Let freedom ring this 4th of July in SLO CAL (San Luis Obispo County)! Whether searching for family-fun, live music or a spectacular firework show, SLO CAL has it all. Check out these awesome events celebrating Independence Day and kick back beneath firework-strewn skies.

A child wearing American Flag glasses on the 4th of July


Paso Robles

Fireworks Show in Paso Robles

Where: Barney Schwartz Park

When: July 4th, 2-10 PM

Price: Free to attend

Visit Barney Schwartz Park in Paso Robles for a fun-filled fireworks show for the entire family. Enjoy live music, FunZone activities, food trucks and more! 



Templeton 4th of July Celebration

Where: Main Street, Templeton

When: July 4th, 7 AM-3 PM

Price: Free to attend

Experience the biggest event in Templeton all year long! Start your day at the Templeton Fire Department's Pancake Breakfast (Tickets sold by the Fire Department) from 7-10 AM, then get your seat on the curb along Crocker or Main Street from 1st to 8th streets for the hometown parade, brought to you by the Rotary Club of Templeton. After the parade, join friends and family in the Templeton Park for live music, food trucks, cold drinks and more.



Annual Atascadero 4th of July Music Festival

Where: Atascadero Lake Park

When: July 4th, 4-8 PM

Price: Free to attend

This year, attend the Atascadero 4th of July Music Festival. General admission is free to the music festival - don't forget to bring your low-back chair or blanket! Bring the whole family for music, food, drinks, kid amusements, playground and vendors.

atascadero lake park

North Coast


4th of July Picnic in the Park

Where: Shamel Park

When: July 4th, 11 AM - 5 PM

Price: Free to attend

Join in this historic event that is over 40 years old - expect food, live music, face-painting, a pie eating contest and more! This traditional Cambria celebration is fun for the whole family. 


July 4th in Cayucos

Where: N Ocean Ave

When: July 4th, 10 AM - 9 PM

Price: Free to attend

The annual Cayucos 4th of July celebration is fun for all from the town parade in the morning to a spectacular fireworks display at night. Early risers can participate in a sand sculpture contest that starts at 4:00 am and wraps up by 10:00 am with prizes. Throughout the day the street fair will be open to shop and purchase food. After a day of celebrating, see the fireworks show displayed from the historic Cayucos Pier.


Morro Bay

Morro Bay Art in the Park

Where: 747 Morro Bay Boulevard, Morro Bay

When: July 5-7

Being the second oldest fine art and fine craft show in the state of California, check out the exquisite art that Morro Bay has to offer. The annual show offers over 100 booths for artists and craftspeople to see and display goods in an outdoor setting. There will be a wide variety of food and drink available, beginning Friday, July 5, and running through the 7th.

A firework sparkler and American flag

San Luis Obispo

San Luis Obispo

Fireworks after the Blues Baseball Game

Where: 900 Southwood Drive, San Luis Obispo

When: July 3rd, 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Spend the evening of July 3rd with "America's favorite pastime." The San Luis Obispo Blues will take on the Santa Barbara Foresters in a baseball game followed by a fireworks show. 


South Coast

Avila Beach

Avila Beach 4th of July Pancake Breakfast & Doggie Parade

Where: 191 San Miguel Street, Avila Beach

When: July 4th, 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Start your holiday celebration off with a delicious pancake breakfast with your pups in the garden of the Avila Beach Community Center from 8-11 AM. The pancake breakfast is $10 and $5 for kids 6 and under. Afterward, at 11:00, head to the Avila Beach Promenade for the annual Doggie Parade. All dogs must be registered to walk in the parade.

Pismo Beach

Fireworks Celebration at the Pismo Pier

Where: Pismo Beach Pier

When: July 4th, 9:00 am - 9:00 pm

Local vendors will be in Pier Plaza starting at 9 am. Music from 12 pm - 9 pm. The night ends with a grand fireworks display at the famous Pismo Pier! Find your front-row seat at seafront restaurants like Sea Venture or on your hotel balcony at Inn at the Pier.


4th of July Concert at the Cliffs

Where: The lawn at the Cliffs Hotel & Spa

When: July 4th

Join The Cliffs for Live on the Rocks outdoor concert series. Vintage Renegades will be performing on Independence Day from 1 - 5 pm. Entry is free, but private VIP table reservations are available. Food and drink will be for sale and there will be lawn games too! 


Arroyo Grande

Concerts in the Park

Where: Heritage Square Park, Arroyo Grande

When: July 4th, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

The 4th of July show will kick off the 2024 concert series with two concerts from the Village Band (11 am-1 pm) and Unfinished Business (2-4 pm). The South County Historical Society will be serving their famous hot dogs. Beer and wine will also be available for purchase. A local business gift card raffle will also be held. 

Centennial Park in Downtown Arroyo Grande