Join us, Saturday May 5th, 2018!

Our Estes Park Rotary Duck Race has grown to a Festival! We have festivities happening all day before and after our Duck Race including a 5K Duck Waddle, food, live music, activities, vendors, and family fun!
See our festival schedule for full details

Until Race Day!

Estes Park Duck Race Festival

Saturday, May 5th 2018
Cinco de Mayo

The Estes Park Rotary Duck Race Festival is held annually on the first Saturday in May. The 30th Annual Duck Race continues a tradition started in 1989, which has returned more than $2.4 million to local charities and organizations.
Learn more about our Duck Race Festival

The process is simple. You adopt a duck for a fee of $20 each ($22 for an online adoption) and $19 for every duck you adopt will benefit one of the charities or groups you select at the time of adoption. You may also adopt packs of ducks! The more duck adoptions sold by the individual charities and organizations, the more money they can raise! Our 2017 Duck Race raised over $118,500 for our organizations!

But, that’s not the end of the story! The all-volunteer Duck Race Committee has solicited financial support from Major Sponsors and Associate Sponsors. These generous sponsors help us offer fabulous Major Prizes. In addition, our local merchants provide hundreds of wonderful prizes!

Please adopt ducks and help us reach this year’s fundraising goal. It’s a great community event with entertainment for the entire family, so be sure to be a part of it! See our Duck Race Festival Schedule of Events.

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Thank You Duck Race Sponsors!

Our Sponsors are the main support of the Major Prizes. Their generous donations offset many of the costs of operating the Duck Race and help us return an impressive 95% of the adoption proceeds to the local charities and organizations. Thank you!

Want to get involved?

Wondering how you can be a part of this amazing cause? Check out our Get Involved page.