Paso Pops Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the Paso Robles Horse Park?
3801 Hughes Parkway in Paso Robles. It is east of Paso Robles. From Paso Robles, take 46 East, turn left (north) onto Airport Road, and turn left onto Dry Creek Road. Drive ¼ mile to the entrance on Hughes Parkway, on the left. Map

What time do the gates open – when can I get in?
If you have a reserved seat at a table or a Diplomat seat, gates open at 4pm, with a walk-around wine tasting from 5-7:30 pm. If you are sitting in the Patriot Mall seating areas on the lawn, gates also open at 4pm, however, wine tasting is not included with your ticket purchase.

Who has access to the walk-around wine tasting from 5–7:30 pm?
Only ticket holders who have purchased seating at a table or in the Diplomat seats. Patriot Mall (lawn) seats attendees will have the opportunity to purchase beer and wine.

Can I bring food and drinks to the park?
This year, event patrons are invited to bring their picnics and non-alcoholic beverages to enjoy at the event. Also a variety of food selections from local vendors, non-alcoholic beverages as well as wine and beer will be available for purchase. However, you may not bring alcoholic beverages and all coolers and bags are subject to search. 

What kind of chairs can we bring to the lawn seats?
Low-back chairs and blankets are encouraged and will be given seating near the front of the Patriot Mall. High-back chairs will be allowed, but seating will be near the sides and rear areas of the event.

What food is available for purchase?
A variety of food vendors will be available at the event. Check back here for a listing update.

Where do I park?
If you have a reserved seat, you will recieve a parking pass for on site parking at the Horse Park. If you purchase Patriot Mall seating you will be given directions for parking off-site. Due to the size of the event, carpooling in every ticket level is strongly encouraged to minimize traffic issues.

What alcoholic beverages are available for purchase?
There will be wine and Firestone Beer available for purchase. 

When will the Symphony program begin?
The show will begin at 8pm. The concert will be begin approximately at 8:15pm

When will the Fireworks begin?
The fireworks display will coincide with the last potion of the symphony program. The final music arrangements will feature patriotic songs with a canon fusillade and firework finale.

Do you need volunteers?
This event requires the support of more than 150 volunteers and hope you will join the volunteer team. For information about volunteering contact or call 804.235.5409.

Who are the event beneficiaries?
The net proceeds for Paso Pops will benefit four local non-profit organizations catering to children and young adults. They are: Paderewski Festival (Youth Competition and Cultural Exchange), Paso Robles Youth Arts Foundation, San Luis Obispo Youth Symphony and Studios on the Park (Youth Arts Program).

Who organizes Paso Pops?
Paso Pops is a Paderewski Festival event, arranged in conjunction with The San Luis Obispo Symphony. It could not be possible without the support of our sponsors, volunteers, additional nonprofit organizations and our local community. Thank you for supporting this event benefiting the arts community and our local youth programs.