4th of July Fireworks

The Iowa Great Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce invites you to the annual 4th of July Fireworks show postponed to Saturday, July 8, 2023.


For over 40 years, with additional help from many generous business owners and private citizens, the Iowa Great Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce has funded and produced the annual 4th of July Fireworks celebration over West Lake Okoboji and filled our Okoboji sky with color and excitement. This tradition draws thousands of spectators to our beautiful lakes area to celebrate our nation’s birthday and honor the patriotism of those who made our independence possible.

We encourage families to come out and spend a day at Arnolds Park Amusement Park and then pop up a lawn chair or spread out a blanket on the lawn at Preservation Plaza and get ready to enjoy this truly spectacular fireworks display. Spending your day on the water, that's okay...arrive by boat for the most up-close and personal view.

The memories this event creates for generations begins with your donations.

Any donation - big or small, goes a long way!

How can YOU help?

 Thank you to our 2023 donors!

We are thankful for your contribution to this memorable tradition. 

Comets: $5,000+


Bombs: $1,000 - $4,999

Mike and Margie Bennett

Andrea and Rick Carlton and the AWC Family Foundation

Pat Graham

Signe Kim Lauridsen-Jones

Shine Family (Shine Bros. Corp. & Okoboji Classic Cars)

Summit Carbon Solutions

Parks Marina

Mark and Polly Peterson

Tim & Kate Pieper

Tamisiea Family and Employees of Tecton Industries

Rockets: $500 - $999

Merv and Mary Kay Bates - Boji Fireworks

The Boonedocks

Carpet One Floor & Home

Ferguson’s Garden Center

Garland Ironworks

The Garry Family in memory of Jeff and John

Calvin and Karen German

GrapeTree Medical Staffing

Mike and Mary Harper

David & Paula Hultgren and Family


Kapco Pack & Ship

Keller Williams Okoboji

Milford Pioneer Theater

Eric and Kelly Phillips

Pink in the Park

Polaris & Indian Motorcycle

Smith’s RV

Spirit Lake Silver & Gold

Stone Fountain Home Owners Association

Turner Jenness Funeral Home, Greg & Jody Jenness

Starbursts: $250 - $499

Accura Healthcare of Milford and Spirit Lake

Acorn Ridge Estates, Inc

Alger Customs

Allure and Co

AmericInn of Okoboji

Arrowwood Resort

Atlantic Bottling Coca-Cola

Bank Midwest

Barnes Manufacturing Services

Bedell Family YMCA

The Bend

Greg and Denise Branaugh

Brian and Anne Branigan Family

Terry and Jill Boelter

Blue Water Bungalows

Boji Boat Brokers

Boji Spudz

Bridges Bay

C&B Powersports

Dr. Steve and Melanie Carlson and Family

Carsten Financial Group, LLC

Stephanie Cavanor

Cedar Valley Corp, LLC

David and Jane Christ

Citizens Community Credit Union

Consumers Lumber Co.

Cornell Abstract

Drip Okoboji

Marv and Lynette Dvorak

Erpelding, Voigt and Company - CPAs

Extra Hand Home Maintenance


Shari Fischer

The Frozen Parrot

Lawrence and Suzanne Fuller

Sharon Godberson

Scott and Kim Groeneweg

Gretchen Hinn Lolis and Angie Hinn Schaub at Hinn Real Estate

Ted and Polly Hoff

The Hunziker Family Coop

The Ireland Family

Jane and Kay Cleaning

Jennings Tow & Repair

Jimmy John’s (Arnolds Park)

Gary and Judy Jones

K & K Masonry

Brian and Michaela Kenkel

In memory of Kate Kestel

John and Nancy Knudtson

Kozy Heat  & Kozy Heat Gallery

Will Kretsinger (realtor with Ingvall Real Estate)

Lakes Autosport

Lakes Marketing & Print

Lakes News Shopper

Lewis Family Drug

Liberty National Bank

Mau Marine

Allison Mercer & Samantha Mercer with KHI Solutions

MHR Insurance

Skip and Denise Miller


The Northeim, Truckenmiller and Dinslage Families

Northwest Bank

No Streaking

Oar’s Campground

Okoboji Mattress Co

Okoboji Realty

Okoboji View

David and Kris Saggau

In memory of Jerry & Myrna Reed and Virginia Johnson

Dr. Randy and Amy Pas

Phil's MarketPlace Motors

Pizza Ranch (Spirit Lake)

Dedicated to the grandchildren: Shamus, Isaac, Violet and Alex Prusha

Rise Door Company

Robinson Funeral Home

The Schmitz Family

Shore Station of Okoboji

Phil Smith

The Staples Family

Stauss Realty

The Three Sons

Town and Country Disposal

Triggs Bay Resort

United Community Bank

David Van Veldhuizen

Drew Vogel

Christopher Whitehair

Walmart (Spirit Lake)

Sizzlers: $100 - $249

Robert and Charlene Anderson

Jan Bass

Blink Marketing

Brooks Golf Course

Richard and Mary Jo Coffey

Farmers Savings Bank

Ellen Gibbons

Emerald Hills Golf Course

Joshua Espelund

Ed Hendrickson

The Hoerichs Family

Bradley H. Sheryl Jones

Roger and Peggy Jones

Lakes Regional Healthcare Employees

Palmer Moe

Kim Neppl

Greg Place

Josh Rowland

Smokin' Jakes

The State Bank

Michele Okon

Terri and John Walker Jr.

Jeffrey Wolfswinkel

Sparklers: Up to $99


Douglas and Joan Brown

John and Patricia Busyman

Cathy Carlyle

David J Clark, DDS

Becky Devries

Steve Fisher

Robert Henrichs

Mr. and Mrs. Keith Husz

Delores Jahn

RJ and NM Jensen

Dale and Sandra Koppen

Keith and Patricia Luchtel

Mark Miller

Mark and Melinda Miller

Kathryn Moon

Jeffrey and Jane Nielsen

Steven and Karla Oeth

Jeanette Raveling

Gary Rosemore

Charlotte and John Salewski

Maja K Sandberg - Sandberg’s Echo Bay

Douglas and Leanne Shimon

Boji's Booming Bracket Battle!


Let's ignite the night this 4th of July with a booming fireworks display over West Lake Okoboji! Have some fun and help fundraise for this unforgettable show through Boji's Booming Bracket Battle, a "March Madness" themed fundraiser with head-to-head match-ups of community members competing for the ultimate prize for a pie in the face!

After nominations will be the elimination round! Vote for the Sparkling Sixteen with a photo album on Facebook. Nominees will then be matched up and compete in Boji's Booming Bracket Battle throughout the month of March!


  • Sparkling Sixteen (fundraising begins this round!)
  • Explosive Eight
  • Fiery Four
  • Grand Finale Duo


Fundraising begins during the Sparkling Sixteen round when nominees go head-to-head against each other! Donate any amount to help the individual of your choice move on to the next round! Each round eliminates a group of contenders. The final winner will receive a pie in the face! Make sure to donate for who you'd like to see in the final round! Donations reset after each round!

Questions? Call 712-332-2107 for more information!

2023 Boji's Booming Bracket