Paso Robles Lights (Light at Sensorio)


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Paso Robles Lights (Bruce Munro: Light at Sensorio) features two stunning installations by international artist Bruce Munro – Field of Light and Light Towers. Munro’s largest art­work to date, com­prised of more than 58,800 stemmed spheres lit by fiber optics, gen­tly illu­mi­nat­ing the land­scape in sub­tle blooms of mor­ph­ing col­or that describe the undu­lat­ing land­scape.

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Festival highlights

This 15-acre walk-through experience is comprised of over 58,800 stemmed spheres, which are lit by fiber optics. They gently illuminate the landscape, delivering a burst of colors. Visitors can now also experience the latest Light Towers installation, which features 69 towers with over 17,000 wine bottles. You will witness how they beautifully illuminate the entire area with colorful, glowing optic fibers coupled with a musical score.

This fantastic light exhibition is powered by solar, offering an inviting vibe. Visitors can quickly engage with the environment and landscape through the twinkle lights, reflecting creativity, fun, and unity.

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Bruce Munro: Light at Sensorio (2022)

Bruce Munro: Light at Sensorio (Paso Robles Paso Robles light show) is about the intersection of nature, technology, and art. This event is specifically designed to deliver delight, adventure, meditation, exploration, and entertainment. While it honors the landscape’s natural topography, it offers kinetic, musical, and amusing experiences in one place.

What’s more, you can experience this light festival from March to September. Here is the list of the festival of lights’ opening days:

JUNE — AUGUST: THU, FRI, SAT, SUN | 7:00pm — 10:30pm

SEPTEMBER 1st — 5th: 6:30pm — 10:00pm

SEPTEMBER 6th — 30th:

Bruce Munro: Light at Sensorio” will continue in Paso Robles, CA. Please check Sensorio’s website for more information:

Whether you want to visit Paso Robles Lights alone or you want to bring your favorite travel buddy, friends, or family, the entire experience is memorable is fun. 

Where is Light Show Paso Robles Located and How to Get There 

Paso Robles light show invites everyone to see the city through a colorful, mesmerizing hue. The perfect mix of nature, technology, and art creates a one-of-a-kind destination for relaxation, fun, and entertainment.

This sensory experience is beyond artistry. The light exhibition takes place at 4380 Highway 46 East, Paso Robles, California, United States. 

US 101 Northbound 

If you are traveling from US 101 Northbound, you have to exit Highway 46 and then turn right to continue around 4 miles. Past Eberle Winery, you will find the Paso Robles Lights entrance on the second left.

US 101 Southbound

From Highway 46 East, you need to turn left to continue for approximately 4 miles. You will reach the festival of lights’ entrance on the second left when you pass Eberle Winery.

I-5 Northbound/Southbound

If you are from I-5 Northbound/Southbound, you need to take Highway 46 or 41 Westbound. From there, just past the El Paso de Robles City welcome sign, you have to turn right.

Meanwhile, you can try three ways to get to Paso Robles if you are from another state.

San Luis Obispo

First, you can fly into San Luis Obispo, which is the nearest city. You can find direct flights from Los Angeles, San Francisco, Phoenix, and Seattle. From San Luis Obispo, the travel time is around 40 minutes before arriving at Paso Robles.

Los Angeles or San Francisco

You can get to Paso Robles via Los Angeles or San Francisco. You can go for a rental car for a road trip experience.

From Los Angeles, the driving time will take 3 to 5 hours if you choose Highway One. If you prefer Highway 101, getting to Paso Robles will take 4 hours.

From San Francisco, taking Highway One will give you 6 hours of driving. On Highway 101, it only takes 3 hours.


If you want a relaxing and scenic way to reach Paso Robles but not the quickest one, you can opt for Amtrak. You can take the rails from San Francisco, which is 6 hours one way, or Los Angeles, which is 8 to 9 hours one way.

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field of lights California – Hotels Nearby

While planning for a Paso Robles trip to witness the light exhibition, ensure to book an accommodation where you can rest after a long day adventure.

Here are the top options:

  • Adelaine Inn

This inn offers fruits and muffins each morning. It features a flat-screen cable TV in every room. It also provides a cozy atmosphere.

  • The Oaks Hotel & Suites 

This accommodation features an outdoor pool, a restaurant on-site, and a hot breakfast buffet. The rooms are clean and spacious, and the staff is friendly. 

  • Allegretto Vineyard Resort Paso Robles 

This resort hotel is around 1.9 km away from Paso Robles Event Center. It features a restaurant and an outdoor pool.

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Light Towers

Light at Sen­so­rio – Festival Hours 

Festival of Light Paso Robles (Light at Sen­so­rio) is a fun way to have bonding moments with your loved one. When you visit Paso Robles, ensure to make the light exhibition part of your bucket list.

Here is a list of the festival of lights’ opening hours:

March 18 to 31, 2022 – Friday, Saturday, and Sunday (6:30 PM to 10:30 PM)

April to May 2022 – Friday, Saturday, and Sunday (7:00 PM to 10:30 PM)

June to August 2022 – Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday (7:00 PM to 10:30 PM)

September 1 to 5, 2022 – Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday (6:30 PM to 10:00 PM

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How Much It Cost to Visit Sensorio Paso Robles Lights 

One of the best things about Sensorio Paso Robles Lights is that it is an event for all ages. So, you can bring kids also to experience this spectacular event.

Here are the ticket prices:

VIP – $85 to $110 

Adult General Admission – $41

Child General Admission – $20; $10 (Thursdays, Family Night)

Note that all tickets are available in online purchases only.

field of light at sensorio Weather

Since the Festival of Light Paso Robles (field of light at sensorio) happens from March to September, you may experience different temperatures and weather conditions.

March – This month offers mild weather, and expect some rains. The daytime temperatures are high 10s C (60s F).

April – Paso Robles is dry and mild, with little rain in April. The average temperatures are (low 20s C (low 70s F) during the day.

May – Traveling to Paso Robles in May gives you a hot and dry climate. The daytime temperatures are high 20s C (low 80s F).

June – This month lets you experience another hot and dry climate. During the day, the average temperatures are low 30s C (high 80s F).

July – When you visit Paso Robles in July, expect a hot and dry climate. On average, temperatures are mid-30s C (low 90s F) during the day.

August – In August, Paso Robles experiences a hot and dry season. The daytime temperatures are mid-30s C (low 90s F).

September – If you prefer visiting Paso Robles in September, expect a hot and dry climate. The daytime temperatures are low 30s C (high 80s F).

The typical clothing and footwear you should pack are light dresses, skirts, thin short sleeve shirts, and lightweight pants from March to September. You can also bring light linen shorts, waterproof sandals, sunglasses, and sunscreen lotion.

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Festival of Lighs Sensorio

Where to Eat 

Aside from the Festival of Light Paso Robles and reasonably priced accommodations, another reason that makes Paso Robles a fantastic destination for tourists is the variety of tasty food options.

Here are the top food destinations you should not miss when you visit the city:

  • The Hatch 

This restaurant is famous among locals and tourists. Aside from comfort foods, they also serve tasty cocktails. Do not forget to try their wood-fired rotisserie chicken.

  • Il Cortile Ristorante 

If you love contemporary and upscale Italian cuisine, you should not miss this restaurant. The restaurant offers a quiet and cozy setting. They have a dedicated garden, ensuring that the ingredients are always fresh.

  • Thomas Hill Organics 

This restaurant offers farm-to-table dining. Food lovers can enjoy organically grown lettuce, grass-fed lamb, or locally-made bread. The menu rotates weekly and is available for lunch and dinner every day. On Sundays, they also serve brunch.

More Things to Do in the Area 

Paso Robles is one of the best destinations in California if you love indoor and outdoor activities that you can enjoy with your loved ones. Below are some of the attractions you can visit during your trip:

  • Niner Wine Estates 

This winery features a beautiful tasting room, where you can find tall ceilings, a fireplace, wood and stone structures. It is also one of the city’s most sustainable wineries because of solar power.

  • Franklin Hot Springs 

This hot springs destination features a rustic spring situated in a pool – a lake, basically. You can choose from smaller tubs or larger lake areas. You can also find a beach area.

  • Paso Robles Pioneer Museum 

One of the best ways to understand the city’s history is through a museum. You can visit Paso Robles Pioneer Museum and find tons of artifacts and replicas of historic buildings and transportation systems. While the admission is free, you can also donate. 

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Arik Akunis
Arik Akunis

My name is Arik Akunis and I have been in the field of lighting for over the last 20 years, I started my journey in the world of lighting in the lighting niche for events where I first came across a festival of lights and immediately fell in love with it.

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