Portage Lakes Purple Martins Presents: Buckeye Martinfest 2023!

We are VERY GLAD to announce the return of  Buckeye Martinfest this year! This FREE ADMISSION event is fun for all ages. Bring the family and tell your friends!

Our birds are busy preparing a great show for you – there’s already close to 200 eggs in the nests. Come experience the nature of beautiful North Reservoir in the Portage Lakes. We’re BIG on wildlife!

Buckeye Maritnfest

The Buckeye Martinfest Celebration

North Reservoir Boat Launch Ramp @ State Mill Road

This annual celebration of purple martins and their contributions to the Portage Lakes & environs will be held on a Sunday in June 2023 from 1:00 – 4:00 pm (date not yet finalized). Always a huge success with young and old alike, it’s an exuberant learning experience. If you don’t want to participate, just watching other folks and the martins soaring about is a joy.

Many got to see the baby birds in their nests, and some got to hold them. Many will be able to feed the birds by flinging scrambled eggs. Some folks are eager to learn about various aspects of our natural environment from our naturalist. There will be several information tents including sources for informational materials. This unique festival is fun – a very enjoyable way to introduce environmental concerns to the public.

Buckeye MartinFest 2019