This summer, celebrate the Fourth of July with a bang.
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.)
Looking for something more spectacular?
The following Central Coast cities offer free Fourth of July fireworks displays on Wednesday.
Head to the Pismo Beach Pier for a fireworks show beginning about 9 p.m. Stake a spot on the beach or the adjacent city parking lot; VIP tickets, which cost $30 to $50, get you a seat on the pier, plus snacks and drinks or a barbecue dinner. 805-773-4382 or www.pismochamber.com.