Visit Pismo Beach this fall and experience the best of the Central Coast.  Taste the local harvests, experience the great outdoors, attend unforgettable events and enjoy pleasing seasonal rates at our exceptional array of oceanfront accommodations.


Some of our area’s upcoming events include:

Still Frothy Surf Festival

Saturday, Sept. 23 - Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017

Still Frothy Surf Festival is a contest to fire up and motivate the youth in California to get off of their computers & video games and go surfing and once surfing -- never stop. For more information visit their the Still Frothy Facebook page.

Central Coast Writers Conference

Thursday, Sept. 28, 29, & 30, 2017

Cited as one of the best writers’ conferences in the US, this successful two-day conference will rejuvenate your writer’s soul. Presented by an inspiring faculty, you can study with some of the finest writing instructors in the country; practice your craft in a supportive collegiate setting; learn valuable writing techniques and gain new insights; interact in person with authors, literary agents, marketing experts and fellow writers; and enjoy one-on-one meetings with some of Hollywood’s biggest writers and agents.

Surfing for Hope: 

Saturday, Oct. 6 & 7, 2017

The Surfing for Hope Annual Longboard Contest Weekend is an event designed to help inspire people challenged by cancer through the positive energy of surfing.

All proceeds from Surfing for Hope will benefit the Hearst Cancer Resource Center.

SLOPOKE Western Art Rodeo:

September 30 & October 1, 2017

The 7th Annual SLOPOKE Western Art Rodeo is a juried art exhibition, sale, and live auction to promote the work of the best contemporary artists available to art buyers and collectors.  The SLOPOKE Western Art Rodeo is an experience for art lovers and collectors, which many now believe has the legs to become a legacy event half-way between Los Angeles and San Francisco.

City to the Sea Half Marathon: 

Sunday, Oct. 8, 2017

Since 1995, the City to the Sea half-marathon race has been organized to raise funds for the Cuesta College track and field and cross-country teams. Your race registration helps ensure that the athletes can continue training and racing in one of the California junior college system’s best programs. The City to the Sea event is family-friendly, so if 13.1 miles is not your preferred distance, you’ll love their 5k race which takes place in beautiful Pismo Beach.

Clam Festival

Friday, Oct. 20 - Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017

Celebrate the 71st Anniversary of the Clam Festival in Pismo Beach which includes regional food, wine & brews, music, entertainment, parade, Wine Walk, Chowder Contest, Clam Dig, Surf Contest, Clam Bake, and so much more. Tickets sell out early.

Jubilee by the Sea

Thursday, Oct. 26 - Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017

Jazz and Wine Lovers gather to celebrate the 41sth Annual Jubilee by the Sea Jazz Festival featuring New Orleans-style jazz, big band performances, dancing, local food and beverages.

Welcome the Monarchs October 2017

The Pismo Beach Monarch Butterfly Grove is one of only five sites in the state that has counts of over 10,000. Each year thousands of vibrant orange and black Monarch Butterflies flock to Pismo Beach, seeking shelter from the freezing northern winters. From late October to February, the butterflies cluster in the limbs of a grove of Eucalyptus trees at Pismo State Beach. The grove is easily accessible and is located on CA State Highway 1 at the south boundary of the city limits of Pismo Beach.

Migrating Wildlife

With over 26 miles of pristine coastline throughout our rich natural world, you can kayak or SUP along outstanding vistas of rugged coastline and oceanic caves nestled beneath palisades accompanied by migrating marine life such as dolphins, whales, and sea otters and numerous bird species including warblers and adorable snowy plovers.  Ride horseback along white sandy shorelines and a riparian estuary flanked by majestic Eucalyptus trees, home to our famous Monarch Butterfly Grove.

Tasting Rooms & Wineries to Explore

Pismo Beach offers the perfect pairing of Wine & Waves with beautiful beaches and a taste of California wine country at your fingertips at our downtown wine tasting rooms, oceanfront resorts and distinct restaurants. Learn about the local culture and discover new grape varieties produced here in the historic winemaking regions of Edna valley, Arroyo Grande and Avila Valley all of which are located just minutes outside of downtown Pismo Beach.

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