It’s time again for the annual Santee Salutes July 4th celebration at the Town Center Community Park West ball fields. Every year this is a major event with music, games, food, and, of course, fireworks. The festivities are sponsored by the City of Santee and Waste Management, Inc., and run from 3:30-9:30 pm. The celebration will include a Kids’ Fun Zone with inflatables and games and the City of Santee Mobile Recreation area with free activities and music by DJ Chubz. There will also be live music by the 80z All Stars, a perennial favorite in Santee.
The city cautions that parking in the area is limited, so to help alleviate traffic there will be off-site parking for cars at the Costco and Cameron Family YMCA parking lots and limited RV parking at the new Edgemoor Hospital on Park Center Drive just off Mast Blvd. There will be regular shuttle runs from each of these lots to Rio Seco School, next to the fields. There will also be traffic control in the area with resident-only travel on Bilteer Drive, Bilteer Court, San Remo Drive, Conejo Place, Magnolia Park Drive, Verde Vista Lane, Day Creek Trail, and Leavesly Trail. In addition, Cuyamaca Street will be closed to all traffic between 8:00 and 10:00 pm.
Enjoy a day filled with fun, and please remember to leave the fireworks to the experts.
Santee Salutes July 4th, 2009, included the presentation of colors by the U.S. Marine Corps.
The 80z All Stars rocked the event
For more on last year’s event, see Santee Salutes July 4th in a Big Way.