4th of July Fireworks

The Iowa Great Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce invites you to the annual 4th of July Fireworks celebration on Tuesday, July 4, 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 Arnold’s 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?

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!

2022 Booming Bracket Battle!

Full Bracket-6

 Thank you to our 2022 donors!

We are thankful for your contribution to this memorable tradition. 

Comets: $5,000+


Bombs: $1,000 - $4,999

Andrea Waitt Carlton Foundation

Boji Fireworks

City of Arnolds Park

Mark & Pat Graham

Okoboji Magazine

Kuhlman Lake Service & Welding

Signe Kim Lauridsen-Jones/Sea Hawk Ranch

Brook & Mike Novelli

Parks Marina

Peterson Management - Mark & Polly Peterson

Ruthven Meat Locker & The Kraft Family

Shine Family & Shine Bros Corp.

Stone Fountain Home Owners Association

The Bruce Tamisiea Family & employees of Tecton Industries

Rockets: $500 - $999

Mike & Margie Bennett

Jason & Kristine Bofenkamp

The Branigan Family

Carpet One Floor & Home

Central Bank

Tom Everist

Exit Realty Midwest

Customers of Spirit Lake Fareway

Ferguson's Garden Center

Calvin & Karen German

GrapeTree Medical Staffing LLC

Mike & Mary Harper

Hy-Vee Spirit Lake

Kapco Pack & Ship - Tom Chavez

The Lombardi Family

NextEra Energy

Pink in the Park, Okoboji T-Shirt Center

RE/MAX Lakes Realty

In memory of Jerry & Myrna Reed and Virginia Johnson

Steve and Jane Schmitz

Spirit Lake Silver & Gold

Karen Weber Family, in Honor of Grandpa Keith

Starbursts: $250 - $499

AmericInn Okoboji

Amazon Rural Delivery Program

In Memory of Jean Andersen of Council Bluffs, IA

The Bend LLC

Dr. Terry & Jill Boelter

Renee Bruggeman

Carstens Financial Group

Stephanie Cavanor

David & Jane Christ

The City of Okoboji

Community First Broadcasting

CB Conover

Cornell Abstract

Drip Okoboji

Erpelding, Voigt & Co.

The Garry Family in memory of Jeff and John

Gary & Sharon Godbersen

Hill Avenue Dental

The Hunziker Family Co-op

Jensen Real Estate

Jimmy John's - Arnolds Park

Gary & Judy Jones

Lakes Autosport

Lakes News Shopper

James Levich

Liberty National Bank

Mau Marine

Midwest Alarm Company

Skip & Diane Miller

Bill & Jo Murdock & Family

Northwest Bank

Oar's Campground

Okoboji Realty

Phil's Marketplace Motors

Pizza Ranch Spirit Lake

Polaris Industries/Indian Motorcycle

In Honor of Our Grandchildren Shamus, Isaac, Violet, and Alex Prusha

Smith Mobile Park Corp.

Smith Mobile Homes & RVs

Stauss Realty

Gary Rosemore

Raymond & Susan Sherman

Catherine Stoos

Town & Country Disposal

United Community Bank

David Van Veldhuizen

Marilyn Vos, Hoien Realty

The Walker and Spellman Families

Wal-Mart of Spirit Lake

Toni & Linda Weber

YMCA of the Okobojis

Sizzlers: $100 - $249

Bank Midwest

Blink Marketing

Janet Bogle

Dennis & Darlene Bollig

Todd Booge

David J. Clark, DDS

Thomas Davies

Bonnie Dixon

Emerald Hills Golf Course

Danlee Corporation

Lawrence & Suzanne Fuller

Scott & Kim Groeneweg

Robert & Patricia Henrichs

John & Linda Hopkins

Bradley & Sheryl Jones

Roger & Peggy Jones

Lakes Regional Healthcare Employees

Amy & Frank Lamer

Palmer Moe

Cheryl Plender

Shan Ray

Bruce & Joni Rasmussen

Real Estate Inc. Ames

Kristine Rowley

Sandberg's Echo Bay

Phil & Rita Smith

Smokin' Jakes

The State Bank

Lisa Turner

Triggs Bay Resort

The VanKalsbeek Family

Drew Vogel

West Oaks Resort

Sparklers: Up to $99

Dennis & Cindy Beelner

John & Patricia Buysman

RI Ceilly, MD

Richard & Mary Jo Coffey 

David & Patricia Hill

Delores Jahn

Jerry & Anne Kelley

Keith & Patricia Luchtel

Kathryn Moon

Bobbie Nordyke

Jeanette Raveling

Lois Strother

John & Charlotte Salewske

Tony Tiefenthaler

Josh Walsh