This Fourth of July, put some sparkle in your life.
In most of San Luis Obispo County, selling, using or possessing fireworks of any kind is prohibited.
But a few communities allow so-called “safe and sane” fireworks: Arroyo Grande, Grover Beach and Morro Bay, as well as portions of Oceano, San Miguel and Templeton. (Fireworks in Morro Bay are allowed only on private property.)
If sparklers and ground flowers aren’t your thing, there’s a more explosive option.
The following Central Coast cities offer free Fourth of July fireworks displays Tuesday.
Cambria’s Picnic in the Park concludes at 8:45 p.m. with a fireworks display at Shamel Park, 5455 Windsor Blvd. 805-927-3624 or cambriachamber.org.
The beach offers the best views of this spectacular fireworks display at the Cayucos Pier. 805-995-1200 or www.cayucoschamber.com.
Head to the Pismo Beach Pier and adjacent city parking lot for a fireworks show beginning about 9 p.m. (Reserve a VIP spot on the newly reopened pier for $25.) 805-773-4382 or www.pismochamber.com.
Fireworks start at 9 p.m. at Sierra Vista Park, 809 Panther Drive. 805-925-0951, ext. 2260, or www.cityofsantamaria.org.