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47th Ohio River Sternwheel Festival


September 8, 2023    
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm


Ohio River Levee
101 Front Street, Marietta, Ohio, 45750

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This festival honoring the era of Sternwheel boats transporting goods on the Ohio River attracts an estimated 100,000 people to the Marietta area during the weekend.  In addition to the 30-35 authentic sternwheel boats that line the riverbank, we offer a full weekend of free, quality, family-oriented entertainment and the best fireworks anywhere. Some of the other events that take place during the weekend include Children’s Activities; the Coronation of Queen Genevieve, with scholarships awarded; the Little Miss and Little Mr. Sternwheel Pageant; Sunday Sunrise Service; Rollin’ Oldies Car Show, and a Photo Contest. Free to the public.