Arroyo Grande Valley
84th Annual Harvest
Festival & Parade
September 29 & 30, 2023
ARROYO GRANDE HISTORY
Arroyo Grande is rich in history whose earliest inhabitants were the Chumash Indians. The Arroyo Grande Valley was found to have particularly fertile ground allowing a rich produce supply that continues to this day. The area was given a Spanish name that translates into multiple meanings, "Big Gulch", "Muddy Creek", "Big Ditch", Arroyo Grande was to become a prosperous and important ranch and farm community.
This page gives you some insight into the many facets and stories that make up our little town of Arroyo Grande.
Quick Click to a Specific Video
Arroyo Grande History
Click HERE to check out the YouTube Playlist
Part 1. Glimpses of Arroyo Grande’s History: Settlement and our “Wild West” days. (25:30)
Part 3. Three Waves of Immigration; the early 20th Century. (23:15)
Part 2. New Directions. (20:22)
Part 4. World War II. (25:24)