Marietta's Sternwheeler Festival 2015
One of the coolest things about living on a major river is the sternwheelers: big boats driven up and down the Ohio River by a huge steam-turned paddle wheel. It's like the little pedal powered swan boats that I puttered around on a lake, but on steroids. Anyway, the Sternwheeler Festival is when all of those awesome boats gather together for a weekend of music, food, and car shows. Also, the races. Steam whistles blowing as the sternwheelers race for glory.