.As the vibrant month of May unfolds, San Luis Obispo (SLO) County becomes a hub of excitement, hosting a myriad of events that cater to every interest. Whether you’re a nature enthusiast, a music lover, or an avid foodie, this Central Californian gem has something remarkable in store for you. Let’s dive into the best events that take place in SLO County this June, from exhilarating outdoor adventures to inspiring artistic performances, there’s something for everyone to enjoy this month in SLO County.
THIS MONTH’S FEATURED EVENT
** LIVE OAK MUSIC FESTIVAL **
Tickets for the 35th Live Oak Music Festival are now available!!! It takes place at El Chorro Regional Park. This special event benefits KCBX Public Radio, and features musicians performing a variety of genres, including funk, bluegrass, soul, folk, alternative rock, Americana and world music. The three-day, family-friendly festival will take place Friday through Sunday, June 23 – 25, 2023 and will draw music aficionados of all ages to experience live concerts in a beautiful setting, with the county’s iconic volcanic peaks, the Morros, as the backdrop.
To celebrate we have a special GIVEAWAY! DM us on Instagram at @enjoyslo and let us know if you’d like to be added to the raffle list (one entry per person)!
The winner will be announced 6/14 via email.
1AngelCon 2023 (San Luis Obispo) – Thursday, June 1 at 5p to 7:30p
Prepare yourself for an extraordinary event as Cal Poly’s Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) Small Business Development Center (SBDC) brings together a remarkable lineup of six innovative tech-driven startups from Central California. These visionary entrepreneurs will engage in an exhilarating pitch competition, vying for a grand prize exceeding $100,000.
2Firestone Walker Invitational Kick-Off Party (Paso Robles) – Thursday, June 1 at 5p
This Firestone Walker Invitational Kickoff Concert will be held inPaso Robles City Park featuring live music by Dante Marsh & The Vibe Setters, and an 805 beer exhibit. Best of all, this unforgettable concert is completely free, ensuring that everyone can partake in this extraordinary celebration of music, camaraderie, and delightful libations.
3The Classic (Pismo Beach) – June 2 to 4
Each year, The Classic at Pismo Beach entices enthusiasts and car aficionados from all corners of the United States. The event consistently beckons the most remarkable classic cars, transforming the tranquil central coast city into a vibrant hub. With the arrival of every summer, the streets of this picturesque beach town become adorned with an exquisite array of automobiles, captivating both participants and onlookers.
4Hunger Awareness Day (SLO County) – Friday, June 2
Hunger Awareness Day serves as a momentous countywide occasion that unites our community in a collective effort to heighten awareness regarding hunger. This event shines a spotlight on the remarkable endeavors of the SLO Food Bank, as they tirelessly strive to alleviate this pressing issue, while also inspiring and motivating individuals to actively engage in the noble cause of providing hunger relief. By fostering a spirit of compassion and unity, Hunger Awareness Day empowers each and every one of us to make a meaningful impact and contribute towards creating a hunger-free society.
5First Fridays (Atascadero) – Friday, June 2 at 5:30p
First Fridays offers an unforgettable Pub Crawl experience, allowing attendees to revel in the delightful offerings of our esteemed local breweries, wine bars, and drink establishments. As the evening unfolds, the streets will come alive with a host of shops extending their operating hours, providing an excellent opportunity to show your support for the beloved local businesses that form the heart of our community.
6Sampl.02 Launch & Edible Magazine Summer Release Party (San Luis Obispo) – Friday, June 2 at 6:30p
Check out the launch of Sampl.02, featuring seven Paso Robles Winemakers and the release of Edible SLO’s Summer edition! Enjoy live music and bites by Earth & Oven and Morro Bay Oyster Company.
7Good Fruit: A SLO Food Bank Benefit (San Luis Obispo) – Friday, June 2 at 7p
Get your tickets to the Good Fruit Hunger Awareness Day Benefit Concert at SLO Brew Rock. The event will be hosted by Shawn Truax from 95.3 The Beach Radio, and feature live performances by The Mother Hips, Wolf Jett, and The Silent Comedy. All ticket sales will support the SLO Food Bank’s mission to alleviate hunger and build a healthier community in San Luis Obispo County.
8Burlesque & Drag Show (San Luis Obispo) – Friday, June 2 at 7p
Prepare to be captivated by a sensational 3-hour spectacle, featuring awe-inspiring performances that will leave you spellbound. United Queendom, led by the extraordinary Andre Mayhem, will grace the stage with their electrifying numbers, while the mesmerizing SLO Tease Burlesque Troupe will enthrall you with their tantalizing acts.
9San Luis Obispo Greek Festival (San Luis Obispo) – June 3 to 4
Enjoy the fragrance of sizzling lamb kababs and delicate, heavenly baklava. There will be food, dancing, pastries, music and entertainment. Admission and parking are free of charge, ensuring that this cultural celebration is accessible to all. Come and join us as we embark on a memorable journey through the vibrant traditions and flavors of Greece at the San Luis Obispo Greek Festival.
10Tour de Donut (San Luis Obispo) – Saturday, June 3 at 8a
Embark on an epic cycling journey along a picturesque 14-mile course that will not only tantalize your taste buds but also challenge your endurance. Kicks off the ride at SLO Donut Company and then finishes at the base of Prefumo Canyon with Krispy Kreme Donuts.
11Pridefest 2023 (San Luis Obispo) – Saturday, June 3 at 10a
Celebrate Pride with our vibrant community! Experience a day filled with joy, unity, and diversity. Delight in a variety of vendors, informative booths, mesmerizing music, captivating dance performances, dazzling drag shows, delectable food and drinks, Art & Soul’s creative kids’ section, and much more. Join us with your flags, your Pride, and your loved ones for an unforgettable celebration!
12Water Front Market (Morro Bay) – June 3 to 4 & June 17 to 18
Waterfront Market returns to Morro Bay! This free and inclusive event welcomes families and pets. Discover the treasures of the Central Coast, including exclusive and one-of-a-kind gifts. Explore an eclectic array of handcrafted wonders like soy candles, knitted goods, skincare products, delectable snacks, and locally made jewelry. Embrace the essence of SLO County, where the majority of these remarkable items are lovingly handmade.
13Firestone Walker Invitational Beer Festival (Paso Robles) – Saturday, June 3 – SOLD OUT!!!
The highly anticipated Firestone Walker Invitational Beer Fest makes its triumphant return to Paso Robles in 2023. With tickets now sold out, join us and over 55 esteemed brewery friends for a world-class celebration. This extraordinary event was born from a dream to unite the finest brewers worldwide, where sales pitches are set aside in favor of genuine camaraderie and the sharing of exceptional beers and stories with passionate craft enthusiasts.
14Beaune Rangers Pinot Noir Seminar (Paso Robles) – Saturday, June 3 at 1p
Castoro Cellars will be hosting an engaging panel discussion, enlightening seminars, and an exquisite tasting, as you unravel the rich history and timeless allure of Paso Robles sourced and crafted Pinot Noirs. Delve into the intricate nuances, uncover the captivating distinctions and remarkable similarities between styles, both within Paso and beyond its AVAs.
15Twilight on the Terrace 2023 (San Simeon) – Saturday, June 3 at 5:30p
Sip outstanding wine and craft brews, and savor epicurean delights while enjoying live music at the Central Coast’s most anticipated charitable event of the year: Twilight on the Terrace!
16Growing Together Fund’s Pride Brunch (San Luis Obispo) – Sunday, June 4 at 9:30a
Visit Dallidet Adobe Gardens for a sumptuous feast by The Prancing Chef, accompanied by complimentary mimosas and enchanting music. This is Growing Together: An LGBTQ+ Fund for a remarkable program that celebrates the heroic efforts of local High School Gender & Sexuality Alliance Clubs.
17Art in the Park at Dinosaur Caves (Pismo Beach) – Sunday, June 4 at 1p
Art in the Park features over 50 exceptional artisan vendors. Immerse yourself in a world of creativity as you explore a captivating array of local photography, wood art, ceramics, glass art, paintings, jewelry, handmade clothing, local authors’ works, bath and beauty products, and countless other treasures. Bring the whole family and enjoy food booths and live music. This is a great chance to support our talented local vendors and bring a cherished piece of the Central Coast back home with you.
18Pride in the Plaza (San Luis Obispo) – Sunday, June 4 at 1p
Pride returns to the Mission Plaza! There will be an array of captivating booths, lively music, exhilarating entertainment, delectable food, and refreshing beverages. Embrace the spirit of togetherness with incredible individuals, culminating in a grand finale performance by headliner, Family Stone. Free and open to all ages.
1918th Annual Paso Pinot & Paella Festival (Templeton) – Sunday, June 4 at 2p
Enjoy an afternoon filled with wine, Paella creations, and live music. Don’t forget to bring your blankets, lawn chairs, and dancing shoes, and enjoy a live performance by the Cimo Brothers.
20Art in the Park (Arroyo Grande) – Saturday, June 10 at 10a
Shop for a variety of beautifully handmade, one of a kind pieces: jewelry, candles, handmade clothing, glass art, photography, and more. There will be food trucks and live music from The Mardales, Familiar Strangers, Alex, and The Recipe. Family fun! There will also be face painting and a bounce house for the kids!
21Dresser Winery Winemaker’s Dinner at the Estate Villa (Paso Robles) – June 10 at 6p
Elevate your senses at the Dresser Winery Estate Villa, perched atop a vineyard with breathtaking views. Delight in an intimate 4-course wine paired dinner, inspired by the Spanish-style architecture of the Villa and the spirit of the La Tomatina festival. The menu is specially crafted by Chef Ryan Swarthout, accompanied by Dresser Wines and captivating melodies of classically trained guitarist Justin Martinez.
22Chocolate Workshop (San Luis Obispo) – Monday, June 12 at 5:30p
Breda Chocolates will teach you the secrets of chocolate-making and you’ll also have the opportunity to paint and fill your own custom molds. Watch your decorative creations come to life, ready to be taken home and savored at your leisure.
23Father’s Day BBQ Live Cookin’ Show (Paso Robles) – Tuesday, June 13 at 5p
Celebrate Dad early with a special meal from Chef Trish of Paso Catering, the delectable creations of Bernadette from Pick & Pour, beer samples from Firestone Walker Brewing, and exquisite pours from Kelsey See Canyon Vineyards.
24Wine Blending Workshop (San Luis Obispo) – Wednesday, June 14 at 6p
Master the art of blending & balancing wine in this educational and entertaining workshop with Saucelito Canyon’s winemaker Tom Greenough. Your ticket includes wine & light bites, with additional tapas available for purchase. Indulge in the perfect blend of laughter, friends & exquisite wine.
25House of Wine & Music: Taylor Goldsmith of the band Dawes (Paso Robles) – Friday, June 16 at 7p
Join Tooth & Nail Winery for a special farm to table chef-prepared dinner under the stars at featuring an intimate solo performance by Taylor Goldsmith of the folk-rock band Dawes. Named best young songwriter in America” by Esquire Magazine, he was recently nominated for an Emmy for his song “Memorized”, written for the NBC show This Is Us, which stars his wife Mandy Moore.
26Juneteenth Celebration (San Luis Obispo) – June 17 at 11a
Join the NAACP Celebration of Juneteenth. This vibrant event embodies the theme of Human Liberation Now! Visit Mission Plaza and engage with a captivating keynote speaker, revel in soul-stirring musical performances, explore a diverse resource fair, participate in a silent auction, and savor a delectable soul food dinner.
27Live Oak Music Festival (San Luis Obispo) – June 23 to 25
Live Oak Music Festival returns to El Chorro Regional Park! Experience a joyous weekend filled with incredible music, art, camping, activities, and cherished reunions. There will be three stages showcasing talented artists from around the world, performing genres like bluegrass, soul, Americana, and world music. Explore unique vendor booths, participate in music workshops, engage in fireside jamming, and delight in entertainment for all ages.
2810th Annual Mac and Cheese Fest (Avila Beach) – Saturday, June 24 at 2p
The Mac is back! Get your tickets to the 10th Annual Mac and Cheese Fest at the Avila Beach Golf Resort! All of your favorite Central Coast Restaurants will go head to head for the title of, “Best Mac and Cheese on the Central Coast!”
29Atascadero WineFest (Atascadero) – Saturday, June 24 at 4p
The Atascadero WineFest experience will showcase premier wines from the Central Coast and beyond. Now celebrating it’s 26th year, this WineFest boasts over 100 wines from more than 50 wineries, breweries, food purveyors, and art exhibitors for attendees to enjoy while relaxing at the sun kissed, lakeside location.
30Clup SupSup: Tapas (Paso Robles) – Wednesday, June 28 at 6p
Experience a culinary adventure at the Central Coast’s exclusive Latin-focused supper club, hosted at the enchanting Kindred Oak Farm. Indulge in a delectable journey with a welcome glass of wine, 5 mouthwatering courses, intimate dining, delightful surprises, and exclusive access to tickets. Delight in the fusion of Mexican and Spanish cuisine in our Tapas-themed menu.