Independence Day is approaching fast and all of Wisconsin Dells is keeping very busy preparing for the big day. The downtown area, along with a few major resorts, are planning mind-blowing spectacles of fireworks for a 4th of July celebration that is sure to be unforgettable. fireworks01

The downtown area will be shooting off their display around sunset. Some of the best locations to watch these fireworks downtown are by the river dam near Mexicali Rose or in the soccer/baseball fields near the local pool. So pack a blanket and snacks or grab a drink at one of the downtown bars or restaurants  and settle in for a stunning show. For more information, visit

Near the downtown fireworks will be Mt. Olympus’ show, which is open to the public. Occurring at 9:30 p.m., their fireworks are always amongst the best of the Dells. Sit a top your car or on a blanket in the Mt. Olympus Theme Park parking lot or across the street at the Original Wisconsin Ducks. Either way, you are sure to have a spectacular view.

Kalahari Resort has a full day of fun planned for their guests starting at 10 a.m. and going until dusk. All red, white and blue themed of course, those participating are sure to have a very memorable and exciting 4th of July. Their show will be simulcast broadcasted on 106.9FM. Locals are welcome to park in a reserved area at the Kalahari where they can tune in and enjoy the fireworks as well. Other Kalahari activities include:

– All Day – Coloring Contest
– 11am – 4th of July Kids Parade around the Resort
– 11am-3pm – Old Fashioned Family Picnic
– 12:30pm Signing of the Thank You Banner to show appreciation for the Men and Women in our Armed Forces.
– 1:30pm-2:30pm – Poolside Games
– 4:30pm-6:30pm – Tie Dye Extravaganza (weather permitting)

The Wilderness Resort will be hosting its fantastic fireworks show at 9:15 p.m. For the best seating, grab a spot at the Lost World Outdoor Waterpark, Wilderland, or at poolside rooms or cabanas at Glacier Canyon. The cabanas are also available for rent during the day for the ultimate poolside experience. Wilderland offers grills for cooking the perfect Independence Day picnic and plush grass on which to enjoy your meal as your eyes light up over the Wilderness’ breath-taking fireworks display. For more information, visit

Last but not least is Great Wolf Lodge who will also be hosting a full day of summer fun activities. Grab a bite to eat at their BBQ while moving to the beats played by their very own D.J. For the artistic visitors, arts and crafts will be available and you can let out your inner competitor through the various games that will be taking place. End the day by relaxing in the warm summer night’s breeze as Great Wolf Lodge lights up your world with an unforgettable firework show.

So whether you’re downtown or spending the evening around Lake Delton, the Wisconsin Dells area is the place to be this 4th of July!