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Freedom Fest 2015

Light up the Lake Freedom Fest
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For safety reasons, personal fireworks (including sparklers) and alcoholic beverages are not allowed.

All boats (other than CCFPD rental boats) must be off the lake by 6pm.

Join us July 4th (rain date July 5th) for Freedom Fest at Lake of the Woods Forest Preserve in Mahomet, Illinois. Food concessions and some family activities start at 3:00 p.m.; Music in Motion begins at 3:00 p.m.; and at 9:00 p.m., after a tribute to our service men and women, we LIGHT UP THE LAKE with a spectacular fireworks display set to music. Admission is $1.00 per person, with children five and under free. Expenses continue to increase, so additional contributions will be greatly appreciated.

In the event of rain, Freedom Fest will be rescheduled for July 5th. Unless we announce on this website or on our recorded message at 586-3360 that the event is canceled, it is still on.

The recommended viewing area for fireworks is next to Lake of the Woods Pavilion, near the Little Golden Gate Bridge. A number of people also sit on the peninsula on the other side of the Little Golden Gate Bridge. It is possible that the music will not be heard as easily on that side, although we do try, and the ground displays are not always visible from that area.

From 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., the main gate will be one-way for entering traffic only. If you want to exit during that time, you will need to leave the park via the Route 47 gate. After the show, the Lake of the Woods Road bridge will be one way south only.

After the show, cars may exit from the main gate, peninsula gate or Route 47 gate. Please be patient. We will do our best to get you out of the preserve after the show in a timely, but safe manner.

Please observe the blocked off areas near the firing line. We cannot shoot fireworks if anyone unauthorized is in the fallout area. This is a safety factor and a legal requirement and must be followed.

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Grand Finale Sponsor

P&P Heating and Cooling
Village of Mahomet

Cracklin' Delight Sponsor

Barbeck Communications
Open Road Paving
Schoonover Sewer Service
Clodfelder Insurance Agency

Roman Candle Sponsors

Mahomet Ace Hardware
US Proservices
Dr. Walk
George Wissmiller
Kirchner Building Center
First Mid-Illinois Bank and Trust
Reynolds Towing
Dig It of Champaign
Clark Plumbing
Liberty Self Storage
FE Moran
Valerie Woodruff, DDS
Galen L. Dale DDS
Fisher National Bank
Busey Bank
Filippos Pizza
Mark N. Williams DMD
Family Restaurant
Candlewood Estates
Mahomet Chamber of Commerce
Mahomet Napa
Peithmann Law Office
Champaign Sportsman's Club

Bottle Rocket Sponsors

KES Properties
Mahomet Insurance
El Toro of Mahomet
Mahomet IGA
ReMax Realty

Sparkler Sponsors

Community Tire
Mahomet Small Engine
First Financial Bank

Groups Volunteering Services

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Ice Cream Express: Ice cream in homemade waffle cones, funnel cakes, corn dogs, giant breaded tenderloins and lemon shake-ups

New Day Community Church: Popcorn, soda and water


New Day Community Church:
Glow-in-the-dark items

Lake of the Woods Forest Preserve is located in Mahomet, Illinois, 10 miles west of Champaign-Urbana on I-74, exit #174 or #172. The physical address is 109 S. Lake of the Woods Rd., Mahomet, IL.