Boat Parade

Big Star Lake 4th of July Boat Parade

The Beren's family decided the 2016 Boat Parade Theme will be "Sports Teams Fanatics". Start the planning now to be next year's winner.
  • The theme for 2015 was "Decades"
  • Congratulations! The winner of Best Overall, The Beren’s family, will have the privilege of deciding next year’s boat parade theme.
  • Here are the 2015 Boat Parade winners.

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. They are as follows:
  • * Most Original - 50’s Diner - The Brouwer Family
  • * Most Patriotic - 1940’s Veterans Tribute - The Bissonette Family & Friends
  • * Most Humorous - 2010’s - The Snyder Family
  • * Best Overall – Party in the USA – The Berens Family & Friends

  • Click to Download the 2015 Boat Parade Entry Form

    It is time to earn your bragging rights as the future 2015 Big Star Lake Boat Parade winner! Come join in the fun on Saturday, July 4th. This year’s boat parade theme is "Decades". 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.