Palatine Jaycees’ 61st Annual Hometown Fest

June 29 – July 4, 2018

Community Park (262 E. Palatine Rd., Palatine)
The Palatine Jaycees are proud to host Hometown Fest, Palatine’s Fourth of July Celebration. The festival includes fireworks, entertainment, food vendors, parade, carnival, business expo and craft fair, Family Day and many other family activities. The Palatine Jaycee members volunteer their time to organize as well as run the event each year.  Proceeds from Hometown Fest benefit Palatine by funding community projects, community grants, high school scholarships, and much more.



Carnival rides and games are open every day of the festival. Daily wristbands will also be sold onsite during Hometown Fest for $25 per day.


FIREWORKS JULY 3 AT DUSK

Enjoy professional fireworks, complete with patriotic music, brought to you by the Palatine Jaycees.


Parade June 30 at 11am

Hometown Fest’s annual parade includes professional entertainment, as well as entries from local organizations and businesses, local government officials, Fire, Police and other village entities. 


Hometown Toss July 1 at 2:30pm

Teams of two will compete in a baggo tournament for cash prizes, as well as bragging rights. Come have fun with us!  Register onsite from 1 to 2:30pm. Games begin at 2:30pm. Cost is $20 per team.


family day july 4 at 1pm

Family Day is an afternoon of free activities for the family to enjoy. Palatine’s families will be entertained with bouncy houses, an art table, face painting, a balloon artist,  temporary tattoos, a water balloon toss, and other fun activities.