GREAT AMERICANA CELEBRATION is July 3 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. in Paso Robles City Park. Enjoy a chili cook off, games, live music, and more. Free. Info: 238-4103.
4TH OF JULY IN THE VILLAGE—ARROYO GRANDE brings a band concert to the historic downtown in the “gazebo” near the beautiful creek on July 4, 1-3 p.m., on downtown Arroyo Grande’s Short Street between Olahan and Branch. Info: 473-2250.
4TH OF JULY—FIREWORKS IN MORRO BAY: Enjoy a day of family activities, then stay for a fireworks display at dusk on July 4, time TBD, at Tidelands Park, on the south end of Embarcadero. Info: 772-4467.
4TH OF JULY FIREWORKS—PISMO BEACH: Live bands entertain until 9 p.m., then it’s fireworks time on July 4, from 2-9:30 p.m. Info: 773-4382.
4TH OF JULY SAND SCULPTURE CONTEST AND FIREWORKS come to downtown Cayucos. A parade through downtown starts at 10 a.m., fireworks start at dusk, a sand sculpture contest begins at 5 a.m. and runs till 10pm in downtown Cayucos, near the pier. Info: 995-1200 or cayucoschamber.com.
INDEPENDENCE DAY PICNIC IN THE PARK CELEBRATION—CAMBRIA: Enjoy entertainment, prizes, food, and a fireworks display over the ocean at dusk on July 4 in Shamel Park from 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Info: 927-5010 or cambriachamber.org.
INDEPENDENCE DAY BARBECUE is July 4 at Robert Hall Winery with barbecue, live music, and a perfect view of the city fireworks. The event runs 6-10 p.m. at 3443 Mill Road in Paso Robles. Info: 239-1616, Ext. 24, or roberthallwinery.com.
4TH OF JULY AT MERIDIAN WINERY invites guests to dance the night away while they listen to live music by the Sugar Daddy Swing Kings. Bring low-back lawn chairs and blankets and settle in for a fireworks display over the vineyards. Picnic dinners, ice cream, and wine will be available for purchase. Gates open at 6 p.m. at 7000 Highway 46 East in Paso Robles. Cost is $20-$25. Info and tickets: 226-7133, 238-0506, or 781-2777.
FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATION AT FIRESTONE VINEYARD IN PASO ROBLES runs 6-10 p.m. at 2300 Airport Road. Find a barbecue, hear live music from the Martin Paris Band, play horseshoes, and taste Firestone Vineyard wine. $35 and up. Info: 591-8050 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
OLD FASHIOINED 4TH OF JULY CELEBRATION IN SLO features musical entertainment, carnival games, a barbecue, and more at Mitchell Park on Santa Rosa Street in SLO on July 4, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Info: 781-7300 or slocity.org/parksandrecreation.