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.)
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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.