Rain or Shine we're setting sail !


If you didn't have a chance to pre-register no problemo, you can just show up, register and float!


To save time in line fill out the waivers below in advance and bring them to check in at Tom McCall Bowl (adjecent to RiverPlace Hotel - 1510 SW Harbor Way). 



Please read the Safety Guidelines in advance of signing these forms.


Click to View and Print Adult and Youth Waiver:

Adult Waiver

Youth Waiver 



The Big Float V

WHEN:   Sunday, July 26, 2015

               11:00 am - 6:00 pm   Register at site or online

               11:30 am  Live music starts on music barge in front of Tom McCall Bowl

                 (Bands:  Ukeladies, Chervona, Brownish Black)

               12:30 pm  First floaters parade starts
               1:30 pm  Second floaters parade starts (you can launch as late as 3:00 pm)
Parades led by Mysti Krewe and LoveBomb Go-Go


WHERE:   Willamette River (westside) Tom McCall Bowl - Waterfront Park, PDX, ORE

                   (SW Columbia and Naito Parkway)             


COST:       $10 day of event.  Discounted pricing for those under 18.

WHO:        2,000+ floaters + observers and after-partiers


WHY:         To give our river a hug


WHAT:       THE Portland summer celebration benefitting Human Access Project

                   This year featuring two 75 foot long Slip and Slides!



You must provide your own innertube and lifejacket.  Lifejackets are available through online registration or on location for $8.



Beach party here we come

We launch from "Poet's Beach" (west bank under Marquam Bridge) and take out at the Tom McCall Bowl – on the west bank of the river just south of the Hawthorne Bridge. That’s where we’ll gather after the float for Portland’s summer beach party – including a music barge and three bands. Revelers can recline in their watercraft on the river – or frolic on the beach or grass bowl.



The Big Float is open to all ages. All floaters must wear a life jacket. It's a safe voyage, not a race. Join the flotilla and attend the grandest pool party Portland has ever seen!


Please view this brief instructional video

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