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sun02jun11:00 AM5:00 PMFeaturedThe 2019 Big Gay River Floatpresented by therepubliq & Austin Tour Company11:00 AM - 5:00 PM Categories:LGBTQ+Ages:21+


therepubliq & Austin Tour Company present the 4th annual BIG GAY RIVER FLOAT on SUNDAY, JUNE 2, 2019.

Just like past years, there are two options. The first option is for those who want to ride the bus from Austin. It includes transportation to and from the float as well as all tube rentals. The second option is for those who want to drive their own vehicle. It includes tube rentals and a shuttle back to your vehicle.

If you want to take part in the float but don’t need the transportation or tube rentals, you are welcome to join us, but note that the outfitter does charge walk-up fees.

The float lasts about 3 – 3 1/2 hours. The full trip will total approximately 5 – 5 1/2 hours. NOTE: Float time will vary depending on the speed of the river which will vary depending on recent rains.


OPTION #1 // Full Package w/bus – Austin-San Marcos

We’re meeting up on SUNDAY, JUNE 2, 2019 down on 4th Street at Oilcan Harrys starting at NOON. We’ll be serving up mimosas and breakfast tacos to the early birds. Buses will depart as they fill up. It’s BYOB so bring what you want to drink … EXCEPT, NO GLASS OR STYROFOAM, these are banned on the San Marcos River. We’ll provide tubes, coolers, cooler tubes and ice. The returning buses will drop off on 4th Street at Rain on 4th for the after-party. Tickets are $65 and include transportation to and from San Marcos.

TICKETS $65/person / Book it at

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OPTION #2 // Float Only Package – No Bus

If you don’t need transportation between Austin and San Marcos (you’re opting to drive your own vehicle down, you’re from the surrounding, or maybe you’re coming in from out-of-town someplace south of Austin, e.g., San Antonio, Corpus Christi), we do have a “no-bus” option for $35 that includes the tube rental and shuttle back to your vehicle.

TICKETS $35/person / Book it at

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(Sunday) 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM