The Palatine Jaycees are once again sponsoring the 55th annual Fourth of July Hometown Fest celebration from June 29 through July 4 at the Community Park on Palatine Road and Northwest Highway.
The parade, which will begin on Cedar Street on Saturday, June 30 starting at 10 a.m., will have 70 participants of which many of the participating groups will provide music and entertainment. Palatine Township officials will be collecting food for the Palatine Township Food Pantry in the 16th annual Neighbors Helping Neighbors food drive. Individuals are also encouraged to bring food donations to the Pop and Water tent on the Festival site after the parade and throughout the Festival.
On Saturday and Sunday (June 30 and July 1) the Arts & Crafts Fair/Business & Charity Expo will have over 100 exhibits of pottery, jewelry, paintings and a wide variety of other unique items. Bingo lovers will also be able to enjoy their passion at the Festival. On Saturday, June 30 bingo will start at 1 p.m. and then run until 6 p.m. in the food tent at the Festival.
Saturday, June 30, 2012
Dignitaries Reception: 8:15—9:30 a.m.
Parade: 10 a.m.
Bingo: 1-6 p.m.
Arts/Crafts/Business Expo: Noon—6 p.m.
Adult Beverages: Noon—11:30 p.m.
Carnival Wristbands: Noon—5 p.m.
Carnival Wristbands: 5—10 p.m.
Food and Soda: Noon—Midnight
The Slam — Noon
Regalia — 2:30 p.m.
Pirates Over 40 — 5 p.m.
He Said She Said — 7:30 p.m.
Hair Bangers Ball — 10 p.m.
**See schedule of events**