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PasoBlast 2013 Set for 4th of July 

Update: Paso Robles fireworks show canceled due to lack of funding

Fireworks set for 4th of July in Paso Robles

Paso Robles Fireworks on Fourth of JulyPaso Robles will celebrate the Birthday of our Nation with the sights and sounds of the largest fireworks display on the Central Coast on the night of the Fourth of July at Barney Schwartz Park. The free family oriented celebration will offer everyone in North County a great place to watch the fireworks, enjoy music and children’s games, and salute our military veterans and our country.

Festivities will begin at 4pm and the fireworks will be set off a little after 9pm with formal ceremonies beginning at 8pm. All military veterans, active duty, and retired at the Park will be invited to participate in leading the Pledge of Allegiance. A flyover of vintage military aircraft is planned. Food will be available for purchase, and limited free parking will be available; when those spaces are filled, parking adjacent to the Park will be available for $10/car and $15/RV.

Fireworks committee member, Jim Fritsche says “this free event is for families to have a good and safe time together. No alcohol or pets are permitted for PasoBlast. Last year, over 8,000 people attended the event and had a great time.”

“Because this is a community event, we need community funding to have PasoBlast 2013” says Al Garcia, Fireworks Committee Chairman. “The support from the community and businesses in the past years has been wonderful and we are again asking for donations from individuals and businesses to pay for the fireworks and logistical support. Tax deductible donations may be made on-line at or by check to “Paso Robles Rotary” at PasoBlast 2013, Box 276, Paso Robles, CA 93447, or call 610-5565 for more information.”

Volunteers are also needed to help before, during, and after PasoBlast. Led by Randal Moos and Joy Sprague, the volunteers will have 3 hour blocks of time to help. Call 610-5565 to volunteer or email

“The 4th of July is the one day a year that all Americans celebrate together. Let’s keep the traditions of the 4th flying high!” says Garcia. “We owe traditions to future generations.”

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