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

Festival Rules:

No Outside Food, Alcohol or Coolers allowed. No dogs allowed on park property during Hometown Fest, except for service dogs. No concealed weapons allowed at Hometown Fest.

Please Drink responsibly! ALL Patrons will be required to show a government or state ID with birthdate. 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 (5-10 minute walk). Handicap parking is available on the west side of Village Hall. The fest is also roughly a 10-15 minute walk from the Palatine Metra Train Station.

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 visitĀ, or emailĀ