Summer Activities in SLO County You Don’t Want To Miss

It’s summertime on the Central Coast, which means it’s time to get the grill out, shake out those beach blankets and enjoy Summer activities in our beautiful slice of California. The question is: What and where is happening in SLO County for summer? Check out these Summer activities you can enjoy with friends or family:


Sea Pines Resort Concerts On The Green

May 5th – August 4th


Cost: FREE


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live music, barefoot dancing on the putting green, connecting with friends and family, and refreshing beverages and food during Sea Pines Golf Resort’s Barefoot Concerts on the Green series every Saturday beginning May 5th through August 4th. Concerts begin at 2:00 and end at 6:00 PM, featuring some of the very best talent on the Central Coast! Enjoy the Damon Castillo Band on Saturday, June 2nd.



Margarita Taco Festival

Margarita Taco Festival

June 2nd, 11:00am to 5:00pm – San Luis Obispo


Cost: $100 VIP Package, $75 Unlimited Beer Package, $25 General Admission, Kids 10 years and under free


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Check out the Margarita Taco Festival at El Chorro Regional Park in San Luis Obispo on Saturday, June 2nd from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.! Quench your thirst with a variety of Margaritas! Satisfy your tummy with some mouth watering tacos! Come have a great time, eat, drink, dance or just chill!


VIP Package $100 – Must be 21 and over and includes your entry, unlimited margarita tastings and all of your Lagunitas beer plus one meal ticket! Limited amount of VIP tickets available. Last pour at 4:30 p.m.


Unlimited Beer Package $75 – Must be 21 and over and includes your entry and unlimited Lagunitas Beer. Limited amount of Anejo Experience tickets available. Last pour at 4:30 p.m.


21+ General Admission $25 – Must be 21 and over and Includes 1 entrance wristband, and live music experience. No alcohol is included with your General Admission ticket.


Active Military and Veterans are always free to enter our events! Thank you for your service! Children 10 years and under are Free.

ID’s required for alcohol packages and EVERYONE WILL BE REQUIRED TO SHOW PHOTO ID. Wristbands are required to receive your tickets. THIS IS A RAIN OR SHINE EVENT. – NO refunds! People Friendly Service dogs only are allowed. WHSF reminds you to Drink Responsibly and do not drink and drive while intoxicated. WHSF strongly encourages Designated Drivers and/or Public Transportation after drinking at our events. Benefiting the Welcome Home Soldier Foundation providing sleeping bags to homeless Veterans. We thank you for your support, come and have a great time and remember our Military who have fought so hard for our freedom!


The 7th Annual Mac & Cheese Fest


Central Coast Lavender Festival

Central Coast Lavender Festival - Paso Robles

July 7th, 10am -5pm – Paso Robles


Cost: FREE


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Celebrating all that is lavender on the Central Coast with lavender dealers, lavender oil, lavender refreshments, demonstrations and seminars. There is a special children’s area, arts, crafts, and more.


Central Coast Shakespeare Festival

Central Coast Shakespeare Festival 2018

July 13th – August 4th – San Luis Obispo


Cost: $12-20


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The Central Coast Shakespeare Festival 2018 season presents two plays running in repertory: ‘As You Like It’ by William Shakespeare and ‘The Three Musketeers’ by Alexandre Dumas. The shows run from July 12 through August 4th. Check the website for the complete schedule, show times, tickets and food and wine options. The festival is held at the beautiful and rustic Filipponi Ranch in a natural amphitheater. Bring lawn chairs, blankets and coats, as it can get chilly once the sun sets.


Atascadero Lakeside Wine Festival

Atascadero Lakeside Wine Festival 2018

June 23rd – Atascadero


Cost: $127 – $15


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Sip local wines, beers and ciders in beautiful Atascadero Lakeside park. This event was voted “Best Outdoor Event” in 2018!


Tweens and Teens Summer Art Classes

Tweens and Teens Summer Art Classes 2018

June 19th – July 26th – Morro Bay


Cost: $20 per day, $165 for the entire summer


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Morro Bay Art Association is pleased to present Summer art classes with Diana Tabarez. Tuesday and Thursday afternoon sessions are designed for teens, 12 and up.

Summer art programs are designed to get students excited about art, and help them learn new skills and techniques. Mediums include painting, drawing, clay, printmaking, mixed media and more. Prior experience is not necessary to participate. All art supplies are provided. Lessons are subject to change based on student’s interest and energy levels. For more info call 805-772-2504.

In this course, students will develop a firm foundation in the arts to be prepared for more focused study. The projects will focus on the expressive quality of their work as well as include themes centered on how art can make social commentary or influence current events. While building on technical skills, students will learn to analyze, discuss, and reflect on work of their own as well as the work of artists throughout history. Students will learn to recognize the role and purpose of art being produced based on context and culture of the time.


Ice Cream Zoofari

Ice Cream Zoofari at the Charles Paddock Zoo 2018

July 14th, 5:30pm – 8:30pm – Atascadero


Cost: $12 – $8. Kids 3-11 years old free


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It’s time to cool down and enjoy a warm summer evening by coming out to an ice cream-filled event at the Charles Paddock Zoo. A relaxing and enjoyable evening is in store for all ages with music, activities, a wide variety of all-you-can-eat sweet treats, all while enjoying the Zoo!

This year Ice Cream Zoofari will include Doc Burnstein’s Ice Cream Lab, Yogurt Creations and A&W Root Beer.

Your ticket for Ice Cream Zoofari includes Zoo admission along with ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT ice cream, sundaes and toppings. Try all the fun and tasty flavors or just stick with your favorites!


Central Coast Renaissance Festival

Central Coast Renaissance Festival 2018

July 21st – 22nd, 10am – 6pm – San Luis Obispo


Cost: $20 Adults, $15 Seniors & Ages 6-15, Ages 6 and under free


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Relax on a shady hay bale and watch riotous stage plays and hilarious comedy acts on four stages throughout the village. See authentic Elizabethan dancing, plays, singing, a falconry show, magic, juggling and crazy buffoonery. Throughout the village, you will see living history demonstrations. Treat your taste buds and get in the Renaissance spirit! The entertainment is amazing and continuous throughout the day on the stages and throughout the village.


We hope these activities inspire you to get out and enjoy the Central Coast this Summer! Is there something going on you don’t see here? If so, leave a comment below. We’d love to hear about it!

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