On Monday Santee once again salutes our Nation’s independence with the annual Santee Salutes July 4th celebration. The event, which takes place at Town Center Community Park West, begins at 3:30 p.m. and lasts until 9:30 p.m. and includes music, games, and fireworks. Several local restaurants and groups will have booths set up with a variety of foods and treats. A special ceremony will include a color guard from one of Santee’s adopted Marine units.
The fun begins with music by the Danielle Tucker Band from 3:30-6:00 p.m. playing contemporary country tunes. A Kid’s Zone will feature carnival rides, inflatables, and games for the young revelers at minimal cost. The nearby Aquatic Center facility will be closed for the day, but the pool will be open from 1:00-3:00 p.m. for a little relief from the expected high temperatures. The ceremony honoring Independence Day begins at 6:00 p.m. and will include the color guard and patriotic songs by young singers from Singing Solo. After the ceremony the Mighty Untouchables take the stage with music ranging from Motown to contemporary Top 40 Hits. The celebration ends with a fireworks display beginning at 9:00 p.m. Food will be available until the end of the day and will include offerings from Michael’s Grill, Pat and Oscars, Eccentric International Chefs and Bakery, and Elegant Buffet. Organizations on hand with food will include SPARC (Santee Parks and Recreation Committee), Santee Ravens Football and Cheer, and the Teen Center.
If you plan to attend, be aware that blankets and coolers are welcome, and shades are allowed in certain areas until the fireworks begin. However, glass containers and barbecues are not allowed and pets must be on a leash at all times. Also be aware that parking on site is severely limited and it is recommended that you use one of the off-site locations, either the Costco parking lot or the Cameron Family YMCA, or the Edgmoor Hospital site for limited RV parking. There will be shuttle service between the outlying lots and the event. For more details, visit the Santee Salutes July 4th page on the City of Santee website.