Fourth of July events in SLO County

A young boy watches the fireworks from the top of the monkey bars in Cayucos in 1999.
A young boy watches the fireworks from the top of the monkey bars in Cayucos in 1999.

Fourth of July festivities will be in full swing Monday as communities across San Luis Obispo County celebrate throughout the day. This year, firework shows will be held in Cambria, Cayucos and Pismo Beach. All events are free, not including breakfasts, barbecues and some activities.

Here is a list of Fourth of July events:

Arroyo Grande

1 p.m. Village Band concert, benefit raffle, tours of historic buildings. Bring lawn chairs and blankets. Rotary Bandstand, Heritage Square Park. Refreshments for sale. 473-2250.

Avila Beach

8 a.m. Pancake breakfast fundraiser followed by Doggie Parade, email avilabeachcc@gmail.com to register your dog, also check in with your dog in the morning. Avila Beach Community Center, 191 San Miguel St. 627-1997.

Cal Poly Pier

Noon. Boat parade. 595-2526.


11 a.m. Live music, food, dancing, kid races, bounce house, pie-eating contest. Fireworks at sunset. Shamel Park, 5455 Windsor Blvd. 927-3624.

The Cambria Connection: 2 to 5 p.m. Annual Fourth of July Celebration. Free barbecue and potluck, alcohol-free event. Live music, dancing. The Cambria Connection, 870 Main St. 927-1654.


5 a.m. Sand sculpture contest, 10 a.m. parade followed by barbecue, bingo. Fireworks from the pier at 9 p.m. Downtown Cayucos. 995-1200.

Morro Bay

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Skateboard race, bike parade, food, drink, music, children’s activities, flag ceremony. Bring your own picnic. Tidelands Park, at the south end of the Embarcadero. 772-6280.


7:30 to 11 a.m. Fourth of July Firefighters Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser. Raffle drawing, table raffle and bagpipe music. Nipomo Fire Station 20, 450 Pioneer Ave. 929-3911.

Pismo Beach

10 a.m. Music, food, art, crafts. Fireworks at 9 p.m. Pismo Beach Pier. 773-4382.


7 a.m. Pancake breakfast at Templeton Fire Station, 10 a.m. Independence Day Parade runs along Main and Crocker streets, awards ceremony, food, games, entertainment, vendors and music. Templeton Community Park. 434-1556.