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Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Santee's 4th of July Event Moving to New Location

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Santee Salutes, the city’s annual 4th of July celebration and fireworks show, will move to a new location at Town Center Community Park East adjacent to the City of Santee Aquatics Center/Cameron Family YMCA.

The event, which runs from to , features live music, gourmet and traditional food, carnival games and inflatable attractions for kids.

Live music will be provided by the 80z All Stars, an ‘80s music tribute band. A patriotic ceremony beginning at will be led by a color guard from the Heavy Helicopter Squadron 462 based at Marine Corps Air Station, Miramar. The fireworks show begins at

New this year will be a fleet of gourmet food trucks offering a variety of delicious meals from old-fashioned barbecue to spicy Thai cuisine.

To help defray costs for the free patriotic community event, motorists will be charged a $5 parking fee. Limited preferred parking at the lot closest to the event will be available for $15.  Handicapped parking at the preferred parking lot will be $5.

Free parking is available at the Costco parking lot, where patrons can take a free shuttle back and forth from the event from to RV parking is also available at Costco.

To avoid the hassle of carrying chairs, tables, coolers and etc. for a long distance, you can reserve a 10-by-10 foot canopy in a prime viewing area along with a preferred parking spot for $100 for the entire day. Reserve online at www.ci.santee.ca.us

Free swimming is available at the City of Santee Aquatics Center from to

The following streets will be limited to resident traffic during evening hours:
Bilteer Drive, Bilteer Court, San Remo Court, San Remo Drive, Conejo Place, Magnolia Park Drive, Cottonwood Avenue, Verde Vista Lane, Day Creek Trail and Leavesly Trail.

This popular event is made possible through the support of our anchor sponsors, Waste Management and Cannon Pacific. Donations have also been given by Lakeside Equipment Sales Inc, Bob’s Crane Service, Cottonwood Electric Cart Service and Rice RV.

Information: www.ci.santee.ca.us or Special Event Hotline at
(619) 258-4100 ext. 201

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