The Best Things To Do in SLO County This April

Spring is in full swing and it’s time to celebrate with the family as Easter Weekend approaches. Here is our list of fun things to do this month on the central coast! If we missed anything please feel free to comment below!

Greener Pastures Farm Sanctuary Tour (Arroyo Grande) – April 1 at 12p to 3p

Discover Greener Pastures Farm Sanctuary in Arroyo Grande. You’ll meet their rescued residents up close and hear their stories of triumph from volunteers who work with them weekly. There will be goats, miniature horses, sheep, potbelly pigs, mini donkeys, chickens, ducks, and turkeys. More info here.

Downtown Atascadero Pub Crawl (Atascadero) – April 1 at 5p

The Downtown Atascadero Pub Crawl returns. Pick up a free passport card an discover
15 participating businesses who are happy to ply you with wine, beer, cider, spirits, and more. More info here.

Basic Sourdough Class (Arroyo Grande) – April 2 at 9am

Come hungry! Dine at Grandma Ingrid’s and join her Basic Sourdough class. It will teach you everything you’ll need to know to feed and care for a new sourdough starter. You’ll learn how to make delicious crackers and English Muffins. More info here.

Metalsmithing 101 Workshop (Los Osos) – April 2-4 (various sessions)

Learn the basics of metalsmithing, including tools and safety. Each participant will solder several rings to bring home. Learn more here.

SLO Coast Wine Classic (Pismo Beach) – April 2 at 10:30a to 3:30pm

SLO Coast Wine will be at Dinosaur Caves Park in Pismo Beach for a day of wine tasting, fantastic food, mingling with winemakers, and our premier wine and lifestyle auction. This gorgeous spring event will be held oceanside and is focused on promoting the sustainable farming and winemaking practices of local wineries. More info here.

14th Annual Tour of Paso (Paso Robles) – April 3 at 8a to 2p

Registration is open for the 2022 Cancer Support Community’s Tour of Paso! Register to ride and help raise money for local families affected by cancer. More info here.

Sake Set Workshop (San Luis Obispo) – April 3 at 3p to 5p

Enjoy a beginner clay workshop at Saints Barrel Wine Bar in San Luis Obispo. Learn how to make a Ceramic Sake Set! Adriana Lemus and Chad Franco from Night Owl Pottery will guide you through the basics of working with clay using the coiling method, pinch pot method, and decorating by sculpting and texturing clay. More info here.

Macramé Plant Hanger Workshop (San Luis Obispo) – April 7 at 6p to 8p

Visit the SLO Botanical Garden to spend a relaxing evening learning the basics of macramé with Lindsey Altman of Tied + True Goods. You will master the basic knots and make your very own macramé plant hanger. Learn more here.

41st Annual Poly Royal Truck and Tractor Pull (San Luis Obispo) – April 9 at 1pm

The 41st Annual Poly Royal Pull put on by the Cal Poly Tractor Pull Club will take place on the Cal Poly campus. More info here.

Cheese Making Class (Arroyo Grande) – April 9 at 9am

Come to Grandma Ingrids and learn to make homemade delicious cheeses! We will make several different kinds of cheese like fresh mozzarella, feta, and butter. This class is part hands-on and part demonstration. More info here.

Wine Boss 5 Year Anniversary Party (Paso Robles) – April 9 at 1p to 9p

The Wine Boss will be celebrating 5 years of business in downtown Paso Robles! Throughout the day, winemaker Tommy Booth will be pouring all of is award winning wines and maybe pull a few very special ones out of archive. There will be food to purchase, musical performances, games, raffles and many amazing people to celebrate this milestone. More info here.

Wine 4 Paws Weekend (Paso Robles) April 9-10

Join forces with over 75 wineries, restaurants, and olive oil producers to raise funds for Woods Humane Society and help homeless pets. Visit in person, or order online. You can help our four-legged friends in need whether you’re near or far. Learn more here.

Paso Robles Art in the Park (Paso Robles) – April 9-10

Visit Downtown City Park and check out over 30 booths representing 45 independent artists and craft workers. Learn more here.

Big Chill (San Luis Obispo) – April 9 at 7p to 11:30p

Join SLO GRRRL, DJ Steph West for a fun night of dancing to all the best dance hits from the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s. Learn more here

Grow Your Own: Spa & Garden (Los Osos) – April 10 at 10a to 1p

This Grow Your Own Workshop includes a tour of Clearwater Color Nursery, a classroom session of herbaceous teachings, materials for your self-made spa product and spa garden. Your locally grown & made lunch will be provided by SLO Provisions. More info here.

CCB Wedding Expo (San Luis Obispo) – April 10 at 12p to 4p

Central Coast Bride provides a fun & informative way to meet local professional vendors & businesses who can help you prepare for your Wedding, Honeymoon & New Life Together!
Meet the individuals behind the businesses & discover the rich talent & assortment of professional vendors from the Central Coast of California. Meet local Wedding Venues, Photographers, Florists, Rental Companies, DJ’s & much more all from the convenience of a single location! More info here.

Spring Fling (Atascadero) – April 10 at 3pm

Enjoy Easter activities with the family! MAEVE SLO County North will be hosting their Spring Fling. More info here.

Movie Night at The Cliffs! (Pismo Beach) – April 15 at 7:30p to 9:30p

The Cliffs will be featuring Little Mermaid. Bring the family and come dressed as your favorite character to be entered in a special drawing for a prize. Be sure to bring blankets or jackets to bundle up and keep warm. More info here.

EnjoySLO ULTIMATE EASTER GUIDE  (SLO County) – April 16 & 17

Looking for things to do this Easter with friends and family? Check our event guide and brunch guide here.

Spring Fest at SLO Brew Rock (San Luis Obispo) – April 16 at 12p to 6:30p

SLO Brew Rock and Makeshift Muse will be bringing you a full day of music, shopping and fun!  Come enjoy some of the best young talent the Central coast has to offer while soaking up all the sights and activities. Best of all it’s FREE admission all day! More details here.

RENT: 25th Anniversary Farewell Tour (San Luis Obispo) – April 21 at 7:30p

For a quarter century, RENT has inspired us to choose love over fear and to live without regret. Following a year in the lives of a diverse group of artists and friends struggling to follow their dreams without selling out, this Tony Award- and Pulitzer Prize-winning phenomenon has become more than a musical – it’s a cultural touchstone and a source of joy and strength for millions. RENT’s 25th Anniversary “Farewell Season of Love” is your final chance to experience this celebrated touring production, so don’t miss it! More info here.

Hospice du Rhône (Paso Robles) – April 21 – 23

Occurring biannually, Hospice du Rhône’s flagship event in Paso Robles, California gathers an international community to celebrate Rhône wines and winemakers. Enjoy wine tastings from over 150 international Rhône producers, seminars on the forefront of Rhône thinking, an exclusive live auction, and delicious meals paired with Rhône wines. More info here.

FoRest Retreat (Big Sur) – April 21 – 24

Join our SLO County locals for a special retreat in Big Sur. This experience is facilitated by 9 healers, each offering a unique experience. They will be offering: Yoga, Breathwork, Guided Meditation, Journaling, Tea Ceremony, Foraging Hike, Sound Healing, and Dance Movement with Live Music. There will also be 3 Massage therapists onsite for bookings throughout the day. More info here.

17th Annual Taste of Pismo (Pismo Beach) – April 23 at 1p to 4p

Join the Pismo Beach Chamber of Commerce for the 17th Annual Taste of Pismo. The premier wine and culinary event on the Central Coast. Wineries, breweries, distilleries and chefs providing a variety of samples for you to enjoy. More info here.

NatureFest (Nipomo) – April 23 at 10a to 4p

The historic DANA Adobe & Cultural Center presents NatureFest, experience hands on nature crafts, guided hikes, live animal presentations, face painting and much more. Learn more here.

Rosé the SLO Way (San Luis Obispo) – April 24 at 1p to 4p

Rosé the SLO Way is a celebration of Central Coast Rosé! It happens at Hotel SLO’s Garden Courtyard where you will mingle and taste Rosé from 18 premier Central Coast wineries. More info here.

Cream Puff & Cheesecake Class (Arroyo Grande) – April 30 at 9a

Come hungry to Grandma Ingrid’s baking class! You will learn the secret to her delicious cheesecake and cream puffs! More info here.

San Luis Obispo International Film Festival (San Luis Obispo) – April 26 to May 1st

Get your tickets to the 28th annual SLO Film Festival! This premiere 6-day annual event, showcases contemporary and classic film screenings in a wide variety of venues. More info here.

Brew at the Zoo! (Atascadero) – April 30 at 5:30p to 9p

Come party with the animals and celebrate a fun evening in a beautiful and exclusive setting. The event will feature over 15 craft beers, ciders, seltzers, wine, and kombucha! More info here.

Paradox Day Retreat – Divine Sisterhood Collective (Arroyo Grande) April 30th at 2p to 10p

Join The Rooted Yogi and The Divine Sisterhood Collective for a day retreat full of yoga, embodiment flow, sisterhood & self love. Claim your spot here.

Morro Bay Kite Festival (Morro Bay) – April 30 to May 1

The annual Morro Bay Kite Festival each April. Head to the beach just north of The Rock to see the kites take flight throughout the weekend. Admission is free, this is a great event for families. More info here.

Three Speckled Hens Spring Antique & Old Stuff Show (Paso Robles) – April 30 to May 1st

Grab a friend (or two) and make a weekend of it! Discover one-of-a-kind antiques, vintage and re-purposed treasures curated by some of the West Coast’s most talented dealers. With over 150 vendors you will need two days to see it all! ⁠More info here.

Cayucos Antique Street Fair (Cayucos) – May 1st at 7a to 3p

Walk along Ocean Avenue and enjoy beautiful Cayucos-by-the-Sea while shopping for antiques, collectibles, and vintage items. Details here.



  1. Can I obtain a link or website info for the BigSur FoRest Retreat. when I click on more info I am unable to open.
    Thank you


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