Here's a list of free or cheap family friendly events in Pismo Beach Area and nearby for the Fall and Christmas season of 2020 below. To see a list of pumpkin patches in San Luis Obispo County, go to the Family-Friendly page.

October 24, 2020 (Sat) - Zoo Boo at the Charles Paddock Zoo from 5PM - 8:30PM. Get your best costume ready and bring the entire family out to a not-too-scary evening at Zoo Boo! You can expect Halloween decorations throughout the Zoo along with Carnival games, a costume contest, Halloween activities, a Haunted House and tricks & treats to enjoy! Over 300 animals call the Charles Paddock Zoo home, including red pandas, monkeys, meerkats, parrots, a Malayan Tiger, a variety of reptiles and more! Come celebrate an entertaining and memorable Halloween evening at Zoo Boo!Tickets are $13/ person Regular Admission; $12/ person Zoo Member; Ages 2 & Under are FREE! Tickets available at the Zoo. Address: 9100 Morro Rd., Atascadero, CA 93422

October 30, 2020 (Fri) - Halloween at the Garden at Birchwood Nipomo from 5PM - 9PM. Join us for a night of festival fun for the kids. Birchwood will be decorated and offering a variety of activities for the kids. First come first serve as we will be limiting people based on social distancing. Food Trucks and Gina's Piece of cake to be announced! Address: 323 W Tefft St, Nipomo, CA 93444

October 31, 2020 (Sat) - Trick or Treat on Entrada Avenue in Atascadero from 4PM - 6PM. People and pets of all ages are welcome to come and enjoy family, children, and pet costume contests, cakewalks, and of course, Trick or Treating! Event is free to attend and is sponsored by Downtown Atascadero's Business Improvement District and the City of Atascadero.

Nov 7, 2020 (Sat) - Punkin Chunkin at Dana Adobe in Nipomo from 11AM - 2PM. BYO (Bring Your Own) Pumpkin and watch them fly off the DANA Catapult! Prizes awarded to farthest pumpkin and more! $8 per pumpkin launch launch and 3 for $20. Address: 671 S Oakglen Ave., Nipomo, CA 93444

Nov 14, 2020 (Sat) - Taco Day on Traffic Way in Atascadero from 1PM - 4PM. With the street safely closed and packed with vendors, you, your friends, family, and community will have plenty of opportunity to enjoy the great autumn weather with music, fun and food!

Dec 11, 2020 (Friday) - Winter Wonderland in downtown Atascadero from 5PM - 9PM. Free event. Atascadero’s Sunken Gardens and the entire downtown will be transformed into a magical snowy paradise! 65 Tons of snow make up will offer larger snow pile play areas and will help make way for a massive snow slide built by Kiwanis Club of Atascadero! This year’s snow themed events also include Joe’s Little Train operated by the Elks Club of Atascadero, two Euro bungee jumps, obstacle course, gladiator joust, bounce houses, face painting, caricature artist, and of course, Santa and Mrs. Claus! Address: 6505 El Camino Real, Atascadero, CA, 93422

To see other upcoming events all over San Luis Obispo county, go to the Family-Friendly Events page.