Events to Add to Your SLO Summer Bucket List

One of the best parts about living in San Luis Obispo is its proximity to some of the country's best art, music, food, and culture. This summer, you can experience all of these and more at one of several fun events in SLO. How many can you check off your summer bucket list?


Concerts in the Plaza began June 8th and will occur every week on Fridays through September 14, 2018. The concerts will cross the musical genre spectrum. From reggae to rock, blues to jamgrass, soul to California roots rock and much more - it's all right in downtown SLO. See the lineup now.

One of the biggest annual events around, Festival Mozaic is July 17-29, 2018. This year's event includes Master Classes, laid-back mini-concerts from top local artists, as well as many more opportunities to hear classical and not-so-classical music, dine with friends at culinary experiences and volunteer at other community events. This one-of-a-kind event is one of the most well-known festivals on the California Central Coast. Tickets are on sale now. Click here to learn more.

American Idol: Live! is coming to San Luis Obispo on Aug. 1, 2018. Get tickets now.


Annie is on stage at the Repertory Theatre on June 8 through July 1, 2018. Click here for tickets.

Starting July 13, head to the Central Coast Shakespeare Festival at the Filipponi Ranch. Tickets are on sale now and the weekend performances will run through August 4, 2018.


Every first Friday of the month, ARTS Obispo and San Luis Obispo County Arts Council will host Art After Dark at 1123 Mill St. Enjoy a free night of self-guided tours that will showcase the work of local visual, literary and performing artists. Get the details here.

Attend Deconstructed Flowers, a 3-hour acrylic painting workshop with Drew Davis on July 15. Read his bio and learn more here.


Meet the historic women of SLO County at a June 28 luncheon conversation at Dallidet Adobe. The June luncheon will feature the story of Jeanette 'Nettie' Sinsheimer. Learn more here. Tickets are $25 each.


Join a 4-mile group run at Laguna Lake with Trail Ambassador Krissy Moehl, followed by a film screening of takayna on June 9, 2018. Learn more about the film and sign up now.

The Central Coast Renaissance Festival at Laguna Lake Park is July 21-22, 2018. Enjoy a falconry show, daily costume contests for kids, unbridled fun and entertainment for all ages. Food and shopping also are a must for all ye lads and lasses. Get the details now.

Want to live near the greatest festivals and activities in the state? Contact us today to schedule a tour at The Academy Chorro.