A trip to San Luis Obispo would not be complete without a stop at the world-famous Downtown San Luis Obispo Farmers’ Market on Thursday nights. Food is something to celebrate in San Luis Obispo, where local farms and agriculture thrive and grow fresh, flavorful produce all year-round.
In the heart of the city, Thursday’s Farmers’ Market in San Luis Obispo takes over Higuera Street. These Farmers’ Markets are a culmination of weekly harvests plus a full-on foodie festival for the community. Downtown San Luis Obispo Farmers’ Market takes place every Thursday from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m., except Thanksgiving Day or if it is raining.
Why go to San Luis Obispo Farmers' Markets?
Entertainment for the Whole Family
Thousands of visitors roam the market each week, enjoying free live music and entertainment including their new “Fresh Picked” Concert Series; unique hand-crafted goods; face painting and bounce houses; barbecue, corn-on-the-cob and other unique food stands; in addition to the seasonal fruits, vegetables, flowers, boutique olive oils, local honey, preserves and other locally grown and produced products.
Fresh, Seasonal Produce
Try out the some of the many deliciously ripe and sustainable fruits and vegetables while strolling through San Luis Obispo Farmers’ Market. Be sure to taste the apricots and strawberries in Spring, tomatoes and figs in Summer, apples and persimmons in Fall, and squash and tomatillos in Winter.
Yields to Bicyclists
Thursday evening Farmers’ Market SLO also features a bike valet program for guests who wish to cruise through the charming downtown and avoid any parking challenges. Additionally, on the first Thursday of each month, there is a lively Bike Happening following the market, when massive groups of cyclists loop around downtown in costumes—a must-see for any bicycle enthusiast.
Farmers' Market Every Day of the Week
Monday: Los Osos, Santa Maria and 2nd Street – 2:00 – 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday: Paso Robles, 11th & Spring Street – 3:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday: Pismo Beach, Five Cities Drive – 8:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Tuesday: San Luis Obispo, The Grange on Broad Street – 3:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday: Pismo Beach, Pier – 3:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday: Arroyo Grande, Smart & Final Parking Lot – 8:30 – 11:00 a.m.
Wednesday: Atascadero, Albertson’s Parking Lot on El Camino Real – 3:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Thursday: San Luis Obispo, Downtown Higuera Street – 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Thursday: Morro Bay, Spencer’s Fresh Markets Parking Lot on Main St – 2:30 – 5:00 p.m.
Friday: Cambria, Veteran’s Hall Parking Lot in Cambria’s West Village – 2:30 – 5:00 p.m.
Friday: Cayucos, Veteran’s Hall Parking Lot at Cayucos Drive – 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Friday: Avila Beach, On the Promenade (April – September) – 4:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Saturday: San Luis Obispo, Embassy Suites Parking Lot on Madonna Road – 8:00 – 10:45 a.m.
Saturday: Morro Bay, Downtown Main Street – 3:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Saturday: Templeton, Templeton Park at 6th & Crocker Street – 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Saturday: Arroyo Grande, Olohan Alley in the Village – 12:00 – 2:30 p.m.
Saturday: Paso Robles, City Park – 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Sunday: Grover Beach, Ramona Garden Park (June – September) – 3:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Sunday: Nipomo, Monarch Dunes Country Club Parking Lot – 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.