Estes Park Rotary Duck Race Festival

Saturday, May 4th, 2024


News & Updates

Join Community Fundraising

The annual Estes Park Rotary Duck Race has returned over $3 million to local organizations!

Chances to Win Prizes

Win cash, major prizes like vacations, and tons of local merchant prizes!

Family Fun

A full schedule of events, music, food, and family fun!
(Attendance not required to enter the race.)

See For Yourself!

Event Is LIVE streamed on Race Day
Watch this short video from a previous Race Day!

How It Works

The process is simple. A duck adoption costs $25, and for each adoption, $23 will be paid directly to the charity or organization you have selected. The more duck adoptions sold by the individual charities and organizations, the more money they can raise! 

The 2023 Duck Race raised over $190,000 for the 64 participating 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 fundraise for our wonderful local non-profits. It’s a great community event with entertainment for the entire family, so be sure to be a part of it!

Schedule of Events

From the Duck Drop to the Finish Line, There is A Lot Going on at the Duck Race Festival!

The starting line is the Fall River outside Nicky’s Resort & the Wapiti Colorado Pub and happens at 1:00 PM sharp! You won’t want to miss it – watching 10,000+ ducks start the race is a sight to behold!

The ducks will be on the journey for a couple of hours, racing to the finish line near the Wheel Bar on Riverside Plaza.  

From the starting to the finish lines, and all points in between, the festival is alive with music, dance, fun and entertainment at three locations – Nicky’s Resort, Bond Park and Riverside Plaza

Can’t be there? Take in all the action on the Live Stream! The live broadcast can be viewed on this website as well as on the local Rocky Mountain Channel from 1:30-3:00pm. Don’t miss the action – including live race results!

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 $23 of each adoption to the local charities and organizations. Thank you!