July 4th Family Celebration
July 4, 2024
Ripp Park at 213 Dorn Dr.
Celebrate Independence Day with us at WaunaBoom in the Village of Waunakee! This event is free and offers a variety of entertainment, including live music, food carts, free family activities, a Black Hawk fly-in at 2 pm by the 147th Aviation Regiment, an F-35 flyover by the 115th Fighter Wing at 6:15 pm, and an impressive fireworks display.
We would like to express our appreciation to our sponsors and volunteers who help make WaunaBoom possible. If you would like to contribute, we welcome donations and volunteers to support this fantastic event.
Please note that for everyone's safety, the Waunakee Police Department does not permit fireworks, sparklers, pets, or alcoholic beverages in the park. In case of rain, the event will be rescheduled to July 5th from 4:30 - 10:00 pm.
Livable Communities is proud to sponsor Boogie and the YoYoz, the hottest party band in Wisconsin and Iowa. This band is a beloved favorite in Waunakee, and their energetic performances will keep you moving and entertained all night long. Enjoy delicious food and a cold beverage as you dance the evening away!
BOOGIE AND THE
6:30 - 9:30 pm
Make sure to stay for the impressive display by our valuable partner, Chrome Fireworks and Displays. The show will begin when the western horizon is entirely dark and will be accompanied by music. Following the finale, lights will be turned on throughout the park to ensure our guests' safe departure.
At 2 pm, a Black Hawk helicopter from the 1st Battalion of the 147th Aviation Regiment will land in the park. You can see the helicopter for free at the baseball field until 4:30 pm. We thank the generous flight and ground crew members for donating their time.
2:00 - 4:30 PM
Black Hawk Fly-in
The Wisconsin Air National Guard's 115th Fighter Wing will fly over during the national anthem around 6:15 pm. The best place to watch the flyover is the beer tent or its surrounding area. It is recommended to arrive 5-10 minutes early to secure a good spot. A big shoutout to the flight and ground crews for their service and dedication!
The WaunaBoom race track features six remote-controlled trucks and cars racing around a 32' x 40' outdoor track complete with jumps. Guests can enjoy unlimited racing for free. Check out our friends at RC Party Crashers.
2:00 - 8:00 PM
RC Race Course
Learn disc golf at WaunaBoom! This free introduction to the sport is for anyone over 10+ years old. Swing by the baseball field on the north side of the park at 6 pm.
6:00 - 8:00 PM
Intro to Disc Golf
Get ready for the kids' bike parade by decorating your bike, trike, wagon, or wheelchair for free from 2-2:45 pm, followed by the parade from 2:45-3:00 pm.
2:00 - 3:00 PM
Kids' Bike Parade
One Community Bank sponsors free pony rides. Four hand-led ponies from Haven’s Petting Farm.
2:00 - 6:00 PM
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. Small children can ride with guardians.
2:00 - 8:00 PM
You can also enjoy other fun and free activities such as playing with the bubble table, creating beautiful artwork on the sidewalk with chalk, taking pictures at the selfie station, or hopping around with hopscotch.
2:00 - 8:00 PM
More Fun Things
Charlie's Cakes and Shakes
Charlie's Grab Joint
The Waunakee Area Chamber of Commerce beer tent serves beer from Anheuser-Busch and Octopi Brewing. You must be 21 years old to enter. Children can enter with a guardian. The beer tent is open from 2 - 10:15 pm.
DOUBLE DIAMOND SPONSORS: $5,000 – $9,999
DIAMOND SPONSORS: $2,500 – $4,999
Phil and Betty Willems
GOLD SPONSORS: $1,000 – $2,499
SILVER SPONSORS: $500 – $999
BRONZE SPONSORS: $100 – $499
Best Dressed Windows/Van Wie Family
Kearney Tax & Financial Services
Meffert Oil Co.
OPA's Custom Woodworking
Point B Wealth Advisors
RG Heating & Air Conditioning
Trinity Academy of Irish Dance
It takes a village to run WaunaBoom. We’re in need of volunteers to help make this a huge success for our community. Please check back to sign up.