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The Big Float V
WHEN: Sunday, July 26, 2015
Noon - 3:00 p.m. onsite registration
1:00 innertube parade starts
1:15 first group of tubers in the water (you can launch as late as 3:00 p.m.)
2:00 live music starts
5:00 last band wraps up
WHERE: Willamette River (westside) Tom McCall Bowl - Waterfront Park, PDX, ORE
COST: ONLY $6 (through July 20th) $9 after - discounted pricing for those under 18
WHY: To give our river a hug
WHAT: THE Portland summer celebration benefitting Human Access Project.
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!