Let freedom ring this 4th of July in SLO CAL! 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 for a fun-filled fireworks show for the entire family. Enjoy bounce houses, an obstacle course, cornhole, giant Yahtzee, bocce and more! 


4th of July Bash at Cass Winery: Red, White, and Booze

Where: Cass Winery

When: July 3th, 2-7 PM

Price: $45

Reserve tickets to access the Red, White, and Booze 4th of July event at Cass Winery. This event is 21+ full of patriotic fun including live music by the Lucky Devils Band, beer and wine, fun games such as cornhole and giant pong, a taco bar, Cold-Smoke photo booth 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, however, if you want to be closer to the music there is a reserved VIP area and VIP Plus to get to the front row. Don't forget to bring your low-back chair or blanket! 

atascadero lake park

North Coast


July 4th Fireworks in Cambria

Where: Shamel Park

When: July 4th, 11 AM - 6 PM

Price: Free to attend

The fireworks are back at the annual 4th of July celebration at Shamel Park in Cambria. Events start at 11:00 am with live music, waiter and waitress balancing tray relay races, a pie-eating contest, raffles, kids' games, tasty food and so much more. The day concludes with a fireworks display near the beach.


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 1-3

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 67th 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 Saturday, July 1, and running through the 3rd.

A firework sparkler and American flag

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 $7 and $3 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

A grand fireworks display will resume at the famous Pismo Pier! Find your front-row seat at seafront restaurants like Sea Venture


4th of July Weekend Events at the Cliffs

Where: The lawn at the Cliffs Hotel & Spa

When: July 3rd & 4th

Join The Cliffs Monday, the 3rd for a movie a night on the lawn to watch The Sandlot. Doors open at 8 PM and the movie starts at 8:30 PM. Bring blankets and jackets to bundle up! 
On Tuesday, July 4th enjoy live music on the lawn with the Vintage Renegades from 12-3 PM. Food and drinks will be available along with games for the family. These events are complimentary and family-friendly!


Arroyo Grande

Concerts in the Park

Where: Downtown Arroyo Grande

When: July 4th, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

The 4th of July show will kick off the 2023 concert series with two concerts from the Village Band (11 am-1 pm) and Unfinished Business (2-4 pm).

Centennial Park in Downtown Arroyo Grande