What to DoAnnual Events

group on a decorated pontoon boat

July

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.

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July

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

August

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

August

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

August

Tour de Buckeye Lake

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

August or September

Antique Lure & Vintage Tackle Show

Postponed until 2022.

The Antique Lure and Vintage Tackle Show will honor the fishing heritage at Buckeye Lake as an annual event.

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August

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.

August

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

September

Backwoods Festival

Held the third weekend in September.

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

ice carver at work

January

Winter Fest

Held the last Saturday in January.

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