Wonder Lake Patriotic Celebration

Fireworks over Wonder Lake!

Fireworks Fund

STREET COLLECTIONS: Can you spare 2 hours on an upcoming Saturday morning to hang out and collect donations for the Fireworks Fund? Street collections will start on May 18th and continue on weekends through June 22nd; choose a 9-11 a.m. or 11-1 p.m. time slot. Collectors are needed on both the East and West sides. Send a message to our committee chairman, John Tollini: john.tollini@gmail.com for more details or to volunteer.

CONTRIBUTE ONLINE: Donations are always appreciated - those beautiful fireworks aren't cheap. Payment can be made directly to Paypal this year, Contact John, john.tollini@gmail.com to get involved, and help make this the best celebration yet! or use your Paypal account to Send money to: fireworks@wonderlake.org

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Parade Application

JOIN THE PARADE: Participate in our 4th of July Celebrations on July 6th. Parade begins at 1:30 PM, No entry fee for WL Chamber members. Non member is $25, and $20 for non-profits, and social organizations. Deadline is July 1st 2019. Please read parade form carefully for rules and conditions: no water balloons, squirt guns, or supersoakers! All entries need to be decorated. Entries must be street legal size. Line up begins at 12:00 PM at Christ the King Church, 5006 East Wonder Lake Rd, Wonder Lake IL 60097 Download Parade Application PDF for more information

Scheduled Events

FRIDAY, JULY 5TH: Join the illuminated parade of boats around the lake. Spread the word about Venetian Night on July 5th. No need to sign up - just show up at dusk (around 8:45 PM) at Yacht Club Island in White Oaks Bay with your lighted boat, it's the island with the flag pole. For more information contact the Wonder Lake Yacht Club at WLYCsail.social@yahoo.com Event is sponsored by the Wonder Lake Yacht Club.

SATURDAY, JULY 6TH: During the Parade, Hancock Drive, and sections of East Wonder Lake Road in Wonder Lake will be closed to traffic, please use alternate routes when traveling.

NOON-3:00 PM: Kids Games, and Face painter will be located on Hancock Drive, grassy lot west of MPOA office.

NOON-DARK: Food Booths along Lake Shore Drive at the Wonder Center Beach Association.

1:30 PM: The Parade Begins. Come on down to Hancock Drive, bring lawn chairs and have a picnic while waiting for the Parade to pass by!

2:30 PM: Open House at East Side Wonder Lake Fire Department.

4:30 PM: Award Winning Wonder Lake Water Show Ski Team will present their current show at Center Beach.

6:30 PM: NEW! LIVE Music Come and Hear Mother Earth The Band, at Dockside deck. This is a High Energy Jam Band, check out their Music Sample at Bandmix- This is Gonna Be A Good Time!

At DARK: Fireworks over Wonder Lake! Pick out your favorite viewing location, on land or on water. Fireworks designed by Mad Bomber will be launched from a floating barge, and great viewing is available from Wonder Center Beach. Boaters please be aware of the barge located in the middle of the lake between West Bay & Center Beach

SUNDAY, JULY 7TH: Last but not least, enjoy a pontoon cruise around our beautiful lake!

2:00-4:00 PM: Free Pontoon Rides! Enjoy a casual, fun and very informative boat ride around Wonder Lake. Boarding will be from the Wonder Lake Marina dock. Sponsored by the Wonder Lake Yacht Club and Wonder Lake Marina.

Please note: Wonder Center Beach is owned by the Wonder Center Property Owners Association, it is a private beach that opens up to the public for scheduled special events. Please be courteous and do not leave items behind, and deposit any trash in the provided containers.


The Wonder Lake Chamber of Commerce is an all-volunteer organization. We are in need of additional help and volunteers. The Chamber provides several activities every year, including the Winter Wonder Walk, Patriotic Celebration (Fourth of July) and August Golf Outing. We ask you to follow and like us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/WLCC60097 You can also check out our webpage at https://wonderlake.org/ Without volunteers, how will the events continue? Support the Chamber by becoming a member!

The Wonder Lake Chamber of Commerce will be giving away a gift card when we get 1,000 likes. Join us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/WLCC60097 and like the page.

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