RED BULL FLUGTAG PORTLAND 2008 ON-SITE INFO
When is Red Bull Flugtag Portland?
The big event is August 2nd, 2008. The event opens at 11:00 AM, with first flight scheduled for 1:00 PM. Award ceremonies are expected to take place around 3:30 PM.
Where is it?
The event is taking place at Tom McCall Waterfront Park on the Willamette River in between the Riverplace Hotel and the Hawthorne Bridge.
Entry Fee? Is 100% FREE to the public and open to all ages! Watch from your boat! The water will be open to boat traffic all day, but please stay outside the buoy lines marking the flight path for our Red Bull Flugtag flying crafts. Yes, there will be road closures on August 2nd… SW Naito Parkway between SW Clay St and SW Jefferson 7am - 7pm Outside eastbound lane of Hawthorne Bridge 7am - 6pm What you can expect on site There will be food and beverage concession stands within the event site. There is a beer garden at McCall’s on the North side of Hawthorne Bridge. ATMs will be available in the main event space near the concessions stands. The event is open seating so get there early to reserve a spot! No smoking allowed. ADA viewing areas will be on site near the Riverplace Hotel, though the areas tend to fill up very quickly. It’s first-come, first-seated. What will the show be like?
The live show promises to be a huge hit, complete with announcers Uncle E. and Tina Dixon on the flight deck, the Red Bull Air Force skydiving team, the National Anthem (performed with Portland flavor) and local DJ Gustav from 94.7 KNRK radio station pumping the music all day long.
What you CAN bring to Red Bull Flugtag Portland NOTE: Guests and their belongings are subject to search upon entry or re-entry. You can help keep the lines moving quickly by leaving large bags at home. Please return for any additions or amendments. - Blankets - Baby Strollers - Portable/collapsible chair - Regular-size/unframed backpacks - Sealed water bottles - Empty Camelbak or other empty plastic container (ie, Nalgene bottle)
- Ice in soft-sided cooler or Camelbak - Binoculars - Personal camera equipment What you CAN NOT bring to Red Bull Flugtag Portland - Weapons of any kind - Framed or large backpacks or bags - Alcohol - Glass containers - Food - Pets - Tents - No illegal vending is permitted
Where do I park? Parking for Red Bull Flugtag will be tight, so we recommend you utilize our bike valet or take public transportation. You can find out more information on public transportation on Trimet.org or SmartPark http://www.portlandonline.com/smartpark. Traffic impacts: June 1-August 30: TriMet buses will not use Steel Bridge; detours in place June 10-August 24: Steel Bridge closed to all vehicles August 2-24: MAX will not cross Steel Bridge; shuttle buses provided Bicycle and pedestrian access will be maintained during construction. Bike Valet Service provided onsite at SW Naito Parkway between SW Clay St. and SW Columbia St. Work hours are 24 hours a day starting Saturday, August 2nd. You can learn more about the Portland Mall Light Rail Project and get construction updates at portlandmall.org. Transit detours are posted at trimet.org.