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Where it’s legal to set off fireworks, or watch display on Central Coast

Posted at 12:25 PM, Jun 29, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-29 15:25:47-04

Fourth of July is an exciting and colorful holiday for many people nationwide, but can be especially dangerous in a hot and dry climate, such as the Golden State. 

In San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara counties, there are several places where "safe and sane" fireworks are allowed. Other fireworks not permitted by the state are illegal everywhere. 

But where can you set those off? Some areas have specific times and places, while others have minimal restrictions. In most cases, police will be roaming the city to shut down anything they deem as "unsafe" fireworks.

San Luis Obispo County

Five Cities – Arroyo Grande, Grover Beach and Oceano:
Fireworks can be lit from noon, July 3, to midnight, July 5. 

Morro Bay (on private property only):
July 4
City will host Family Funday.

Templeton (unincorporated areas):
July 4

San Miguel (unincorporated areas):
July 4

Pismo Beach:
Banned 
Pismo Beach Fire will host a fireworks display near the Pismo Beach Pier

Cambria
Fireworks banned
Cambria Fire will host a fireworks display and "Picnic in the Park" at Shamel Park. 

Cayucos
Fireworks banned
Cayucos officials will host a fireworks display at the Cayucos Pier.

Santa Barbara County 

Santa Maria:
July 4 from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Red, White and Boom! Fireworks Show at Sierra Vista Park: 809 Panther Dr., Santa Maria

Lompoc: 
July 4 from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. 

Guadalupe:
Fireworks can be discharged from the day sales started (Thursday) through July 4. 

Goleta:
Fireworks banned
City will host fireworks show at Girsh Park.

Orcutt:
Fireworks banned

Buellton:
Fireworks banned

Isla Vista: 
Fireworks banned

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