The Fourth of July fireworks show, returning to Pismo beach this year after it was canceled last year due to COVID restrictions, is expected to bring in thousands of people — and the city is preparing.
The Fourth of July Fireworks Show in Pismo Beach is the largest city-produced event in the area, turning the town of nearly 8,000 into a crowd of up to 100,000.
Police Chief Jeff Smith said it's all hands on deck.
“Everyone knows on the Fourth of July, they will all be working," Smith said. "So our entire department will be here and deployed throughout the city.”