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Outdoor Fun, Fairs, & Celebrations 

KRUSE WEEK IN PASO ROBLES AND A CAR AUCTION kicks off on May 22 at 4 p.m. at River Oaks Hot Springs, 800 Clubhouse Drive. It runs May 23 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. $10. Info:, 227-7236, or 237-4134.

MEMORIAL DAY CELEBRATION IN LOS OSOS is May 25, starting at 10:30 a.m. at Los Osos Memorial Park, 2260 Los Osos Valley Road. Info: 528-1500.

CENTRAL COAST MONSTER SKATE PARK FINAL CONTEST takes place on May 30 at 11 a.m. at 2180 Palisades Ave. in Los Osos. Info:

GREEK FESTIVAL takes place May 30-31. Enjoy Greek music, folk dances, and culinary delights at this festival celebrating Greek heritage. Festival guests will enjoy hors d’oeuvres in the Mission in downtown SLO on Saturday from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free. Info: or 546-8337.

GROVER BEACH GARDEN TOUR takes place May 31 from 1-4 p.m. Take a tour of Grover Beach’s most immaculate gardens. This event is free and includes a plant exchange. Artists will work in various gardens along the tour. Maps are available the week before the event at, the Grover Beach City Hall office, Miner’s Hardware, and local nurseries. Info: 473-4580.

BABY AND CHILDREN’S FAIR IN PASO ROBLES is June 6 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. in the Downtown City Park. Find car seat safety demonstrations; informational booths about health care, prenatal and infant care, and children’s resources; vendor booths; face painting; and more. Proceeds benefit the Paso Robles Children’s Museum. Free. Info: 238-4103 or

, presented by the SLO Symphony, is a golf tournament benefiting nothing better than bringing music to children’s ears June 6 at noon at Morro Bay Golf Course. Info: 543-3533 or

AVILA BEACH INVITATIONAL GOLF TOURNAMENT: A TASTE OF HEAVEN HERE ON EARTH is June 7 from 1-7 p.m. and will benefit the Avila Beach Marine Institute and the Avila Beach Fish & Farmers Market. There will be food, wine, and beer at every hole, as well as prizes and a raffle. Info: 595-7280 or

FRIENDS OF THE ADOBE MODEL A AND MODEL T CAR SHOW is June 7 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Enjoy barbecue, wine, and live music at 700 Mission St. in San Miguel. Info: 440-7173 or

are in the Vets Hall parking lot June 13-14, July 4-5, Aug. 8-9, and Sept. 19-20 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Info: 559-877-3474,, or

, featuring more than 800 cars, takes place June 19-21. Info: or 1-866-450-7469.

WATERFEST comes to Morro Bay at the Rock in conjunction with Surfrider’s International Surfing Day. Find music and entertainment, paddleboard demos, and hands-on water-themed educational activities, including gardening, crafts, fishing and, more on June 20 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. At noon, the main stage kicks off with live performances by Mrs. Brown, the Kicks, Klockwyse, and the Bluff Rats. A kids’ stage features entertainment. Info: 772-4467, 756-6664, or

TRADING DAY AND KIDS’ FLEA MARKET is June 27 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. in Paso Robles City Park. It’s North San Luis Obispo County’s largest yard sale. Find antiques and crafts as well. Info: 238-4103 or

ANNUAL PEDDLER’S FAIRE presents vendors of all types, food, and more July 3-5, and Sept. 4-6, 7 a.m.-4 p.m., at Cayucos Creek Lot between Hardie Park and Ocean Boulevard. Free. Info: 995-1200 or

PECHO RANCH DAY AT MONTAÑA DE ORO is July 11 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Enjoy a day of spinning, quilting, whittling, flint knapping demonstrations, authentic Victorian characters, old-fashioned refreshments, and a “Spooner History Walk.” Info: 528-0513.

ATASCADERO BANDSTAND takes place on July 11 from 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Find live bands all day, a kids’ waterslide, beer tasting, and more. Info: 462-0177 or

LAVENDER FESTIVAL IN ATASCADERO takes place July 11-12 and July 17-18 with a concert with Corinne West and Sligo Rags at 8865 San Gabriel Road. Info: 466-0837 or


will take visitors back 400 years July 18-19 at El Chorro Park, opposite Cuesta College in SLO. Tickets are $10 and up. Info: 1-800-688-1477 or

presents live music, rodeos, bull riding, prize farm animals, arts and crafts displays, live entertainment, carnival rides, monster trucks, wine tasting, food, and much more July 22-Aug. 2: Hear Tim McGraw, Lady Antebellum, Cross Canadian Ragweed, Eddie Money, and others. The fun lasts noon-midnight at the Mid State Fairgrounds: 2198 Riverside Ave. in Paso Robles. Info and tickets: 1-800-909-FAIR or

ARROYO GRANDE CRUISE NIGHT AND CAR SHOW takes place July 25 in the Village. Info: or 489-9195.

RECREATION AND FITNESS EXPO is July 25 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Find class demonstrations, information, a carnival, fitness testing, and more at the Morro Bay Community Center, 1001 Kennedy Way. Info: 772-6278 or

OBON FESTIVAL is a Japanese celebration of the culture’s foods, arts, traditions, and free dance lessons. Central to the Obon Festival is the Bon Odori, a traditional dance for the event, which involves participants wearing colorful kimonos, yutaka, or happi coats performing coordinated steps and arm movements to the calculated beat of the taiko drums. Dance classes begin on June 10 in Santa Maria. The festival is July 19 and starts at 12:30 p.m. at the Veterans Memorial Center in Santa Maria, 313 W. Tunnel St. The dance classes take place there as well. Free. Info: 934-1797 or

HOT EL CAMINO CRUISE NIGHT IN ATASCADERO takes place on Aug. 21 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. It’s a closed, controlled cruise route on El Camino Real from Curbaril to Traffic Way. Thousands of spectators come out to watch this show. From old-fashioned favorites, to new and flashy hot rods, this event brings out the best cars from all over the county and surrounding areas. Info: 461-5000.

celebrates the cultural contribution of the area’s Portuguese descendants Aug. 15-17. The parade begins on Sunday at 11 a.m. with Sopas being served at the St. Anthony’s grounds at 390 Bello St. in Pismo Beach. Info:,, or 773-4382.

MAIN STAGE ENTERTAINMENT AT FARMERS’ MARKET IN SLO is 7-8:30 p.m. at the intersection of Higuera and Nipomo streets Aug. 20 and Nov. 19. Info: 541-0286.

DUNE RUN RUN kicks off the Stone Soup Music Faire in Grover Beach on Aug. 29, starting at 9 a.m. (registration starts at 8). Info: 489-9091 or 473 4580.

takes place Sept. 5-7 with an art show, parade, car show, and more off of Main Street. Info: 927-3624,, or

BIG FLOAT takes place on Sept. 6 at 11:30 a.m. and features a tide of nearly six feet at 1pm. The goal is to put as many boats as possible in a formation in front of the Baywood Navy Headquarters (Good Tides Coffee Shop). The Navy will charter a plane to fly over and take pictures of the boats. If successful, the event will be entered in the Guinness Book of World Records as the largest gathering of hand powered and sail boats, placed in formation in the water. Info:

is Sept. 12. Enjoy a day viewing 400 classic cars and trucks, 1979 and older, in the Paso Robles Downtown City Park, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. There will be raffles, a 50/50 drawing, and a silent auction. Admission is free. Info: 238-6876 or

is Sept. 18-20. This classic rodeo includes events with participants from all over, and even cowboy church: ridin’, ropin’, and religion. Info: 238-3401 or

ARROYO GRANDE HARVEST FESTIVAL takes place in downtown Arroyo Grande Sept. 25-26. Info: 458-3321 or

MORRO BAY HARBOR FESTIVAL is Oct. 3-4, featuring three stages of entertainment, wine and beer, maritime displays, arts and crafts, seafood, and more. Info: 1-800-366-6043 or

GOLDEN OAK FESTIVAL takes place in downtown Paso Robles on Oct. 24 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Find historic cars from 1930s-’60s, live music, antiques, food, and more. Info: 238-4103 or

AVILA BEACH FARMERS MARKET happens every Friday from 4-8 p.m. Check out the fish and produce on the Avila Promenade and enjoy live music and food through Sept. 18. Info: or 602-8266.

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