Volunteers are essential
to our success.  If you are interested in helping with the 2017 festivities, or simply making a donation, please click the image above to contact the Shabbona Hometown Events Committee


The Shabbona Hometown Events Committee is a non-profit organization that exists to:

Encourage and promote the patriotic celebration of our nation's founding among the citizens of the Village of Shabbona and surrounding communities.

To promote a family oriented day of celebration, including a parade, games, rides, contests and other activities.

To encourage local churches, businesses, service and social clubs, volunteer fire companies, and other community groups to participate.

To solicit, receive and disburse funds for the continuation, maintenance and improvement of the event.

Hometown Parade

Please join us and the community in celebrating our country’s Independence Day by participating in our Fourth of July Hometown Parade! This year's theme is "A Salute To America!".

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4th of July Festival

Our Independence Day Festival represents the very best of small town America.  Join us for great food, good fun, and a day filled laughter for everyone!

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Hometown Citizen Award

Show your appreciation to someone you feel has helped make this little place we call home a better place to live.  Nominate them for the Shabbona Hometown Citizen Award.

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Shabbona Fire Department Pancake Breakfast

Please join the men and women of the Shabbona Volunteer Fire Department for their annual "All You Can Eat" Pancake Breakfast on Tuesday, July 4th from 7am-11am at the fire barn.

Visit the Shabbona Fire Department to find out more.

Pokanoka's Run & Walk

Join Pokanoka’s Cafe at Shabbona Lake State Park for their 6th Annual Pokanoka’s Trail Run/Walk at Shabbona Lake State Park to help benefit Safe Passage.

Please visit the Pokanoka's Run & Walk website to find out more.

Shabbona Lions Club Pork Chop Dinner

On Tuesday, July 4th, at 4:30pm stop by Lion's Park in Shabbona for the Lions Club's Annual Pork Chop Dinner!

Visit the Shabbona Lions Clubhouse to find out more.


No Fourth of July celebration would be complete without fireworks!

Please visit the Shabbona Fireworks Association to find out more about the wonderful fireworks display held at the Shabbona Lake State Park.