4th of July

Make Your Plans Now to Join Us!

Celebrate Independence day at the Wilderness! We’ll have a bunch of fun activities thoughout the day and, at dusk, get ready for our annual fireworks show! The Wilderness fireworks display is second to none in the Dells. No need to fight 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, but really, there’s not a bad seat in the house. You provide the ooooohs and ahhhhhs and we will provide the booms!

Our fireworks show will be at dusk on Sunday, July 4th, 2021


Kenducky Derby Races

Daily, July 2-9 |Sign-up 9:15am w/ Races beginning at 9:30am | Free!
Join us each morning in the Klondike Kavern Indoor Waterpark for special July 4th themed Kenducky Derby Races and win prizes!

Lost World Waterpark


July 4th| Starting at 11am | Free!
Join our WildKids staff at the Lost World Waterpark all-day for a number of activities!
Also be on the lookout for our Wilderness Mascots on the pool decks!

  • Make you own patriotic bracelet
  • Make a July 4th themed foam craft
  • Temporary Tattoos
  • Balloon Animals
  • Patriotic buttons

July 4th| Hourly (starting at noon) | Free!
Join our WildKids staff at Lost World Waterpark for a number of games and even win prizes!

  • Yard games
  • Bingo
  • Hulu Hoop competition
  • Limbo
  • Scavenger hunt
  • Dance Party – show us your best moves!
Water Balloon Toss

July 4th| 1pm | Free!

An annual game favorite! Grab a partner (make sure they have good catching hands) and take part in this annual summer water game favorite!

Glow Sticks

July 4th | Dusk | Free!
As the sun finally set, it’s time to light up the night! Our staff with be going around the Lost World Waterpark pool deck handing out free glow sticks in order to help prepare for our annual fireworks show!

The Firecracker

The Firecracker

Available July 4th ONLY!
This drink has truly become an annual July 4th favorite at The Wilderness.

The Firecracker is a strawberry daiquiri topped with a pina colada with a float of blue curacao.
Stop by any of our bars throughout the resort for this tasty red, white & blue drink.

Be sure to visit this page often for time updates, changes, and as more JULY announcements are added!