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Weekend events in Atascadero 


Weekend events in Atascadero and the North County

–There’s always something exciting to do and see in Atascadero, from special events, to shopping, dining, tours, wine tasting and more. The city of Atascadero and surrounding areas host events throughout the year, below is a list of current events happening this week in both Atascadero and the North County.

 Atascadero Farmer’s Market—Apr 18

Community Day which will be held the first Wednesday of each month through September. Community days are a complementary invitation to any non-profit organizations, as well as vendors from merchandise to wine, cider and beer to come down to the market to sell their merchandise and promote their business. Visitors can listen to a featured music artist and enjoy a bounce house for the kids from Hop’s Bounce House. Get fresh and locally grown produce on Wednesdays from 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. at the Atascadero’s Farmers Market in the beautiful Sunken Gardens. For more information, visit

Learn how to draw—Apr 18, 20

Good drawing is an end in itself or the beginning of other art. So, let’s sit around the table and draw. Join Marie Ramey for 6 Beginning Drawing classes at ärt/ in Atascadero’s Historic District. Marie has had over 10 years experience teaching drawing for Cuesta College. Dates: April 18, 20. Time: noon to 2 pm. Cost $120, all supplies are included. Email or call Marie at or 805-466-3684. $50 down reserves your chair. Classes are at ärt/ 5806 Traffic Way in Atascadero.

Casa Hope for the Future —Apr 21

Join Casa of San Luis Obispo County  for a night of gourmet dining, premiere local beer and wine, followed by our exciting auctions to help grow Casa in North County.  Visit for information and ticket release date. 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at the Paso Robles Inn Ballroom Saturday April 21.


Children’s Day in the park—Apr 21

Kids can have a fun family day at the Atascadero Lake Park with “Children’s Day in the Park” on April 21, 2018 11 a.m.- 3 p.m. Bounce houses, Elk’s train, admission to the zoo is included with the purchase of $7 wristband. For more information email


9th annual ‘Party for the planet’ Earth Day celebration—Apr 21

“Party for the Planet” is the Earth Day celebration at Charles Paddock Zoo. Families can enjoy a great day of education, conservation and fun for all ages! Mark your calendar for Saturday, April 21, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Atascadero Zoo. Activities are included with admission. For more information, call (805) 461-5080.


Upcoming events in Atascadero

9th annual Bocce Tournament and BBQ—Apr 28

Santa Lucia Knights of Columbus 9th Annual open charity Bocce tournament and BBQ is happening April 28, at Atascadero Colony Park, with proceeds benefitting North County Adaptive Sports and Recreation Program, and Atascadero BSA Troop #51. 4 Person Teams are an $80 Donation Registration. Event starts at 8:30 a.m., tournament from 9:30 a.m.- 5 p.m. BBQ from 11:30 a.m.- 1:30 p.m. Team members must be at least 14 years old. Cash prizes & trophies for 1st – 3rd place teams coffee, juice and pastries will be provided in the morning. Games are played at the Colony Park Bocce Courts on Weds. from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Register your team at the Atascadero Chamber of Commerce, or contact Mike LoPicolo at (661) 317-6048 or send an Email to MKLOPIC@MSN.COM.

Brews at the Zoo—Apr 28

Party with the animals, on April 28 at the Atascadero Zoo, sample craft brews, cider and wine while strolling in the zoo. Food is available adults 21+ only.  Music by: Bear Market Riot, D.J, dance & hula hoop contests, karaoke & prizes. $30 early bird special, $35 at the door. For more information, visit


Atascadero Residential Clean-up day—Apr 28

Waste Management services will be accepting bagged household waste, green-waste, scrap metal, non-freon appliances and bulky items. Must show proof of Atascadero residency. Held at the Atascadero city yard 8005 Garbarda Rd. from 8 a.m.- 2 p.m.


Atascadero Farmer’s Market Community Day—May 2

Complementary invitation to non-profit organizations, as well as vendors from merchandise to wine, cider and beer to come down to the market to sell their merchandise and promote their business. Plus listen to a featured music artist and enjoy a bounce house for the kids from Hop’s Bounce House. Get fresh and locally grown produce every Wednesday from 3–6 p.m. at the Atascadero’s Farmers Market in the beautiful Sunken Gardens.


3rd Annual Central Coast Cider Festival—May 12

The cider revolution is happening. The 3rd Annual Central Coast Cider Festival is a culmination of this craft beverage giving attendees a great opportunity to taste a variety of ciders, meet the cider makers, dine on a traditional English pig roast prepared by Chef Jeffery Scott of Vineyard Events, listen to live music from the Turkey Buzzards and enjoy the community of Atascadero.For more information, visit


3rd Annual Lake Fest & Cardboard Boat Regatta—May 19

Saturday, May 19 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Atascadero Lake Park. Activities for all ages starting in the morning with Cardboard Boat Races, Stand-up Paddleboard Races, Music, 2 for 1 Zoo Tickets, Beer Garden, Kids Activities, Food & Vendors! All proceeds benefit special projects for the Lake. Presented by Friends of Atascadero Lake. For more information, go to Event is free to the Public. Bring your wallet for food, drinks and for our merchants too!


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The A-Town Daily News welcomes event submissions. Items submitted to the Local Events Calendar will be published in the A-Town Daily News, Paso Robles Daily News and San Luis Obispo County Visitors Guide. They will also be considered for publication in this Weekend Events in Atascadero page. Click here to submit your event or email

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