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Buckeye Lake Independence Day Boat Parade
July 2, 2022 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Come celebrate your Independence Day the best way we know how… on your boat! Start from Liebs Island and make your way down the lake to Waterfront at Buckeye Lake for final judging. Participants will need to register this year to receive an event number to identify their boat! Contact Marnita Swickard at 614-419-0478 or Marnita@buckeyelake.com to get registered.
The theme for our parade this year is Your Patriotic Superhero! This could mean The Hulk, Superman, and Wonder Woman, or it could mean any of our Special Forces or Public Defenders! If none of these “float your boat” just deck out your boat to be the most Patriotic!
You just have to get creative and think of a way to decorate your boat to display your hero!
There will be 3 prizes this year for people who participate.
1. Most Patriotic ($200 Award) Sponsored by the Buckeye Lake Chamber of Commerce
2. Most Creative ($200 Award) Sponsored by the Buckeye Lake Area Civic Association
3. People’s Choice ($250 Award) Sponsored by Marnita Swickard & Michelle Blizzard – eMerge Real Estate
Most Patriotic and Most Creative will be chosen from a panel of judges. The People’s Choice Award will be just that… up to you! Each boat will have a number associated with it, and you will text in to vote! The number to text will be (740) 224-4948. Please text the BOAT NUMBER that you would like to win the People’s Choice Award to the above number to vote! Learn more or follow this event on Facebook.