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):
City will host Family Funday.
Templeton (unincorporated areas):
San Miguel (unincorporated areas):
Pismo Beach Fire will host a fireworks display near the Pismo Beach Pier.
Cambria Fire will host a fireworks display and "Picnic in the Park" at Shamel Park.
Cayucos officials will host a fireworks display at the Cayucos Pier.
Santa Barbara County
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
July 4 from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Fireworks can be discharged from the day sales started (Thursday) through July 4.
City will host fireworks show at Girsh Park.
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