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The Big Gay River Float

SAVE THE DATE

therepubliq and Austin Tour Company present the 5th annual BIG GAY RIVER FLOAT on SUNDAY, JUNE 7, 2020.

Last year we had THREE options. The first option is for those who want to ride the bus from Austin. The second option is for those who want to ride the bus from San Antonio. Both of these options include transportation to and from the float as well as all tube rentals. The third option is for those who want to drive their own vehicle. It includes tube rentals and a shuttle back to your vehicle.

The float is 2 1/4 miles and 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.

PACKAGES

Full Package w/bus – Austin-San Marcos

We’re meeting up on SUNDAY, JUNE 7, 2020 down on 4th Street at Oilcan Harry’s. Registration will be open from 12 NOON to 1 PM. Buses will depart as they fill, with last bus leaving at 1:15 PM.

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. Tickets include transportation to and from San Marcos.


Full Package w/bus – San Antonio-San Marcos

If you’re in San Antonio, we’re meeting up on SUNDAY, JUNE 7, 2020 down on Main Street at Luther’s Cafe. Registration will be open from 12 NOON to 1 PM. .

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. Tickets include transportation to and from San Marcos.


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, we do have a “no-bus” option that includes the tube rental and shuttle back to your vehicle.


MEET US THERE

If you’re meeting us there … either you chose option #2 or you’re bringing your own tubes … we’re dropping it at Texas State Tubes Park & Float location at 2024 North Old Bastrop Rd., San Marcos, TX 78666. This is where you will need to check-in if you’ve got the Option #2 package. There is a shuttle at the end of the float that brings you back to your vehicle at this point. Unfortunately the address doesn’t show up correctly online so we’ve pinned the actual location on the map below.

AFTER THE FLOAT

After the float, the buses will drop floaters off at Rain on 4th for our official Austin after party featuring tunes by DJ KAHLU. PLUS, your float wristband gets you discounted prices on regular priced drinks through Sunday Funday happy hour.

Want to become a partner for the 2020 float? Email Chase Martin at chase@therepubliq.com about becoming a sponsor or promotional partner for an upcoming event.

2020 EVENT PARTNERS

Want to become a partner for the 2020 float? Email Chase Martin at chase@therepubliq.com about becoming a sponsor or promotional partner for an upcoming event.

Become a 2020 Partner

Promote your brand directly to hundreds of attendees of one of the most anticipated and funnest events of the year. To celebrate our fifth year, we’re adding more opportunities to promote your brand before and during our Big Gay River Float.

Breakfast Taco Bar Sponsor – $250

Get your brand in front of the floaters first thing before they get on the bus in Austin. In addition to prominent branding at registration as well as at hospitality and the afterparty, this sponsor will have the opportunity to table at the event.

Hospitality Tent – $250

Your brand will be front and center in the hospitality tent at both the start as well as at end of the float. In addition to prominent branding at registration and at the afterparty, this sponsor will have the opportunity to table in the hospitality tent.

At the drop in point, the hospitality tent, next to on-site registration, attendees will be able to check their bags, get help with applying sunscreen. At the end of the float, attendees will be able to pick up their bags and hang out before hopping on the bus back to town.

Frito Pie Bar Sponsor – $250

After the float, we’ll be hosting a post-float after-party down on 4th Street where the bus drops off where we’ll have a little Frito Pie bar for attendees so they can re-energize and prepare for Round 2 of Sunday Funday.

In addition to prominent branding at the afterparty as well as during registration and at hospitality, this sponsor will have the opportunity to table at the event directly to the attendees as well as those out for Sunday Funday.

Co-Branding Opportunities – $500

Literally get you brand in the hands of our attendees. We have several co-branding opportunities to get your brand imprinted on souvenir items that we’ll be handing out to attendees at the float.

GALLERY

06/12/16: GAYTRIPPER: The Big Gay River Float

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