Arroyo Grande: 1 p.m. Village Band concert, hot dogs, lemonade and ice cream. Rotary Bandstand, Heritage Square Park. 473-2250.
Atascadero: 7 a.m. pancake breakfast; 8 a.m. bike rides, 5K, 10K, one-mile runs; 10:30 a.m. games, rides, food, live music and more. Atascadero Lake Park, 9305 Pismo Ave.
Avila Beach: 8 to 11 a.m. pancake breakfast ($2.50 to $5) fundraiser. Doggie Parade 11:30 a.m. to noon. Avila Beach Community Center, 191 San Miguel St. Boat parade at noon at Avila Pier.
Cambria: 11:30 a.m. Family fun all day, food and entertainment, followed by fireworks at 9 p.m. Shamel Park, 5455 Windsor Blvd. 924-1814.
Cayucos: 5 to 8 a.m. sand-sculpture contest; 10 a.m. parade; 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. barbecue; 1 to 4 p.m. bingo; 9 p.m. fireworks at the pier. Downtown. 995-1200.
Morro Bay: 10 a.m. skateboard race; 1 p.m. bike parade, food, drink and music; 9:15 p.m. fireworks. Tidelands Park, south end of Embarcadero. 772-4467.
Pismo Beach: 10 a.m. Live music, food, crafts, artwork and family activities; 9 p.m. fireworks. Pismo Beach Pier. 773-4382.
Templeton: 7 to 9:30 a.m. Pancake breakfast; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. parade, games, entertainment and music. Food and beverages. Community Park, 550 Crocker St. 434-1789.
All federal, state, county, city, school district and community services district offices will be closed Thursday. Post offices, stock markets, banks, Cal Poly, Cuesta College and Tribune offices will also be closed. County library system branches will be closed Thursday to observe the holiday.