Annual 4th of July Celebration, Arroyo Grande: Enjoy the Village Band, barbecue, and period costumes by the South County Historical Society.
Time: Band starts at noon
Place: Rotary Bandstand on the Village Green
Sand sculpture contest & fireworks, Cayucos: Sand sculpture contest and parade through downtown; fireworks at dusk.
Time: 5:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Place: Downtown Cayucos, near the pier
Winery 4th of July Celebration, Paso Robles: Live music, a fireworks show, and desserts. For tickets, contact the Meridian Vineyards tasting room, and the Paso Robles or San Luis Obispo chambers of commerce.
Time: 6 to 9:30 p.m.
Place: Meridian Vineyards, 7000 Highway 46 East
Cost: Approximately $16
Fireworks on the Water, Morro Bay: Cruise the bay until fireworks begin; great food and beverages from bar.
Time: 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Place: 1215 Embarcadero
Independence Day Celebration, Cambria: Prizes, food, smoothies, waiter/waitress races, moonbounce and fireworks display over ocean at dusk.
Time: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Place: Shamel Park
Fireworks, Pismo Beach: Live band entertainment downtown before fireworks show.
Time: 2 to 9:30 p.m.
Place: Pismo Pier
Cost: Free or $25 for V.I.P. seating
– Compiled by Jesse Over, a Mustang Daily staff writer