Independence Day Fireworks Display: July 3rd at Dusk!

The annual Independence Day fireworks are an integral part of Wauconda’s spirit and essence. This well-attended event offers an opportunity for neighbors and friends to celebrate a family oriented evening together on beautiful Bangs Lake.

Due to the high cost of production, the Village relies on generous donations from our local governmental agencies, organizations, homeowner associations, residents, and businesses that believe in the significance of this patriotic event.

Please consider a donation to our annual celebration. The Village acknowledges all contributors on the Village website and in all Village electronic communications. Contributors of $1000 or more also have their name posted on a large sponsor board in front of Village Hall on Main Street.

A Contributor Form is provided below for your convenience. If you have any questions about this program, please contact Deb Ogorzaly, our Economic Development Coordinator, at 847-526-9609, or by e-mail at

Fireworks Donation Form

July 6, 2016 Report:

Thanks to the many generous supporters  and proceeds from a successful Golf Outing, the Village raised the contracted $21,000 for this year's fireworks display. This included a $500 increase to the grand finale from previous years. We hope you visited Wauconda to enjoy the celebration and all that our Village has to offer.

Join us in perpetuating this wonderful community sponsored event. Donations are accepted year round with the Donation Form posted to the left. No amount is too small! 

2017 Patriot Sponsors

A big thank you to the following Patriot Sponsors ($1,000 or more) for their generous support of our community event! Click on the links to visit their web pages.


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2017 Fireworks Fund Donations

Special thanks to all of our contributors for their generous support:

  • David & Eileen Geary: $100
  • Wauconda Woman's Club: $100
  • Jeff & Patti Sode: $200
  • Jason & Steph Laureys: $50
Fireworks on Bangs Lake

2017 Big Bang Golf Outing

In addition to the many generous donations, the Village hosts a golf outing to raise additional funds. For information and to register or sponsor, click on the image below: