Palatine Jaycees’ 61st Annual Hometown Fest

June 29 – July 4, 2018

With the warm weather forecasted during Hometown Fest we are asking everyone to be prepared. Keep hydrated, stay in the shade when able, wear light weight clothing, and apply sunscreen. Fans, and umbrellas are also a great way to keep cool. The schedule of events, posted on the website, running from June 29 – July 4, 2018 will continue as planned. Please plan accordingly.

Thank you and we wish everyone coming out a Happy 4th of July!

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 mega pass

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. Mega Passes are $85 on-site. More information on our carnival page. Pre-sale has ended.


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

*Per the Palatine Park District, tarps and blankets are not allowed to be placed in the park until after 7:00am on July 3. If your tarp/blanket is on the field before that time, it is subject to removal. 

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.

*Parade starts at N Cedar St and W Slade St. 

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.

Park district Policies

Coolers and outside beverages are not allowed. No dogs allowed on park property during Hometown Fest, except for service dogs. No concealed weapons allowed at Hometown Fest. 


Off-Street Parking Options (Fees may apply)