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|Light up the Lake Freedom Fest|
|2014 Sponsorship Levels|
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 5:00 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, all cars exiting the main gate will turn left and follow signs to Prairieview Rd via Tin Cup Rd. Cars exiting from the Penisula gate will turn left and follow signs to Prairieview Rd via Golf Rd. (See map) 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.
THANKS TO OUR 2014 SPONSORS!
Grand Finale Sponsor
P&P Heating and Cooling
Village of Mahomet
Cracklin' Delight Sponsor
|Open Road Paving|
|Schoonover Sewer Service|
|Clodfelter Insurance Agency|
Roman Candle Sponsors
|Mahomet Ace Hardware|
|Walk Chiropractic & Acupunture|
|Kirchner Building Center|
|First Mid-Illinois Bank and Trust|
|Liberty Self Storage|
|Galen L. Dale DDS|
|Fisher National Bank|
|Valerie Woodruff, DDS|
|Mark N. Williams DMD|
|Dig It of Champaign|
|Mahomet Chamber of Commerce|
|Champaign Sportsman's Club|
|Peithmann Law Offices|
|Mahomet Family Restaurant|
Bottle Rocket Sponsors
|El Toro of Mahomet|
|Mahomet Small Engine|
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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.