18 Fun Things To Do in SLO County! 7/15 to 7/21

Monday – July 15th
1.  France’s Rhone Valley vs. Paso Robles! – 7p to 9p (Atascadero)
Rhone-style wines and grape varieties are a force to reckon with in Paso Robles. Join the Goddess of Wine, Denise Lowe at Fossil Wine Bar as she compares our local wines to the place they originated, the Rhone Valley in France! It’ll be tasty fun!

Tuesday – July 16th
2.  APA-AEP Mixer + Brewery Tour in SLO – 5p to 7p (San Luis Obispo)
Join SLO Brew Rock for a joint AEP/APA Mixer and Brewery Tour! All are welcome! AEP and APA members will receive a complimentary drink.

3.  Mint & Craft: Our Local Table –  7p to 9p (San Luis Obispo)
Mint + Craft’s family-style dining experience for July is here! Enjoy fresh plates celebrating the summer bounties of our local area. Elevate your experience with curated wine pairings from the west coast and across the world.

Wednesday – July 17th

4.  California Mid-State Fair – July 17-28th (Paso Robles) 
The Mid-State County Fair is back and runs till July 28th! Their ribbon promptly starts at Noon! Come celebrate the Opening Day of the Fair – there will be FREE rides till midnight!

Thursday – July 18th

5.  Cattlemen & Farmers Day – 9a to 7p (Paso Robles)
The Mid-State Fair celebrates all our cattlemen and farmers! Join in on their BBQ Lunch/Dinner, agricultural classes, auction, contests, and MORE!

6.  Central Coast Shakespeare Festival – 7:30p to 9:30p (San Luis Obispo)
The Central Coast Shakespeare Festival is back and runs till August 3rd! Enjoy live outdoor theater at the historic Filipponi Ranch. Catch a performance of “Twelfth Night” or “Treasure Island.” New to live theater? Never read Shakespeare? Fear not! No matter which play (or both!) you choose to see, you’ll enjoy a great Central Coast summer evening with entertainment, food, wine, and friends in a beautiful outdoor setting. All ages and families are welcome. Bring your lawn chair, jacket and a blanket and get ready to sit back and enjoy Shakespeare and more under the stars.

Friday – July 19th

7.  Pressed Flower Dyeing Class – 1p to 3p (Cambria)
This is the first class in Hidden Kitchen’s natural dye series! Pressed flower dyeing is a great way to admire and utilize the gorgeous blooms we get to enjoy year round! During this 2 hour class, Chef Frances Jackson will teach us to use fresh flowers to naturally dye bandanas or napkins. Everyone will leave with a basic knowledge of plant-based dyes and unique hand-made creations!

8.  Friday Foodie Night: Scent Stations Class  – 5p to 6:30p (Paso Robles)
Ever wondered what people are doing when they sniff a wine before drinking it? Or what they are talking about when they say it smells like blueberries?  Come decode some wine language and scent basics! Executive Chef Rachel Ponce and Director of Wine Experiences Vanessa Igel will lead a class on common wine scents and how to identify them in the glass.

9.  The Fableist Wine-Rail Excursion – 3p to 9p (Paso Robles)
Leave the SLO Amtrak Station and travel on the Amtrak Coast Starlight over the beautiful Cuesta Grade to Paso Robles. Then get transported to The Fableist Wine Co. (formerly Pomar Junction WineryVineyard for their Train Wreck Friday party. Enjoy live music by Unfinished Business. The entertainment and wine-tasting are included in your fare. Buy dinner or bring your own picnic, and then get transported back to the SLO Amtrak Station.

Saturday, July 20th

10.  Rock’n around the Pier Half Marathon – 6a to 2p (Morro Bay)
The 8th running of the Rock’n Around the Pier Half Marathon is right around the corner! Registration fee will include a Performance t-shirt, finisher’s medal, aid stations, as well as breakfast back at the Rock!

11.  Understanding White Burgundy – 12p to 1:30p (Paso Robles)
Join Somm’s Kitchen for a very special educational tasting of Ian Adamo’s favorite region for white wines. You will taste 6 examples from both internationally known as well as smaller family run wineries.  This will be followed by a discussion on the place of origin, quality level and winemaking methods. 

12.  Pop Up Market @ Libertine Brewing Co. – 11a to 2pm (San Luis Obispo)
Libertine is hosting their first ever pop up event! Come out and support all our locals! Vendors: Yes Cocktail Company, Leather&Love, Coastal, Jean Marie Cider, CBD&Honey, Tiny Fawn, and Dapple&Spice.

13.  Southwestern Coaster Making Class – 4p to 6p (Los Osos)
Come and get your hands muddy! You will be creating 4 coasters from salbs of speckled stoneware clay, then care a bold southwestern pattern of your own unique design! Then you will glaze it in a vibrant color of your choice! All materials will be provided and all skill levels are welcome!

14.  1st Anniversary Tasting and Lunch – 1p to 3p (Paso Robles)
Indigené Cellars is celebrating their 1st of many Anniversary with a wine tasting and lunch event. This private affair will include: A private tasting of Indigené’s finest wines, tri-tip sandwich w/side catered by Jeffry’s BBQ, raffles and special discounts!

15.  Car Meet At The Brew – 4pm to close (Nipomo)
All cars are welcome to the 1st Annual Car Meet at Old Town Brew! Spend your summer night with cold brews, bbq, live band, & dj.

16. Antique Truck Show – 9a to 4p (Nipomo)
The Annual Antique Truck Show will be presented by the Central Coast of California Chapter of the American Truck Historical Society. Admission is free. The show will include big trucks, small trucks, shiny trucks, rusty trucks – fun for all ages.

17.  Central Coast Renaissance Festival – July 20 & 21 (San Luis Obispo)
It is the year 1585 when Queen Elizabeth I was England’s magnificent monarch. Come to the Central Coast Renaissance Faire and you’ll find legendary characters like William Shakespeare, Sir Walter Raleigh, Sir Francis Drake and more! See knights in full battle armor, visit over 50 of the finest craftsmen and their goods, join in on Pirate Day! There is something for all ages! Don’t miss a chance to go back in time this weekend!

Sunday, July 21st

18.  Barrelled Craft Wine Market – 12p to 5p (San Luis Obispo)
SLO Brew and Makeshift Makers Market are partnering to host live music, intimate craft wine tasting and a full afternoon of small business shopping during SLO Brew Rock’s first annual Barrelled Craft Wine Market! Folks of all ages are invited to peruse a wide selection of market vendors while enjoying performances from The Gipsy Allstars and The Solstice Sisters, FREE of charge.  Barrelled tasting glasses are on sale for $20.00 to experience the wines of nearly two dozen local wineries.

Michelle Bhttps://www.enjoyslo.com/
Meet Michelle! Fellow foodie, owner of EnjoySLO and founder of At Her Table.

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