Happy New Year everyone! We are excited to welcome 2022. Here is a list of fun events to enjoy this January in San Luis Obispo County. These picks are curated and meant for visitors and locals to learn more about what’s happening in this magical area. Please remember to stay safe, watch for event changes with Covid-19, and to support local businesses whenever possible.
1SLO CAL Restaurant Month 2022 | SLO County | January 1 – 31
Indulge in SLO CAL Restaurant Month, from January 1-31, 2022! Participating restaurants will offer special three-course prix-fixe menus for $39 -$59 per person or other special offerings.
2New Year’s Brunch Cruise | Morro Bay | January 1 @ 11am
Celebrate the New Year with friends and family on a brunch and mimosa cruise in Morro Bay! Event includes an excellent buffet-style brunch with a complimentary mimosa and live music.
3Avila Beach Polar Bear Dip | Avila Beach | January 1 @ 12pm
The 10th annual Avila Beach Polar Bear Plunge is a celebration of fitness, nature, a New Year, and camaraderie.
4Carlin Soulé Memorial Polar Bear Dip | Cayucos | January 1 @ 12pm
Each year, thousands of brave individuals and teams converge on Cayucos Beach to start the new year with a dip into the Pacific Ocean! This is a favorite Cayucos Chamber of Commerce family-friendly event
5The Vibe Setters LIVE | Paso Robles | January 2 @ 1pm
Catch this award-winning group based out of San Luis Obispo California at Broken Earth Winery.
6Build Your Own Business | San Luis Obispo | January 6 @ 6pm
BYOB is coming to you again for our 57th meeting- community building, networking, idea incubating, question answering, super special time of awesomeness.
7BRAINSOIL 4.0: THE RESOLUTION | San Luis Obispo | January 8 @ 6pm
Enjoy an all-sensory art experience at Brainsoil hosted by Drew Davis Fine Art – Theme/Dress is 1922 Neon.
812th Annual San Luis Obispo Jewish Film Festival | San Luis Obispo | January 9 – 30
The Twelfth Annual San Luis Obispo Jewish Film Festival celebrates cultural diversity and it will be sharing how Jewish Culture and Jewish Faith are expressed all over the world.
9Wednesdays Around The World: Argentina | Paso Robles | January 12 @ 5:30 pm
Enjoy a Five-Course Winemaker Dinner prepared by Chef Charlie of Cass Winery. This month’s theme is Argentina.
10Morro Bay Winter Bird Festival | Morro Bay | January 13 – 17
Join more than 500 birders will visit Morro Bay, California (a Globally Important Bird Area), to see, photograph, and learn about birds.
11Atascadero’s 6th Annual Tamale Festival! | Atascadero | January 15 @ 11am
The City of Atascadero is pleased to announce the 6th Annual Atascadero Tamale Festival! Expect over 30 tamale vendors from across California offering a variety of tamales.
1220th Annual Esprit du Vin | Paso Robles | January 15 @ 7pm (CANCELLED)
Celebrate the 20th Annual Esprit du Vin, the “Spirit of Wine” where all of our 46 East wineries will gather under one roof for an exciting night of delicious wine and cheese pairings, culinary delights, live music, and a wine loving crowd!
13Led Zepagain | Morro Bay | January 15 @ 8pm
As they are celebrating their 30th year in existence in 2018, Sony recording artists Led Zepagain have become highly regarded as the most accurate and authentic replication of Led Zeppelin
14Creating 805: Tinker Tin Company, Jaime Holm | Paso Robles | January 21 @ 8:30 am
Join Creating 805 and Jaime Holm, Co-Founder of Tinker Tin Company, for a conversation around creativity and entrepreneurship.
15Engage for Equity Rally | San Luis Obispo | January 22 @ 1 pm
Rally for equity and celebrate the 5th-anniversary of the SLO Women’s March! March for voting rights, reproductive freedom, LGBTQ+ rights, as well as racial, economic, and environmental justice.
16Brasserie SLO x Patrimony Wine Dinner | San Luis Obispo | January 27 @ 6 pm
Enjoy an exclusive Five-Course Wine Dinner, featuring wines from award-winning Patrimony Winery.
17Reemergence Day Retreat | Arroyo Grande | January 29 @ 9 am
This retreat is for women who are seeking a space to connect, create and transform together. Collective founder, KJ, will guide yoga while Jamie Dubin shares her healing sound experience.