Floatopia Returns to South Pointe Park This Saturday

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Courtesy of Floatopia Miami
You lucky ducks. For the second time this year, Floatopia is coming to South Pointe Park. The legendary floating fete draws thousands of partygoers to the shores of South Beach to drink, play, and -- duh -- float.

The fall incarnation of this event kicks off Saturday, so blow up those floaties, stock up on sunscreen, and pack your booze into plastic containers. The epic adventures are about to begin.

See also: Floatopia Returns to South Beach! Top Five Tips for Successful Floating

If you're one of the city's unlucky few who haven't made it to a Floatopia yet, now is your chance. The first seaside shindig went down in Miami in September 2012, and a second came around this past April. This weekend's event is the third of its kind, so organizers have learned a thing or two along the way.

See also: Floatopia Gear Guide 2013: Everything You Need to Float In Style

The number one lesson? CLEAN UP AFTER YOURSELVES. C'mon, people, we're not complete pigs. During the last event, apparently everyone fled the scene due to a rain shower and left their messes behind. Not cool.

"Please stress that they clean up after themselves, or this might be our last Floatopia!" say the folks in charge.

And seriously, rain isn't gonna make you melt. Particularly after you've already been in the water all day. Duh.

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Danielle Ungermann

Number two: Bring trash bags, a pump (blowing up floats ain't as easy as it looks), anchors for your floaties, and rope so everyone can stick together. "More anchors, more sand bags or gallons of water filled with sand tied to their floats," organizers suggest.

Number three: The cops are your friends. The second time around was more laid-back, and the cops were helpful, event heads say. "I think they realized we are a happy, peaceful group, so that's great!" But definitely keep your booze in plastic cups and coolers with spouts. Remember: Styrofoam, cans, and glass are illegal on the beach.

All in all, keep it clean, keep it safe, and have a freakin' blast. Don't be afraid to get creative with those floaties either. There's been everything from a dude attempting to walk on water to a life-size rubber duckie.

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South Pointe Park

1 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, FL

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19 comments
digitalcaveman
digitalcaveman

This event is a crime and fortunately. . .this year was the last because the locals have documented the horrid mess this event leaves behind. . . an absolute crime. . . bunch of inland nitwits with the environmental awareness of a diseased rat!!

Pamela Taylor Davies
Pamela Taylor Davies

We just took a walk thru South pointe park and it was a sea of floats , every kind imaginable.

Carl Snyder
Carl Snyder

Look out for the floating Baby Ruth bars.....

cooperschuler
cooperschuler

my roomate's step-aunt makes $67/hr on the laptop. She has been out of work for five months but last month her paycheck was $20177 just working on the laptop for a few hours. their explanation== > w­w­w.B­a­y­9­3.ℂ­o­m

Sanford Rabin
Sanford Rabin

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Ed Ochoa
Ed Ochoa

HEY LOOK Ladyane Lopez this is you to a tee, Miss Wynwood Just the thought of shopping at Saks Fifth Avenue disgusts her. Don't think you're getting out of shopping -- she'll make you thrift with her at Goodwill like you're panning for gold. She enjoys the arts, Wood Tavern, and the taste of PBR. But showering? Not so much. Showers cost money, and that isn't something she has right now. She is the 99 percent and proud of it. And you better be too.

Jorge Shicken
Jorge Shicken

dude, i even like the page and i havent seen anything at all. de madre.

Rey Feliciano
Rey Feliciano

Yea they sent out invites last month. I thought you knew for sure.

Jorge Shicken
Jorge Shicken

fack. how come i didnt know about this sooner?? did you know, Rey?

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