Spend your Fourth of July at Town Center Park East at the city's annual Santee Salutes event.
Families who attend the event can expect live music, entertainment, carnival games, inflatable attractions and traditional Fourth food.
A firework show will begin at 9 p.m.
Music during the evening will be provided by 80s tribute band 80z All Stars and a special performance by Miramar's colorguard will be given.
New this year to the Santee Salutes event will be the plethoria of food trucks, offering up everything from tasty barbecue to exotic Thai and in between.
Though this event is offered free to residents, parking is $5 or $15 for preferred parking. Free parking will be available at Costco across the street.with a free shuttle provided.
Kids can swim in the aquatic center from 1-5 p.m. and families looking for a way to reduce their trips back and forth to the car can reserve a 10 foot by 10 foot canopy in a prime viewing area close to preferred parking for $100.
Anchor sponsors for the family fun and free event are Waste Management and Cannon Pacific. Donations were also made by Lakeside Equipment Sales, Inc; Bob's Crane Service; Cottonwood Electric Cart Service; and Rice RV.