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By Miriam Raftery

June 28, 2018 (El Cajon) – The city of El Cajon will present its annual Fourth of July Fireworks Celebration at Kennedy Park (1675 East Madison Ave.) starting at noon Wednesday and ending with a 9 p.m. fireworks show synchronized to music.  1675 East Madison Avenue. Bring  a picnic or buy food from vendors, plus enjoy live music by two bands, inflatables, crafts, games and a “kiddie train.

Schedule of events:

  • Food vendors                                                                       1 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Crafts, fun family games and a “kiddie train”                        2 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Inflatables                                                                              2 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Live performances:

“Sully & the Blue-Eyed Soul Band”                           3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

“The Rock’n Soul All Stars”                                      6:15 p.m. to 9 p.m.

  • Fireworks show synchronized with KYXY 96.5 FM               9 p.m.

 Anticipate heavy traffic around the event. From 8:15 p.m. until shortly after the fireworks show, the El Cajon Police Department will be providing traffic control. Inbound traffic during this time will be limited.  Parking is also limited so please arrive early and if possible carpool.

El Cajon offers these tips to help you and your family stay safe this Fourth of July:

KEEP PETS INSIDE - Fireworks are scary for pets. In fact, more pets go missing on the Fourth of July than any other day of the year. Keep your pets inside during the fireworks to keep them safe.

LEAVE THE FIREWORKS TO THE PROS – Fireworks are dangerous and illegal in San Diego County. Enjoy fireworks responsibly by allowing the professionals to do what they do best!

CHECK BEFORE YOU STEP! - Drivers can be distracted during the Fourth of July by fireworks and unusual traffic and street closures. Take the extra steps to cross streets at crosswalks and not between parked cars.

The annual Fireworks Show has been made possible by a donation and partnership with Waste Management.

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Ought to be an event worth going to. I love fireworks!