Winter Bird Festival

January 17th - 20th
Every Martin Luther King weekend hundreds of birders visit Morro Bay, California, a Globally Important Bird Area, to see, photograph, and learn more about birds. Morro Bay is located halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco on the Pacific Flyway. The area offers pristine beaches, beautiful state parks, an excellent natural history museum, panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean and, best of all, thousands of birds. Over 200 species are usually sighted during the Festival weekend. For more details visit


Feb 27th – March 1st

The SLO CAL Open is coming to Pismo Beach! Come watch up and coming surfers from around the world compete right here on the Central coast!!


April 13 – 16, 2020

Come and join in this celebration of art as artists from around the country gather right here in Morro Bay for a plein air demonstration. The festival includes a workshop, Paint Out, Quick Draw competition, VIP party, Live and Silent art auctions, and a special “meet and greet”with international plein air artist, Guido Frick.