10+ Fun Events to Enjoy This January in SLO County

Happy New Year! We hope your year is filled with love, laughter, and all of your heart’s desires. Thank you for being such an important part of our community. We can’t wait to see what the future holds for us all. Cheers to a bright and beautiful year ahead!

If you’re looking for ways to kick off the new year with some fun and excitement, San Luis Obispo here’s a variety of events and activities to enjoy in January. From outdoor adventures and concerts to local festivals and markets, there’s something for everyone.

“Every Month is Restaurant Month in SLO CAL”.  Throughout the month of January tune in to Visit SLO CAL as they illuminate SLO CAL’s high quality culinary scene and encourage both visitors and residents to support local restaurants.

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Polar Bear Plunge (Avila Beach) – Sunday, January 1st @ 12p

“Be bold…Get cold!” The 11th annual Avila Beach Polar Bear Plunge is a celebration of fitness, nature, a New Year, and camaraderie.

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Polar Bear Dip (Cayucos) – Sunday, January 1st @ 12p

Each year, thousands of brave individuals and teams converge on Cayucos Beach to start the new year with a dip into the Pacific Ocean!

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Open NOH8 Photo Shoot (San Luis Obispo) – Sunday, January 8th @ 2p

Join the #NOH8 movement in San Luis Obispo, CA and add your face to the fight for equal human rights!

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New Orleans Night at Harry’s (Pismo Beach) – Wednesday, January 11th @ 5p

Enjoy New Orleans Night at Harry’s in coordination with the Jazz Jubilee in Pismo Beach.

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Jazz Jubilee by the Sea (Pismo Beach) – January 12 – 15

It’s time for the annual “Jazz Jubilee by the Sea” – a 3-day jazz festival attended by over 1200 in 5 venues with over 20 bands.

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Morro Bay Bird Festival (Morro Bay) – January 13 – 16

A Top Birding Festival in the US! Come to bird watch and learn from David Sibley, Jon Dunn and many local experts.

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7th Annual Tamale Festival! (Atascadero) – Saturday, January 14th @ 11a

This event is a must for anyone who loves tamales! Expect over 20 tamale vendors from across California offering a variety of tamales for purchase including gourmet, traditional to sweet tamales.

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6th Annual Evening with K9s Dinner – Saturday, January 14th @ 3p

Hosted by Cal Poly K9 Unit, Come out to enjoy an evening of dinner, music and entertainment with your local police K9s.

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20th Annual Esprit du Vin (Paso Robles) – Saturday, January 14th @ 6:30p

Celebrating the “Spirit of Wine” at Broken Earth Winery with the 46 East wineries.

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Cal Poly Bach Week (San Luis Obispo) – January 17 – 21

Cal Poly presents a week devoted to the performance and exploration of the music of Johann Sebastian Bach and his contemporaries.

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