30+ Things to Do this September in SLO County

We are wishing you all a safe and fun Labor Day Weekend. This is literally the hottest weekend yet so stay cool. If you are a local or a visitor looking for things to do in September in SLO County, we got you covered!

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.

AWARE Charity Benefit (Paso Robles) – Thursday, September 1 @ 6pm

Stilson Cellars will be hosting a benefit dinner and all proceeds will go directly to NAMI SLO who advocate for better understanding, treatment and care of people with mental illness.

Cheers to Charity (Paso Robles) – Thursday, September 1 @ 6pm

Castoro Cellars will be hosting Cheers to Charity Auction event, benefiting Seniors and Veterans.

Big Ditch Market (Arroyo Grande) – Friday, September 2 @ 5pm

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

Kilofest 2022 (Paso Robles) – Friday, September 2 @ 5pm

Kilokilo Brewing will be hosting a lineup live music on California’s Central Coast. Fortunate Youth, Sensi Trails, Kyle Smith, Mike Pinto, Eric Hillman, & more to be announced

2nd Annual National Motor Fest (San Luis Obispo) – Saturday, September 3 @ 9am

Come out and enjoy the  Annual National Motor Fest presented by Barrelhouse Brewing Company at the World-famous Madonna Inn. There will be up to 750 vehicles/motors ranging from cars of all categories.  The event will be benefiting Along Comes Hope, a non-profit based in San Luis Obispo helping children fighting cancer.

Pinedorado Events (Cambria) – September 3-5

Celebrate the 72nd Annual Pinedorado. The Pinedorado weekend kicks off the festivities with the annual parade, barbecues, kids games, prizes, face-painting, food booths, kiddy cars, and an art show.

Waterfront Market (Morro Bay) – September 3-5 & 9-10

Visit Giovanni’s Fish Market! Local vendors will be selling 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.

Art in the Park (Morro Bay) – September 3-5

Celebrate Art in the Park’s 66th year featuring over 100 fine artists and craft designers from 4 western states. .

Avila Pops By the Sea (Avila Beach) – Saturday, September 3 @ 4pm

For 30 years, the San Luis Obispo Symphony’s family-friendly Pops-by-the-Sea concerts have entertained thousands of music lovers on the Central Coast. This year’s event honors that tradition and offers the community an afternoon by the sea of sun, fun, and great music.

Art in the Park (Shell Beach) – Sunday, September 4 @ 10am

Shop, eat, enjoy the view!! Art in the Park at Dinosaur Caves is an outdoor art festival featuring 50+ artists/vendors.

Becoming an Alchemist 101 (Paso Robles) – Wednesday, September 7 @ 4pm

Enjoy an instructional experience down the rabbit hole of craft cocktails at the Alchemists Garden!

Art & Wine Tour (Atascadero) – Friday, September 9 @ 5:30pm

Sip and shop your way downtown Atascadero. Enjoy phenomenal wine, beer, coffee, and other treats from 15+ businesses.

Enjoy gourmet chefs and unique margaritas, all with the backdrop of Morro Rock and stunning bay views. Join us for THREE DAYS of fun, drinks, live music, and margaritas.

Butterfly Ball – Saturday, September 10 @ 5pm

The third annual Butterfly Ball will take place at the Octagon Barn in San Luis Obispo! Funds raised at this event will help preserve and develop healthy habitats and gardens in support of the iconic and beloved western monarch butterfly that overwinters in our local State Parks

Argentine Tango & Wine (San Luis Obispo) – September 10, Saturday 2pm

Enjoy a glass of Argentinian Wine and the chance to dance Argentine Tango in the company of others!

Damon Castillo Band: Live at the Lighthouse (Avila Beach) – Saturday, September 10 @  2pm

Set out for an unforgettable afternoon at the Point San Luis Lighthouse, where you will enjoy some of the Central Coast’s very finest musical talent performing on the area’s most spectacular stage, perched high atop the blue Pacific Ocean.

Tech Brew at The Kinney (San Luis Obispo) – Monday, September 12 @ 5pm

Gather at the longest running networking meetup for technology enthusiasts on the central coast.

Creston Classic Rodeo (Creston) – September 15 – 19

The Creston Classic Rodeo attracts cowboys and cowgirls from all over California as well as from other states.  This three day event that carries on the tradition of the hard working pioneers that founded Creston. This is the ultimate local event to enjoy ranch rodeo.

Networking at Liquid Gravity (San Luis Obispo) – Thursday, September 15 @ 5:30p

Join YPNG for their next networking event at liquid gravity! Great people, tasty drinks and new connections.

California International Guitar Festival (San Luis Obispo) – September 16-18

The California International Guitar Festival (CIGF) will be held at the Performing Arts Center on Cal Poly’s campus in San Luis Obispo.

Int’l Grenache Day Celebration! (Paso Robles) – Friday, September 16 @ 5p

Join the Rhone Rangers in Paso Robles for a celebration of Grenache Blanc, Grenache Rosé, Grenache Noir and Grenache-based blends!

Whale Rock Music & Arts Festival 2022 (Paso Robles) – September 17-18

Whale Rock Music Festival is Celebrating Music & Community. The event is a benefit for TIMBA- Templeton Band & local non profits! Come out and enjoy two days of live music in the vineyard.

Taste of Downtown (Paso Robles) – Saturday, September 17 @ 11am

Samples from over 25 Downtown Restaurants and Wine-Tasting Rooms.  Tickets are only $25.00!

Art & Soul: Drag Night (San Luis Obispo) – Saturday, September 17 @ 6pm

Drag Night is an opportunity for local drag performers to cultivate experience and community. 5 local kings and queens, including Juicy CW, will perform at the patio for an all-ages event.

The Chapman Estate

Celebrating the 85th anniversary of the windmill! Enjoy gourmet food, local beverages and live music while bidding on exclusive art, exciting experiences and creative auction packages.

Redwings Horse Sanctuary Block Party (Paso Robles) – Sunday, September 18 @ 11am

Discover a 31 year tradition of love taking root in the neighborhood Come and celebrate our 31st anniversary with us!  Bring the whole family!

Three Speckled Hens: Antiques & Old Stuff Show (Paso Robles) -September 23-25

The Three Speckled Hens Antiques and Old Stuff Show is a biannual event that specializes in selling one-of-a-kind antique and vintage items. Over 100 vendors will participate in the show, selling everything from antiques and vintage items to re-purposed treasures.

Fall Folk-n-Soak Music (Paso Robles) – September 23-25

Festivalgoers will be able to soak in 100 degree mineral water and camp out under the stars, enjoying the music from the pool at the hot springs.

Gems By The Sea (San Luis Obispo) – Saturday, September 24 @ 10am

Visit the San Luis Obispo Gem and Mineral Club Annual Show for gems, minerals, rocks, jewelry,  unique handcrafted gifts by local artisans, demonstrations of lapidary crafts, children’s activities, Food, Free parking

Harvest Festival Dinner Dance (Arroyo Grande) – Saturday, September 24 @ 5:30pm

Arroyo Grande Harvest Festival will be a fabulous, fun time for adults, featuring an elegant, and tri-tip dinner followed by dancing to the rockin’ country sound

Dining with the Arts Gala (Paso Robles) – Friday, September 30 @ 5pm

A spectacular fundraiser benefiting the Paso Robles Youth Arts Center’s free Visual and Performing Arts Program!





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