Boat Parade

Big Star Lake 4th of July Boat Parade The winners of the 2016 has decided next year's theme. Next year's boat parade theme will be "Vacation Destinations". Start your planning now for the 2017 Boat Parade on Big Star Lake.

The Beren's family decided the 2016 Boat Parade Theme this year. It was"Sports Teams Fanatics". While the turnout was rather low for this year's contest, the quality of the contestants was up.
  • The Berens family on the best overall again for the second year in a row.
  • The Gethin Group on the Most Humorous category.
  • The Hillary Family won Most Patriotic
  • and finally the Osterhert Clan won Most Original

We had an awesome participation this year! The count on number of boats that blessed the Big Star Lake waters showing off their creative efforts,is still not yet been determined. Special thanks to the Sheriff’s department to lead our parade and select our winners.
Click to Download the 2017 Boat Parade Entry Form It is time to earn your bragging rights as the future 2017 Big Star Lake Boat Parade winner! Come join in the fun on Saturday, July 2nd. Next year’s boat parade theme is "yet to be determined". You need to enter to win, you can do so by clicking on the link above and filling out the Entry Form. The winner of best overall receives the honor of choosing next year’s boat parade theme.

Pictures for this years Boat Parade coming soon. Plan on having your decorated boat in front of Tall Oaks Camp by 7:15 pm. The parade starts at 7:30 pm. Registration forms are available on-line on our website at or at Mel’s at the Lake.

In order to assist in the registration process, please have completed registration forms available at the parade’s staging area. Parade officials will collect registration forms and distribute your registration number to display on your boat. This number should be displayed prominently so the parade judges can reference in their selection process.

The boat parade is led by our parade judges, Lake County Sheriff deputies, who are responsible for selecting the winners. During the parade the judges make their selections, and the parade officials deliver the trophies directly to the winners.

Boat parade winners will be posted on the BSLA website and at Mel’s at the Lake. Special Note Some participants do not like their floats being pelted by water filled balloons. Please refrain from using the propelled water bombs, so we can avoid having a small child injured or scared. Thank you and pass this request on to others.