Will it float? See who creates the most buoyant and swiftest homemade vessel at the 2022 Milk Carton Boat Race.
The annual event is hosted by the Royal Rosarians. You may recognize our city’s official greeters and goodwill ambassadors from the Portland Rose Festival. The family-friendly event invites everyone to come out for a day of friendly competition at Westmoreland Park.
2022 Milk Carton Boat Race
The 2022 Milk Carton Boat Race starts at 11 a.m. on Sunday, June 26 and is free to attend. Enjoy family-friendly entertainment and some spirited competition as kids and adults race and show off human-powered boats.
The event features four categories of racers: Kids, adults, family/group, and corporate. Each team constructs a unique floating vessel from recycled milk cartons and jugs.
Participants will will compete for awards in nine racing classes. The most creatively-constructed watercraft will compete for the coveted People’s Choice Award milk can trophy.
If you’d like to participate in the boat races, the entry deadline has been extended to June 22.
Schedule of Events
11 a.m. Opening Ceremony
11:20 a.m. Start
- Adult Race Preliminary Heats
- Child Race Preliminary Heats
- Adult Multi-riders Preliminary Heats
- Child Multi-riders Preliminary Heats
- Mixed age-riders Preliminary Heats
- Adult Final
- Child Final
- Mixed Age-riders Final
- Mechanical Advantage
- Show Boat Parade
1:15 p.m. Awards Ceremony
The Milk Carton Boat Race takes place at Westmoreland Park casting pond, SE McLoughlin Blvd and Bybee Blvd in Portland. For more information, visit the Royal Rosarians’ website.