San Luis Obispo County has something from Arts to Zoo for everyone to see, do and experience. Spring and summer are the leading times for festivals and fairs that showcase some of the best wine, beer, crafted products, art, music and more that bring locals and visitors together to taste, sample, shop and enjoy the sights.
Art walks in SLO County
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 artsobispo.org 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.
2022 SLO International Film Festival
Until May 1 at various venues throughout SLO County—Filmmakers from all around the world to SLO CAL screen independent films ranging from documentaries, narratives, music videos, short films, student films, and a central coast filmmaker showcase. For tickets and more information visit slofilmfest.org.
Dog Boats and Rum Runners
Ongoing until June 1—The Wine History Project of San Luis Obispo reveals the real history of Prohibition in Spooner’s Cove and on the Estero Bluffs. Exhibition on display at the Spooner Ranch House (Visitor Center) in Montaña de Oro State Park. For more information visit winehistoryproject.org and centralcoastparks.org.
Cruisin’ Morro Bay Car Show
Two weekends in May: May 6-8—Friday night cruise starts at 6 p.m. advance registration required. Sat-Sun Show & Shine starts at 9 a.m. May 24-26—classic cars on display. For more information visit morrobaycarshow.org.
Paso Robles Olive Festival and Central Coast Lavender Festival
May 7, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.—Meet local olive and lavender growers. Browse handcrafted products, gifts and crafts, enjoy a variety of food, beverages and music. Downtown City Park, Paso Robles. Free admission. For more information visit pasoroblesdowntown.org.
22nd Annual City-Wide Yard Sale
May 14-15, 8 a.m.-2 p.m.—Stroll through downtown Morro Bay and various neighborhoods to browse and shop a variety of goods and treasures. For more information visit morrobay.org or call (805) 225-7411 ext.102.
Paso Wine Fest
May 19-22—Explore Paso Robles Wine Country with four days of wine tastings, winemaker dinners, live music, and more! Paso Robles Event Center, 2198 Riverside Ave, Paso Robles. For tickets, hours and more information visit pasowine.com.
Morro Bay Art in the Park
May 29-30—Hundreds of art and craft vendors, food and more. Morro Bay Park corner of Morro Bay Blvd and Harbor Drive in Morro Bay. For more information visit morrobayartinthepark.com.
Golden State Classics Car Show
May 27-28—Friday night cruise starts at 5:30 p.m. Saturday car show 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Downtown City Park, Paso Robles. For more information visit goldenstateclassics.org.
Pinot & Paella Festival
June 5, 2-5 p.m.—Join talented local chefs and wineries for an afternoon of great wine, creative Paella dishes and live music. Bring your blankets, lawn chairs and dancing shoes. Templeton Community Park, 550 Crocker St. Templeton. For tickets and more information visit pinotandpaella.com or call (805) 239-2565.
Atascadero Lakeside Wine Festival
June 24-26—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 atascaderolakewinefestival.com or call (805) 466-2044.
Firestone Walker Invitational Beer Festival
June 4, noon-5 p.m.—Join more than 55 breweries for music, beer, food and good times. The festival is a fundraiser for the Paso Robles Pioneer Museum. Paso Robles Event Center, 2198 Riverside Ave., Paso Robles. For tickets and more information visit firestonebeer.com.
Live Oak Music Festival
June 17-19—A fun-filled weekend of great music, art, camping, activities, and reuniting with friends and family. El Chorro Regional Park, State Hwy 1 at Dairy Creek Road. For tickets and more information visit liveoakfest.org.
Morro Bay Art in the Park
July 2-4—Hundreds of art and craft vendors, food and more. Morro Bay Park corner of Morro Bay Blvd and Harbor Drive in Morro Bay. For more information visit morrobayartinthepark.com.