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October 19, 2021

Watch Our Latest Response & Recovery Meeting

You can watch the recording from our latest Monday meeting here.

In this meeting:
  • Current SLO County COVID-19 numbers
  • Update on Downtown SLO Open/Closed Business Map
  • Updates on the Downtown Paving Project
  • Words from Christine Wallace at the City of SLO regarding Halloween Safety Enhancement Zone
  • County updates from Supervisor Dawn Ortiz-Legg
  • Chamber of Commerce updates from Jim Dantona
  • Cal Poly mid-quarter updates from Courtney Kienow
  • SBDC seminar and workshop information from Kristin Mehiel
  • Farmers' Market Events and Food Access Program numbers
  • Concerts in the Plaza Wrap-Up
  • Clean & Safe Update
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This is the last meeting of the year!

Stay tuned as we rework our Response & Recovery meetings over the next few months. See you again in 2022!

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Kids trick-or-treating

Thursday, October 28, 2021
5 – 8 PM

Kick-off the Halloween weekend at the Farmers' Market and bring the kids for a fun-filled evening! Follow our Trick-or-Treat Trail (Sponsored by Meathead Movers), compete in the Costume Contest (Presented by 98.1 KJUG), and sing in Scary-oke! (Presented by Coast 104.5 & Kramer Events.)

Download the Trick-or-Treat Trail Map »

Learn more »

Farmers' Market at night

Farmers' Market Adjusted Winter Hours

Starting Thursday, November 4, 2021, the Market will operate from 6 PM – 8:30 PM. These hours will continue through the winter, but return to 6 PM – 9 PM in the spring and summertime.

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Downtown SLO Holiday Happenings

2019 holiday parade

Holiday Parade Applications

The Holiday Parade returns to Downtown SLO this December 3, 2021! We are so excited to celebrate the 45th year of this amazing Central Coast holiday tradition.

Applications close on November 1, 2021, or after we receive the max number of applicants.

Apply now »

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Sponsorship Opportunities

When you sponsor Downtown SLO Holiday Happenings, you’ll be making it possible for us to spread holiday cheer and encourage shopping at Downtown businesses — and you’ll have the chance to market your business to tens of thousands of locals, tourists, and Downtown visitors.

Sponsorship Opportunities »

Downtown Paving Project

The Downtown Paving Project continues this week, with improvements coming to the outskirts of Marsh St, Nipomo St, and Higuera St.

Businesses will remain OPEN during the project, and parking will still be accessible.

Learn more »

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Halloween Weekend Safety Enhancement Zone

Thursday, October 28, 2021 – Monday, November 1, 2021

This Halloween, laws are strictly enforced and fines are doubled. For questions or concerns, email »

Chamber mixer

SLO Chamber Free Membership Mixer

Wednesday, October 20, 2021
5:30 – 7:30 PM
Nate's on Marsh

Every month SLO Chamber members gather after hours to catch up, meet new members, do a bit of networking and get an inside glance at a local business.

Details »

Downtown forestry trucks

Shape the future of our Downtown urban forest

Families, outdoor enthusiasts, environmentalists, businesses, and residents of San Luis Obispo now have the opportunity to help shape the future of the community’s urban forest, made up of more than 20,000 trees.

Take the survey »


Clean & Safe Program

Our Downtown Ambassadors work daily to make sure our Downtown community is safe, clean, and hospitable to visitors.

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When to call a Downtown Ambassador

If you are a Downtown business owner, please reach out to our Ambassadors if you need any assistance.

Services available at no charge include:

  • Removing graffiti
  • Sidewalk gum removal
  • Cleaning up trash from sidewalks and gutters
  • Removing weeds from sidewalks and streets
  • Cleaning public trash cans
  • Cleaning public benches
  • Cleaning messes

Additionally, if there’s a situation you aren’t sure how to handle, our Ambassadors may be able to point you in the right direction.

Ambassador hotline (call or text):
(805) 250-6467

Learn more »

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Get featured on our Instagram!

Each month, our Downtown SLO Instagram page reaches upwards of 50,000 post impressions (times seen) and 12,000 story impressions. To be featured or reposted on our Instagram, use the hashtag #DowntownSLO, or tag us in your photos and stories @downtownslo.

Downtown SLO on Instagram »

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