Fireworks July 5, 2024 at dusk (no rain date)
Enter the VIP Fireworks Experience Raffle Here!

Since 1957, the Palatine Jaycees have proudly partnered with the Village of Palatine and the Palatine Park District to host Hometown Fest, Palatine’s Fourth of July Celebration. The festival includes live bands, food vendors, adult beverages (beer, wine and hard seltzers), carnival, business expo and craft fair, Family Day, fireworks and many other family activities.

The Festival is located in Palatine at Community Park at 262 E Palatine Road, Palatine IL.

Join us July 3 – July 7, 2024 for Hometown Fest!

Proceeds from Hometown Fest benefit Palatine by funding community projects, community grants, high school scholarships, and much more.

To contact us about Hometown Fest or if you have any questions, please email us at

50/50 Raffle!

Leading up to and during the fest the Palatine Jaycees are running a 50/50 raffle! Buy a ticket and get the chance to win big while also knowing a portion of the pot goes to help the continued work of the Palatine Jaycees! Tickets will be sold until July 7th at 5pm and the winner will be pulled and contacted the week following.

Festival Rules

PARK DISTRICT POLICIES: Coolers/outside beverages are not allowed. No concealed weapons allowed. No dogs allowed on park property during Hometown Fest, except for service dogs.

TARP POLICY FOR FIREWORKS: Per the Palatine Park District, tarps and blankets are not allowed to be placed in the park until after 7:00 am on July 5th. If your tarp/blanket is on the field before that time, it is subject to removal.

PLEASE DRINK RESPONSIBLY!: Everyone will be required to show a state or government ID with birth date. We reserve the right to card and/or refuse service.


Parking around Hometown Fest is primarily street parking in the many surrounding residential streets. Parking lots are also available at the following locations with limited availability: Palatine Family Aquatic Center, Downtown Palatine Commuter Lots, and Gateway Parking Garage (5-10 minute walk). Handicap parking is available on the east side of Village Hall.

The Palatine Jaycees have more than 115 members and is the largest of the 31 chapters throughout the state of Illinois. The Jaycees give individuals ages 21 to 40 the opportunity to develop personal and leadership skills while serving their communities. The Palatine Jaycees have been recognized locally and internationally for their efforts.

The Palatine Jaycees currently hold their monthly general meeting on the third Thursday of the month at 7:30 pm at Lamplighters in Palatine and on Zoom. For further information on the Palatine Jaycees, membership or any of their sponsored events visit, or email