The Palatine Jaycees are seeking individuals or organizations interested in participating in Palatine's July Fourth celebration, Hometown Fest.
"This is the community's celebration and we want everyone involved," said Liz Noe, co-chair of the festival.
Noe said there are openings for the parade, which takes place at 10 a.m. July 5, and encouraged groups to enter a float or march in the parade. Entries in the parade will cost $50 for charities and organizations and $100 for businesses.
Jason Foltyn, the festival's co-chair, said applications will be evaluated based on theme representation, entertainment value and past participation in the parade.
In addition to the parade, there are a limited number of openings for the Arts & Crafts Fair and Business & Charity Expo, according to organizers. Applications for all events are available at hometownfest.org.
The festival is scheduled for July 2 through 6 at Community Park on Palatine Road and Northwest Highway.