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There’s always something happening in Pismo Beach, whether it’s the Father’s Day weekend car show, the Fourth of July festivities, the winter holiday extravaganza, surf contests, or the celebration of our city’s famed clams. Your time on the Central Coast will be well spent when you stay at the SeaCrest OceanFront Hotel, right in the heart of Pismo Beach.

January

Restaurant Month, January 4-29, 2016
San Luis Obispo County

Indulge in San Luis Obispo County Restaurant Month! Participating restaurants will offer special prix-fixe menus of three courses at $30-$40 per person. Reservations are recommended. Prices, offers and availability vary per restaurant. Please check directly with the resturants participating for specific details.

Paso Art After Dark, January 2, 2016
6pm-9pm, Downtown Paso Robles

The first Saturday of every month, the City of Paso Robles holds its Art After Dark. This event is a free, self-guided art walk promoting its artists, galleries, wine tasting rooms, and other venues that showcase the arts! 

805.544.9251

Little Women, January 15-31, 2016
Friday & Saturday @ 7 PM / Saturday & Sunday @ 2 PM
San Luis Obispo Little Theatre

Under the guidance of their beloved mother, the four young March sisters - tempestuous Jo, motherly Meg, shy Beth, and spoiled baby Amy - struggle to keep their family going while Father's away in the Civil War. A warm tale of love, family, and individuality, performed by the young actors of the Academy of Creative Theatre.

805.786.2440

'Til Death Do Us Part, January 16, 2016
Clark Center Performing Arts Association, Arroyo Grande, at 2 PM & 7 PM

"Til Death Do Us Part: Late Night Catechism 3 is the latest class in the sinfully funny Catechism series. After teaching countless students about saints, venial sins, limbo and more, Sister is now offering up hilarious lessons on the Sacraments of Marriage and the Last Rites, including her own wacky version of the Newlywed Game. Classroom particpation is a must, so bring along your sweetie and your sense of humor for a session with the country's feistiest couples counselor!

805.489.9444

The Special Consensus, January 23, 2016
Clark Center Performing Arts Association, Arroyo Grande, at 8 PM

Special Consensus is a superb outfit in the classic vein of bluegrass, but with enough modern sensibilities to attract every ear! The vocals are spotless, the playing as shiny as a newly minted penny... music like this is the reason people love bluegrass. Special Consensus approaches this hallowed American musical tradition with boundless energy and an aesthetic reverence that tickles the ribs, tugs at the heart, and puts a restless two-step in boots and bare feet.

805.489.9444

The Peking Acrobats, January 28, 2016
Clark Center Performing Arts Association, Arroyo Grande, at 7 PM

Since their debut in 1986, the Peking Acrobats have continued to push the envelope of possibility. They perform daring maneuvers atop a precarious pagoda of chairs. They are experts at treacherous wire-walking, trick-cycling, precision tumbleing, somersaulting, and gymnastics. They are masters of agility and grace, and their awe-inspiring feats create an event with all of the excitement and pageantry of a Chinese Carnival!

805.489.9444

Celtic Nights: Spirit of Freedom, January 31, 2016
Clark Center Performing Arts Association, Arroyo Grande, at 7:30 PM

Celtic Nights is a unique show featuring the finest voices of the Celtic world showcased against a backdrop of expert dancing and musicianship. Celtic Nights-Spriit of Freedom tells the story of Irish Independence, beginnnng 100 years ago with the Easter Rising. Akin to America's 4th of July, the Easter Rising of 1916 created the Ireland we know and love today. Through the powerful and majestic beauty of thier music, song, dance, and storytelling, Celtic Nights honors the struggle of a people fighting to gain freedom, independence, and true democracy.

805.489.9444

Model Railroad Days at the Oceano Depot, January 30-31, 2016
10:00am to 4:00pm at 1650 Front Street, Oceano, CA

The San Luis Obispo Model Railroad Association (SLOMRA) is hosting their 9th annual Model Railroad Days. It's their longest running model train show. The event is free to the public, but donations are gladly accepted to help off set the cost of putting together the shows.

February

An Enchanted Evening, February 6, 2016
6-8:30pm, Pismo Beach Veterans' Hall

The City of Pismo Beach presents an Enchanted Evening at the Princess Ball, a Father Daughter Dance. For ages 3 to 18, $30 per couple with each additional child at $10. Pre-registration is required.

805.773.7063

California Western Monarch Day, February 6, 2016
10am-4pm, Pismo State Beach Monarch Butterfly Grove

Come see the thousands of Monarchs hanging in the grove! There will be butterfly talks and educational booths for adults, as well as art activities for children. The grove will remain open through the month of February with docents providing daily talks at 11 am and 2pm.

805.773.5301

Culinary Carnival, February 6, 2016
5:30-8:30pm, San Luis Obispo Veteran's Hall

Come enjoy the Annual Culinary Carnival with many of San Luis Obispo's top chefs as they create for you small plates paired with local wine and beer. Experience a small evening filled with live music, a silent auction, and culinary delights! The event cost $60 per person with all proceeds going toward the Prado Day Center.

info@sloculinarycarnival.com

Big Bad Ugly Surf & Turf Competition, Date TBD

All day, Morro Bay

On February 14th & 15th the Estero Bay Surf Club proudly invites you to the infamous Big, Bad and Ugly Surf and Turf Invitational. “The Ugly” is one of the most challenging surfing events in the Coalition of Surfing Clubs’ schedule. The event will commence at Morro Rock.

The McCartney Years, February 12, 2016
8pm, Clark Center Performing Arts Association, Arroyo Grande

Rewind into the 60s and 70s to remember and relive your passion for the amazing music of Paul McCartney. Praised by the Beatles promoter Sid Bernstein, who brought the real Beatles to North America, as "the best on the scene today", the McCartney Years is loved by audeinces all over the world, andt he band doesnt miss a beat delivering a texture that will transport you back to the first time you played these great songs on vinyl. Experience three decades of "The Beatles" and 'Wings' live with the world's premier McCartney concert experience.

805.489.9444

2nd Annual Paso BlendFest on the Coast, February 19-21, 2016
Afternoon Tasting from 1-3pm, Sunset Tasting from 4-6:30pm, San Simeon

The second annual Paso BlendFest will showcase the scenic beauty of the coast with the renowned wines of Paso Robles Wine Country. Held at the Cavalier Resort in San Simeon, guests wil be able to enjoy wine from 25-30 of Paso Robles' renowned wineries with each showcasing three distint blends. This is a 21+ event with a valid ID and purchased ticket required to enter.

1.800.549.WINE (9463)

March

San Luis Obispo International Film Festival, March 15-20, 2016
All day, San Luis Obispo

As a premier cultural and educational event on the Central Coast, the San Luis Obispo International Film Festival showcases film screenings in the Fremont Theater - the city's classic Art Deco landmark; The Palm Theatre - well-known for great independent film; and a variety of other venues. The San Luis Obispo International Film Festival attracts local, national and international work, and has played host to many visiting filmmakers, extreme sport athletes and big screen celebrities.

805.546.3456

Vintage Paso: Zinfandel and other Wild Wines, March 18-20, 2016
Paso Robles Wine Country

Create your own zinful itinerary to smell, sip and savor the heritage of Paso Robles, with events at more than 120 wineries! Join fellow wine enthusiasts for a selection of wine and chocolate pairings, winemaker dinners, vineyard tours, laid-back barbecues, barrel tastings, live music, and so much more! See website and  brochure for participating wineries.

Annual Easter Eggstravaganza, March 26, 2016
10am-1pm, Dinosaur Caves Park in Shell Beach

Join the City of Pismo Beach for their annual Easter Eggstravaganza with bounce houses, games, face painting and more! Hunt Times: 10:10am for children 3 and under, 10:40am for children ages 4-6, 11:10am for children ages 7-9, and 11:40am for children 10-12.

SeaCrest Easter Egg Hunt, March 26, 2015
10am-11am, SeaCrest OceanFront Hotel

Hop on over to our Easter Egg Hunt where children ages 10 and under will search our 5 acre lawn for eggs full of candy! Bring your cameras to take pictures with the Easter Bunny!

805.773.4608

April

21st Annual Central Coast Orchid Show & Sale, April 2-3, 2016

Saturday 9am-5pm, Sunday 10am-5pm, 800 West Branch Street, Arroyo Grande

Join us on Saturday and Sunday for door prizes, demonstrations, plant doctors, plant tours and more. General admission tickets are just $5 and children 12 and under are free. This event will take place at the South County Regional Center, 800 Branch Street, in Arroyo Grande.

805.929.5749

Wine 4 Paws, April 9-10,2016
All day, San Luis Obispo

Join us for the 8th annual Wine 4 Paws Weekend as we raise funds for Woods Humane Society! Visit any of over 60 wineries throughout SLO County and enjoy our beautiful wine region while supporting a great cause. Pet loving wine drinkers can help our four-legged friends by visiting ANY of the participating wineries throughout the weekend, when a portion of the proceeds will be donated to Woods Humane Society!

805.543.9316

Hospice du Rhone, April 14-16, 2016
All day, Paso Robles Event Center

Hospice du Rhone operates as a non-profit business league with the specific purpose of improving the business conditions of the grape growers and wine producers of Rhone variety wines and grapes throughout the world. Three-days in the late spring have been reserved for an exclusive weekend surrounding all things Rhône. A palate provoking weekend embracing the enchantment, history and tastes of the Twenty-two Rhône varieties. Throughout the weekend, tip your glass with worldly Rhône wine producers, journey through the largest international collection of Rhône variety wines and savor Rhône exceptional cuisine all while taking in the inspiring and spirited Rhône community.

Kite XPO, April 15-17, 2016
All day, Pismo Beach

Annual demonstration of the latest kiteboarding equipment. Learn more about this colorful sport. Qualified visitors may test the equipment at no charge. This is the largest event of its kind in the country.

805.547.9200

Cal Poly Open House, TBD
All day, San Luis Obispo

Open House is an annual Cal Poly event that showcases the campus to admitted and current students, their supporters, alumni, and the San Luis Obispo community. The three-day event is the culmination of an entire year of hard work and dedication by a committee of student volunteers working under Student Life & Leadership's Orientation Programs, in collaboration with the community, student clubs, faculty, and staff.

805.756.2476

Taste of Pismo, April 23, 2016
12-4pm, Pismo Beach

You can always expect the best when you visit Pismo Beach. Here you'll enjoy the best food, wine and ocean views. Come join us for the Taste of Pismo. This outstanding event brings together delicious local food and over 30 superb Central Coast wineries - all in one exceptional location on the cliffs overlooking the sea in Pismo Beach - Classic California. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the website and check out the video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CexOBXV2I40.

805.773.4382

Wine, Waves & Beyond, April 27-May 1, 2016
All day, San Luis Obispo County

Enjoy five days of unforgettable events held in charming, laid back seaside towns in San Luis Obispo County. Embrace the love of California's traditional surfing lifestyle and culture. Experience Central Coast wines, artisan brews, local California farm-fresh and seaport-inspired cuisine, as well as great music, art, and the amiable coastal community. Wine, Waves & Beyond events take place at several scenic venues throughout Pismo Beach, Avila Beach and San Luis Obispo. Over the last 6 years Wine, Waves & Beyond has raised $130,000 for local non-profit organizations, and we’re excited to see what this year will bring! Proceeds from the 7th Annual Wine, Waves & Beyond benefit GleanSLO & Still Frothy.

 

May

Winesdays at the SeaCrest, Every Wednesday
5pm-7pm, RoofTop Terrace of the SeaCrest OceanFront Hotel

May 4, 2016 - Winery TBD
May 11, 2016 -Winery TBD
May 18, 2016 - Winery TBD
May 25, 2016 - Winery TBD

Join us for an afternoon wine reception on our RoofTop Terrace. This event is free to all of our guests and is hosted by different local wineries. Winesday is held every Wednesday from May until Mid October. Inquire at the Front Desk to find out which winery will be pouring during your stay!

Cruisin' Morro Bay Car Show, May 5-8, 2016
All Day, Morro Bay

Classic cars from around the country cruise to show off their shines. Ice Cream Social, BBQ, Harbor Cruises and more! Join us for Cruise Night on Friday, or Show & Shine on Saturday and Sunday.

805.235-8708

The Chardonnay Symposium, May 12-14, 2016
All Weekend, Downtown Paso Robles

The International Chardonnay Symposium brings top Chardonnay producers from around the world to the classic californian beach towns of Pismo Beach and Avila Beach and the Edna Valley wine country for an in-depth exploration of the world's favorite grape and its impact on viticulture, tastemakers and the market.

805.543.2288

Annual Arroyo Grande Strawberry Festival, May 28-29, 2016
All day, Arroyo Grande

This free annual festival takes place in the Arroyo Grande Village! The Strawberry Festival is San Luis Obispo County's largest free festival, bringing together thousands of visitors and residents to enjoy activities and entertainment; kiddie carnivals; the Strawberry Stampede; hundreds of art, craft and display booths; ethnic foods; and scrumptious strawberry treats of all kinds, as well as fresh strawberries by the box! 

805.473.2250

Annual Avila Beach Blues Festival, TBD
All Day, Avila Beach

This year featuring the iconic Gregg Allman from the Allman Brothers… Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue will be fillin gin the middle slot, and John Mayall returns to the Avila Beach Blues Festival opening the show. (John Mayall headlined the first Avila Beach Blues Festival 21 years ago!) Gates at noon, show starts at 2PM. All Ages Welcome. Rain or Shine. 

888.825.5484

June

Winesdays at the SeaCrest, Every Wednesday

5pm-7pm, RoofTop Terrace of the SeaCrest OceanFront Hotel

June 1, 2016 - Winery TBD
June 8, 2016 - Winery TBD
June 15, 2016 - Winery TBD
June 22, 2016 - Winery TBD
June 29, 2016 - Winery TBD

Join us for an afternoon wine reception on our RoofTop Terrace. This event is free to all of our guests and is hosted by different local wineries. Winesday is held every Wednesday from May until Mid October. Inquire at the Front Desk to find out which winery will be pouring during your stay!

 

Art in the Park at Dinosaur Caves, June 5, 2016
10am-4pm, Dinosaur Caves Park in Shell Beach

Over 100 top local artists and craftsmen sell and display paintings, sculpture, pottery, glass, jewelry and more. Live music, hands-on children's activities, fresh flowers and plants, a BBQ, and on-site massage. All on the beautiful bluffs overlooking the ocean.

805.704.8128

Pinot & Paella Festival, June 5, 2016
2pm-5pm, Templeton

Enjoy an afternoon in the park sipping Paso Robles Pinot Noir and sampling creative interpretations of Paella, the national dish of Spain. It is simply an amazing match of food,wine and fun and what you've come to expect the Pinot Noir Producers of Paso Robles. Live Music. Charity Fundraiser.

805.239.2565

31st Annual Classic Car ShowJune 17-19, 2016

All day, Pismo Beach

One of the largest and finest classic car and street rod shows. Over 850 classic cars and street rods participate. Fun for the entire family!

909.363.4682

Roll Out the Barrels, June 23-26, 2016
All day, Location TBD

For 25 consecutive years, our annual Roll Out The Barrels celebration has set the pace for good times, good vibes and good wines in San Luis Obispo County. The newRoll Out The Barrels experience begins April 1st, and concludes on May 3rd. The entire month will offer a variety of winery adventures and activities on an a la carte basis, organized by weekly themes such as “Taste The Coast,” “Farm to Fork” and “Sustainability & Heritage.”  Meet the people behind the wines and discover the history, diversity, sustainability and farm-to-fork lifestyle that encompasses our coastal wine region. 

 

July

Winesdays at the SeaCrest, Every Wednesday
5pm-7pm, RoofTop Terrace of the SeaCrest OceanFront Hotel

July 6, 2016 - Winery TBD
July 13, 2016 - Winery TBD
July 20, 2016 - Winery TBD
July 27, 2016 - Winery TBD

Join us for an afternoon wine reception on our RoofTop Terrace. This event is free to all of our guests and is hosted by different local wineries. Winesday is held every Wednesday from May until Mid October. Inquire at the Front Desk to find out which winery will be pouring during your stay!

Art in the Park at Dinosaur Caves, July 3, 2016
10am-4pm, Pismo Beach

Over 100 top local artists and craftsmen sell and display paintings, sculpture, pottery, glass, jewelry and more. Live music, hands-on children's activities, fresh flowers and plants, a BBQ, and on-site massage. All on the beautiful bluffs overlooking the ocean.

805.704.8128

Annual July Fireworks Celebration, July 4, 2016
6pm-10pm, Pismo Beach

Celebrate our nation's independence with music, food, and a Grand Fireworks Display from our famous 1,200 foot Pismo Pier. 

805.443.7778

California Mid State Fair, July 20-31, 2016
Paso Robles Event Center, Paso Robles

The California Mid-State Fair is held annually and runs for 12 days at the end of July. The Fair has hosted some of the biggest names in the music industry, and this year is no different! 

Stride with the Tide, July 30, 2016
8:30am, Pismo Beach Pier

This 5K race begins at 8:30am, with onsite registration only, from 7:15am-8:15am. Entry fees will be $10 without a race shirt and $20 with one. Shirts will be available for the first 120 racers, upon request. The course will be marked on the hard packed sand, starting and ending at the Pismo Beach Pier. Gold, silver, and bronze medals will be awarded to the top three men and women ages 12 & under, 13-15, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, & 80+. This event is conducted by the San Luis Distance Club.

805.773.7063

August

Winesdays at the SeaCrest, Every Wednesday

5pm-7pm, RoofTop Terrace of the SeaCrest OceanFront Hotel

August 5th- Broken Earth Winery
August 12th- Baileyana
August 19th- Clay House Wines
August 26th- Lone Madrone

Join us for an afternoon wine reception on our RoofTop Terrace. This event is free to all of our guests and is hosted by different local wineries. Winesday is held every Wednesday from May until Mid October. Inquire at the Front Desk to find out which winery will be pouring during your stay!

Art in the Park at Dinosaur Caves, August 2, 2014
10:00am-4:00pm, Pismo Beach

Over 100 top local artists and craftsmen sell and display paintings, sculpture, pottery, glass, jewelry and more. Live music, hands-on children's activities, fresh flowers and plants, a BBQ, and on-site massage. All on the beautiful bluffs overlooking the ocean.

805.704.8128

Pirates of Penzance, JR, July 17-August 2, 2015
Friday & Saturday @ 7 PM / Saturday & Sunday @ 2 PM
San Luis Obispo Little Theatre

Set sail with this young performers' adaptation of Pirates of Penzance! A hilarious farce of sentimental pirates, dim-witted young lovers, and an eccentric Major-General, happily set amidst the wit and whimsy of Gilbert and Sullivan's classic score!

805.786.2440

Lindsey Stirling, August 6, 2015
Thur 7:00 PM, Vina Robles Ampitheater, Paso Robles

Lindsey Stirling has created a new music world where the romance of Celtic folk music and modern classical meet the infectious energy of dance and electronica. On stage, Stirling moves with the grace of a ballerina but works the crowd into a frenzy, “dropping the beat” like a rave fairy. Vina Robles Amphitheatre is nestled on a picturesque, oak-dotted hillside in Paso Robles on California's Central Coast. Enjoy a full day of wine and music in Paso Robles!

805-286-3680

Crestie's Kids Camp with California State ParksJune 22-August 13,2015

2-3pm Monday through Thursday, SeaCrest

Discover Pismo beach wildlife with a california State Park Ranger! For kids ages 7-12 (kids 6 and under must have a parent present).

Annual Olive Festival, August 15, 2015
10:00am-5:00pm, Paso Robles

Enjoy a festival dedicated to "everything olive". Oils, olive oil tastings, soaps, gourmet foods and much more. Juried Arts & Crafts. Try free samples of the popular Olive Oil Ice Cream! Beer & Wine tasting. All held in park in beautiful downtown Paso Robles.

805.239.7500

St. Anthony’s Celebration, August 18, 2015

All day, Pismo Beach

Celebrates the cultural contribution of this area's Portuguese descendants and Saint Anthony. Highlight is colorful parade, with marching bands and residents in period dress. The parade begins on Sunday at 9:30 a.m. with sopas being served at the St. Anthony's grounds at 390 Bello St.

800.481.8012

The Macaroni & Cheese Festival, Saturday August 15, 2015 from 2pm-6pm

This festival will be held at Avila Beach Golf Resort. Your ticket includes: Unlimited Mac & Cheese samplings (1 oz) each, Beer, Wine, Liquor tastings (1 oz) servings, Access to all entertainment on stage, Free Parking, Access to play in all tournaments and games, and Ability to vote for your favorite chef & mac n cheese tasting.

We're proud to announce Reckless Kelly with Micky  & The Motorcars LIVE in concert at the festival!

Sylvia, August 21-September 6, 2015
Thur, Fri, Sat @ 7 PM / Sat & Sun @ 2 PM
San Luis Obispo Little Theatre

A modern romantic comedy about a dog, the couple who adopts her, and the comedy that results.

805.786.2440

Central Coast Classique Bike Ride, August 22, 2015
7:00am-4:30pm, Arroyo Grande

Join us for our century (100 mi.), metric century (62 mi.), & half metric century (30 mi.) bike ride; there’s a ride for every difficulty level & families too! The ride begins at Heritage Square Park in Arroyo Grande, making its way through Edna Valley’s wine country & Lopez Lake. All riders receive a wine tasting punch card , a swag bag, & a BBQ lunch celebration! The bike ride is supporting services for our armed forces & uniformed officers through non-profits Creative Mediation & SLO LEAF

805.549.0442


 

September

September is California Wine Month and San Luis Obispo County is the Best Place You Could Be!

Winesdays at the SeaCrest, Every Wednesday

5pm-7pm, RoofTop Terrace of the SeaCrest OceanFront Hotel

September 2nd- MCV Wines
September 9th- Poalillio Vineyards
September 16th- Cass Winery & Vineyards
September 23rd- Lone Madrone
September 30th- Tolosa

Join us for an afternoon wine reception on our SeaMist Terrace. This event is free to all of our guests and is hosted by different local wineries. Winesday is held every Wednesday from May until Mid October. Inquire at the Front Desk to find out which winery will be pouring during your stay!

Sylvia by A.R. Gurney, August 21-September 6, 2015
Thur, Fri, Sat @ 7 PM / Sat & Sun @ 2 PM
San Luis Obispo Little Theatre

A modern romantic comedy about a dog, the couple who adopts her, and the comedy that results.

805.786.2440

Art in the Park at Dinosaur Caves, September 6, 2015

10:00am-4:00pm, Pismo Beach

Over 100 top local artists and craftsmen sell and display paintings, sculpture, pottery, glass, jewelry and more. Live music, hands-on children's activities, fresh flowers and plants, a BBQ, and on-site massage. All on the beautiful bluffs overlooking the ocean.

805.704.8128

Jim Messina with Special Guest Rusty Young, September 12, 2015

Clark Center Performing Arts Association, Arroyo Grande, at 8 PM

Legendary singer/songwriter and prolific music producer Jim Messina's career has filled decades with many hits and favorites from several different, but equally loved, bands. Jim and special guest Rusty Young, who played alongside Jim in the band Poco, will celebrate the music created in Buffalo Springfield, Poco, and Loggins and Messina. 

805.489.9444

Morro Bay Avocado & Margarita Festival, September 12-13, 2015

10:30am-7:00pm, Morro Bay

Sample guacamole till you see green ! Quench your thirst with Cabo Wabo Margarita's. Held outdoors. Contests for Best guacamole & Best local avocado-based recipe. Live music by several different top local bands. Kids events. Beer & wine also available. A celebration of local avocado producers.

805.772.4467

Cal Poly WOW Weekend, September 15-21, 2015
All Day, San Luis Obispo

New Cal Poly students arrive in San Luis Obispo this weekend. Students stay for special events during following week. Hotel reservations recommended. Call 800-634-1414 if need help finding rooms.

805.756.2487

Strings at Sunset Opening Night Party, September 24, 2015
Thur 6:00 PM, Vina Robles Ampitheater, Paso Robles

SAVOR The Central Coast, California’s premier food, wine, travel and lifestyle event, reveals details surrounding its all-new opening night experience, Strings at Sunset. This highly anticipated taste bud-tempting, gasp-worthy kickoff will be held at the Vina Robles Amphitheatre on Thursday, September 24, 2015.

800.634.1414

Sunset Savor the Central Coast, September 24-27, 2015
All Day, San Luis Obispo County

This four-day culinary exploration will play host to a two-day Main Event held at the historic Santa Margarita Ranch on September 25-28, 2014. The Main Event will highlight the talents of winemakers, celebrity chefs, brew masters, fishermen, artisanal food producers, Sunset experts, and many more artisans and producers from Ventura to Santa Cruz who call the Central Coast home.

800.634.1414

How I Learned to Drive by Paula Vogel, September 25-October 11, 2015
Thur, Fri, Sat @ 7 PM / Sat & Sun @ 2 PM
San Luis Obispo Little Theatre

A wildly funny, surprising and devastating tale of survival as seen through the lens of a troubling relationship between a young girl and an older man. "How I Learned to Drive" is the story of a woman who learns the rules of the road, and life, from behind the wheel.

805.786.2440

October

Winesdays at the SeaCrest, Every Wednesday

5pm-7pm, RoofTop Terrace of the SeaCrest OceanFront Hotel

October 7th- Poalillio Vineyards
October 14th- B&E Vineyard

Join us for our final two afternoon wine receptions on our SeaMist Terrace. This event is free to all of our guests and is hosted by different local wineries. Winesday is held every Wednesday from May until October 8th, 2014. Inquire at the Front Desk to find out which winery will be pouring during your stay

Central Coast Railroad Festival, October, 1-4, 2015
All Day, San Luis Obispo County

Annual festival featuring events and activities at rail-related locations throughout San Luis Obispo County. Come celebrate Rail's history and future along with modeling, rides, exhibits, ceremonies, seminars, special programs, wine, waves and fun!

 805.773.4173

BubblyFest by the Sea, October 2-4, 2015

Brought to you by the team that brings you Bacon & Barrels; BUBBLYFEST By The Sea promises to be upscale, educational, with a touch of humor thrown in: this is a weekend not to miss! You'll party like Gatsby from seaside Cocktail parties, to a festival on the Cliffs of the Pacific Ocean, and end your weekend with a fabulous brunch filled with music, sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean, and all the bubbly you can drink!

Saturday, October 25: Grand Tasting at SeaCrest OceanFront Hotel. We call it "Saturday Funday". Attendees will stroll among 40 local and international Sparkling and Champagne Producers and pair their bubbles with artisan cheeses, chocolates, bread, and oysters!

Morro Bay Harbor Festival, October 3, 2015
10:00am-6:00pm, Morro Bay

The Annual Morro Bay Harbor Festival offers festival goers the opportunity to both enjoy a weekend in Morro Bay, one of the most majestic scenes encountered along the California coast, as well as to get a true taste of the Central Coast's wine, beer, and cuisine; all while sampling our harbor lifestyle. Included in the $8 admission ($12 for the weekend) are over 25 bands that play on 3 stages.

805.772.1155

How I Learned to Drive by Paula Vogel, September 25-October 11, 2015
Thur, Fri, Sat @ 7 PM / Sat & Sun @ 2 PM
San Luis Obispo Little Theatre

A wildly funny, surprising and devastating tale of survival as seen through the lens of a troubling relationship between a young girl and an older man. "How I Learned to Drive" is the story of a woman who learns the rules of the road, and life, from behind the wheel.

805.786.2440

Let's Hang On, September 12, 2015

Clark Center Performing Arts Association, Arroyo Grande, at 8 PM

Lets Hang On! is a group of seasoned entertainers who are preserving the great music and style of the iconic group Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. The group captures the trademark vocal virtuosity, tight harmonies, and crisp choreography that made the Four Seasons one of the greatest vocal groups of all time. This high-energy stage show includes all the great Four Seasons' mega hits along with a selection of other great hits of that era, in a polished production that will make it easy to hang on to the memories!

805.489.9444

SeaCrest Boogie on the Bluff Benefit Concert, October 25, 2015

Our third annual Boogie on the Bluff benefit concert will be just as great if not better than the first. Come taste local treats from restaraunts, breweries, and wineries throughout San Luis Obispo County, hear awesome live music and win great prizes! All proceeds go to the San Luis Obispo chapter of United Way.

City to Sea Half Marathon, October 11, 2015
8:00am start, San Luis Obispo to Pismo Beach

Join in, or cheer on, the runners and joggers in a half marathon (13.1 miles) from beautiful downtown San Luis Obispo to wonderful Pismo Beach. Concert & complimentary buffet for race participants. The City to the Sea half-marathon course is a point-to-point race that starts in the heart of San Luis Obispo-downtown. The course winds through the city, takes runners on scenic back roads, and ends in the coastal community of Pismo Beach.

Oaktoberfest, TBD 2015
11:00am-4:00pm, Avila Beach

Enjoy a beer Olympics, featuring crowd favorite keg toss and bands like Trio Internationale.  Be sure to come in your lederhosen or dirndl as prizes will be awarded to the best dressed guy and gal. The event will kick off at 11 am and buses, courtesy of Pacific Beverage Co., will be available to transport people to and from the event. Included in the $15 ticket price, $20 day of, is a commemorative half liter beer stein, your first beer and admission into the event. Charity fundraiser.

805.595.4000

Huckfest, TBD 2015

Huckfast attracted more than 2,000 vehicles and thousands of people last August to watch more than a dozen custom-built off-road trucks jump in the dunes.


Read more here: http://www.sanluisobispo.com/2014/04/07/3010441/huckfest-oceano-dunes-truck-jumping.html#fb#storylink=cpy

Annual Clam Festival, TBD 2015
9:00am-5:00pm, Pismo Beach

Entertainment, Clam Chowder cook-off, arts & craft vendors, clamming digging contest for kids, art show, wine tasting in a fun atmosphere right off the beach.

805.773.4382

Jubilee by the Sea, October 22-25, 2015
All Day, Pismo Beach

Annual Jazz Event produced by the Basin Street Regulars. Three days of Jazz!!  Be entertained by your choice of over 20 jazz bands for the annual "Jubilee by the Sea". Free shuttle buses between venues

805.481.7840

Monarch Butterfly Grove Opens, October 27, 2015
10:00am-4:00pm daily, Pismo Beach

Saturday is opening day to welcome back the butterflies to the Pismo State Beach Monarch Butterfly Grove. The grove is staffed daily from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, with docent programs at 11:00 am and 2:00 pm.

805.773.7034

The Foreigner by Larry Shue, October 30-November 15, 2015
Thur, Fri, Sat @ 7 PM / Sat & Sun @ 2 PM
San Luis Obispo Little Theatre

An inspired comic romp, based on what the NY Post describes as a "devilishly clever idea," the play demonstrates what can happen when a group of devious characters must deal witha  stranger who (they think) knows no English.

"I laughed start to finish at one comic surprise after another." -The New Yorker

805.786.2440

November

Best of Doo Wop, November 7, 2015

Clark Center Performing Arts Association, Arroyo Grande, at 8 PM

With original Coaster Leon Hughes, the Vibrations, and a tribute to the Platters, it's a blast from the past with music of Doo Wop legends and Rock and Roll Hall of Famers, backed by Doo Wop specialists Billy and the Corvettes. Hosted by award winning comedian Scott Wood, the show will have you tapping your toes and snapping your fingers to classics like "Yakey Yak", "Poison Ivy", "Only You", 'The Great Pretender" and many more!

805.489.9444

Riders in the Sky, November 14, 2015

Clark Center Performing Arts Association, Arroyo Grande, at 7 PM

With 30 years and thousands of shows under their belts, the fun filled performances of Riders in the Sky continue to enchant audiences of all ages. This Grammy Award-winning group plays music firmly grounded in the rich American music traditions of legnedary cowboy singers such as Gene Autry, Roy Rogers, and the Sons of Pioneers. The Riders- Ranger Doug, Woody Paulm, Too Slim, and Joey - have revived an entire music genre with their musical integrity, wacky sense of humor and way out Western wit, always encouraging their fans to live life "The Cowboy Way"!

805.489.9444

The Foreigner by Larry Shue, October 30-November 15, 2015
Thur, Fri, Sat @ 7 PM / Sat & Sun @ 2 PM
San Luis Obispo Little Theatre

An inspired comic romp, based on what the NY Post describes as a "devilishly clever idea," the play demonstrates what can happen when a group of devious characters must deal witha  stranger who (they think) knows no English.

"I laughed start to finish at one comic surprise after another." -The New Yorker

805.786.2440

The Kingston Trio, November 7, 2015

Clark Center Performing Arts Association, Arroyo Grande, at 8 PM

In 1957 The Kingston Trio emerged from San Francisco's North Beach scene, bringing the rich tradition of American folk music into the mainstream. During the late 50s & early 60s the Trio has kept playing, remaining popular for a simple reason... great songs that sound as good today as the first time you heard them. Fifty-eight years after their first succes, the Trio is still on the road, bringing back all the great memories and making new.

805.489.9444

Marching Band Review, TBD 2015
9am-12pm, Pismo Beach

Marching Bands from around the area compete in several divisions in this annual event. Bands compete on Dolliver between Hinds and Main Streets. Awards will be presented on the pier at 1:30pm.

 800-443-7778.

Rockin’ Harvest, TBD 2015
San Luis Obispo

The festivities unfold throughout the weekend with winemaker dinners on Friday evening and winery open houses on Sunday. Don’t miss this opportunity to dive into our harvest season—it’s the next best thing to making the wine yourself!

805.541.5868

Veterans’ Day Celebration on the Pier, TBD 2015
11am, Pismo Beach

Celebrate and remember our nation's heroes with a Memorial Service on the Pier.

805.773.4382

SeaCrest Beach Clean Up Day, TBD 2015

10:00am-11:30am, SeaCrest OceanFront Hotel

Join the SeaCrest, Shell Cafe in Pismo Beach, and Shell Beach Surf Shop for a few hours to help keep Pismo Beach clean and beautiful. The SeaCrest will provide donuts and coffee as well as gloves and trash bags before we all walk down to Pismo Beach. Eligible participants also will receive a coupon for a discount during their next stay at the SeaCrest OceanFront Hotel! To learn more, call our marketing department at 805-773-3416.

Christmas Concert & Parade in the Village, TBD 2015
Arroyo Grande

Grace Bible Church provides a Christmas Music Chorus at the Rotary Bandstand in Heritage Park at 3:30 with a 50 voice choir group on Sunday, followed by the annual Christmas Parade at 5pm, Christmas Carols and Tree Lighting. Plan to join us for the entire weekend!

December

A Christmas Story by Philip Grecian, December 5-20, 2015
Thur, Fri, Sat @ 7 PM / Sat & Sun @ 2 PM / Sun 12/6 @ 7 PM
San Luis Obispo Little Theatre

"You'll shoot your eye out!"
Back by popular demand, A Christmas Story will once again take the stage for a fun, festive holiday treat! Make Ralphie Parker and his quest for a genuine Red Ryder BB gun part of your family's annual holiday celebration.

805.786.2440

Morro Bay Annual Lighted Boat Parade, TBD 2015
6:30pm, Morro Bay

Come to the Embarcadero in Morro Bay and secure a spot along the waterfront to watch a procession of some of the most beautifully-decorated Christmas skiffs, yachts, fishing boats, cutters, sailboats, and kayaks.

805.772.4467 

Grover Beach Holiday Parade, TBD 2015
10:00am-11:00am, Grover Beach

Bring a lawn chair or sit on the curb to watch this fun community event! Happy Holidays.

805.473.4580

Holiday Harmony & Tree Lighting, TBD 2015

Kids will have fun with fresh snow, a bounce house, crafts and cookie decorating. Join Santa and carolers at the Beach Bum Holiday Rental parking lot at 5:30pm before he makes his way to the tree lighting ceremony on a fire truck. Participants can enjoy hot drinks and listen to carols as the tree is lit. Kids can have their picture taken with Santa.

805.773.7063

SeaCrest Ugly Sweater Party, December 10, 2015
5:00pm-7:00pm, Pismo Beach

Come join us for the 4th Annual SeaCrest Ugly Sweater Party. Dig your grandma’s holiday sweater out of the back of your closet because it is time to get ugly!

805.773.4608