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Things to Do in San Luis Obispo on Memorial Day Weekend 2022

May 16, 2022, Uncategorized
5 Fun Things to Do in San Luis Obispo on Memorial Day Weekend 2022

Memorial Day weekend at San Luis Obispo is pretty much synonymous with drinks and music. We’re talking about beers, tequila, wine (of course), jazz bands, and jam concerts! It’s a bustling scene for couples and friends, but there are also plenty of family-friendly things to do in San Luis Obispo this Memorial Day weekend 2022. It’s one of America’s Happiest Places for a good reason.

Check out our list of fun things to do in San Luis Obispo on Memorial Day weekend, where you can pay respects to our fallen heroes while making new memories with your friends and family.


          Viva La Cerveza

Make this Memorial Day weekend 2022 one for the books and join beer lovers from SLO and beyond at Viva La Cerveza at Madonna Meadows on May 28th from 12nn to 4 pm. Get a babysitter if you have kids because it’s a 21 and over event. There’ll be music, tacos, beer, a giant beer pong table, cornhole, inflatable games, and more beers throughout the afternoon. 

Admission for “drinkers” is $55 and includes unlimited beverage tastings, souvenir taster, and access to the event. If you want to stay sober (why would you? We suggest you check out the rest of our list), “sober” admission is $10. Free shuttles will be running continuously during event hours. Visit their Facebook event page


          37th Annual Jazz Piano Showcase

If you love jazz tunes, head to the 37th Annual Jazz Piano Showcase on Saturday, May 28th at 7:30 pm at Mt. Carmel Lutheran Church, San Luis Obispo.  Hosted by San Luis Obispo County Jazz Federation, the concert will benefit the federation’s annual student scholarships. General admission tickets are priced at $30. Mt. Carmel Lutheran Church is located at 1701 Fredericks Street in SLO. Get Your Tickets Here.


           2022 Unfinished Business Memorial Day Jam

For a true patriotic celebration to honor and remember not just those who died serving the military but also our veterans, the Unfinished Business Productions and South SLO County Veterans of Foreign Wars are throwing a benefit concert on Memorial Day 2022, Monday, May 30th, at the Blacklake Golf Resort in Nipomo. 

The Memorial Day program starts at noon, and the concert featuring performances by local bands and guest artists will begin at 1 pm. Admission is free, but you can purchase either 4 or 8-person tables. Food and drinks will be sold at the event, and all of the proceeds will go to the Disabled American Veterans and AmpSurf organizations by South SLO County Veterans of Foreign Wars. 


          Fiesta In A Bottle – 9th Annual Tequila Festival at Avila Beach

The 9th Annual Avila Beach Tequila Festival is back this year after being rescheduled due to the pandemic. The festival’s new date is Saturday, March 28th, 2022, on Memorial Day weekend. 

Whether you like tequila or not, the event is a great way to spend the long weekend with your loved ones. It’s a drinking event, so yes, no kids allowed! You must be 21 or over to enter. 

There will be food, drinks, tequila tastings, and music by Nitely Irie Soundsystem Ft. Reggae Vance and the Carbon City Lights at the venue. Tickets start at $50 for general admission.


          Staycation at Sands Inn and Suites

For a more low-key and relaxing memorial weekend, bring your family, friends, and pets to Sands Inn and Suites, an AAA 3-Diamond hotel in San Luis Obispo, for the ultimate staycation! Relax and unwind or splash around in our heated pool and spa; stay fit and active in our fitness center, or just watch NetFlix and chill in our plush but cozy rooms. 

Located within walking distance to downtown SLO, and with pristine beaches, rugged hills and an abundance of trails nearby, there are plenty of outdoor activities and fun touristy things to do in San Luis Obispo for you and your family too!

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