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By Robert Gehr (c)2015

April 19, 2015 (El Cajon) – America on Main Street, a fun-filled family event, is being held this year on Saturday - May 16th, in the downtown El Cajon area, beginning at 10:00 a.m. and lasting until 8:00 p.m.

Admission is free--as are miniature pony rides, a kid friendly petting zoo, large Ferris wheel, and varieties of games & crafts for the children. Also, there will be four different stages featuring live entertainment and music for your listening pleasure.

Many food and drink vendors will be available to satisfy your appetite or quench one‘s thirst. Various information & demonstration booths will be available, and craft sellers will also be scattered throughout the area.

Last year’s inaugural event was a success, and I’m sure this one will be too. Let’s hope for many more to come!

This annual, family get together, replaces the well known International Friendship Festival, which as the name suggests, drew huge crowds of people representing many ethnicities from around the world, proud to take part.

I attended America On Main Street last year, and enjoyed seeing the many activities like; a blacksmith demonstrating his craft, the Ferris wheel and kids having a good time, checking out the variety of petting zoo animals, watching men’s & women’s soccer demonstrations and the Buffalo soldiers in uniform, there were beauty queens from various cities, stilt walkers and so much more.

I went early and there were few people at that time, yet as morning progressed, the streets began filling with happy folks enjoying the festivities.

Bring the family and experience a great time of cultural camaraderie, festivities and celebration. See you there!





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