Race Postponed Until September 2020

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Rotary Club of Estes Park has decided to postpone this year’s Duck Race Festival by several months. Duck Race planners will soon announce a mid-September date. Duck adoption sales will continue online only purchases at this time. Read more…

Estes Park Duck Race Festival

Postponed until September 2020

The Estes Park Duck Race is held annually on the first Saturday in May. The 32nd Duck Race was originally scheduled to be held on May 2nd, 2020 but has been postponed till mid September 2020 because of Covid-19 concerns. With this new race date, we continue a tradition started in 1989 to support the local charities of the Estes Valley. Read more…

The annual Estes Park Duck Race 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. The more duck adoptions sold by the individual charities and organizations, the more money they can raise! Our 2019 Duck Race raised over $128,600 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.


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.