The Bartlett Fourth of July Committee was formed in August of 1992 by a few residents who wanted a "home town celebration that would create memories for our children and our children's' children." A simple concept that has stood the test of time.
As the planning for the 1993 4th of July expanded, so did the size of the committee. The committee is not a part of any other organization. Its sole purpose is to provide a 4th of July Celebration each year for our home town. It is totally self funding in that the profits from one year are used for the celebration the next year.
We would be remiss to not mention that each year the Village of Bartlett funds $12,000 toward the cost of the fireworks display. Additionally, we count on the support of the Bartlett Police Department and Fire Department in keeping the festival orderly and safe for all residents who attend.
The Bartlett Park District allows the festival on its soccer fields and takes charge of supervising the adjacent parking lot. They also take on the necessary but essential task of garbage removal.
Without the cooperation of the Village and Park District, the Bartlett 4th of July Celebration in Bartlett could not exist.
The bands and entertainment in the band-shell, the peddle tractor pull, the parade, the tents, the kids entertainment on the 4th, and, of course the fireworks extravaganza are all funded by last year's celebration.
The committee starts its year in August for the following year. It is no small task. Anyone interested in joining is welcome. Our meetings are the 2nd Monday of each month at 7:00 PM sharp at the Bartlett Community Center.
Please come and enjoy the festival that always focuses on family, fun, and fabulous fireworks to celebrate our nation's birth.