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Source: City of El Cajon

June 4, 2015 (El Cajon )—You’re invited to celebrate Independence Day with numerous games, musical entertainment and fireworks at the City of El Cajon’s Fourth of July Celebration.

On Saturday, July 4th, the El Cajon Recreation Department will once again have a celebration event at Kennedy Park, located at 1675 East Madison Avenue in El Cajon. 

The following is a brief list of activities throughout the day:

  • 1:00 - 8:00 p.m. – Carnival games, an inflatable, a Kiddie Train, and skate park
  • 2:00 - 6:00 p.m. – Free crafts and family games
  • 3:00 - 9:00 p.m. – Two live bands
  • 9:00 p.m. – Fireworks show with synchronized music

If you don’t bring your own picnic, or if you run out of food, vendors will be selling food, starting at 12:00 noon.  General parking is limited, so plan to arrive early and carpool.

The City of El Cajon and Waste Management will treat spectators to an elaborate fireworks display beginning at 9:00 p.m.  At that time, the El Cajon Police Department will begin street closures to control traffic. The closures will take place for approximately 45 minutes, or until excessive traffic subsides.  This is designed to help disperse the large amount of vehicles that will be leaving the area.

The City thanks Waste Management for generously partnering with El Cajon to provide these spectacular fireworks.

For more information, please call Kennedy Recreation Center at (619) 441-1676.


Traffic Plan:

The traffic plan will include some road closures that will temporarily inconvenience area residents. These closures are not expected to last more than 45 minutes after the conclusion of the fireworks display, or until excessive traffic subsides. Priority will be given to vehicles leaving the area. Vehicles leaving the event will be directed away from the immediate area and not given choices on their direction of travel until they are outside of the immediate event area. This is designed to maximize efficiency and reduce the impact on local residents. The El Cajon Police Department appreciates your patience in our efforts to provide a safe commute to and from this popular event.

The El Cajon Police Department, along with the City of El Cajon and partnering citizens, has engaged in a pedestrian safety campaign known as “CHECK BEFORE YOU STEP”.  It is aimed at educating the public on pedestrian safety and reducing the number of pedestrian injuries and fatalities.  During the Fourth of July, drivers are distracted by unfamiliar traffic control, fireworks, etc. The City would like to encourage anyone walking to wear bright or reflective clothing, to cross at controlled intersections, and especially, not to enter the roadway from a sidewalk area that is between parked cars.

Heartland Fire & Rescue reminds everyone to leave fireworks to the professionals. All consumer fireworks are illegal in the City of El Cajon and in the County of San Diego.  Instead, attend public fireworks displays and leave the lighting to the professionals.

Thank you for your assistance in helping the City of El Cajon make this Fourth of July a safe celebration.





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