4th of July At The Wilderness

Celebrate Independence Day at the Wilderness!

Join our WildKids staff at the Lost World Waterpark for a number of activities throughout the day. At dusk, get ready for our annual fireworks show! The Wilderness fireworks display is second to none in the Dells. No need to fight the traffic – our show is right here at the resort!  We launch our fireworks near our Glacier Canyon Conference Center, so the best seats will be near or around Lost World Waterpark. You provide the ooooohs and ahhhhhs and we will provide the booms!

Our fireworks show will begin at dusk on Tuesday, July 4th, 2023


July 4 Special Package

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July 4th List of Events, 2023

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Specials & Activities

The Firecracker

The Firecracker
Available July 2-11
This drink has truly become an annual July 4th favorite at the Wilderness.

“The Firecracker” is a Pina Colada layered with strawberry puree and topped with a float of blue curacao.

Ken-Ducky Derby Races

Daily, July 2-9 | Sign-up at 9:15 am w/Races beginning at 9:30 am | Free!
Join us in the Klondike Kavern Indoor Waterpark (just before the park opens) for your chance to be the day’s Ken-Ducky Derby Champion!
Cheer on your rubber ducky as it races with others in our lazy river! The grand champion each day receives a Ken-Ducky Derby Champion t-shirt!

WildKids Club

Activities & Events


July 4th | Starting at 11 am | Free!

Join our WildKids staff at the Wild Kids room below Take Flight (lower 1) all day for a number of activities!
Also, be on the lookout for our Wilderness Mascots Monty and Molly roaming through Take Flight, Camp Social, and the Wild Kids Room throughout the afternoon!

  • Make your own patriotic bracelet (Free)
  • Lots of foam Patriotic crafts (Free)
  • Temporary Tattoos (Free)
  • Balloon Animals (Free)
  • Patriotic buttons (Free)
  • Make your Lip balm ($5)
  • Make your own slime ($5)
  • Glitter Tattoos ($5)

July 4th| Hourly (11 am-4 pm) | Free!

Join our WildKids staff outside the New Frontier patio for a number of outdoor games!
No sign-up is needed, just come out and play!

  • Connect 4
  • Bingo
  • Hulu Hoop competition
  • Bean Bag Toss
  • Patriotic Jenga
  • Dance Party - show us your best moves!
  • Limbo
  • And More!
Glow Sticks

July 4th | Dusk | Free!
As the sun finally sets, it's time to light up the night! Our staff will be going around the Lost World Waterpark pool deck handing out free glow sticks (while supplies last) in order to help prepare for our annual fireworks show!

Glacier Canyon Lodge


July 4th | Dusk | Free!
This is the main event! Celebrate the 4th with the best fireworks display in town. We'll be launching our fireworks near our Glacier Canyon Conference Center. The best seating will be at the Lost World outdoor waterpark pool deck or Wilderland Park. Our fireworks show will begin at dusk on Tuesday, July 4th, 2023

Absolutely NO fireworks, sparklers, or flammable items are permitted on our properties.