Local

Where to see July Fourth fireworks on the Central Coast

Harley Faria, 7, of Paso Robles watches the fireworks from the top of the monkey bars in Cayucos. It’s one of a few Central Coast cities that offer free Fourth of July fireworks shows.
Harley Faria, 7, of Paso Robles watches the fireworks from the top of the monkey bars in Cayucos. It’s one of a few Central Coast cities that offer free Fourth of July fireworks shows. The Tribune

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

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.

Cayucos

The beach offers the best views of this spectacular fireworks display at the Cayucos Pier. 805-995-1200 or www.cayucoschamber.com.

Pismo Beach

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.

Santa Maria

Fireworks start at 9 p.m. at Sierra Vista Park, 809 Panther Drive. 805-925-0951, ext. 2260, or www.cityofsantamaria.org.

Tribune reporter Gabby Ferreira finds out how to stay safe while setting off fireworks from Five Cities Fire Authority Chief Steve Lieberman. They set off an assortment of "Safe and Sane" fireworks for the Fourth of July holiday.

CalFire says look for the State Fire Marshal's Safe and Sane Fireworks seal for approved fireworks. Then, check your local ordinance before you buy to make sure fireworks are allowed in your community. And be safe.

Related stories from San Luis Obispo Tribune

  Comments