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You’re invited to the Village of Waunakee’s July 4th Family Celebration

Ripp Park on July 4 from 2:00 – 10:30 pm.

Come and celebrate Independence Day at this free event, while experiencing the fun, food, music, family activities, American Legion recognition, F-16 flyover, Black Hawk helicopter fly-in and large fireworks display. This event would not be possible without the generous support of our sponsors and volunteers.


Event Info

Event Details

July 4 at Ripp Park

2:00 – 10:30 pm – Fireworks at dusk

Ripp Park is located on the far west side of the village at:

213 Dorn Drive
Waunakee, WI 53597


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No alcohol carry-ins, pets or personal fireworks/sparklers permitted.

Free Busing and Parking

Sponsored by Hottmann Construction, free busing will be provided to and from WaunaBoom between 1:45 pm to 11:15 pm, every 30-minutes. Park and ride the bus at Prairie, Arboretum or the Middle school. Street parking is also available around and near WaunaBoom.

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Bus Schedule


Fireworks Display

Large Fireworks Display

Stay for our impressive show by Krueger Pyrotechnics & Firework Displays at dusk.



F-16 Flyover

between 8:30 – 9:00 pm by the Air National Guard, 115th Fighter Wing



Black Hawk Helicopter Fly-In

at 3:30 pm and departure at 6:00 pm by Wisconsin Army National Guard’s 1st Battalion, 147th Aviation


Livable Communities

Boogie and the Yo-Yo’z


from 2 – 5:30 pm

The Toys


from 6 – 9:30 pm


American Legion Recognition

Help us say thanks to Waunakee’s American Legion Post 360.


Free Kids’ Bike Parade

Decorating at 2 pm and parade at 3 pm

Free bike decorations located in the south shelter.

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Free Kids’ Kickball Tournament

From 12 – 6 pm

Register your team by June 20

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First Choice Dental’s Free Bounce Houses and Obstacle Course

Jump House
From 2 - 8 pm

Sponsored by First Choice Dental

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Free Sidewalk

Sidewalk Chalk
From 2 – 8 pm

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Free Emergency

Fire Engine
From 2 – 6:30 pm

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Free Face

Drawing Pad
From 3:00 – 6:00 pm

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Free Face

Face Painting
From 2:30 – 7:00 pm

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Rainbow Child Care’s Free Bubble Table

From 2:00 - 8:00 pm (or when the bubbles are gone)

Sponsored by Rainbow Daycare

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Free Balloon Artist

From 3 – 6 pm

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Waunakee Remodeling’s Free UltraZone Laser Tag Course

Laser Tag
From 2 – 8 pm

Sponsored by Waunakee Remodeling.

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Lexus of Madison’s Bags/Cornhole Tournament

Bags Tournament
At 3:00 pm

This will be a regulation tournament with running points for scoring. Tournament will take place in the beer tent and there will be cash prizes. Registration deadline is June 20. Must be at least 21 years old to register. Sponsored by Lexus of Madison.

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Free Magician

From 3:30 – 8:30 pm

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Free Adventure Rock Climbing Wall

Rock Climbing
From 2 – 8 pm

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Free Selfie Station

From 2 – 8 pm

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Helicopter Rides

Drawing Pad
From 2 – 5 pm

Private helicopter rides over the village.
Price is $50 per person.

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Food and Beverages


Pepsi products
($2 soda and water)

abAnheuser-Busch and Lone Girl Brewing Products
Waunakee Area Chamber of Commerce beer tent open from 2 – 10:15 pm.

Children with a guardian are permitted until 8 pm.

foodcart11 Different Food Carts
($6 menu items) – from 2 – 9:30 pm



Please join our sponsors to make this free event a success for our community. Make a tax-deductible donation today. Also, donation barrels will be located at the park entrances.

Click Here to Donate

Archived – Triple Diamond Sponsor – $10,000 +


Double Diamond Sponsors – $5,000 – $9,999

Diamond Sponsors – $2,500 – $4,999

Gold Sponsors –  $1,000 – $2,499

Silver Sponsors – $500 – $999

Bronze Sponsors – $100 – $499


Athens Grill

Capitol Bank

Chocolate Shoppe Ice Cream

Guilty Cafe

Indian Creek Kettle Corn

Jakarta Café

Kona Ice of Madison

Lioness Club

Meffert Oil Company

Melted / Taco Loco

Orange Shoe Personal Fitness


Rib Masters

Rocky Rococo

Ryan Maier

Sabre Queretano

Friends of the 4th – $1 – $99



We enjoyed great success at WaunaBoom last year and have added many new events for this year. With the increase in events, we’re in need of more volunteers to help make this a huge success for our community. Without our volunteers this day would not be possible!

Here’s how it works in 3 easy steps:

  1. Click this link to our WaunaBoom event page on Signup.com at http://signup.com/go/qJgQZkT
  2. Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.
  3. Sign up with your Facebook account or email address.

Note: Signup.com does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please email Stacey Ryan [ smfsryan@gmail.com ] to be signed up manually.