What to DoAnnual Events

group on a decorated pontoon boat


4th of July Boat Parade

Generally held on the 4th of July unless it lands on a Sunday.

Residents and visitors alike celebrate Independence Day each year with an annual boat parade. Decorated boats depart from Leibs Island and make their way along the North shore, through Cranberry Bay, past Harbor Hills and end at Papa Boo’s. Prizes are awarded based on a different theme each year.



Buckeye Lake Area Star Spangled Tradition (BLASST)

Buckeye Lake’s Independence day fireworks tradition. Watch the display from the lake or the land and check out the luminaries along the shoreline.

boats in the lake


Buckeye Lake Pub Paddle

Buckeye Lake Pub Paddle is an annual bar crawl on boats charitable event that supports our local Buckeye Lake businesses while having a lot of fun!

ladies on a pontoon boat


Buckeye Lake Tour of Homes

Held the first Sunday in August.

1-hour pontoon boat ride visiting homes and Islands on Buckeye Lake.

couple riding bikes


Tour de Buckeye Lake

Annual bike ride around Buckeye Lake to raise funds for trail development and bikes for underprivileged kids.



Millersport Sweet Corn Festival

Held the last weekend in August.

Plenty of big-name entertainment, amusement rides, fair food, games, and of course lots of sweet corn

Route 79 Super Cruise Logo.


The Route 79 Supercruise

6-mile cruise on Route 79 from Heath to the KOA Kampground in Buckeye Lake. Along the way are stops with music, food and fun.

three men playing instruments


Backwoods Festival

Held the third weekend in September.

A celebration of American Heritage arts, crafts, food & music since 1995.

ice carver at work



Held on the last Saturday in January.

The biggest party of the year! Join “Benny the Bass” to see if he “takes the bait” and predicts an early spring or refuses, which means 6 more weeks of winter. Regardless, celebrate Winterfest with fireworks, activities around the late, live music, art shows, food and drink specials, food trucks and more.