With video: Driehaus fireworks to continue this year; 4th Fontana fireworks postponed | Local News
The annual Driehaus fireworks display on Lake Geneva is expected to continue this year.
In March, many were shocked when Richard Driehaus passed away, leaving a lasting legacy across the region and around the world.
Besides his generous donations which include the Driehaus family fountain in front of the Riviera, he was also known for his elaborate birthday parties in July.
Performers over the years have included the Beach Boys, Mary Wilson of the Supremes, Diana Ross and many more. One year, he even drove an elephant for his circus-themed birthday. And the nights ended with a spectacular fireworks display.
To celebrate what would have been his 79e anniversary, a fireworks display is planned this year in his honor.
“They will honor the life and legacy of Richard H. Driehaus. As you know, Lake Geneva held a special place in her heart, ”said Kathy Rodgers, Executive Assistant of Driehaus Capital Management LLC.
It is scheduled for Saturday, July 24, starting at 9:30 pm And WLKG 96.1 FM The Lake will broadcast a live soundtrack to accompany the fireworks.
In other fireworks news, the village of Fontana announced that it will not have its 4 annuale July fireworks. They are looking to do the fireworks later in the year, possibly the second weekend in August.