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WaunaBoom Fireworks in Waunakee Wisconsin

July 4th Family Celebration

July 4, 2025
2:00-10:30 PM
Ripp Park at 213 Dorn Dr.


We extend our heartfelt gratitude to everyone who joined us in celebrating Independence Day at WaunaBoom. Your participation made this year's event truly special. Thanks to our generous sponsors, dedicated volunteers, essential service departments, and vendors. 


  • SPONSORSYour contributions and resources make it possible to offer free family fun to the community.

  • VOLUNTEERS: Your time and dedication were crucial in bringing this event to life.

  • VILLAGE OF WAUNAKEE: Public Works, Utilities, Volunteer Fire Department, Police Department, EMS, and Administration: Your efforts ensured a safe and smooth event.

  • WAUNAKEE VILLAGE BOARD: Thanks for your continued support.

  • WAUNAKEE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: Your coordination and support were critical to our event's success.

  • CHROME FIREWORKS AND DISPLAYS: Your stunning fireworks display was a highlight of the celebration.

  • FOOD AND ACTIVITY PARTNERS: Your offerings added to the enjoyment of the event.

  • WISCONSIN NATIONAL GUARD: Your F-35 flyover and the Black Hawk fly-in (though canceled due to weather) were greatly anticipated and appreciated.

  • CLEAN-UP CREW: Special thanks to Two Men and a Junk Truck, Cub Scouts Pack 46, and Waunakee Public Works for leaving the park spotless.

  • GUESTS: Your enthusiasm and participation are why we do everything, and we are grateful for your support and presence.


We also extend our deepest appreciation to the WaunaBoom Committee, which dedicated thousands of hours over the past 12 months to plan and execute this wonderful celebration: Kristin Runge (Waunakee Village President), Chris Zellner (WaunaBoom Chairperson), Jade Hofeldt, Michelle Johnson, Cindy Kobza, Trudi Leder, Courtney Morehart, Stacey Ryan, Alex Schmalz, Ellen Schaaf, Amie Zellner, Jennifer Zellner-Schmalz, and Julie Zellner.


Join us next year for WaunaBoom 2025 on July 4th, from 2:00 to 10:30 PM, for another unforgettable celebration!



Free Family Movie in the Park

Enjoy free movies and popcorn on the jumbotron at Bishops Bay Country Club's WaunaBoom Theater. Monsters, Inc. (G) runs from 5 to 6:30 pm, and The Incredibles (PG) runs from 6:45 to 8:40 pm.


5:00 - 8:40 pm

Spectacular WaunaBoom Fireworks Display

Make sure to stay for the impressive display by our valuable partner, Chrome Fireworks and Displays. The show begins when the western horizon is entirely dark and is accompanied by music. Following the finale, lights will be turned on throughout the park to ensure our guests' safe departure.


9:45 pm



Bags Tournament at WaunaBoom

Enjoy our open and free cornhole boards in the beer tent. Sponsored by Lexus of Madison. You must be 21 years old to enter the beer tent. Children must be with a guardian.

2:00 - 9:30 PM

Cornhole Boards

F-35 Flyover

An F-35 from the Wisconsin Air National Guard's 115th Fighter Wing will fly over during the national anthem around 2:50 pm. The beer tent or surrounding area is the best place to watch the flyover. Arriving 10-15 minutes early is recommended to secure a good spot. A big shoutout to the flight and ground crews for their service and dedication!

2:50 PM

F-35 Flyover

Free Firetruck Experience

Enjoy the free firetruck experience. Use a fire hose, see the fire engine, and meet Waunakee's volunteer firefighters!

2:00 - 6:30 PM


Remote Control Race Cars at WaunaBoom

DCAR David’s Certified Auto Repair sponsors the free and unlimited WaunaBoom race track, featuring six remote-controlled trucks and cars racing around a 32’ x 40’ track complete with jumps.

2:00 - 8:00 PM

RC Race Course

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Add some sparkle with free glitter tattoos! Sponsored by our partners at Minuteman Press, who print all of our event signage and banners.

2:00 - 7:00 PM

Glitter Tattoos

Free Petting Farm

One Community Bank sponsors WaunaBoom's free petting farm, featuring a variety of cute animals such as a zebra, bunnies, chicks, lambs, goats, ducks, a mini potbelly pig, llamas, a mini horse, and a mini donkey from Haven's Petting Farm.

2:00 - 8:00 PM

Petting Farm

Phantom's Revenge Pirate Ride at WaunaBoom

Embark on a swashbuckling adventure aboard TDS’s Phantom’s Revenge! This free ride swings back and forth, hosting up to 12 pirates, ensuring a thrilling adventure for all! Get ready for high-seas excitement!

2:00 - 8:00 PM

The Pirate Ship


Our friends at Kindred Spirits Photo Booth Services will take free photos in the beer tent. You can get a traditional picture or AI-generated artwork! They will then text or email your photo to you. Children can enter the beer tent if accompanied by guardians who are 21 or older.

2:00 - 8:00 PM

Photo Booth

Ready for the WaunaBoom Bike Parade

Join us for the Kids' Bike Parade at WaunaBoom! From 2 - 2:50 pm, guests can decorate their bikes, trikes, wagons, or wheelchairs for free, thanks to the generous support of our friends at the Waunakee Lions Club. The parade will start at 3 pm. Please note that the activity has been relocated to the parking lot by the north shelter near the baseball fields. We extend our heartfelt appreciation to the Waunakee Lions Club for their dedication and support!

2:00 - 3:00 PM

Kids' Bike Parade

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One Community Bank sponsors free pony rides. Four hand-led ponies from Haven’s Petting Farm.

2:00 - 6:00 PM

Pony Rides

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A Black Hawk helicopter from the 1st Battalion of the 147th Aviation Regiment will land in the park at 2:00 p.m. The helicopter will be available for free public viewing at the baseball field near the Fifth Street entrance until 4:00 p.m. We thank the generous flight and ground crew members for their service and time.

2:00 - 4:00 PM

Black Hawk Fly-in

WaunaBoom Bumper Cars

Bump, spin, and race at WaunaBoom's bumper car battle! Free and unlimited fun from our generous sponsors. Drivers must be 8+ to operate solo. Younger children can ride with a guardian.

2:00 - 8:00 PM

Bumper Cars

WaunaBoom Balloons

A WaunaBoom favorite, Neil the Real Deal will be twisting free balloon sculptures all afternoon.

2:00 - 7:00 PM

Balloon Artist

People enjoying the free climbing wall

Enjoy free and unlimited rock climbing on Trending Now Promotions' 25-foot portable climbing wall.

2:00 - 8:00 PM

Climbing Wall

Ninja Warped Climbing Wall at WaunaBoom

Clear Vision ProWash sponsors our exhilarating Ninja Warped Wall challenge. Prepare to unleash your inner ninja at WaunaBoom! Conquer towering 10- and 12-foot climbing walls in the ultimate test of strength and agility. It is open to all daredevils aged 10 and above, and it's free. Are you up for the climb?

2:00 - 8:00 PM

Ninja Wall

Free Bubble Table at WaunaBoom

Enjoy free fun activities like playing with the bubble table, sidewalk chalk art, selfies, and hopscotch.

2:00 - 8:00 PM

More Fun Things



Enjoy WaunaBoom Food Carts


Food Carts


WaunaBoom offers 18 food and beverage carts open from 2 - 9:30 pm.

Athens Grill

Ben's Soft Pretzels

Charlie's Cakes and Shakes

Charlie's Grab Joint


Curd Girl

Frios Gourmet Pops

Gloria's Mexican Restaurant

Indian Creek Kettle Corn 
Jakarta Café
Kona Ice of Madison

Melvin the Moo Truck

Nemmas World Tour
Pancho's Tacos

Pizza Hut

Sabor Queretano

Travelin' Tom's Coffee Truck

Beer Tent


The Waunakee Area Chamber of Commerce beer tent serves Anheuser-Busch, Octopi Brewing, and The Lone Girl Brewing Company. You must be 21 years old to enter. Children can enter with a guardian. The beer tent is open from 2 - 10:15 pm.




Livable Communities
Village of Waunakee
Town of Westport
Waunakee Area Chamber of Commerce
Zellner Family
Lexus of Madison

DIAMOND SPONSORS: $2,500 – $4,999

Waunakee Remodeling

Phil and Betty Willems

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Hovde Properties
OCB Waunakee
Bishops Bay Country Club
Minuteman Press
DCAR David's Certified Auto Repair

GOLD SPONSORS: $1,000 – $2,499

Kraus Anderson
Collision Masters
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Pellitteri Waste Systems
Waunakee Rotary International
M3 Insurance
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Waunakee Rental
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Strand Associates

SILVER SPONSORS: $500 – $999

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Home Again Living Assisted
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Bright Star Senior Living Assisted Living and Memory Care a Higher Standard
May Vision Center
Karls Family Dentistry
DNS Dental Laboratory, Inc.
Stevens Construction
Waunakee Tribune
Top Cut Lawns Waunakee WI 608-850-4387
Premier Builders Inc
Waunakee's One Stop BP
Summit Credit Union
Pharo Heating & Cooling
Pharo Marine
Stafford Rosenbaum LLP Attorneys
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Fredrick Electric Call 608-206-1633
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Zoe's Pizzeria
Veridian Homes
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US Cellular
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BRONZE SPONSORS: $100 – $499


Acker Builders

Advanced Concrete

Bakke Chiropractic Clinic

Best Dressed Windows/Van Wie Family

Hair Concepts

Hill's Wiring

INSPIRE Learning Center

Meffert Oil Co.

Neil's Liquor

Northridge Church

Rodney Cup

US Bank

Vacation Designers

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