Fans of Pismo Beach will discover what locals have known all along - fall is fantastic in Pismo! Clear blue skies, warm temperatures, deserted beaches and plenty of festive autumn events offer visitors classic California at its best! Here’s what’s coming up in October:

SATURDAYS IN OCTOBER - Shell Beach Farmers Market Fresh produce, flowers, jams, dried fruits, artisan vinegars, exotic foods, jewelry, massage, hula hoop and yoga classes, kite flying, food demos, gymnastics and live music/entertainment. Saturdays, 9am – 1pm at Dinosaur Caves Park.  (800) 443-7778

OCTOBER 11th - City to Sea Half Marathon & 5K - The half marathon is a point to point event that starts in quaint downtown San Luis Obispo and heads south, continuing on beautiful country roads to picturesque Shell Beach Road and ending with a stunning ocean view. The race finishes in Pismo Beach at Dinosaur Caves Park. The 5K Health Walk is an out and back paved course starting at Dinosaur Caves. No pets allowed on the course, however, baby stroller/joggers are permitted in the 5K. (805) 546-3100 ext. 2716

OCTOBER 17th & 18th - 63rd Annual Clam Festival

Join the fun in downtown Pismo Beach at this Classic California event. A parade on Saturday morning kicks off this annual event, followed by a carnival, clam dig, music and food, including the famous Clam Chowder Cook-off. (800) 443-7778

OCTOBER 23rd -25th - Jubilee By The Sea Jazz Festival This traditional Dixieland Jazz Festival offers a weekend of music, dancing, as well as 20 bands from the U.S. and Canada.

OCTOBER 31st- Pumpkins on the Pier - Start your Halloween at the Pismo Pier with Pumpkins on the Pier from 10am – 1pm. The annual event features pumpkin decorating, a climbing wall, bounce house, a balloon typhoon, face painting, carnival games, DARE, Fire Truck, pumpkin decorating contest, costume contest and more!  Visit local downtown businesses for the Trick or Treat Extravaganza from 12pm – 2pm. (800) 443-7778


November 6-8th - SLO Vintners’ 19th Annual Harvest Celebration

November 7th - Marching Band Review

Monarch Butterfly Tours at the Monarch Butterfly Grove