It’s here! The 39th Annual Parker Tube Float! All the info you need is right here. Be safe! Load up on lots of water & sunscreen & HAVE FUN!
PARKER TUBE FLOAT
39th Annual Parker Tube Float
Date: June 11, 2016
Time: 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM MST
1. Decide whether you feel like winning or just floating.
The Tube Float used to be much more competitive. Back in the day, it was a race to see who’d get there first. But the people voted with their floats, and the vast majority of people just want to hang out and float for a few hours with 10,000 of their friends. Pro tip: If you really want to get to the finish line quickly, attach a lightweight bucket to a rope under your float and let the current pull you.
2. Get your group together to go. The bigger the better!
You can show up with 2 of your buddies or with 200. It doesn’t matter, but things get crazier and more fun the more people you know. Alternatively, you can always make friends at the Float! Pro tip: Bring ropes to tie your inner tubes together so you don’t spend all day hanging onto each other. ‘C’ clamps are even better for quick release.
3. Get accommodations for the weekend.
Hotel and motel rooms, RV spaces at parks, vacation and rental homes can book out quickly on Tube Float weekend. But There’s always booking a room in a nearby city. Pro tip: Make reservations now for next year!
4. Get there early.
The event officially begins at 8:30am at La Paz County Park on Riverside Drive a few miles north of the town of Parker, AZ. But you’ll want to be there in plenty of time to park, get organized and take advantage of the help at the Float. Organizations are typically present to help provide things like ice and air to blow up your tubes. Pro tip: get there by 7am for the best parking and to beat the crowd.
5. Bring sunscreen and water.
So here’s the deal: Without sunscreen applied from the beginning of the day, you will be exposed to dangerous levels of sun and you’ll burn like a crisp. We’ve seen this happen to some people every single year, and all of a sudden what you thought was going to be the perfect, sexy tan turns out horribly, blisteringly bad. So don’t be that person! Enjoy the event and wear sunscreen Similarly, you’ll need to stay hydrated. Remember, if you’re going to drink alcohol too, that will have the opposite effect and actually help de-hydrate you. Use the 1-1 Rule (1 beer, 1 water bottle) So, bring alcohol if you want (no glass!), but bring lots of water too. Pro tip: Dedicate one inner tube to carrying your stuff, including a cooler.
6. Some other things to consider bringing with you:
Water guns. Beach balls. Frisbees. Extra bottled water. Nerf torpedos. Water mats. Waterproof phone cases. Cheap sunglasses. Music. Snacks. Hats. Pasties. Extra sunscreen. GoPros. Drones. Trash bags.
7. Have a plan for how to get back afterwards.
The Float begins at La Paz County Park and ends at BlueWater Resort & Casino. While no official transportation back to the Park is provided by the event organizers, there are shuttle buses operating from the Casino for a small fee. Pro tip: If you’d like to avoid waiting for a long time to get back, have some of your group leave their cars at BlueWater’s north parking lot.
8. Prepare to party afterwards.
The event finishes with a party at BlueWater Beach. There’ll be music, prizes, food and lots of people in a good mood. Then, at night, area bars up and down the river will be extending the party as long as you can stay awake. Please take your trash with you!
9. Post your crazy photos and video footage.
Use the hashtag #parkertubefloat to post your favorite Tube Float moments on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and elsewhere. Don’t forget about Facebook LIVE & Periscope LIVE !!
You can pre-register at our office from 8 am – 5 pm Thursday and Friday or at River Rags, Spanky’s RV & Marine or The Bar. On-Site registration available at La Paz County Park June 11, 2016 from 7 am. Air compressors on site to blow up your floats.
Remember happy floaters, this isn’t a “boat float”. We do allow (1) vessel to float with your float group, but not just to have boats float with out floaters attached. Everyone one on the boat must be registered. It is an event zone from La Paz County Park to BlueWater Resort & Casino. Event zone means there is a marine event in progress, no wake zone is strictly enforced. Floaters will always have the right away. Safety is very important to us and we want it to be important to you. Please pack your trash in and pack it out. We will have trash bags available. Please don’t trash the river.
Please contact our office at (928) 669-2174 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have more questions.
We will have wristbands for sale at other locations as soon as we know.
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Sorry no refunds!
Thanks for registering for Parker Tube Float 2016, “Rock the Float”
Your Float Counts!
If you won’t be attending the Tube Float, You can catch the LIVE GraceArts Performance
Terrific for the whole family, Charles Schulz’s beloved comic comes to life in this classic musical. The whole gang is here: bossy Lucy is hopelessly in love with piano prodigy, Schroeder who doesn’t give her the time of day, perfectionist Sally is still mocking blanket-toting, Linus, Snoopy is in the doghouse, and Charlie Brown, still struggles with flying a kite, the little red-headed girl and life’s special moments.
You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown is presented through special arrangement with Tams Witmark Music Library, Inc.
Reserved tickets can be purchased at the theatre Monday-Friday 3-6pm, up to an hour before showtime at the door, online at www.graceartslive.com, or by phone 928-505-2787.
Fridays & Saturdays, 7:30pm