Arlington Heights Frontier Days

Friday, June 29th - Wednesday, July 4th, Only the Carnival will be open on Monday July 2nd

Recreation Park, 500 E. Miner Street • 4th of July Parade - Dreams come through under the red, white and blue • Wednesday, July 4th, 2018 at 10:00am • One of the best parades in the northwest suburbs. The parade steps off from Dunton & Oakton travels South on Dunton to Miner and the East to Recreation Park.

Barrington Fourth of July Parade

Join in celebrating our country’s Independence Day at Barrington’s annual 4th of July Parade on Wednesday, July 4th, 2018. The parade steps off at 10 a.m. from Barrington High School and will run along Main Street, ending at the train station.

Barrington 4th of July Fest (Brat Tent)

Friday, June 29-Wednesday, July 4, Commuter Lot  • Food, drinks, and fun for everyone throughout the week preceding July 4th! The “Brat Tent” features favorite bands: Pet Rock & GooRoos (June 29) • Sixteen Candles and Allstars (June 30) • Gone Country & Dixie Crush (July 2) • Sons of Bildor & Exit 147 (July 3). Kids’ activities every afternoon, including climbing walls, bungie jumps, and more.  A Patriot Event ceremony will be held at 2:00 p.m. on June 30 with 100 active Navy personnel and Barrington-area police and fire first responders.

Barrington Community Fireworks

Date: 07/04/2018 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Wednesday, July 4, Dusk, Barrington High School

A favorite annual tradition!

Bartlett 2018 Fourth of July Festival

Wed, July 4-​Sun, July 8

​​The festival grounds are located at the corner of S. Stearns and S. Bartlett Road near the Bartlett Community Center, 700 S. Bartlett Road. *No pets are allowed on the festival grounds The Bartlett 4th of July Festival includes a carnival with rides and games, food, beverages, FREE entertainment for all ages, BINGO, a Turtle Race, a Parade, on site presence for non profit groups, skydivers, fireworks, and a great sense of community pride.

The Annual Bartlett Fourth of July Fireworks Extravaganza is scheduled for July 4 at Apple Orchard Park located near the intersection of South Bartlett Road and Stearns Road.  The fireworks are scheduled to start at 9:30pm and finish at approximately 10pm.

Bloomingdale Fireworks Display

July 3, 2018, 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM @ Bloomingdale Golf Club • The display will start at dusk (approximately 9:30 PM) & the property will open @ 6 PM with food and beverages available for purchase at the Bloomingdale Golf Club. Portable restrooms will be available on the course property. Tickets for VIP area for $50 per seat, which includes food & drink. A purchase of seating ticket(s) will also come with one VIP parking pass per group. Parking - General parking will be on the north side of Lake Street in the Scottish Rite, DuPage Forest Preserve Spring Creek Reservoir and Firestone parking lots. There will be NO ONSITE GENERAL PARKING; parking at the Bloomingdale Golf Club will be limited to Handicap Parking and VIP parking (pass available with purchase of VIP seating tickets.)

Des Plaines Annual July 4th Parade

Wednesday, July 4, 2018. The event begins at 10:00 A.M. at the intersection of Wicke and Center streets, proceeding north on Center to Prairie Avenue, east on Prairie, and then disbands at Prairie and Pearson Streets. Parade theme: “Through the Decades...Music, Memories and Fun!” Organizers of this annual 4th of July encourage 2018 parade participants to display their most memorable decade of sights and sounds of days gone by. Was it the roaring 20's, victorious 40's, muscle cars of the 50's, rock and roll of the 60's....or current day?

Elk Grove Village The annual 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular, hosted by the Lions Club of Elk Grove Village, will coincide with the first concert of the Mid-Summer Classics Concert Series.

There will be a special Independence Day concert featuring Big & Rich with Cowboy Troy on Wednesday, July 4th. The concert will begin at 8:00 p.m. at Rotary Green (164 Lions Drive, East of Lions Park, Elk Grove Village) with fireworks directly following the concert. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Have a safe and happy 4th of July!

Glendale Heights Fest

7-4 - 6:00pm - 11:00pm • 7-5 - 6:00pm - 11:00pm • 7-6 - 6:00pm - Midnight • 7-7-  3:00pm - 7:00pm • 7-8  Sunday: 3:00pm - 7:00pm • Camera Park, 101 E. Fullerton Avenue in Glendale Heights. Enjoy the North American Midway Entertainment carnival and rides, along with exciting entertainment and fantastic food booths. Enjoy the "best fireworks in the western suburbs" and take in a breathtaking display of fireworks at dusk on opening and closing nights! Purchase a carnival wristband before opening day and pay just $20! Regular wristband sales are $25 during the Fest. A wristband for unlimited rides is honored on any ONE of the following days and times:

Hoffman Estates 4th of July Parade

Date: 07/04/2018 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM •  Illinois Blvd, Hoffman Estates

Hoffman Estates Northwest Fest

July 4 – July 8, 2018 • Sears Centre Arena, 5333 Prairie Stone Pkwy • Carnival, Kids of all ages will have a blast spending the whole day experiencing more than 40 thrilling rides. Ride tickets are available for purchase on premises. Special wristband days are July 5, 7 & 8 (1 PM-5 PM, all rides just $25) and July 6 (6 PM-8 PM, all rides just $15) Carnival Megapass – Good for entire five-day festival! All rides just $50! Available at the carnival ticket office. Fireworks, Saturday, July 7 at 9:30 PM • Craft Fair (Located inside the arena) Saturday, July 7: 9 AM – 4 PM & Sunday, July 8: 10 AM – 4 PM • Concerts

Itasca 4th of July Celebration Event

On July 4, Itasca hosts the largest fireworks in the Chicago area at Hamilton Lakes in Itasca. This year live music began at 7pm with Pat McKillen and continued at 8pm with Maggie Speaks.  Starts at 4 p.m. Several vendors will be offering a variety of picnic-style items. The Itasca Brewing Company, Inc., will operate a beer tent. • Admission to the event is free. On-site parking is $25 per car.

Streamwood 4th of July Fireworks

Celebrate our country’s independence with a display held at 9:30pm at Dolphin Park on Park Blvd on July 4. Rain date will be July 5, if necessary.

80th Annual Mt. Prospect Lions Club Summer Festival

Address: Melas Park, 1500 W. Central RD, Mount Prospect  •  July 4 through July 8, 2018 • Five Days of Fun Rides, Good Food and Live Music, Cash Raffle, Beer & Wine Garden, Games for the Kids • Pancake Breakfast—Wednesday, July 4, 7:00 AM – 11:00 AM • Family Day, Sunday, July 8th: games, races, face painting 10:00 am to 2:00 pm • Festival open: July 4, 7 & 8 1:00 to 11:00 PM • July 5 & 6 6:00 to 11:00 PM • FIREWORKS on July 4 and 8  Phone: 847-529-3140


JUNE 29 – JULY 4, 2018 • Community Park (262 E. Palatine Rd., Palatine) • The Palatine Jaycees are proud to host Hometown Fest, Palatine’s Fourth of July Celebration. The festival includes fireworks, entertainment, food vendors, parade, carnival, business expo and craft fair, Family Day and many other family activities. The Palatine Jaycee members volunteer their time to organize as well as run the event each year.  Proceeds from Hometown Fest benefit Palatine by funding community projects, community grants, high school scholarships, and much more. • PARADE JUNE 30 AT 11AM •  FIREWORKS JULY 3 AT DUSK • Carnival rides and games are open every day of the festival. Daily wristbands will also be sold onsite during Hometown Fest for $25 per day.

Roselle Party in the Park & Fireworks Display

Tuesday, July 3, 2018 6:45 to 10:30 PM • Lake Park High School West Campus, 500 W. Bryn Mawr Ave.

Free • The tradition of fireworks is returning to Roselle again this summer on Tuesday, July 3 at Lake Park High School West Campus. This free family event includes a "Party in the Park" presented in partnership by the Village of Roselle and Mission Church, with live music from 7th heaven starting at 7:00 p.m. The fireworks display will begin at 9:30 p.m.

Streamwood Summer Celebration

July 27 - 29, 2018 A three-day, sun-filled event for the whole family.  Enjoy a Saturday morning parade, carnival, Bingo, activities for the children, games, food/beer tent, Sunday morning golf outing, and entertainment each day on both the children’s stage as well as the main stage.  Join us the last full weekend in July at Hoosier Grove Park.




Arlington Farmers Market

June 02, 2018 & every Saturday till October • 07:03 AM - 12:30 PM • Arlington Heights Historical Museum, 110 W. Fremont St. • 847-255-1225  Come out to get some vitamin D, chat with neighbors, and shop for fresh produce, cheeses, pastries, and more! We are dog friendly, too!

Barrington Farmers Market

Thursdays 3-7 pm - June 14 to Oct. 18 - Park Ave & Cook St in the historic district of downtown Barrington near the train station. There are over 22 farmers and vendors that participate each week in bringing freshly grown and produced products.

Elk Grove Farmers Market

June thru mid-October • Every Saturday (Rain or Shine) • 7:30am to 1:00pm, 901 Wellington Avenue at the Clock Tower (Wellington and Biesterfield)

Mt. Prospect Farmers Market

May 13 and runs from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. every Sunday through October 14

Get the freshest produce in town every Sunday morning until fall. Lots of vendors and all for a good cause Illinois, Michigan and Wisconsin area farmers, specialty crafters, unique food items and other one-of-a-kind vendors. Downtown commuter Parking lot at the corner of Northwest Hwy. and Main St. (Route 83). We are a food drop off location for the Mount Prospect Food Pantry.

Palatine Farmers Market

Every Saturday, May – October, 7 a.m. – 1 p.m. Palatine Train Station, Smith and Wood Streets

Schaumburg Farmers Market

Every Friday from June through October • 7:00 am to 1:00 pm  Trickster Gallery, 190 S. Roselle Road

Rolling Meadows Farmers Market

THE 2018 CITY MARKET HAS MOVED! ENJOY OUR NEW, DOWNTOWN LOCATION: Community Church Property - 2720 Kirchoff Road (across from the Jewel shopping center) 2018 SATURDAY SCHEDULE • May 26th • June 23rd • July 21st • August 25th • September 22nd. 10:00 am - 2:00 pm • Rolling Meadows City Markets combine fresh produce, favorite food truck tastes, handmade jewelry, arts, crafts, clothing, home goods, health, beauty and pet products. Live music and kids' activities make these markets a treat for the whole family…..Fido too! 

The Old Town Bloomingdale (OTB) Farmers' Market operates every Thursday, June 7 through September 20, in Old Town Park, Bloomingdale. • The market boasts an abundant supply of fresh locally grown fruits and vegetables, honey, grass fed, free range, hormone free beef and lamb, and cage free eggs. Delicious baked goods, jams, ice cream and beverages. Various entertainment and/or activities for both kids including crafts, face painting, balloon animals and music.

Streamwood Farmers Market

Visit the Streamwood Farmers Market this summer at the Poplar Creek Library! You will find homegrown fruits and vegetables, naturally raised beef, local honey and much more. The outdoor market is held June 22, July 27 and August 24 from 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. (rain or shine) in the parking lot across the street from the library.


Hoffman Estates Village Hall 
1900 Hassell Road, Hoffman Estates

The Village of Hoffman Estates collects non-perishable goods during all business hours and donates these items to the local Township pantries listed below. Look for the collection bin in the lobby near the front counter. Coupons are also collected and provided to the food pantries to assist with purchase of items low in stock.

Hanover Township Food Pantry 
Hanover Township Astor Avenue Community Center 
7431 Astor Avenue, Hanover Park, IL 
Donations are accepted during all business hours

Pantry hours are 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. on Monday, 1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, 
11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Wed, Thurs. and Friday and 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday. 

Hanover Township residents can use the food pantry twice per month, once between 1st - 15th and once between 16th - 31st. Residents can also come once a week on Wednesday or Fridays for bread.

For more information call: 630-540-9085 

Schaumburg Township Food Pantry 
1 Illinois Blvd, Hoffman Estates, IL 
Pantry Usage for Residents of Schaumburg Township 
Donations can be made during all business hours. Large donations should use the north entry and stop at Room 101 for assistance. 

Residents of Schaumburg Township may visit the food pantry once every 6 to 8 weeks. Appointments are required along with a photo ID and current gas or electric bill. Verification of residency is required for each pantry usage. 

Pantry hours are 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, except when closed for holidays. For more information call: 847-884-0030. 

Palatine Township Food Pantry 
Palatine Township Center 
721 S. Quentin Road, Palatine, IL 
Donations can be made during all business hours

Families may come to the Food Pantry every 30 days for groceries, free of charge. Dairy products and meat are available in addition to breads, canned and boxed food. The client choice Food Pantry offers the ability to shop for individual preferences. 

Pantry hours are Monday from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and the 3rd Saturday of each month from 8:45 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. For more information call: 847-358-6700.

Barrington Township Food Pantry
602 S. Hough Street, Barrington, IL 60010

Pantry hours are from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

For more information please call 847-381-5632.

Willow Creek Care Center
67 E. Algonquin Road, South Barrington, IL 60010

This is a partial list of Food Banks, please check with your local city to see where you can drop off food.