For better or worse, here I am—trapped in paradise. As long as I continue to live in this vital, inimitable spot on the globe,

I will continue to seek out the unique…the delicious…the innovative products, services and traditions of San Luis Obispo County.

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A wanderlust at heart... captivated by the California Central Coast. Join me on my culinary and vino-infused adventures as I explore and discover the regional novelties of San Luis Obispo County that make living here...easy to stay...and hard to leave.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

San Luis Obispo County: May 2014 Events

Spring poppy in Harmony, San Luis Obispo County
Spring is still in full swing throughout San Luis Obispo County. During this fresh, colorful season, we've experienced our fair share of fickle weatherrain, wind, blue skies, clouds, mid- and high-temperaturesand as we ride out the remainder of this colorful, prime time of the year, there's plenty to do in SLO County. Here are a few ideas for the month of May, not in any particular preference or order. Click on each event's website for more info on ticket sales, location and event details. 

32nd Annual Paso Robles Wine Festival
May 15 - 18
Check out the Paso Wine Country Alliance for their low-down of the upcoming grand tasting, winemaker dinners and seminar, as well as copious winery activities in the northern part of this wine-flushed county. 

The Chardonnay Symposium
May 16 - 18
Head south of the county for an in-depth exploration of the world's favorite grape and its impact on viniculture, tastemakers and the market. 

California Festival of Beers
May 23 - 24
200 beers in just two days. Good grief, get a designated driver or hop on one of the shuttles provided by Hospice SLO and SLO Safe Ride. This grand tasting takes place in the Madonna Inn Meadows in San Luis Obispo.  

Strawberry Festival, Arroyo Grande
May 24 - 25
Taking place over Memorial Day weekend, this is one of California's largest festivals. The family-style fun offers residents and visitors the opportunity to experience one of the stars of spring...the strawberry. 

Amgen Tour of California
May 11 - 18
On May 14, SLO County's artsy, coastal town of Cambria will play host to a stage finish for the 2014 Amgen Tour of California. On May 15 head further south to Pismo Beach, where you can cheer on cyclists from the race's next stage start. 


Morro Rock in late April during the annual Kite Festival.
Morro Bay Art in the Park
May 24 - 26
Vendors showcase and sell their works of art over Memorial Day weekend. After you shop, head for the iconic rock.   

San Luis Obispo Railroad Museum National Train Day Activities
May 10
Free museum admission all day as the nation celebrates National Train Day. 

SLO Jazz Festival
May 17
Tickets are on sale now for this inaugural festival. The bebop will take place in Mission Plaza in downtown San Luis Obispo.


Enjoy the springtime festivities!


Fiscalini Ranch Preserve, Cambria


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