The 2017 Hometown Parade will take place on Saturday, June 17, 2017 at 2:00 p.m.
This year's Hometown Parade theme is Storybook Land.
Join us in celebrating this year’s theme entitled, “Storybook Land”, where we watch our favorite stories come to life from classic tales such as Alice in Wonderland, Pinocchio, and Beauty and the Beast to today’s modern day classics such as Where the Wild Things Are, Charlotte’s Web, and Harry Potter. If you are interested in participating, please fill out a 2017 Parade Application.
Held in conjunction each year with Rotary Fest, the Elk Grove Village Hometown Parade is a highly attended, annual parade typically held the Saturday of Fathers Day weekend. A theme is chosen by the Parade Committee and various community organizations create floats around that theme.
2017 Parade Details
Join us for Elk Grove’s annual Hometown Parade on Saturday, June 17 at 2pm. This year’s theme take us to “Storybook Land” as our favorite classic and modern stories, such as Beauty and the Beast or Harry Potter and others come to life.
Returning favorites include the Elk Grove High School Grenadiers Marching Band, Chuck A Roo & the Fabulous Memories, Kilties Drulm & Bugle Corps, Pioneer Drum & Bugle Corps, Proviso West Marching Band, New Generation Fancy Drill Team and more.
Team mascots include the Chicago Blackhawks, Chicago Wolves and Schaumburg Boomers. Other favorites are Aaron the Juggler, Jolly Giants stilt walkers, Medinah Black Horse Troop, Those Funny Little People, Wacky Wheeler and Whistles on Wheels, a custom build circus wagon and calliope.
This year’s Grand Marshall is Steve Schmidt. Steve was Elk Grove Chief of Police for 17 years. He is president of the Elk Grove Sister Cities organization, has been active with the Boy Scouts and Rotary.
If you have any questions or wish to make a suggestion for next year's theme, please email the parade committee: firstname.lastname@example.org
Elk Grove Village Parade History
1998 - Grand Marshall Darlene Greaves, Theme 70's and 80's
1999 - Grand Marshall Mary and Stuart Hale, Theme Celebrate the 90's
2000 - Audrey and Joe Bosslet, Theme Holiday of Lights
2001 - Grand Marshall Nanci Vanderweel and Gayle Banter, Theme Space Odyssey
2002 - Grand Marshall VFW Post 9284 and VFW Ladies Auxiliary 92842003 - Grand Marshall, Theme Spirit of America
2004 - Grand Marshall Elk Grove Lions and Lioness Clubs, Theme Tropical Paradise
2005 - Grand Marshall Elk Grove Jaycees, Theme Showcase the World
2006 - Grand Marshall Rotary Club of EGV, Theme Evening at the Circus
2007 - Grand Marshall Alexian Brothers, Theme A Salute to Elk Grove Village - 50 Years
2008 - Grand Marshall Jim Heffern, Theme Saturday Night at the Movies
2009 - Grand Marshall Service Individuals, Theme Star-Spangled Salute to America
2010 - Grand Marshall Nancy Czarnik & 5 Branches of the Armed Forces, Theme Star-Spangled Salute to America
2011 - Grand Marshall Dr. Alan Shapiro, Broadway on Parade Theme
2012 - Grand Marshall Elk Grove Historical Society, Theme Great Moments in History
2013 - Grand Marshall Don Kerstin, Theme Sports on the Boulevard
2014 - Grand Marshall Fred Geinosky, Theme Under the Big Top
2015 - Grand Marshall Tom, Larry and Kevin Walter, Theme Mardi Gras
2016 - Grand Marshall 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