» Pismo Beach Farmers Market
Shop on Wednesdays from 3pm-6pm at the Pismo Beach Pier for fresh produce, food and handmade items. For more information, please contact the Pismo Beach Chamber of Commerce at 800-443-7778.
» October 6 :
Art in the Park @ Dinosaur Caves
Art in the Park @ Dinosaur Caves in Shell Beach is a once-a-month event taking place on the first Sunday of every month from 10am-4pm, May through November. Over 100 local artists and craftsmen sell and display their work, including paintings, sculpture, pottery, glass, textiles, jewelry, wood and metal furniture, and more. The event also features live music, hands-on children's activities, fresh flowers and plants, a BBQ, and on-site massage. For more information, please visit www.artintheparkshellbeach.com or contact Shannon at 805-704-8128.
» October 10-14 :
5th Annual Central Coast Railroad Festival
The Central Coast Railroad Festival is designed for the casual train buff and the avid rail fan. It celebrates rail's history and future while experiencing all types of modeling, rail excursions, concerts, films, exhibits, ceremonies, historical presentations and special programs. Activities will take place at numerous historical and educational railroad locations throughout San Luis Obispo and northern Santa Barbara counties. Most events are free and family friendly. For more information, please visit www.ccrrf.com or call 805-773-4173.
» October TBA :
5th Annual Shell Beach Art Walk
Join us for a stroll down Shell Beach Road as local businesses open for artists and crafters to show you their talents. Fine art, jewelry and many other items to interest all. This year profits from our proceeds will be donated to the El Camino Art Association Scholarship Funds for local students. Donated prizes and raffle tickets can be found at the Shell Beach Improvement Group's table. For more information, please contact Lani Briceland with the Shell Beach Improvement Group at 805-709-3311 or email@example.com .
» October 13 :
18th Annual City to the Sea Half Marathon, 5K & Kids Fun Run
This point-to-point half marathon begins in downtown San Luis Obispo and ends in beautiful Pismo Beach. As a major fundraiser for Cuesta College's award-winning cross country and track and field programs, everyone is encouraged to participate in this family-friendly event. If 13.1 miles is not your preferred distance, you'll love our much shorter 5K race (3.1 miles), which takes place in beautiful Pismo Beach. And don't forget to sign your kids up and get them ready for the Kids' Fun Run (1/4 mile), which takes place at Dinosaur Caves Park! For more information, please visit www.citytothesea.org .
» October 18-20:
67th Annual 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. For more information, please contact the Pismo Beach Chamber of Commerce at 800-443-7778.
» October 24-27: 37th Annual Jubilee by the Sea
This premier west coast jazz event features many of the most sought-after traditional jazz bands from across the nation. It features 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. For more information, please visit www.pismojazz.com or call 805-481-7840.
» October 26: Pumpkins on the Pier
Join us on the pier from 10am-1pm for this free, family-fun event. Highlights include a costume contest, pumpkin decorating, a climbing wall, bounce house, balloon typhoon, face painting, carnival games and more. The costume contest starts around 11:30am and ends at 12:10pm. Categories include most original, scariest, funniest, and most decked out. An adult costume contest will follow. The Trick or Treat Extravaganza will take place from 12pm-2pm at participating, local downtown businesses. For more information, please contact the Pismo Beach Parks & Recreation Department at 805-773-7063.
» October 26: Monarch Butterfly Grove Opening Day Celebration
Join us at the Pismo State Beach Monarch Butterfly Grove as we kick off the 2013-14 season. There will be plenty of docents, activities, booths and butterflies for the whole family to enjoy. The grove will be open from 10am-4pm with informational talks given at 11am and 2pm daily through the end of February. For more information, please visit www.MonarchButterfly.org or contact the Visitor Information Center at 800-443-7778.