Pre-Float Paddlers' Parade

THE BIG FLOAT is an opportunity for the people of Portland to partake in a public display of affection for the Willamette River. It's appropriate that the event will begin with a “Paddlers' Parade" of floaters. For our Fifth anniversary we will be having two parades. 


The first wave parade will begin around 12:30 p.m - led by the acclaimed marching band -  Last Regiment of Syncopated Drummers.


The second wave parade will be begin around 1:30 p.m. - led by TBD


Both parades will at the Tom McCall Bowl - west bank of the river just south of Hawthorne Bridge.


Onsite registration will begin at 11:00 a.m.


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