central Coast Children's Choir

4th Annual Children & Youth Choir Festival
The CCCC will play host to other choirs from around the state in a day-long Choir Festival held at Grace Church in San Luis Obispo on Saturday, April 17 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. A special guest clinician will be offering musical guidance to choir groups and there will also be a variety sessions available to assist teaching music techniques.

2010 Spring Concert
The Central Coast Children’s Choir will perform its 2010 Spring Concert at Grace Church, San Luis Obispo on Saturday, May 8 at 3 p.m. Join them for a musical journey the day before Mother's Day.

Roll Out the Barrels

April 29th- May 2nd

The San Luis Obispo Vintners Association is pleased to announce the dates of their popular spring wine event- “Roll Out the Barrels”. 2010 marks the 20th anniversary of the Roll Out the Barrels Weekend which will be held April 29th – May 2nd, 2010. More than twenty wineries throughout the San Luis Obispo Wine Region will participate in events throughout the weekend.  This four day extravaganza consists of 3 major components: Barrels in the Plaza, Winemaker Dinners, and the popular 2-day Passport to SLO Wine Country.  To commemorate the 20th year the events will celebrate with a “20” theme running throughout the weekend-  for example tickets to the Mission Plaza event are just $20 if purchased prior to April 20th or until sold out! 

For more information or to purchase tickets visit

SLO Wine and Grill Affair: A Perfect Balace Of Grill and Grape

Saturday, June 5

Join us for a day of grill and grape mastery on the historic Filipponi Ranch at Per Bacco Cellars, Calle Joaquin, San Luis Obispo.

Local wineries will create delectable bites of signature grilled dishes paired with their own, select wines. A panel of local celebrity judges will be on hand to pick the best food and wine paring. Attendees will also be treated to live music, art and samples of gourmet chocolate, olive oil and breads from local vendors.

Mark your calendar now, we have some great Fall events!
Savor the Central Coast
September 30th- October 3rd
Join us this Fall for a four-day food and wine extravaganza highlighting the bounty of what San Luis Obispo County has to offer. This food and wine affair is presented by Sunset Magazine and the SLO County Visitors and Conference Bureau and is sure to wow every foodie.
The inaugural "Savor the Central Coast" weekend event kicks off with a special night at San Luis Obispo’s famous Thursday night Farmers Market.  The weekend fun continues with a very unique winemaker’s dinners in San Luis Obispo’s Mission Plaza and Sunset’s Wine Awards Dinner on Friday. Saturday and Sunday get ready to play throughout the county with several exclusive Culinary and Harvest Day Tours. Remember to spend time at the Savor Pavilion on the Historic Santa Margarita Ranch, which will be center-stage for all the restaurants and wineries from throughout the Central Coast. The fun will end with a big celebration!  Join us for the finale at Avila Beach with a concert and fireworks show.
Save the date, tickets on sale soon! 

San Luis Obispo's First Annual GranFondo

October 23
Visit San Luis Obispo when “Pedal to Pier” becomes a GranFondo this fall.
San Luis Obispo is home to Team HTC- Columbia, otherwise known as Team High Road, the youngest team at the top level of professional cycling.
This inaugural SLO GranFondo will be challenged by some of the world’s most beautiful terrain along the rugged coast of northern San Luis Obispo County.  The ride offers three fully supported routes throughout San Luis Obispo County to suit the occasional rider or the seasoned competitor. 
Riders will ride along the pros and amateurs at the SLO GranFondo, for a journey along the beautiful California Central Coast. 

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San Luis Obispo's Great Outdoors

One of the best parts about coming to San Luis Obispo is all the great outdoor activities we offer here. From hiking to biking, kayaking to windsurfing - we have it all here! So don't forget to bring your tennis shoes, there is so much outdoor adventure waiting here in SLO for you!


Hiking Trails

Ranger-Led Hikes

Fitness Hiking Club

Bike Ride Calendar

Bike Happening

Mountain Bike Trails

 And every Thursday night...Farmers Market

Downtown San Luis Obispo comes alive every Thursday night. Shop for the freshest produce and flowers in the county, devour delicious ribs and sandwiches, browse local shops open late, and enjoy live entertainment. Open 6-9 p.m. on Higuera Street in downtown San Luis Obispo.

There are so many ways to enjoy San Luis Obispo without your car.  So if you would like to leave it at home we are happy to help you enjoy your vacation without it. will show you how to get to SLO without your car and how to get around while you are here Car Free.  There is nothing you can't do here without your car!


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