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WaunaBoom 2020 is Canceled

We are saddened to share that we are unable to host our event this year due to COVID-19 and Dane County Public Health orders.

The health and safety of our guests and volunteers were at the forefront of our decision. We look forward to a great event on July 4, 2021. Waunakee will be 150 years old next year, and we will be sure to make the event the best yet! Thank you for your support. We look forward to welcoming you next year. Hope to see you there!


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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ATMs and U.S. Cellular charging stations are located by the food carts.
No alcohol carry-ins, pets or personal fireworks/sparklers permitted.

Handicapped Guests

Handicapped drop-off and pick-up is located at the intersection of Dorn Dr and 5 th St (north park entrance) and Dorn Dr at Raymond Rd (south park entrance). For convenience, Dorn Dr is reserved for handicapped parking only. For assistance entering the park, wait at either entrance and a WaunaBoom volunteer will arrive with a golf cart to take you/guests to one of three designated drop-off/pick-up locations within the park. These golf carts will run continuously from 2 – 10:30 pm. For the safety of all our guests and by order of the Waunakee Police Department, Ripp Dr will be barricaded and only authorized vehicles can enter the park.

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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 Chrome Fireworks and Krueger Pyrotechnics & Fireworks Displays. The show starts when the western horizon is completely dark. During the show, music will be playing that is family-focused. The fireworks are not choreographed to the music. After the finale, lights will turn on all around the park to ensure a safe departure for all of our guests.


Livable Communities

Boogie and the Yo-Yo’z


from 2 – 5:30 pm

The Toys


from 6 – 9:30 pm


Waunakee Area EMS Recognition

Help us celebrate 40 years of volunteer EMS service to Waunakee, Westport, Dane, Town of Dane, Vienna and Springfield.


Kids’ Bike Parade

Decorating at 2 pm and parade at 3 pm

Free bike decorations located in the south shelter.

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Glitter Tattoos

Glitter Tattoo
From 3 – 7 pm

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Bounce Houses and Obstacle Course

Jump House
From 2 - 8 pm

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Sidewalk Chalk, Hop Scotch and Tic-Tac-Toe

Sidewalk Chalk
From 2 – 8 pm

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Emergency Vehicles

Fire Engine
From 2 – 6:30 pm

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Face Caricatures

Drawing Pad
From 3 – 6 pm

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Face Painting

Face Painting
From 3 – 7 pm

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Bubble Table

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

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Balloon Artist

From 3 – 6 pm

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Waunakee Remodeling’s 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. Register in the beer tent between 2:00 - 3:00pm the day of the event. Must be at least 21 years old to register. Sponsored by Lexus of Madison.

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Battle Darts

Nerf Gun Wars
From 4 – 8 pm

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Adventure Rock Climbing Wall

Rock Climbing
From 2 – 8 pm

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Helicopter Rides

Drawing Pad
From 2 – 6 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.

foodcartVariety of 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

Indian Creek Kettle Corn

Acker Builders

Country Inn and Suites Madison

Country View Apartments

D&S Dental

Cyclismo Cycling

Kearney Tax & Financial

Infinity Martial Arts of Waunakee

Jakarta Café

Kona Ice of Madison

Meffert Oil Company

Advanced Concrete

Kent and Michelle Straus

Kiefer Law Office LLC

Little Caesars Pizza Waunakee


Village Mall, WMC

Fire & Knife BBQ

JD’s Taste Of Chicago

Knights of Columbus

Orange Shoe Personal Fitness


Rib Masters

Rocky Rococo

Sabre Queretano

RG Heating & Air Conditioning

RJM Electric

Scientific Protein Lab

U.S. Bank

Vacation Designers LLC

Dan Piazza, American Family Insurance

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 https://signup.com/go/aEHXBZF
  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.