The Benton / West City Area Chamber of Commerce is once again excited to present the Rend Lake Fireworks with the generous sponsorship of local businesses, civic groups, and individual donations. Without this community partnership and support, this event would not be possible. We welcome you to come with your families, bring a lawn chair, and prepare for a wonderful show.
The Fireworks do not have a rain date. In case of bad weather, please listen to WQRL for updates or check out the event Facebook page.
Vendor & Food Booths
We are excited to once again offer food and vendor booths for our attendee’s enjoyment.
Food Vendors: (Bring Money)
Arriving / Leaving
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:
Presenting, Elite & Premier Sponsors
Benton Super Lube
Joe's Pizza and Pasta
Rend Lake Marina
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.
We will be offering shuttle service within the Rend Lake Campground areas for this year's event.
Travel Times: 2pm - 8pm & 10pm - Event close. Shuttle will not be available 30 minutes before the fireworks and 45 minutes to an hour after the fireworks. Departure times will be listed on signs and may vary due to weather or traffic.
Special thanks to SCT and Pate Funeral Home for making this possible!!!
Parking is available at the Rend Lake Dam / Spillway area, Dam West (by the visitors center), South Sandusky, and North Marcum. $5 donations are appreciated and will go toward event costs. Handicap parking and shuttle service is 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
2017 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