The Big Float is a celebration of the Willamette River. It’s a parade/float/beach party in downtown Portland that benefits the Human Access Project (HAP), a local, volunteer-driven nonprofit dedicated to helping people connect with their river and perhaps even fall in love with it. The Big Float is also a catalyst. It’s a way to connect people and transform Portland’s relationship with the Willamette River. Hallelujah! It will be held on Saturday, July 13 at Tom McCall Bowl - Waterfront Park: located at the corner of SW. Columbia & Naito in Portland. The Innertube parade starts at 1 p.m. and again at 2:30 p.m. Go online to www.thebigfloat.com.