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Events this weekend in Paso Robles


–There’s always something exciting to do and see in Paso Robles, from special events to shopping, dining, tours, wine tasting and more. The city of Paso Robles and surrounding areas host several special events throughout the year. Some of the top events include the California Mid-State Fair, the Paso Robles Wine Festival, the Garagiste Wine Festival, Earth Day Food and Wine Weekend, Olive Festival, Lavender Festival, Honey Festival, museum events, concerts at Vina Robles Amphitheater and many more. Here is a list of major events this weekend in Paso Robles and future events.

‘Destination Wedding’ premiere– Sept. 6

Filmed mostly in and around Paso Robles and its Dubost Vineyard & Winery in 2017, the film stars Keanu Reeves and Winona Ryder whose forlorn characters fall in love while attending their mutual friends’ wedding in Paso. Locals will be able to attend an exclusive screening of the movie at Park Cinemas in downtown Paso Robles on Thursday, Sept. 6, at 7:15 p.m. Tickets for the screening are going fast. To get yours, please visit The movie will be released nationwide Sept. 7.

Pj Party Movie—Sept. 9

It’s pajama party time in Paso Robles. Don your best pajama outfits during this annual fundraising event. A $10 ticket gets you popcorn, soda, and a vintage movie on the big screen at Park Cinemas. Enter the PJ contest with the chance to win prizes. Kick back, enjoy the movie and stay cozy. For more information, visit

Dog Splash Days Dog splash days templeton

Vineyard Dog Park organizers will celebrate their 12th year anniversary of hosting the Annual Dog Splash Days in Templeton on September 8 and 9 at the Templeton Community Pool. This year’s swim schedule is Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Saturday 10 a.m. swim session and Sunday 3 p.m. session are reserved for small dogs (under 30 pounds) and senior or infirm dogs. Small and senior dogs are also welcome at all other swim sessions. Admission is $20 per dog per swim session and advance reservations for a swim time are recommended but not required. Dogs with pre-paid reservations are admitted before walk-ins on a space available basis. Paid reservations can be made at using a credit card. Optionally, reservations can be made by mail at PO Box 795, Paso Robles, CA 93447. Include name, phone number, and desired date and time for swimming. Checks should be made payable to Dog Splash Days. For more information about this event, call (805) 239-4437.

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Whale Rock Music Festival—Sept. 15,16

Whale Rock Music Festival is a Benefit for TIMBA, which works directly with the Templeton Unified School District music program. The Udsen family of Castoro Cellars has announced the lineup for their 2018 Whale Rock Music and Arts Festival. Multi-Platinum Grammy Nominated Aloe Blacc, known worldwide for “Wake Me Up”—the 2013 mega-hit he sang and co-wrote for Swedish DJ Avicii and saw climb to #1 in over 100 countries across the globe, is set to headline opening night on Saturday, September 15, and the harmony-driven red-hot Lake Street Dive from Boston, will headline Sunday, September 16. For more information, visit

Taste of Downtown—Sept. 15

Sept. 15 from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. in downtown Paso Robles sample food from Paso Robles restaurants and wineries and “take a taste of downtown” that you won’t forget. Experience the savoriness of what downtown Paso Robles has to offer and relish in this annual event that invites merchants to open their doors for one-on-one sampling. For more information on the Arte de Tiza Sidewalk Chalk Art event, click here. Tickets cost $25 per pass.

The 4th Annual Harvest Hoedown- Sept. 29

Celebrate wine country harvest the good ol’ fashioned way Sept. 29, from 6-10 p.m. at the historic Loading Chute in Creston, Calif. This is a chance to kick up your heels with a Tri-Tip barbecue, a wine tasting featuring local wineries, a baking contest that you can enter, and a Wine Walk where you can win prizes. There will be live Bluegrass music by the Mother Corn Shuckers. The event is presented by the Independent Grape Growers of the Paso Robles Area (IGGPRA). Tickets are $35/pp for members and $45/pp for non-members. Save $10 if you purchase your tickets by September 15, 2018. Get your tickets at


The Vina Robles Amphitheatre Schedule of Performances

Los Lobos/ The Mavericks Sept. 13, Asia Sept. 15, Anjelah Johnson Sept. 16, Needtobreathe Sept. 19, Sebastian Maniscalco Sept. 22. For tickets and more info visit

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Submit your events for publication

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

For a complete list of events in Paso Robles and surrounding areas, check out the Local Events Calendar. For ongoing activities, check out the Best Things To Do in Paso Robles. For fun activities with children, check out the Best Things To Do With Kids in Paso Robles.



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