Category: Things To Do

Celebrating the 4th of July in Pismo Beach & All of SLO County

San Luis Obispo County offers an array of festive activities for Independence Day, ensuring a memorable celebration for all ages. From spectacular fireworks to charming parades, here’s a roundup of the key events happening across the county. Pismo Beach Centennial and 4th of July Celebration The July 4th Celebration at the Pismo Beach Pier Plaza…

Memorial Day Celebrations SLO County 2024

Let the Good Times Roll!  Here’s your guide to Celebrating Memorial Weekend this year in San Luis Obispo County. Get ready to kick off the summer season with a bang as San Luis Obispo County hosts a lineup of fun-filled events that promise something for everyone. From art enthusiasts to wine aficionados, music lovers to…

Kick-Off Strawberry Season with Strawberries Through Grover Beach 2024!

Strawberries Through Grover Beach is back for it’s 3rd year in a row and is bigger and better than ever before! Get ready for an unforgettable celebration of everything strawberry at this year’s festival, happening on May 18th, 2024, in beautiful Grover Beach, CA. The event has drawn such a crowd that they’ve moved locations…

Art in the Park is Back in Shell Beach, CA

Nestled along the scenic coastline of Shell Beach, CA, Dinosaur Caves Park stands as a testament to natural beauty and artistic expression. Each year, the park comes alive with the vibrant hues and creative energies of local and visiting artists during the much-anticipated Art in the Park event. 2024 Schedule: Spring/Summer Dates: (Time: 10:00 AM…

Hey Neighbors — Join the Preview Celebration of SLO Ranch Farms & Marketplace

SLO Ranch Farms & Marketplace Fall Preview

If you’re in the San Luis Obispo area on October 7, 2023 between 11:00am-4:00pm stop by and join the preview celebration of the SLO Ranch Farms & Marketplace. San Luis Ranch neighbors and the community will get a chance to come together for tours of the center, raffles and giveaways, games, hay bale stacks and…

July 30th – ​Come see Dark Desert Highway Band performing the music of the Eagles, Joe Walsh and Don Henley at Ramona Garden Park in Grover Beach

21st Annual Grover Beach Summer Concert Series If you are a Grover Beach native, then this sleeper concert series is no surprise. But if you have never been, then you need to get out your calendars and mark off the next two months of Sundays! With Rotary Club of Grover Beach providing the tasty adult…

10th Annual Macaroni & Cheese Festival – Benefiting the Woods Humane Society

Central Coast animal lovers have the chance to support the Woods Humane Society on June 24th from 2-6pm at the Avila Beach Golf Resort while trying out mac and cheese creations as local chefs compete for the title of “Best Mac and Cheese on the Central Coast!” Proceeds for the 10th Annual Macaroni & Cheese…

The Garden Mediterranean Restaurant & Cafe — More Like the SECRET Garden Cafe!

We recently had an opportunity to try this delicious Santa Maria staple in the heart of middle Broadway! Upon entering you are greeted with a lovely outdoor seating area in a lush tropical garden complete with water features and an open bar – very tropical vibe. Instantly the mood is set – like you are…

Back With A Bang – Arroyo Grande Harvest Festival

ARROYO GRANDE HARVEST FESTIVAL IS BACK! After two years missed due to the pandemic, the Arroyo Grande Harvest Festival is back with a bang! Coming September 23rd and 24th this downtown village event is getting back on track beginning on Friday from 4:00pm with a Dinner Dance at the newly refurbished 1897 Tabernacle at Camp…

A Special Twist Gymnastics – An Inclusive Gym Designed for Exceptional Children!

Do you have children here on the Central Coast? Looking for a great space for them to play, explore, learn and get active? A Special Twist Gymnastics is an amazing, unique place for kids of all ages holding open gym sessions for tots, as well as classes for older kiddos. Amber Pinon, the owner of…

ART at THE CLARK! 

As long-time supporters and volunteers at the Clark Center for the Performing Arts, we are beyond excited to spotlight our Summer Silent Auction Fundraiser at the Clark Center for one more week! Through August 14 the Center has gorgeous, one-of-a-kind art pieces on display for purchase online through the link below.  https://clarkcenter.org/shows/art-at-the-clark-online-auction-fundraiser/ During the height…

Rancho Nipomo brings “Cal-Mex” to the Central Coast!!

We stumbled into this yummy pitstop during the peak of the Covid shutdown – searching for time outside in our Jeep we had just come back from some trails off of 166. We immediately were lured in with a band playing, and plenty of outdoor seating. The bar area has large doors open to the…

Exploration Discovery Center in Grover Beach

If you have littles, I highly recommend checking out theI highly recommend checking out the Exploration Discovery Center in Grover Beach, accommodating children from ages 2 to 12 years old. My daughter highly approves, her first visit was at the young age of 18 months old. She can spend hours there and never gets bored.…

It’s BBQ Season! Get Your Grill On!

Summer Days – Summer Glaze! Summer is among us and to me summer days means it is time for barbecues and friends!  Barbecuing can be so fun and rewarding and you can do it in so many different places – the beach, the lake, your home, the park, even on the back of a tailgate…

Top 5 Valentine’s Date Spots In and Around Pismo Beach

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Oyster Loft with Executive Chef, Jared Hurst Dinner with a view of The Pismo Pier! Listen to the waves crashing while sipping one of their amazing specialty drinks. Last week I enjoyed a delicious tequila-based cocktail with a hibiscus “bubble”, then watched as it popped with a beautiful puff of smoke sprinkling magic all over…

Fun at The Clark Center! Upcoming Shows You Don’t Want to Miss!

The Pismo Beach Homes Team is proud to be a long-time sponsor and supporter of the Clark Center for the Performing Arts – a spectacular state-of-the-art theater right here in the heart of South County. The theater has endured some very difficult and uncertain times over the past two years, and we are proud to say…

Five Favorite Hikes Around Pismo Beach

Pismo Beach is starting to cool down and Summer weather has made way to Fall. There is no better time than now to start hiking. Not only is it a great way to get out and enjoy the wonderful place we live, it’s also a good way to start a routine before the “eating holidays”…

Pumpkin Patch Adventures Await at Tar Creek Ranch in Arroyo Grande

Fall has always been my favorite time of year. Not only does the weather transition from warm to cool but the color of the trees’ leaves transition from green to auburn and yellow. It’s a reminder that the year will soon be over with the ramping up for the holiday season about to begin. My…

Back to School – Back to Life – Tips for Organizing Your Family!

With the end of summer finally here, I’m actually feeling thankful for the routines and schedules to start flooding my life. We sure have had fun vacationing and making memories, but after almost two years of us working and schooling from home, this school year is bringing welcomed change to our lives. I’m having to…

Great Eats in Los Osos – The Olde Ale House

If you are ready to grab a great bite out and try somewhere new to eat, check out the Olde Ale House in Los Osos! Located next to Rexall’s on Los Osos Valley Road on the way to Montana De Oro State Park, this is the perfect stop for a local beer after a long…

Things to Do on the Central Coast – Memorial Day Weekend 2021

I bet you are excited to get out and celebrate this Memorial Day Weekend, since last year we were all advised not to travel. But this year we are in luck! Vaccines have become available, and California is getting (somewhat) back to business. While a lot of annual events are still on hold we thought…

Wine 4 Paws – Drink Wine and Support Homeless Pups!

Spring is here! The weather is changing, and it’s about time to enjoy the outdoors. Want an opportunity to drink wine and help Woods Humane Society? Well now’s your chance! On April 10-11 you can help the animals at our local shelter either online, or in person by wine tasting while also supporting over 75…

A Fun Valentine’s Project for the Kids!

Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching! I wanted an activity to do with my boys during our week of rain here on the Central Coast and making something for their grandparents seemed like killing two birds with one stone. I found a fun craft that was quick, affordable, and can easily be shipped to our family and friends. You too…

2021 Here We Come! Get Healthy with These Realistic New Year’s Resolution Tips

Yep, it’s that time of year again…. Do you make New Year’s resolutions? Do you reflect on the previous year and wonder where the time went? When exactly was it that all those good intentions to get healthy went out the window? Well, you are in good company!  I think 90% of people give up…

Fun Things to do with the Kids this Christmas Eve – How to Make Salt Dough Ornaments

One of my family’s favorite Christmas traditions growing up was painting ornaments on Christmas Eve. Now that I have young children of my own, I have just rediscovered how affordable and easy these are to make. Salt Dough Ornaments have been around for ages and something as simple as mixing flour, salt, and water was…

Let’s Support our Local Businesses this Holiday Season!

Dinner? Check. Gifts? Check. Table Décor? Check Check Check! While the Pismo Beach Homes Team is grateful to be experiencing a successful year due to a robust market, we feel compelled to make sure to support the community that supports us – and hopefully ensure that our favorite restaurants and small businesses survive this last…

Meet Ariana Lovato, Owner of Honeycomb Home Design

Living in Pismo Beach, where we connect you with some of our favorite people who live and work on the Central Coast. Those community and business leaders who make living on the Coast such a unique and diverse experience. Episode #13 Ariana Lovato, the Owner of Honeycomb Home Design  Ariana Lovato, the Owner of…

Meet Cornel Morton, President of the Diversity Coalition

Living in Pismo Beach, where we connect you with some of our favorite people who live and work on the Central Coast. Those community and business leaders who make living on the Coast such a unique and diverse experience. Episode #12 Cornel Morton, the President of Diversity Coalition SLO County  Cornel Morton, the President…

Meet Jeff Lee, Mayor of Grover Beach

Living in Pismo Beach, where we connect you with some of our favorite people who live and work on the Central Coast. Those community and business leaders who make living on the Coast such a unique and diverse experience. Episode #10 Jeff Lee Mayor of Grover Beach, CA  Jeff Lee, Mayor of Grover Beach,…

Meet Josh Klapper, Winemaker at Timbre Winery

Living in Pismo Beach, where we connect you with some of our favorite people who live and work on the Central Coast. Those community and business leaders who make living on the Coast such a unique and diverse experience. Episode #8 Josh Klapper Winemaker & Owner of Timbre Winery in Arroyo Grande, CA  Josh…

Ada’s Fish House in Pismo Beach

A word that has been frequently thrown about since that fateful week in mid-March when California shut down to flatten the curve is “pivot”. Business owners are encouraged to embrace the new normal, shift their practices and “pivot” to a new direction embracing the current “situation” and restrictions. Watching our favorite business owners grapple with…

Central Coast Restaurants Open During COVID-19 Crisis

As the Shelter at Home order began to take effect across the Central Coast in mid-March, restaurants were having to decide whether to stay open in a limited capacity or shut down for the time being. Given that most folks in the community a) love to eat out b) want to support local businesses c)…

Real Estate in the Pandemic Environment

A message from Pismo Beach Homes on Real Estate in the Pandemic Environment: As the past week has shown us, our current “new normal” is unpredictable and rapidly changing. In an effort to quiet our clients’ anxiety I thought we would offer some convenient ways to continue your search for real estate, or if you…

Pismo Beach Chamber of Commerce Valentine’s Wine Walk!

The annual Valentine’s Day Wine Walk is back and better than ever! With Valentine’s falling on a Friday this year, the Pismo Beach Chamber folks have redesigned the Wine Walk for the weekend! No need to agonize over expensive and elaborate plans for your Valentine! Unlike previous Wine Walks hosted by the Pismo Beach Chamber…

Mayor Panel to Kick Off Pismo Beach Chamber Quarterly Luncheons

The second year of the Pismo Beach Chamber of Commerce’s quarterly lunch series entitled “The Mayor’s Lunch” will feature Mayors from three local cities who share borders. Mayor Ed Waage, the quarterly host of this series will be a panelist along with Arroyo Grande Mayor Pro Tem Keith Storton and Grover Beach Mayor Jeff Lee.…

Take Care of Yourself This Year – Get a Massage by Christel O’Rourke

During the holiday season, I had the opportunity to schedule a therapeutic massage with Christel O’Rourke. It was simply the best thing I could have done for myself to unwind and relax during the “most wonderful time of the year.” I called Christel to set up my massage. At the time, she had a “Therapeutic…