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March 15, 2022

Safety Enhancement Zone

Starts March 17, 2022 at midnight
Ends March 18 at 7:00 AM

This St. Patrick's Day, laws are strictly enforced and fines are doubled.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Concerts in the Plaza will be back every Friday
from June 24 – August 20, 2022!

Sponsor your favorite band and support live music!

When you sponsor Concerts in the Plaza, you're making it possible for us to produce this incredible event and bring live, local music to our community, and you’ll receive several marketing benefits that will expose your business to thousands of excited attendees each week.

Available opportunities »

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May Flower Initiative

Be a part of the annual community art project!

This year's May Flower theme is: Flower Power! Help us bring Downtown SLO to full bloom.

Downtown businesses: sign up to be paired with a local artist who will bring your storefront to full bloom!

There is no cost to participate in this program.

Learn more »

Downtown SLO Light Pole Banner Program

Showcase your non-profit organization's event throughout Downtown San Luis Obispo!

The Downtown Banner Program provides an opportunity for non-profits and not-for-profit organizations to promote an event or exhibit that impacts Downtown SLO.

Learn more »

Inclusive Backing Grants

Small business owners in older or historic commercial districts can apply for grants of $5K each as they navigate the pandemic and plan for long-term success and resilience.

This grant cycle will provide grants to U.S. small businesses owned by women, nonbinary people, and Veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces. Applications close at 11:59 PM CT on March 24, 2022.

Learn more »

Downtown Access Pass

With gas prices skyrocketing, what better time to use public transit?

If you work downtown, you and your employees may be eligible for a free bus pass.

Learn more »


Clean & Safe Program

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

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.

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