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Special Events

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America on main 

The City of El Cajon hosts a number of special events throughout the year for our local community.  These include free, family-friendly events such as America on Main Street, 4th of July Fireworks, and Hauntfest on Main as well as our Summer Movies in the Park series and our annual All Fore R.E.C. Golf Tournament fundraiser.  With something for everyone, we invite you to enjoy our wide variety of special events!


America on Main Street

America on Main Street is a celebration of the American spirit through appreciation and respect of the many diverse ethnic and historical groups in the community. Highlights include multiple stages of live entertainment, American and ethnic food booths, rides, arts, crafts and display booths, a petting zoo, a rock climbing wall and more!

This entertaining and exciting event takes place in Downtown El Cajon on East Main Street and the surrounding areas by Magnolia and Ballantyne.  This event is held annually on Armed Forces Day on the third Saturday in May.

For business sponsorship and volunteer opportunities, please call (619) 441-1754 or visit our website at

Hauntfest on Main

Hauntfest on Main is an annual Halloween themed event held in Downtown El Cajon, on East Main Street and the surrounding areas by Magnolia and Ballantyne.  This family friendly event features live music, costume contests, carnival rides, a haunted car show, and a variety of local vendors offering food, crafts, and more!

To learn more about Hauntfest on Main and for information on sponsorship and volunteer opportunities, call (619) 441-1754 or visit our website at

4th of July Fireworks

The 4th of July Fireworks is held annually at Kennedy Park and features food, games, prizes, kiddie train rides, and live musical entertainment.  Kennedy Park is located at 1675 East Madison Avenue.  Arrive early for the best parking and to claim your spot to watch the show!

Movies in the Park

The Parks and Recreation Department is proud to offer our Movies in the Park series at several of our city parks throughout the year.  Featuring family friendly movies, games, crafts, activities, and more, this popular event series is coming to a park near you!  Check back for updates on dates, locations, and movie selections.

All Fore R.E.C. Golf Tournament Fundraiser

The City of El Cajon Parks and Recreation Department, in partnership with PARCS, hosts the annual All Fore R.E.C. Golf Tournament to raise funds for youth programming and recreational scholarships for youth in the El Cajon community.  This annual fundraiser, held at Singing Hills Golf Resort at Sycuan, features a scramble-format golf tournament and includes lunch and a buffet dinner, an auction and raffle, a giveaway bag including a golf shirt, on-course games and activities, and more!  To learn more about participating or how you can help support our fundraising efforts, visit the All Fore R.E.C. Golf Tournament page.