30+ Things To Do This August in SLO County

Enjoy summer with your family and friends by attending SLO County’s summer festivals, dinners, and gatherings. Don’t know what to do this August? Check out our list of fun events that both visitors and locals can enjoy together.

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 EnjoySLO.com first week of the month for the scoop.

Women & Wealth: Leave your Legacy (San Luis Obispo) – Thursday, August 4 at 6p

The Women’s Legacy Program is bringing together the next generation of Legacy Leaders through The Young 100, this event creates a unique conversation around financial literacy, philanthropy and community impact for women in SLO County.

Big Ditch Market (Arroyo Grande) – Friday, August 5 at 4p

Visit Arroyo Grande’s Big Ditch Market and enjoy local artists, handmakers, music, and food!

Art After Dark (San Luis Obispo) – Friday, August 5 at 5pm

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

Dana Adobe Heritage Day (Nipomo) – Saturday, August 6 at 10am

Learn about the way of life on our rancho, while supporting DANA Adobe and Cultural Center. There will be historical reenactments, traditional dance performances, gold panning, portrayals of famous historical characters, food, local vendors and live entertainment.

Wild About Art at Charles Paddock Zoo (Atascadero) – Saturday, August 6 at 10am

Wild About Art is back! Watch as the Zoo’s animal residents create their own, unique and artistic pieces. Zoo visitors will also be able to create lots of fun arts and crafts too, with plenty of opportunities for children to color, paint, and much more.

Waterfront Market (Morro Bay) – August 6 – 7 at 10am

Come and see what the Central Coast has to offer you. A one of a kind unique gift that you would not find any where else. We have everything from soy candles, stitched & knitted goods, bath, body & skin care products, incense, locally made drinks and snacks, jewelry, the list goes on and on.

A Sacred Space (San Luis Obispo) – Saturday, August 6 at 6pm

This sacred time will include meditation, connection, yin/restorative yoga and journaling with guided prompts.

The SLORoll Presents: Leo’s Roller Boogie (Atascadero) – Saturday, August 6 at 6pm

The Leo’s Roller Boogie is set and The SLORoll is throwing a party to celebrate!

Movies in the Gardens (Atascadero) – Saturday, August 6 at 8pm

Come enjoy a movie under the stars with your family in the beautiful Sunken Gardens! Movies are FREE to the public.

Art in the Park at Dinosaur Caves Park (Pismo Beach) – Sunday, August 7 at 10am

This event features over 50 artisan vendors, food booths, music and amazing views right on the cliffs in Pismo Beach.

In The End Linkin Park Tribute (Paso Robles) – Sunday, August 7 at 6pm

IN THE END is more than a tribute band. Full of music industry veterans, they have performed with some of the biggest artists and on some of the greatest stages in the world.

Becoming an Alchemist 101 (Paso Robles) – Wednesday, August 10 at 4pm

Edible Magazine readers are invited to an afternoon of cocktails and apps while being guided through the creative process of “Creating the Cocktail” and the ingredients that make it amazing.

SLO Brew Live Presents: Lee Fields (San Luis Obispo) – Thursday, August 11 at 7p

Enjoy an evening of soul! Legend Lee Fields is coming to SLO County for a special performance.

SLO County Distillery Trail Weekend (SLO County) – August 12-14

You are invited to visit our local craft distilleries. Nestled amongst vineyards and hidden away in reinvented industrial zones, you will discover and taste unique products at each location, meet distillers, and learn the art & science behind creating artisan craft spirits from fruit, grains and botanicals.

Summer Sichuan Series (San Luis Obispo) – Friday, August 12 at 5pm

Enjoy Sichuan cuisine by Chef Garrett with wine selection from Saints Barrel!

EPOCH X At Her Table Fundraiser | Region. (San Luis Obispo) – Friday, August 12 at 6pm

Epoch Estate Wines will be fundraising for At Her Table at Region in downtown SLO. The event will feature food pairings prepared by Chef Kimi Walker Ahrens of Wrenfoods, a flight of Epoch Wine, live music, and an epic blind bottle pull.

Seaweed Foraging Adventure (Cayucos) – Saturday, August 13 at 8am

Learn how to harvest seaweed while enjoying the breathtaking scenery of the Central Coast!

SLO Public Market & Makeshift Muse Maker’s Market (San Luis Obispo) – Saturday, August 13 at 11am

Come hang out at SLO Public Market and shop from a selection of local makers. Grab some delicious food from our in-house vendors and enjoy live music!

23rd Annual Winemakers’ Cookoff (Paso Robles) – Saturday, August 13th at 6pm

Enjoy outstanding tastings from local wineries and breweries as they pair with gourmet food straight off the grill and go all out vying for the judges’ votes and your people’s choice votes!

Provecho: A Pop-Up Dinner at Kindred Oak Farm (Paso Robles) – Saturday, August 13th at 6:30pm

Join Chef Candice for a special dinner drawing flavors from North America, South America, and the Caribbean, this menu will showcase a unique combination of flavors that you may never find anywhere else again.

Sushi, Sake, Spring Roll 101(Atascadero) – Sunday, August 14 @ 3pm

Learn how to make sushi rolls, a fresh spring roll and learn about sake with this interactive class.

Perfect Pairing: Antigua Brewing (San Luis Obispo) – Wednesday, August 17th at 7pm

Enjoy the perfect pairing of locally made beer, with locally grown hops, and locally made artisanal chocolates!

Join Creating 805, Susi Fuller, and Kathy Marquart, Co-Founders of Three Speckled Hens, for a conversation around creativity and entrepreneurship.

Cruisin’ Weekend (Atascadero) – August 19-20

End your summer in style by coming out to Atascadero’s Cruisin’ Weekend!

  • Friday, August 19th at 6:30 p.m – 29th Annual Hot El Camino Cruise Nite
  • Saturday, August 20th – 31st Annual Mid State Cruizers Car Show from 10 am – 3 pm at Atascadero Lake Park followed by our 6th Annual Dancing in the Streets in the Downtown from 5-9 pm!

SafetyFest & Trading Day (Paso Robles) – Saturday, August 20 at 10am

Downtown Paso Robles Main Street Association and PASOSafe™ have organized a family fun day of vintage market, activities, and active safety learning experiences in the downtown City Park.

34th Annual Summer Sizzle (Pismo Beach) – Saturday, August 20 at 12pm

Pismo Beach Rotary proudly invites you to Summer Sizzle 2022, our 34th annual Live Auction and BBQ fundraiser.

Skate Safari Fest (Arroyo Grande) – Saturday, August 20 at 5pm

Experience the pinnacle of music festival & skate culture! Skate Safari is a euphoric mashup of a music festival encompassed within a skaters paradise.

Chef Byron Gomez, born in Costa Rica will be creating a Costa Rican dinner that will be served at the stunning Niner Wine Estates.

Flavors of Summer Dinner (Arroyo Grande) – Thursday, August, 25 at 6pm

Celebrate the beautiful colors and flavors of the summer season with an unforgettable dinner experience at Tar Creek Ranch with Chef Will Torres (previously of Farmhouse Corner Market).

Stone Soup Music Festival (Grover Beach) – August 27-28

Stone Soup Music Festival is taking over the Ramona Garden Park. Bring a lawn chair, your dancing shoes, and enjoy some wonderful music. Shop from an eclectic group of vendors! From local crafts to world treasures, and food from around the World, Stone Soup has something for everyone.

Sidecar Loading Dock Party (San Luis Obispo) – Saturday, August 27 at 7:30p

Dance the night away to the sounds of DJ JoJo Lopez, and partake in the numerous interactive experiences and performances surrounding you.  Enjoy entertainment, libations and food while supporting our local performing arts!

Symphony of the Vines (Paso Robles) – Sunday, August 28 at 5:30p

Symphony of the Vines starts off its 13th season with a chamber music concert featuring outstanding flutist Marley Eder. Joined by Susan Davies, piano, and Hilary Clark, cello, the program will feature a variety of works.




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