We're setting sail again!


Please join us next year.  Pre-registration will be announced next Spring, 2015. 


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


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Adult Waiver

Youth Waiver 



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

WHO:        2,000+ floaters   1,000+ observers and after-partiers


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!


Please view this brief instructional video

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