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.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

San Luis Obispo County: July 2014 Events

Jumping for joy in Morro Bay over 4th of July weekend.
The bedazzle of Independence Day might be over, but July continues to sparkle throughout San Luis Obispo County. From the Central Coast Wine Classic, to Festival Mozaic, to the California Mid-State Fair, here's a peek at some of the festivities that are sure to ruffle your feathers. Click on the links below for more information about event and ticket details. May your summer continue to shimmer!

Central Coast Wine Classic
July 10 - 13
This time-honored philanthropic event was created to sustain 501(c)3 foundations in San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara counties whose missions are in the healing, performing and studio arts. The event purports: "California Wine & Its Finest." With an auction, barrel tasting, dinner at Hearst Castle, wine symposiums, winemaker dinners, and a reserve wine tasting, what a splendid way to support California Central Coast nonprofit organizations. 

Central Coast Lavender Festival 
July 12
Held in the Downtown Paso Robles City Park, this free event is all about the heavenly flowering lavender plant. Seminars on distilling lavender, booths with goods for sale from local lavender growers, a children's activities area, and sample tasting of lavender ice cream are just a few of the fragrant ways to experience this perennial goodness. 

Seven Sisters Craft Beer & Music Fest
July 11 - 13
Held at El Chorro Park & Campground in San Luis Obispo, this second annual event celebrates music, art and life. Listen to eclectic nonstop music, find good grub, beer and wine, acquire art, camp out or take a hike. 

Play On! A Suzy Miller Dance Spectacular
July 4 - 27
Explore your flights of fancy from Shakespeare to Broadway at the San Luis Obispo Little Theatre.

California Mid-State Fair
July 16 - 27
You know the drill: livestock, deep-fried munchies, carnival rides, concerts. This year some of the fair's music headliners include Kid Rock, Lady Antebellum, Journey, and the Doobie Brothers. Monster trucks and County Rodeo Finals round out this county exhibition, making the fair one fine Paso Robles event. 

Morro Bay Founders Day Community Picnic
July 17
Morro Bay's 50th birthday celebration continues. Bring your picnic and blanket or lawn chair while enjoying sights and sounds from the 60s. 

Central Coast Renaissance Festival
July 19 & 20
At Laguna Lake Park in San Luis Obispo, guests are transported to the late 1500's when Queen Elizabeth I reigned supreme in England. Dress up in your finest wench or royal apparel, watch armored knights joust, and taste a meaty pie. 

Festival Mozaic
July 17 - 27
Bringing five centuries of music to the Central Coast, Festival Mozaic presents concerts in historic and scenic venues around San Luis Obispo County. 

That's all I know for now!

Foggy 4th of July morning at Morro Rock.

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