Registration is open for the Anything That Floats parade!

Register NOW for RiverLink’s Anything That Floats Parade on August 26th! It’s the the wildest, wackiest event of the summer! Create and build a raft, float or flotilla with fun-loving friends, family or co-workers. It’s a great  chance to have a blast and support RiverLink and the work we do.

The Anything That Floats parade judges will select a winning raft winners in four categories. Rafts must finish the full course to be eligible as a winner. Judging will be in the following 4 categories:

1.Most creative – most clever and imaginative
2.Green Machine – best use of recycled materials
3.Funniest – the wittiest raft that brings the most laughs
4.Judge’s Choice – the overall best in parade

See REGISTRATION PAGE for information about the parade.


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