Independence Day Fireworks Display: July 3rd at Dusk!

The annual Independence Day fireworks are a favorite community event that 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. No amount is too small! The Village acknowledges all contributors here on the Village website and in all Village electronic communications.

Contributors of $1000 or more are identified as Patriot Sponsors.. Their names are posted on a large sponsor board in front of Village Hall on Main Street. All Patriot Sponsors are entered in a raffle for a reserved beachfront table for 8 people at Lindy's Restaurant with a $50 Lindy's gift certificate!

A Contributor Form is provided below for your convenience. Please submit it along with your contribution. 
If you have any questions about this program, please contact Alise Homola at 847-526-9600, or by e-mail at

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2018 Patriot Sponsors 

A big thank you to the following Patriot Sponsors for their generous support of our community event! Please click on the links to visit their web pages and shop local to grow our hometown establishments.


Our Patriot Sponsors donate $1,000 or more to the Fireworks Fund. This level of support is indicative of their commitment to the community.

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2018 Fireworks Fund Donations

Special thanks to all of our residents and local business contributors for their generous support:
  • LVVA HOA: $565
  • Jeff & Patti Sode: $250
  • Glenn & Linda Starkey: $500
  • The Kalush Family: $50
  • Chamberlin Plumbing, Inc: $250
  • David & Eileen Geary: $100
  • Speer Financial, Inc: $100
  • Lucky Vine: $100
  • Wauconda Animal Hospital: $300
  • Property Management Services: $100
  • Law Offices of Rudolph F. Magna: $500
  • Wauconda Woman's Club: $100
  • Library Hill Condo Association: $100
  • Gehrke Technology Group, Inc: $250
  • Campbell International, Inc: $250
  • The Jim & Pattie Taylor Family: $200
  • Wauconda American Legion Post 911: $250
  • Main Street Outfitters: $200
  • SLYCE coal fired pizza: $125
  • B.G.R. Construction, Inc: $150

The fireworks display over Bangs Lake is spectacular to view from both land and boat. They start at dusk on July 3rd.

Fireworks on Bangs Lake

Bangs Lake is a beautiful backdrop for the dramatic display of fireworks that have become a favorite tradition in Wauconda. The display is funded entirely by our generous donators and proceeds from the Big Bang Golf Outing.


2018 Fireworks Fund Donations


  • Wauconda Lions Club: $300

  • Aloha Cleaners: $100
  • Lamp Automotive: $100
  • JJ Twigs Pizza & Pub: $100
  • Polish'd Nail Studio: $100
  • Thompson Electric Company: $30