Pre-Float Paddlers' Parade

THE BIG FLOAT is an opportunity for the people of Portland to partake in a public display of affection for the Willamette River. It's appropriate that the event will begin with a “Paddlers' Parade" of floaters. The parade will be led by the acclaimed marching band -  Last Regiment of Syncopated Drummers.


The parade will begin around 1:00 p.m. It will start at the Tom McCall Bowl - west bank of the river just south of Hawthorne Bridge. Onsite registration will begin at 11:00 a.m.


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