Annual Events in Avila Beach & SLO County
Music festivals, car shows, wine events, holiday celebrations—these are just a few of the annual events you can attend when visiting Avila Beach. Each month brings a new and fun event, and Avila Village Inn is the perfect place to stay in-between all the exciting festivities.
Click Here for a full list of events and happenings throughout San Luis Obispo County!Enjoy the harmonic, soulful sounds of blues music at the Avila Beach Blues Festival , held every year on the Sunday before Memorial Day. Also in May, the California Festival of Beers in San Luis Obispo offers guests the opportunity to sample a variety of craft beers and local cuisine while listening to live music. Attend one of the largest spectator car events in the nation featuring more than 1,000 show cars—the Annual Classic at Pismo Beach . A visit to wine country wouldn't be complete without attending an annual wine event, such as the Paso Robles Wine Festival in May or the Central Coast Wine Classic in August.
More Annual EventsJanuary – Restaurant Month (ends in February), Morro Bay Winter Bird Festival , Tamale Festival
February – California Western Monarch Day , Valentine's Winemaker Dinner
March – San Luis Obispo International Film Festival
April – Roll Out the Barrels (ends in May), Taste of Pismo , Barrels in the Plaza
May – Tequila Festival , The Chardonnay Symposium , SLO Jazz Festival , Amgen Tour of California , Strawberry Festival , San Luis Obispo Concours , San Luis Obispo Greek Festival
June – Cal Poly graduation, Paso Robles Olive Festival
July – 4 th of July Parade of Boats , Pride in the Plaza , Festival Mozaic (summer), Central Coast Renaissance Festival , Portuguese Festival , California Mid-State Fair , Central Coast Lavender Festival
August – St. Anthony's Celebration , Labor Day Art in the Park , Paso Robles Rotary Winemakers' Cookoff
September – California Wine Month , Paso Robles Classic Car Show Weekend , “WOW” week at Cal Poly SLO , Sunset's Savor the Central Coast , Arroyo Grande Valley Harvest Festival , Brews & Bites
October – Cambria Scarecrow Festival , Morro Bay Harbor Festival , Pioneer Day Parade , Jubilee by the Sea Jazz Festival , Golden Oak Honey Festival , Pumpkins on the Pier
November – Harvest on the Coast , Downtown Lighting Ceremony , Holiday Craft Bazaar December – Annual Christmas Light Parade , Annual Vine Street Victorian Showcase
Weekly & Monthly Events
In addition to Avila Beach's annual happenings, there are tons of weekly and monthly events to enjoy. From farmers' markets to summer concerts, there's always something going on near our hotel. Some of the area's top recurring events include:
- Downtown SLO Farmers' Market (every Thursday night)
- First Fridays Along the Creston Wine Trail (every month)
- Concerts in the Plaza (every Friday from June to September)
- Art After Dark (first Friday every month, except December)
- Art in the Park @ Dinosaur Caves (first Sunday from June to September)
- Village Concert Series at Rotary Bandstand in Heritage Square Park (select dates from June to September)
- Santa's House in Mission Plaza (November to December)
- Classic Carousel in Mission Plaza (November to December)
- Avila Beach Concerts at the Cove (various dates)
- Fresh Picked Concert Series (select dates from April to September)
There's so much to do in San Luis Obispo and this app puts it all in your back pocket. Whether you're a visitor or a "SLOcal," this app gives you everything you need to have an amazing time in "America's Happiest City."
City-Wide, San Luis Obispo CA 93401
Every first Friday, hundreds of visitors converge on downtown SLO to see new art exhibits and add to their growing collections. With dozens of galleries and non-traditional exhibit spaces, it's SLO's favorite night of the month to celebrate art for free! Though many shops are open earlier, Art After Dark officially starts at 6pm and runs to 9pm. On a typical Art After Dark, over 20 galleries and non-traditional art venues (think restaurants, boutiques, and salons) spotlight the best of established and emerging local artists. They sometimes also feature the works of nationally and internationally acclaimed artists. Expect sore feet and creative juices to be flowing from 6 to 9pm on the first Friday of the month.
1009 Monterey Street, San Luis Obispo CA 93401
Wacky DJ Ree-Car-D'oh hosts weekly Karaoke and Zany antics at QUE PASA! Mexican Cafe each and every Friday Night in downtown SAN LUIS OBISPO!!!! Come down and sing your heart out! Large Screens, Lights, Sound! Full Bar with drink specials ALL NIGHT LONG!
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Performing Arts Center, 1 Grand Ave, San Luis Obispo CA 93401
Paul Woodring's fifth Forbes Pipe Organ recital will feature a selection of great masterworks by J. S. Bach and Maurice Duruflé, as well as a “United Nations” celebration of music from Portugal, France, Italy, Germany and England. Throw in a Sousa march and a Russian toccata and you have an afternoon of entertaining music on the pipe organ. “The Forbes Pipe Organ is like an engraved invitation to creativity. With its gorgeous foundational tones, brilliant reeds and delicate flutes, an organist can craft a beautifully balanced recital.” – Paul Woodring Pre-show lecture scheduled in the Philips Lecture Hall, 2 pm Adult: $30 Student/Cal Poly Faculty & Staff: $24
SLO Wine Country, San Luis Obispo CA 93405
For 26 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.
Wild Cherry Canyon, San Luis Obispo CA 93405
Sponsored by HomeFed, the Official Host of the event, and in partnership with The Land Conservancy of San Luis Obispo, the event's official beneficiary, the SLO Ultra will showcase a beautiful natural resource to runners and hikers alike for the first time on California's incredible Central Coast. Wild Cherry Canyon is approximately 2,400 private acres located on the Pacific Ocean along the Central Coast, northwest of Avila Beach and south of San Luis Obispo. Additional surrounding private lands will also be included in this first ever ultra distance race for San Luis Obispo County. Featuring a 50 mile ultra race, marathon, half-marathon and 5 mile trail courses .
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Wine Seminar-Honoring the Rhone Valley
Cass Winery offers the perfect educational venue to become a more advanced taster and wine aficionado. Katie Bay, Certified Specialist of Wine and Level 1 Sommelier, guides you through a lively, sensory experience that includes analysis and tasting of wines. Each month through a different stimulating and interactive learning experience, you will cover such topics as the recognition and identification of aromas, practice the various tasting techniques, and broaden your wine vocabulary while deepening your understanding of the language of wine.
Katie promises a lively, sensory learning experience involving analyzation, discussion and tasting. By the end of the session you, too, will see how discovering the nuances of wine can be simple and above all, fun!
Offered on a monthly basis, public seminars are limited to 16 guests.