The Best Things To Do in SLO County July 2022

Summer is in full swing with beautiful days on the beach, hot summer nights with wine, live music, and events! Here are our top picks for the month of July!

If there is event that we missed that you’d like added onto the list, feel free to comment below! To stay up to date with local events, subscribe to our monthly newsletter, follow us on Instagram, or visit first week of the month for the scoop.

Art After Dark (San Luis Obispo) – Friday, July 1 @ 5pm to 8pm

Join SLO County Arts for this free, self-guided public art walk. Art After Dark takes place the first Friday of every month.

All American Weekend on the Trail (San Miguel) – July 2-3

Wine taste with the members of the Pleasant Valley Wine Trail all weekend long.

Enjoy a high quality Art show featuring 100+ exhibitors from all over California and the West.

Barbeque Bootcamp (Paso Robles) – Saturday, July 2 @ 11a to 3pm

A day devoted to BBQ at CaliPaso Winery featuring classes by talented local chefs, local vendors, live music, a special bbq lunch & sangria!

46 West Summer Block Party (Paso Robles) – Saturday, July 2 @ 6pm to 9pm

Come taste all 46 wineries while enjoying two food trucks and live music by Sound Effect!

Red, White, and BBQ Celebration (Cambria) – Sunday, July 3 @ 1pm

Celebrate our nations birthday with lawn games, live music, BBQ from the cow tipper, beer, wine, door prizes, and more!


Bingo Night at the Castle (Paso Robles) – Wednesday, July 6 @ 6pm to 8pm

Tooth & Nail will be hosting Bingo at the Castle! Prizes include merchandise, free tastings & wine!

Cork Craft & Cabernet (Paso Robles) – Thursday, July 7 @ 4:30p to 7p

Local artist Angela Weitz is giving up all of the inside tips on cork crafting. Dinner will be Chef Cassandra Corsbie’s famous Chicken Cacciatore while you sip some CaliPaso Cabernet.

Summer Sichuan Series (San Luis Obispo) – Friday, July 8 @ 5p to 9p

Join Chef Garrett for a Sichuan Pop Up at Saint Barrel SLO. He connecting people through his wonderful experiences in China and all he has learned about this special cuisine.

Makeshift Muse: Venteux Vineyards (Paso Robles) – Saturday, July 9 @ 12p to 6pm

Makeshift Muse and Venteux Vineards will be teaming up for a curated 25 vendor marketplace featuring local small businesses & brands.

Pink Drank Pool Social (San Luis Obispo) – Saturday, July 9 @ 3pm to 6pm

The Elks Lodge is throwing a social you don’t want to miss! Enjoy local producers of wine, beer, cider, and spirits all in one location. Gather to celebrate the summer and everything pink.

MELTED: Summer Edition (San Luis Obispo) – Saturday, July 9 @ 5pm to 10pm

Lounge & listen to parlor style live music & poetry. Stimulate your senses with live visual art. Win big in our raffle and auction! Nourish yourself with a gourmet multi-course meal by Bliss Cafe and Baceae CBD Chocolates.

Salsa in the Plaza (San Luis Obispo) – Saturday, July 9 @ 7pm

Come enjoy this FREE social dancing event in the plaza at Public Market! Dance at sunset to all your salsa and bachata favorites spun by DJ Amezcua.

Learn to Grow Your Own Lavender (Paso Robles) – Sunday, July 10 @ 10am

Take a tour of Hambly Farms and meet their family farm animals. You’ll get a history lesson about local agriculture, lavender, its medicinal properties.

Rod & Hammer Ranch Whiskey Fest (San Luis Obispo) – Sunday, July 10 @ 12p to 9p

SLO Brew Rock transforms into the Rod & Hammer Ranch.  This full property takeover will showcase the gems of

Rosé Fête (Paso Robles) – Tuesday, July 12 @ 5p to 7p

Enjoy a summer evening with the Rhone Rangers for a walk-around tasting celebrating Rosé! The evening includes 20+ wineries from throughout our national Rhone Rangers membership, small bites, and live music!

Creating 805: Bread Bike (Paso Robles) – Friday, July 15 @ 8:30a to 10a

Join Creating 805 and Sam DeNicola, Co-Owner at Bread Bike, for a conversation around creativity and entrepreneurship.

Indulge in an inspired menu prepared by Chef Spencer Johnston and expertly paired with the wines of J Dusi and their second label; Paper Street Wines.

Vino Casino Poker Run (Paso Robles) – July 15 to 17

The 1st Annual Vino Casino Poker Run is happening! Six Boutique, Family-Owned Wineries located in Downtown Paso are coming together for one fun event.  Enjoy a three-pour tasting at each of the six wineries, a BBQ dinner, and the chance to win amazing prizes.

Open Farm Days (SLO County) – July 16 to 18

3 days, 18 farms, and 5 routes! Don’t miss out on demos, tastings and farm tours. Learn how our food is grown and products made here In SLO County.

36th Annual Central Coast Renaissance Festival (San Luis Obispo) – Saturday, July 16 @ 10a to 6p

See knights in full battle armor demonstrating their fighting skills. You’ll be delighted by the finest craftsmen selling unique arts, crafts, and sundry goods. Treat your taste buds to a bounty of delicious foods and more.

Ladies Enchanted Evening (Atascadero) – Saturday, July 16 @ 5p to 7p

Enjoy a special evening creating an 8” x 8” fused glass plate while drinking a bubbly beverage awaiting your turn for a personal intuitive card reading by Tiffany, owner of Oracle Atascadero.

Roaring 20’s Swing Dance Party (Paso Robles) – Saturday, July 16 @ 5p to 9p

Take a trip back in time at Broken Earth Winery! Participate in a 1-hour dance lesson before opening up the floor for everyone to show off their moves to the Gipsy All-Stars! Enjoy a complimentary pour of sparkling wine at the door.

ICE CREAM ZOOFARI AT THE CHARLES PADDOCK ZOO (Atascaero) – Saturday, July 16 @ 5:30p to 8p

Cool down on a warm summer evening at the Charles Paddock Zoo for a relaxing and delicious ice cream-filled event! Fun for all ages, a wide variety of all-you-can-eat sweet treats, and over two hundred Zoo animals.

California Mid-State Fair 2022 (Paso Robles) – July 20-31

The California Mid-State Fair is held annually and runs for 12 days at the end of July and is filled with food, fun, carnival rides, and more. The Fair has hosted some of the biggest names in the music industry.

Festival Mozaic 2022 (SLO County) – July 23-30

Festival Mozaic brings together music lovers to enjoy premier concerts and related events in a festive and stimulating atmosphere.  More than just a series of concerts, the Festival is an immersive experience, where the music is elevated by the backdrop of beautiful San Luis Obispo County.

2022 Wine Industry Awards and Gold Medal Tasting – Friday, July 22 @ 5p to 7p

Join the Central Coast Wine Community in celebrating this year’s award-winning wines and wine industry members. More than 40 wineries are invited to share their top rated wines with fair attendees.

Santana | California Mid-State Fair (Paso Robles) – Saturday, July 23 @ 7:30p

The California Mid-State Fair is excited to announce that Santana has been confirmed to perform in concert. This will be Santana’s first appearance at the CA Mid-State Fair.

Festival Mozaic: Baroque in the Vines  (Paso Robles) – Saturday, July 23 @ 7:30p – SOLD OUT

Baroque In The Vines - Festival Mozaic
Serra Chapel / Photo Festival Mozaic

Baroque music at the picturesque setting of Serra Chapel and featuring a concerto performance by Mozaic Artist-in-Residence Abigel Kralik.

2022 Get Crafty Mixology Contest & Tasting (Paso Robles) – Sunday, July 24 @ 3:30 to 5p

Mixologists will combine local farm-to-table products and the growing craft spirit industry in California in a live, educational competition. These creative cocktails will then be featured in a two-hour tasting!

Los Tigres del Norte (Paso Robles) – Wednesday, July 27 @ 7:30p

The California Mid-State Fair is pleased to announce that Los Tigres del Norte. The concert will take place in the Chumash Grandstand Arena at the Paso Robles Event Center.

Succulents, Shrubs, & Sliders (Paso Robles) – Thursday, July 28 @ 4:30p to 7p

Join  CaliPaso Winery Bistro for an evening of succulent arranging, guided by Kim Olson of The Flower Ko! We will make our special “shrub” sangria, and an assortment of gourmet sliders and appetizers.

Country Rodeo Finals (Paso Robles) – Saturday, July 30 @ 7p

The Country Rodeo Finals is the culmination of hard work and stellar performances during the morning’s rodeo events; this is your chance to see some of the best and brightest cowboys and cowgirls.





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