Yes, boats do parade around Big Bass Lake every Fourth of July and “tanks” for asking. A houseowner on Big Bass Lake told me of this event a few months ago. The boats begin at the Public Landing and then follow a course completely around the lake so that all those that have cabins and cottages on the lake can see how clever these boat owners are.
Whether the boats appear as a van with people in the back, or a tank, or even a covered wagon, one thing is certain and that is that there is no lack of creativity for the residents of Big Bass Lake. Each year they continue to top the previous year with their fantastic creations.
The day is completed with fireworks over Big Bass Lake. From what I understand this parade has been going on for about ten years now and seems to get bigger and better each year.