July in Cook County


1Can you believe the 4th of July is already almost here? There are plenty of ways to celebrate America’s birthday close to home, and a variety of other summertime events happening around Cook County in July. Now’s a great time to enjoy time with friends, family and community, get out there, make some connections and create memories. Listed below are just a few of the exciting events going on next month.

Get the month started off with a great family run, the 2nd Annual Uncle Sam 5k & Little Patriot Dash is set for July 1st in Palatine. Challenge yourself and the whole family, get in a great run and support a wonderful community organization, the Palatine Park Foundation. Not sure about racing? This type of event is always in need of volunteers too.

For the long weekend there is a not-to-be-missed community 4th of July celebration, the 61st Annual Palatine Jaycees Hometown Fest. Enjoy a whole weekend of fun from June 29th through July 4th. This festival has it all, live entertainment, local business expo, craft fair, great food and of course, a carnival, parade and fireworks.

Rolling Meadows also has an excellent 4th of July Parade and Fireworks show. For the parade, all residents, organizations and business are invited to participate in the patriotic fun. This is more than just a parade of floats and marching bands however, pooches, bikes and scooters will also get their time in the spotlight with the Pooch Parade and Bike Parade. Be sure to check out all the details including how to apply, on the Rolling Meadows website.

If you have kids and they love sports, you’ll want to check out the Inverness Parks District Summer Camps. It’s not too late to sign up for some great week-long or single day youth sport camps. There’s a Tennis Camp July 10th- 26th, Golf Camp sessions throughout the month and a Soccer Camp July 16th-20th. Check out the Summer Brochure for more details and help keep the kids busy and having fun this summer.

Celebrate 60 years of community at the Rolling Meadows Parking Lot Party set for July 14th at the Community Center. Reserve a ‘Patio Spot’ in the parking lot, decorate it and bring the grill, it’s time for some fun for the entire family.  Don’t worry if you don’t get a spot, the party is for everyone, including local food truck vendors to help fee you and live music to entertain.

You can experience a variety of community events across Cook County, this is an excellent place to call home. Discover for yourself more reasons why this summer with any of our fun and exciting happenings. When you’re ready to buy or sell a home, you want to work with a Realtor® whom is connected to the community and loves where they live. We’re ready to put our expertise to work for you. Learn more at our website, DriscollProperty.com, then contact the Driscoll Properties Team at 847-533-6786 to help you discover the home of your dreams.