Palatine Jaycees Fourth of July Hometown Fest Planning Underway

The Palatine Jaycees are excited to plan this summer’s Fourth of July Hometown Fest! The fest is scheduled from Thursday, July 1 to Monday, July 5 with fireworks on Sunday, July 4 and the parade on Saturday, July 3. More information including a full schedule of events is available at

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.

“Sponsorships are critical to keep Hometown Fest free to the community. The Fest includes many free community elements including fireworks, parade, live entertainment, a carnival dedicated to our community with special needs and a Family Day,” said festival co-chair Megan McGaughey. Various sponsorship packages are available including ad placement in 5,000+ printed brochures and logos printed on the volunteers’ T-shirts. Sponsorship opportunities are available here.

Hometown Fest co-chair Jenny Levin said, “this event would not be possible without the manpower of the Palatine Jaycees’ dedicated membership. The mission of the Palatine Jaycees is to provide development opportunities that empower young people to create positive change. The members volunteer their time to organize and run the Fest each year.”

Proceeds from Hometown Fest benefit Palatine by funding community projects, community grants, high school scholarships, and much more. If you are between 21 and 40 and wish to help, please visit for more information.

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.