2023 Summer Coast: Upcoming Events

Mar 24, 2023 | Good To Know

A vespa parked in front of a restaurant in Pismo Beach.

The Central Coast of California is a region known for its natural beauty, idyllic beaches, and charming towns. But beyond its stunning vistas and picturesque landscapes, the Central Coast is also a hub of activity, hosting a variety of upcoming events that are sure to delight visitors and locals alike. From wine tastings to music festivals, here are just a few of the exciting events taking place in the coming months:

  1. California Wine Festival – April 29th to May 1st, 2023: Wine lovers, this one’s for you! The California Wine Festival is a three-day event in Santa Barbara featuring over 250 wines from more than 70 wineries. Sample some of the finest wines the Central Coast has to offer, all while taking in the breathtaking ocean views and enjoying gourmet food and live music.
  2. Paso Robles Wine Festival – May 18th to 22st, 2023: Head to Paso Robles, California for the annual Paso Robles Wine Festival, where you can sample wines from over 100 wineries in the area. The event also includes winemaker dinners, live music, and educational seminars, making it the perfect weekend getaway for wine enthusiasts.
  3. Pismo Beach Clam Festival – October 21st to 23rd, 2023: For over 75 years, the Pismo Beach Clam Festival has been a tradition on the Central Coast. Join the festivities with clam chowder cook-offs, clam dig contests, live music, a parade, and a beer and wine garden. There’s plenty of fun for the whole family!
  4. San Luis Obispo Farmer’s Market – Ongoing: For those who love fresh produce and supporting local farmers, the San Luis Obispo Farmer’s Market is a must-visit. Held every Thursday evening in downtown San Luis Obispo, this popular market features over 120 vendors selling everything from farm-fresh produce to artisanal crafts. Enjoy live music and food vendors as you shop for the freshest ingredients around.

These are just a few of the upcoming events on the Central Coast of California. With so much to see and do, it’s the perfect destination for a weekend getaway or a longer vacation. So pack your bags, and get ready to experience all the Central Coast has to offer!


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