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Celebrate Independence the SLO Way

While others celebrated a new country’s independence in 1776, things were not so celebratory in San Luis Obispo County. Still 74 years before California would join the Union, much of the state was becoming part of the Spanish empire. Meanwhile, in SLO County, tensions arose between missionaries and Native-Americans. At one point, according to local… Read more »

Solvang Celebrates USA Independence Day with Fun for the Whole Family!

Celebrate USA Independence Day on Monday, July 4, 2016, with fun festivities right here in Solvang!  First up, at 10:00 a.m. in the Solvang Park Gazebo, a free concert by Valley Wind Ensemble. You don’t want to miss the traditional parade at 11:00 a.m. presented by the Solvang Breakfast Rotary Club that steps/strolls/canters/rolls along Mission… Read more »

#ShareSLO Photo of the Week: Barrels of Fun!

The 4-day Roll Out the Barrels event kicked off at the San Luis Obispo mission last Thursday with wine, food and the music of long-time local favorite the Damon Castillo Band. Thanks to @Calicoastwine for sharing this photo from the event. If you attend a fun event like this, please remember to post photos with… Read more »

Celebrate the 4th of July 2016 in Santa Cruz County!

Blog by Rachel Endsley, Visit Santa Cruz County Happy 4th of July from Santa Cruz County! From fireworks and family fun to parades and pool parties, there are tons of events happening all around the county to celebrate Independence Day. Here’s a quick round-up of some of the top to-dos happening on the 4th: Scotts Valley… Read more »