Activate the Ark


The BIG Float is the first annual Arkansas River float, hosted by Wichita Clean Streams, in partnership with Activate the Ark! Meet us on the Ark Saturday, June 23rd at 11AM for the first ever BIG FLOAT launch!

Here are the details - 

  • Air up your best looking, most creative you have a mermaid fin? Unicorn? Flamingo? American Flag? We want to see them all on June 23rd 
  • Grab your life-vest and head downtown
    • Don't have a float or life-vest? No worries - we have 50 available for you to borrow at zero cost (first come, first served).
    • Must bring your ID to exchange for a tube and/or life-vest
  • Park in the parking garage near The Wichita Boathouse
  • Hop on a party bus that will take you to the put in location (Cow Town) and float down the Ark - it's literally that simple! 
  • When you get to the take out point downtown good times will be waiting for you....a towel, water, a dj, cash bar, food trucks, yard games, yoga, and more!
  • Ready to call it a day? Walk or take the party bus back to your vehicle.

Did we mention The BIG FLOAT is FREE? All you need is a little cash for food and drinks!

The inaugural launch will happen at 11 AM! You seriously don't want to miss this historic event!

*Must be 18+ or 16+ with a guardian
**Must bring a life-vest to get on the water
***Last launch of the day will happen at 5pm 

Learn More

The BIG FLOAT is just one element of a much larger movement. Check out Activate the Ark on Facebook to learn everything that's happening Saturday, June 23rd.