Welcome to a sun-soaked paradise nestled on the California coast – San Luis Obispo County, a haven of endless possibilities and boundless adventure.
As we enter August, it’s time to dive into community experiences that capture the essence of our region. From picturesque landscapes to cultural gems, culinary delights to outdoor escapades, August in SLO County is a symphony of excitement waiting to be explored.
Here’s a list of events to make your August an unforgettable journey in the heart of Central California. Let’s EnjoySLO together!
1The Central Coast Shakespeare Festival (San Luis Obispo) – Till August 13th
Experience Shakespeare’s timeless masterpieces and other classical tales come to life in an enchanting outdoor theater setting. Join us for “Loves Labour’s Lost” and indulge in live theatre al fresco.
2Art After Dark (San Luis Obispo) – Friday, August 4 at 5p to 8p
Art After Dark is a self-guided art walk that allows the community to experience visual, literary, and performing art in galleries and other venues during the first Friday of every month.
3Atascadero FIRST FRIDAYS! (Atascadero) – Friday, August 4 at 5:30p
Whether it’s a delightful date night or a fun-filled evening with the family, Downtown offers an array of businesses to explore. Indulge in delectable dining, discover unique boutique shops, and revel in captivating entertainment.
4CaliPaso Southern Seafood Boil (Paso Robles) – Friday, August 4 at 6p
Indulge in an exquisite Southern seafood feast with an “All You Can Eat” experience. Delight in a Southern-style seafood boil featuring the finest, fresh shrimp, crab, crawfish, potatoes, corn, and sausage.
5C10 SLO Down (Avila Beach) – Saturday, August 5 at 9a
This one-day-only event will showcase 1,000 classic Chevy & GMC trucks, perched along the fairway of the beautiful beachfront Avila Beach Golf Resort. This event is family-friendly and free!
6Family Fun Day at SLO Public Market (San Luis Obispo) – Saturday, August 5th at 12p
It’s Family Fun Day at SLO Public Market! Enjoy live music, a bounce slide from SLO Bounce Co, free face painting & henna tattoos from Enchanted Hasna, AND YMCA SLO will set up a booth with fun activities for the kids!
7Art in the Park at Dinosaur Caves (Pismo Beach) – Sunday, August 6 at 10a
Visit over 50 artisan vendors, food booths, music and amazing views right on the cliffs in Pismo Beach.
8Chef Norwood’s Gospel Brunch (San Luis Obispo) – August 6 & 20
Sunday brunch experience featuring a tantalizing a la carte menu paired with exquisite Saints Barrel beverages. Savor the delectable Baby Bear Biscuit brunch bites, expertly crafted to tantalize your taste buds. Immerse yourself in the soothing rhythms of Soul Dust DJs as they weave jazzy beats, adding a touch of musical magic to your brunch affair
9Sound Healing in a Gorgeous Chapel (Paso Robles) – Sunday, August 6 at 3p
Join Jamie on a meditative journey. The crystal sound bowls, Himalayan Bowls and other vibrational instruments will help soothe your nervous system, release stress and tension, and nourish the mind, body and spirit.
106th Annual Pops ON! (San Luis Obispo) – Sunday, August 6 at 4p
The 6th Annual Pops ON! celebrates Michael’s rich Hollywood legacy with
a day of beloved movie favorites.
11‘Use My Kitchen, Tell Your Story’ Singaporean Dinner (Paso Robles) – Wednesday, August 9 @ 5:30p
Edible Magazine cordially invites you to celebrate National Day of Singapore with a Singaporean Dinner prepared by Chef Emily Lim, a part of our ‘Use My Kitchen, Tell Your Story’ dinner series, showcasing chefs who have immigrated to the United States who will tell their stories through a series of dishes, using food as a tool to find common ground and foster understanding.
12Distillery Trail Weekend (Paso Robles) – August 11 to 13
Experience the best of uniquely crafted spirits in Paso Robles and beyond! 3 DAYS – 13 DISTILLERIES!
13Wild About Art (Atascadero) – Saturday, August 12 at 10a
Join local artists for a wild day filled with fun and art. Booths will be teaching you and your family new art skills and you may also start shopping early for the Holidays!
14Central Coast Cider Festival (Atascadero) – Saturday, August 12 at 4p
The 5th Annual Central Coast Cider Festival is a culmination of this craft beverage giving attendees a great opportunity to taste a variety of ciders, meet the cider makers, and enjoy the community of Atascadero with live music.
1524th Annual Winemakers’ Cookoff with Brews! (Paso Robles) – Saturday, August 12 at 6p
Enjoy outstanding tastings from local wineries and breweries as they pair with gourmet food straight off the grill and go all out vying for the judges’ votes and your people’s choice votes!
16Summer Crab Boil (Paso Robles) – August, 18 at 6:30p
Visit CASS Vineyard’s hilltop for some epic views and a soul-crushing explosion of a Paso Robles sunset. You will enjoy some gorgeous local fare and a decadent crab boil. Get ready to get your fingers dirty!
17Ikebana Workshop (San Luis Obispo) – Saturday, August 19 at 10a
Join this unique class to immerse yourself into the philosophy and the beauty of Ikebana Flower Arrangements, a six-hundred-year old Japanese cultural art form that is loved and practiced worldwide.
18Morro Bay Water Front Market – Morro Bay – August 19 & 20
Come and see what the central coast has to offer you. One of a kind unique gifts you would not find anywhere else. They have everything from soy candles, stitched & knitted goods, bath, body & skincare products, incense, locally made snacks, jewelry, the list goes on and on.
19Rod & Hammer Ranch (San Luis Obispo) – Saturday, August 19 at 12p
Saddle up and gallop over to The Rock for the ultimate summer whiskey fest! Mechanical bull rides, smoked meats, local artisans, and – of course – Rod & Hammer’s California Whiskey!
20Sunset on South Beach Annual Gala + Auction (Paso Robles) – Saturday, August 19 at 5p
Step into the neon-soaked streets of South Beach in the 80’s and let’s make a difference together. Visit Rava Wines in Paso Robles for a night of tropical fun benefiting the Cancer Support Community – California Central Coast!
21That’s So Drag Brunch (San Luis Obispo) – Sunday, August 20 at 10:30a
Get ready for a fabulous extravaganza as the enchanting Nala Diamond and the charismatic Juicy CW take the stage to host the ultimate drag brunch sensation!