July 4th in Cayucos


A Cayucos Tradition that celebrates community

Our July 4th events each year bring together thousands of visitors, transforming our small beach town into a lively coastal destination. From the town parade featuring hand-made floats to the Front Street Faire and sand sculpture contest to the spectacular fireworks show from the pier, our Independence Day celebrations shouldn’t be missed. Learn more about Cayucos Chamber-sponsored events below and how you can help KEEP OUR CAYUCOS FIREWORKS THRIVING.


July 4th Schedule


Sand Sculpture Contest
5-8am Cayucos Beach

Front Street Faire
9am-6pm Ocean Street

Bingo & Pull Tabs
1-4pm Vets Hall Tent

Town Parade
10am Downtown

Fireworks from the Pier
9pm Downtown

Lion’s Club BBQ
11am-1pm Vets Hall Tent


New 2019 VIP Fireworks experience


New this year, VIP fireworks guests will get the experience of a lifetime…the chance to sit on the pier and PUSH THE ACTUAL FIREWORKS LAUNCH BUTTONS! Yes, really. This new fundraising opportunity is a fun, safe, and unique sponsored experience available only in Cayucos. Tickets are $250 each.

Seats on the pier are limited…only 25 tickets available and are being sold on a first-come, first-served basis.

OPTION 1 - Become a Gold or Platinum sponsor
(see donation button to the right)
OPTION 2 - Purchase a ticket by calling the Chamber Office at (805) 995-1200. If no one is available, leave a message. Calls will be returned in the order they are received. 


  • Participants must be over 18

  • No one will be allowed on the pier if they are inebriated. We reserve the right to refuse or remove any participant without a refund.

  • No alcohol or drugs allowed on the pier

  • No dogs or other animals allowed on the pier

  • Additional restrictions may apply


Our much-anticipated annual fireworks fundraising event was held May 25th. This event helps keep our fireworks event going strong and our community is a huge part of that effort. Thank you to everyone who attended this fun, community gathering, our committee leads Carol Kramer and Bill Shea, and the entire event committee and volunteers.



Our annual fireworks spectacular cannot happen without community support. Every year. we rely heavily on community donations, from permanent residents, second home and vacation homeowners, businesses, and visitors.

Our Chamber takes on the enormous effort to produce and fund this annual fireworks show, which costs just over $30K. The majority of funds are raised by proceeds from our May Madness party. And if you’ve ever joined us for events like the Antique Fair, Cayucos Car Show, or the Sea Glass Festival you have been instrumental in our funding efforts, as proceeds from these events provide a substantial contribution. Thank you! Yet, we still rely on additional support and donations from our members, residents, local groups, and visitors…true community partnerships to make the annual fireworks a reality. Plus, fully-funding the event helps to ensure a proper fire and police presence, allowing attendees to enjoy a safe, festive, and fun holiday.


$5,000+ PLATINUM
$2,500 - $4,999 GOLD
$1,500 - $2,499 SILVER
$500 - $1,499 BRONZE

Call (805) 995-1200 or email cayucoschamber@gmail.com




Q: Who manages July 4th events and how do I get more information?
A: Contact the Cayucos Chamber of Commerce about:
- Fireworks from the pier
- Front Street Faire vendor applications
- Fireworks fundraising

A: Contact the Cayucos Lion’s Club about:
- Parade applications
- Sand sculpture entries

A: Contact the Cayucos Lioness Club about:
- Bingo & Pull Tabs
- Pancake Breakfast (Sunday, July 5th)

Q: Where can I park on July 4th?
A: Paid parking is available near the pier in select private lots. Disability parking access is available throughout town and in the north lot near the pier. Be mindful of parking restrictions and do not block driveways or park on private property.

Q: Can I reserve space on the sidewalks before the parade?
A: Check local signs for exact times. Notices will be placed on when chairs can be placed on the parade route the night before the event. Do not place chairs in advance of the posted times…they will be removed.