Elgin joins in group effort for fireworks, celebration at Sears Centre
From Staff Reports July 1, 2012 11:00PM
Updated: August 3, 2012 6:11AM
The City of Elgin, the Village of Hanover Park, Hanover Township and the Village of Hoffman Estates are partnering together on grounds of the Sears Centre Arena in Hoffman Estates for the Northwest Fourth Fest, the Northwest Suburbs’ largest Fourth of July celebration held outside the arena, July 4 through 8. The fireworks display is scheduled for 9:30 p.m. Wednesday. For directions and information, visit www.northwestfourthfest.com.
The five day celebration will feature what officials say is the area’s largest fireworks show, carnival rides for the whole family, delicious food offerings from over 20 local vendors, a massive beer garden and full service bar, live nightly musical entertainment and over 6,000 free parking spaces.
As many communities are faced with increasing pressure to do more with less, the mayors and township Supervisor of the participating communities found collaborating on a joint fireworks display as part of the Northwest Fourth Fest a solution to providing residents an entertaining and family friendly Fourth of July celebration. Hosting this event outside the Sears Centre Arena creates an ideal location for a joint festival; providing free parking, easy access to the Interstate and major arterial roadways, indoor restroom facilities in addition to outdoor portable bathrooms and an indoor cooling space.
The Sears Centre is at 5333 Prairie Stone Parkway off of I-90 and Route 59 in Hoffman Estates.