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Monday, July 23, 2012

Skip the Lines! Pre-Register and Get Your Big Float Wristbands Tonight!

Posted by Wm.™ Steven Humphrey on Mon, Jul 23, 2012 at 1:29 PM

Are you doing The Big Float this coming Sunday? You are, right? Because last year was wicked fun, and this year promises to be even most funner! It's time to stop pooh-poohing the Willamette and show your support by hopping in the water and floating with up to 5,000 other Portlanders this Sunday in The Big Float!

BUT!

As you certainly know, we hate waiting in lines. That's why I pre-registered today for the Big Float online, and plan on picking up my wristband tonight at the Big Float pre-function from 6-9 pm at Bunk Bar! You can also purchase cheap life-jackets there (required) and T-shirts, too! Trust me, I know how much you hate waking up on Sunday mornings, so pre-register NOW, get your wristband TONIGHT at Bunk Bar, and skip the hassle on Sunday! HERE ARE THE BIG FLOAT DEETS!

THE BIG FLOAT II

When: Sunday, July 29, 2012
Registration 10am-noon
Inner-tube Hawthorne Bridge Parade starts 12:30pm

Where: East side of Willamette River near Hawthorne Bridge (1515 SE Water Ave)

What: -Pre-float parade
-Floating Music Barge (featuring Violet Isle)
-After-float party featuring music from Tango Alpha Tango & Black Lillies
-Beer garden (serving up Liquid Aloha from Kona Brewing Co)
-Vitamin Water hydration lounge
-Food carts!
-Grand Ronde Tribe Kids Activity Area - make fun Native American crafts!

New Features for TBF II
* Outlandish Watercraft Award
* Best-of-Cruise Costume Award
* Paddlers parade - kayakers, canoeists, dragon boaters, crew teams, SUP’ers
* Floating barge with live music

And guess what else? The weather is supposed to be sweet. SEE YOU THERE!

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