The Palatine Jaycees are excited to plan this summer’s Fourth of July Hometown Fest! The fest is tentatively scheduled from Thursday, July 1st to Monday, July 5th pending the Covid Phase and Village approval. More information including a full schedule of events is available at the links at the top of this page.

Since 1957, the Palatine Jaycees have proudly partnered with the Village of Palatine and Palatine Park District to host Hometown Fest, Palatine’s Fourth of July Celebration. The festival includes one of the largest fireworks displays in the northwest suburbs, live bands, food vendors, parade, carnival, business expo and craft fair, Family Day and many other family activities.

All state and local guidelines will be followed to ensure a safe festival, and all festival activities are subject to change due to the ever-developing COVID-19 pandemic. Please continue to wear masks and social distance to keep the Palatine community safe!

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

To contact us about Hometown Fest, please email us at

The Palatine Chapter of the Jaycees has more than 100 members and is one of the largest of the 50 chapters throughout Illinois. The Jaycees give individuals ages 21 to 40 the opportunities to develop personal and leadership skills while serving their communities. The Palatine Chapter has been recognized locally and internationally for their efforts.

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