2013 Northwest Fourth-Fest, presented by Kia
The 2013 Northwest Fourth-Fest, presented by Kia, will take place from Wednesday, July 3, to Sunday, July 7. There will be entertainment, a carnival, a parade, fireworks, food and more! The Village of Hoffman Estates is partnering with the City of Elgin, the Village of Hanover Park and Hanover Township. Thanks to the involvement of these communities, we will have one of the best fireworks displays in the region. For complete festival details, visit www.northwestfourthfest.com.
The Northwest Fourth-Fest will again be held at the Sears Centre Arena, 5333 Prairie Stone Parkway, with easy access via I-90. The site provides access to 9,000 parking spaces and indoor plumbing at the Arena.
*Note: tailgating and grilling/barbecues (of any size) are prohibited, and are not allowed on festival grounds or in any parking lots. We appreciate your cooperation.
Fourth of July Hotline
Arts & Crafts Fair and Business Expo
July 6 and July 7
The 27th annual Arts & Crafts Fair and Business Expo are on Saturday, July 6, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday, July 7, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the weekend of the Northwest Fourth-Fest. They will be held inside the Sears Centre Arena, 5333 Prairie Stone Parkway. Free parking will be available onsite.
For 2013 only, the Fourth of July Parade will be on Illinois Boulevard (due to the reconstruction of Hassell Road). It will be held Thursday, July 4, at 9 a.m. This year's theme is "This Land is Your Land."
Food pantry donations at the parade
Bring your nonperishable canned or boxed goods and paper products to donate during the parade to the Celebrations Commission's float for the Township Food Pantries. Monetary donations are also accepted.
Click here (PDF) for the flier.
July 3 to July 7
Sears Centre Arena grounds, 5333 Prairie Stone Parkway. Free parking onsite.
- WEDNESDAY, JULY 3
- THURSDAY, JULY 4
- FRIDAY, JULY 5
- SATURDAY, JULY 6
- SUNDAY, JULY 7
*No beverage cans, glass bottles, pets, bicycling, roller skating, inline skating, or skateboarding allowed on festival grounds. Thank you!
For more information, please contact the staff liaison for the Fourth of July Commission, Dan O'Malley, by phone at 847-781-2602, or by email at email@example.com.
2012 Northwest Fourth-Fest
Thanks to everyone for making the 2012 Northwest Fourth-Fest a huge success!
Parade entry winners
- Mayor's Cup: Safari Childcare
- Parade Theme: Schaumburg Township District Library
- Patriotic: Hoffman Estates Celebrations Commission
- Group: Cub Scout Pack 397
- Junior Marchers: Legends Performing Arts Association
- Senior Color Guard: Knights of Columbus Hoffman/Schaumburg Council #6964
- Dance/Specialty: Rebecca McCarthy School of Dance
- Antique Auto: State Representative Fred Crespo
- Unusual: Fabbrini's Flowers
- Youth Entry: Grupo Folklórico Quetzal
Diaper derby winners
- First place: Ronin Quijano (10 seconds)
- Second place: Addison Krupka (17 seconds)
- Third place: Kelsey Jurcik (21 seconds)
Water balloon toss winners
- Matt Hehn and Sean Hawkinson
Bags tournament winners