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NO Fireworks in Elgin, but

It's true, the City of Elgin decided to give money and in-kind services to Hoffman Estates to have a joint firework show at the Sears Center. Which means, if you want a fireworks show, you are going to have to leave our town and head next door to Hoffman Estates' Sears Center. Originally, when the City decided to partner with Hoffman, Elgin Councilperson Moeller stated she wants the Jaycees to be involved... read more

Elgin Fireworks 2012

On March 21, 2012  the Committee of the Whole, voted that the City of Elgin will provide $15,000 to enhance the fireworks display at the joint Independence Day celebration at the Sears Center. Councilman Prigge wanted to ensure there will be an "Elgin feel" with the fireworks. Elgin has been known to insist in 10 - 16 inch shells in the fireworks displays. Elgin used to pay $30,000 just for fireworks. The... read more

The evolution of the Fireworks Festival

During 2011 the Jaycees met with the City of Elgin a few times. In our last meeting we discovered the Mayor, David Kaptain, has been thinking of having an ethnic festival. We were excited to hear this because the Elgin Jaycees originally created Ethnic Fest and we've been talking about how great it would be to bring it back. So we thought, why not combine the two! Elgin is a melting pot of ethnicities and... read more

Community meeting 8/20

The Elgin Jaycees are having their Monthly Social at In The Neighborhood Deli on 8/20 at 1pm. The topic of discussion will be FIREWORKS! If you can make it out we'd love to talk about the fireworks festival, fundraising, and more. ITN Deli is located at 185 North Edison Avenue, Elgin, Illinois 60123 Phone Number:... read more


I wanted to give you all an update about the 4th of July Fireworks, this website, and the progress for the 2012 fireworks. First of all, this website - During the month of June on up to the 4th of July there were thousands of hits to this website.  This means people were searching online for "Elgin Fireworks". This is exciting because it shows there is a demand and PEOPLE WANT THE FIREWORKS... read more
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