- June 28– September 1, 2016
SANDBAR SURF SCHOOL SURF CAMPS Whether you are learning to surf for the first time or looking to improve your skills, all ages welcome. All of our Surf Instructors have current CPR/First Aid Certification and fingerprint screening through the Police Department. Some of their qualifications include Life Guard Certification and instruction, Professional Surfing Competition, and Swim instruction.
Space is limited and camps fill up fast.
- July 20–31, 2016
CALIFORNIA MID-STATE FAIR The adventure continues at this year's California Mid-State Fair, “The Biggest Little Fair Anywhere!” Enjoy concerts from Fall Out Boy, Justin Moore & Joe Nichols, Fergie, Blake Shelton (SOLD OUT), Tim McGraw, Hollywood Vampires, Don Henley, Duran Duran with CHIC, Kenny Wayne Shepherd & Johnny Lang, Brian Wilson, plus many more free shows. Grab your boots and head over for the Country Rodeo Finals, Fiesta Del Charro, Extreme Team Rodeo and many of the daily equestrian activities. Fair food, and fair rides spell fun for the whole family
- July 31, 2016
SYMPHONY AT SUNSET AT VINA ROBLES AMPHITHEATRE The Vina Robles Amphitheatre is proud to present Symphony at Sunset, featuring The Opera San Luis Obispo Grand Orchestra and Chorus led by Brian Asher Alhadeff, for a spectacular sunset pops concert under the stars.
The diverse program will showcase popular music from Leroy Anderson, John Philip Sousa and Henry Mancini to Elvis Presley and Michael Jackson. Current hits from Disney and Hollywood along with Americana favorites such as America The Beautiful will round out the program. Featured soloists include Babatunde Akinboboye, April Amante, Deanna Delore, and Paul Osborne.
- August 12, 2016
ZIGGY MARLEY - VINA ROBLES AMPHITHEATRE 7-time Grammy Award-winning recording artist Ziggy Marley announced newly added North American tour dates including a night at Vina Robles Amphitheatre on Friday, August 12 with special guest Steel Pulse in support of his upcoming studio album “Ziggy Marley.”
- August 14, 2016
STEVE MILLER BAND - VINA ROBLES AMPHITHEATRE Legendary rock icon, Steve Miller Band will headline Vina Robles Amphitheatre on August 14.
Steve Miller was a mainstay of the San Francisco music scene that upended American culture in the late '60s. With albums like Children of the Future, Sailor and Brave New World, Miller perfected a psychedelic blues sound that drew on the deepest sources of American roots music and simultaneously articulated a compelling vision of what music-and society-could be in the years to come.
Then, in the '70s, Miller crafted a brand of rock 'n' roll music that was polished, exciting and irresistible, and that has dominated radio through today. Hit followed hit in an endless flow: "The Joker," "Livin' in the USA," "Take the Money and Run," "Rock'n Me," "Fly Like an Eagle," "Jet Airliner," "Jungle Love" and "Abracadabra" among them. To this day, these songs are instantly recognizable when they come on the radio-and impossible not to sing along with.
- August 23, 2016
The GO-GO'S - VINA ROBLES AMPHITHEATRE The multi-platinum rock group The Go-Go’s will embark on their farewell tour this summer making a stop at Vina Robles Amphitheatre in Paso Robles on August 23 to commemorate a groundbreaking thirty-eight years in the music industry. The tour will feature members Charlotte Caffey, Belinda Carlisle,Gina Schock and Jane Wiedlin performing their timeless catalog.
- August 27, 2016
CENTRAL COAST CLASSIQUE A century (100), metric century (64), and 30 mile bike ride through happiest place on earth! The ride’s first 30 miles takes you through picturesque Pismo Beach and Avila Beach, to a sparkling Lopez Lake, through Edna Valley's vineyards and Huasna's Valley countryside. All rides start & finish at the Rotary Bandstand at Heritage Square Park in Arroyo Grande....and then TASTE the wines of the Central Coast for the following week.
- September 10, 2016
AVOCADO AND MARGARITA FESTIVAL Sample guacamole 'til you see green and quench your thirst with margaritas!!!
Join us for two fantastic days of food, drink, live music, art & crafts, specialty vendors, and fun in beautiful Morro Bay on the Embarcadero! Don't miss out on this wonderful event and come support our local Chamber, the Morro Bay High School Music Boosters, Athletic Boosters & Cheerleaders!
- September 23–24, 2016
80th ANNUAL ARROYO GRANDE HARVEST FESTIVAL This community event is always a crowd-pleaser, with everything from parades to pie eating contests. The Harvest Festival serves as a tribute to agriculture, Arroyo Grande's leading industry. This festival focuses on the local non-profit organizations that serve the community. Bring the whole family for all of the weekend festivities
- September 24–25, 2016
BILLABONG'S STILL FROTHY SURF FESTIVAL The Still Frothy Surf Festival is an exciting and unique 3-day event at the Pismo Beach Pier that includes the only tow-at (jet ski assist) air division on the Central Coast.
- September 30– October 1, 2016
SURFING FOR HOPE ANNUAL LONGBOARD CONTEST The Surfing for Hope Annual Longboard Contest Weekend will take place on October 1st, 2016, in Pismo Beach, California. This event is designed to help inspire people challenged by cancer through the positive energy of surfing. Surfing is the ideal format to help people in this situation by showing how positive and healthful our sport is and it gives the surfing community the opportunity to give back to people in need by sharing what we love.
- October 6–8, 2016
BUBBLYFEST BY THE SEA The new definitive weekend-long festival for the bubbles and Sunday Funday obsessed - promises over 40 Sparkling Wine and Champagne Producers with the gorgeous Pacific Ocean as your backdrop. Upscale, educational, with a touch of humor thrown in, this is a weekend not to miss! You'll party like Gatsby from seaside Cocktail parties, to a festival on the cliffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean, and end your weekend with a fabulous brunch filled with music, sweeping views, and all the bubbly you can drink!
- October 21–23, 2016
70TH ANNUAL PISMO BEACH CLAM FESTIVAL A community tradition since 1946, the Pismo Beach Clam Festival features a live parade, best local chowder contest, surf contest, food, Beer & Wine Garden and Pier Pub, music and the Friday night wine walk.
- October 27–30, 2016
40th ANNUAL JUBILEE BY THE SEA JAZZ FESTIVAL This premier west coast jazz event features many of the most sought-after traditional jazz bands from across the nation, including 20 bands and several guest artists performing at five venues, all connected by a shuttle bus system. New Orleans-style jazz, big band performances, dancing, food and beverages are available. New to the festival this year are two Thursday night kick-off events including Oktoberfest featuring the Mud Skippers and WE 3 with special guest Larry Scala, followed by the highly anticipated Swing Dance Saturday Night event.
- November 4–6, 2016
SLO WINE COUNTRY'S HARVEST ON THE COAST WEEKEND Join us for a weekend full of wine and fun, including winemaker dinners featuring great local cuisine paired with the best wines from SLO Wine Country. On Saturday, over 50 wineries and restaurants will be participating at the biggest harvest party of the year at the beautiful Avila Beach Resort. Sample great wine and food, bid on live and silent auction lots, and enjoy music and more. Saturday attendees will also receive free admission to Sunday open houses at participating wineries.
- November 5, 2016
38th ANNUAL MARCHING BAND REVIEW Marching Bands from around the area compete in several divisions in this annual event. Bands compete on Dolliver between Hinds and Main Streets from approximately 9am-12pm. Awards will be presented on the pier.
- November 11, 2016
VETERANS DAY CELEBRATION ON THE PIER Celebrate and remember our nation's heroes for a Memorial Service on the pier. Program begins at 11am.
- November 24, 2016
5TH ANNUAL SOUTH COUNTY TURKEY TROT AT THE BEACH The 5th annual South County Turkey Trot at the Beach presented by the Grover Beach - 5 Cities Rotary Club, a benefit for the SLO Food Bank in memory of Christine Allen will be held Thanksgiving morning, November 24h, at 8:30 am rain or shine. Sign up at the south side of the Pier.
Pismo Beach Mayor Shelly Higginbotham will kick off the race. Entry Fee $1 Cash Donation, sign up on the South side of the Pismo Pier. T-Shirts available.
- December 3, 2016
HOLIDAY HARMONY & TREE LIGHTING CEREMONYJoin us for Holiday Harmony, a FREE fun-filled family event from 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm and take place at the Pismo Beach Pier. Kids activities include fresh snow, photos with Santa, cookie decorating and bounce houses. The Downtown Tree Lighting Ceremony will take place at the Pismo Beach Pier at 6 pm.