Hometown Parade

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The 2019 Hometown Parade will take place on Saturday, September 21, 2019 at 2:00 p.m.

Held in conjunction for the first time with Oktoberfest, the Elk Grove Village Hometown Parade is a highly attended annual parade. A theme is chosen by the Parade Committee and various community organizations create floats around that theme.

Hometown Parade Route Map

2019 Parade Information

This year's Hometown Parade theme is "Music Through the Ages".

Join us in celebrating this year’s theme entitled, “Music Through the Ages”, where this singing and dancing sensation takes everyone through all the greatest hits of all time. From rock 'n' roll to country music to our favorite musical songs, this musical parade will wow the audiences!

Bring a non perishable canned good for the Food Pantry program.

Stay after the parade to enjoy Oktoberfest!

This year's Grand Marshal is Kitty Weiner. Besides being involved with RotaryFest, Kitty serves as an Elk Grove Village plan commissioner. Kitty was recognized for her efforts in leading a fundraising campaign last year which raised approximately $185,000 to install an elevator in Elk Grove VFW Post 9284.

If you have any questions or wish to make a donation, please email the parade committee:  

Elk Grove Village Parade History

1998 - Grand Marshal Darlene Greaves, Theme 70's and 80's
1999 - Grand Marshal Mary and Stuart Hale, Theme Celebrate the 90's
2000 - Grand Marshal Audrey and Joe Bosslet, Theme Holiday of Lights
2001 - Grand Marshal Nanci Vanderweel and Gayle Banter, Theme  Space Odyssey
2002 - Grand Marshal VFW Post 9284 and VFW Ladies Auxiliary 9284
2003 - Grand Marshall, Theme Spirit of America
2004 - Grand Marshal Elk Grove Lions and Lioness Clubs, Theme Tropical Paradise
2005 - Grand Marshal Elk Grove Jaycees, Theme Showcase the World
2006 - Grand Marshal Rotary Club of EGV, Theme Evening at the Circus
2007 - Grand Marshal Alexian Brothers, Theme A Salute to Elk Grove Village - 50 Years
2008 - Grand Marshal Jim Heffern, Theme Saturday Night at the Movies
2009 - Grand Marshal Service Individuals, Theme Star-Spangled Salute to America
2010 - Grand Marshal Nancy Czarnik & 5 Branches of the Armed Forces, Theme Star-Spangled Salute to America
2011 - Grand Marshal Dr. Alan Shapiro, Broadway on Parade Theme
2012 - Grand Marshal Elk Grove Historical Society, Theme Great Moments in History
2013 - Grand Marshal Don Kerstin, Theme Sports on the Boulevard
2014 - Grand Marshal Fred Geinosky, Theme Under the Big Top
2015 - Grand Marshal Tom, Larry and Kevin Walter, Theme Mardi Gras
2016 - Grand Marshal Joe & Jan Cimino, Fred & Pauline Kugas, Bert & Nancy Clarbour, Gerry & Fran O'Connell, Don & Rosemary Kauth, and Richard & Lillian Zurawski, Theme Elk Grove Village 60th Anniversary
2017 - Grand Marshal Stephen Schmidt, Theme Storybook Land 
2018 - Canceled due to Extreme Heat
2019 - Grand Marshall Kitty Weiner, Music Through the Ages

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