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, fill out the waivers below in advance and bring them to check in at Tom McCall Bowl (adjacent 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 6

WHEN:   Sunday, July 10, 2016

               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 TBA)

               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


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 100-foot long Slip 'n Slides!



You must provide your own innertube (or floating vessel) and life-jacket.  Life-jackets 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 for a best-of-summer beach party – with three bands on a music barge, plus food carts, kids activities, and more! Revelers can recline in their watercraft on the river – or frolic on the beach or grass bowl.



The Big Float 6 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 TBF 6 - a movement of the people and the grandest pool party Portland has ever seen!


Please view this brief instructional video

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