The Maker Menagerie, a modern craft fair

Come out and Support SLOcal! Local Food, Local Artisans, and Local Bands!

FREE Event for the whole family

Saturday, November 9, 2013

11 am to 5 pm

Filipino Cultural Center

885 South 13th Street

Grover Beach CA 93433

Vendor applications are still being accepted. They are also offering a limited number of community booth spaces to promote your non-profit or local business. More information at makermenagerie.com

Enjoy a SLO Weekend… Obon Festival

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Come out and spend a great day at this amazing cultural festival! This is fun for the whole family. We’ll be there! This Saturday, August 3, 2013 from 1 pm to 8 pm.

From their posting…

“A great day filled with local vendors selling handmade items, food vendors, performances, traditional festivities, and so much more. This year we’re at a new venue because of the festival’s popularity and growth. This is our annual fundraiser and we are looking forward to welcoming EVERYONE to learn about an important celebration in Japanese culture. *Vendors will have both asian and non-asian goods and food”

Festive 4th of July DIY Desserts

4thWe found some fun and festive desserts for 4th of July around the bloggy world that we think you’ll love just as much as we do! Did someone say pop rocks?! Share your favorite dessert recipe with us that you bring to a party or showcase at your own. Come back and check in because we’ll post a couple more 4th of July inspired DIYs! You can also find more patriotic party ideas and recipes on our 9 DIY Ideas for Memorial Day post.

4th 4Firecracker Cakelets 

4th 3Candy Bars

4th 1Creamy Coconut Stars

4th 7Lava Flows

4th 5Dipped Ice Cream Sandwiches

4th 2Fruit Sticks (alcohol optional!)

4th 6Watermelon Stars (the kids can help!)

Enjoy a SLO Weekend…San Luis Obispo Greek Festival

We love a good festival and are excited to attend the San Luis Obispo Greek Festival this weekend in Downtown SLO! I’m not going to lie, I’ve been obsessed with Greece since I did a report on the beautiful country in 6th grade. We love the food, I’m so into the culture and it’s people, and they always throw a great party. Some of my best friends growing up were Greek and their parties were so joyous and they really made you feel at home.

The location of the festival couldn’t be better, right in Mission Plaza. So, after church this Sunday all my husband and I have to do is walk out of the doors and down a few steps! I can’t wait to stuff myself silly with baklava & galaktobouriko and join in a dance or two. Come out and join us!

Visit them on FACEBOOK or check out their WEBSITE.

Enjoy…

•Homemade Greek food and pastries
•Beer and local wines
•Authentic Greek music
•Performances by Greek dance groups
•Raffle Prizes
•Greek costume fashion show
•Community Booth
•Shopping at our vendors’ booths

Enjoy a SLO Weekend…30th Annual Strawberry Festival

I cannot explain in words how excited I am about this weekend. I grew up coming up the coast to the Arroyo Grande Strawberry Festival every year and looked forward to spending the weekend with family and devouring all things strawberry. My grandparents, mom, aunt, uncle, cousins, and I would all spend the weekend eating strawberry shortcake, playing games, and enjoying the live music. As I got older, we didn’t come up the coast annually and eventually, not at all. Everyone has said that the festival isn’t like it used to be, bustling and large, but I don’t care. My husband can tell you that I talk about it all the time and in all the years we’ve been together we were never able to make it up as we planned.

Please come out and support this great event. I would love for it to return to its grandeur. I can promise you that you’ll have an amazing time and you’ll eat some heavenly treats! The village is beautiful and the weather will be absolutely perfect. Hope to see you there!