Rend Lake Fireworks Festival
Sorry folks - I know I'm running late, but I've had some health issues. Working hard to catch up - if you know of a display I don't have, please let me know!
This is what they sent me:
Fireworks by the American Fireworks Company – 9pm (Free)
Fast Eddie DJ & Karaoke – 6pm to event close (Free)
Live music (Free)
Family Fun Area Includes:
Rainbow Ranch Petting Zoo: 4 – 8pm (Free) – Tentative
Inflatables by Inflatable Fun: Noon till Dusk (Free)
R&J Tactical Lazer Tag: All Day
$5 per game, $10 all day play
R&J Tactical Lazer Tag Escape Room
$5 per session
‘Smoke House’ provided by the West City Fire Department (Free)
VENDOR & FOOD BOOTHS
We are excited to once again offer food and vendor booths for our attendee’s enjoyment.
Food Vendors: Deadline is June 22 – Downloadable Application (PDF)
Vendors: Deadline is June 22 – Downloadable Application (PDF)
Exhibitors: Please contact the chamber to make arrangements. 618-438-2121
ARRIVING / LEAVING
When attending the fireworks, bring lawn chairs, coolers, and blankets; please remember that guns and fireworks are prohibited. For safety and efficiency, please follow the parking and traffic directions provided by the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office, Corps staff, and event volunteers. The dam will be closed to traffic 30 minutes before the fireworks and one hour afterwards for security and safety. The dam will also be closed during any pre-show testing.
After the event, please allow time for traffic to disperse. Please follow parking and traffic directions.
As a general rule of thumb:
Event / Spillway Area – Go East
North Marcum – East than North/South
South Sandusky – West and North
Dam West – South toward 14
All Stars N Stitches, Fifth Seasons Assisted Living, Hometown Customs, Hutchens Bit Service, McDonald’s of West City, Mr. & Mrs. Steve Woodfin, State Farm Insurance: Bill Hedges, Wooley Wash, and US Bank.
SHUTTLE SERVICE – DETAILS COMING
Shuttles were offered within the Rend Lake Campground areas for last year’s event. We are looking to do this again next year.
Spillway Recreation Area (Festival Location), Rend Lake Visitor Center, South Sandusky Beach Bathhouse & Overflow Parking Lot, South Sandusky Campground Entrance Parking Lot, North Sandusky Campground Entrance Parking Lot
Travel Times: 2pm – 8pm & 10pm – Event close. Shuttle was not available 30 minutes before the fireworks and 45 minutes to an hour after the fireworks. Departure times were listed on signs and may vary due to weather or traffic.
Special thanks to SCT and Pate Funeral Home for making this possible!!!
Parking was available at the Rend Lake Dam / Spillway area, Dam West (by the visitors center), South Sandusky, and North Marcum. $5 parking donations go toward event costs. Handicap parking and shuttle service available from designated areas. Special thanks to the following organizations for volunteering for parking duty:
Benton Rotary Club: Spillway
Benton Speech Team: Dam West
Benton Rangler Girls: South Sandusky
Benton / West City Area Chamber of Commerce Board: North Marcum
2018 FUNDING & SPONSORSHIP
We would like to extend special thanks to the following groups and individuals for making this event a reality!
Army Corps of Engineers, City of Benton, Village of West City, Rend Lake Conservancy District, Peoples National Bank, WQRL, Pate Funeral Home, Abbott’s Towing, City of Sesser, SCD Rea and Sons Insurance, Legence Bank, State Bank of Whittington, Weeks in Benton, Benton Super Lube, Joe’s Pizza, Extreme Exigency, FB McAfoos’s, Wooley Wash, Rend Lake Marina, Hutchens Bit Service, McDonald’s of West City, Steve & Sue Woodfin, and Village of West City Fire Department.
Additional Thanks to!
Franklin County Sheriff, Sesser Fire Department, United States Air Force, Dynamic Discs, R&J Tactical Lazer Tag, Inflatable Fun, Rainbow Ranch Petting Zoo & Exotic Farm, K&K Buildings & South Central Transit
If you would like to help fund the fireworks or join the planning committee, please contact:
Benton West City Area Chamber of Commerce
Note: I am not affiliated with this event, I only list them; if you have a specific question, please use the contact information provided to get in touch with them directly