Duck Race Festival Schedule

Duck Race Day Postponed Until Summer 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. While it’s too early to announce a new date, Duck Race planners hope to stage the event later this summer, if circumstances permit. A mid-August date is under consideration. Duck adoption sales, which began in late February, will continue with paper forms and online purchases at until Race Day. Read more…

So much happens on Race Day! Duck Waddle 5k Race, Live Entertainment, and Interactive Children’s games! See the full schedule below.

Adopt your ducks and come enjoy our Duck Race Festival!

*Schedule maybe subject to change.* Please check back for more Race Day info.

Schedule of Events:

9:00 a.m. – Duck Waddle 5K Race (Go to for more info on the 5k Waddle.)

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – Festival at George Hix Memorial Riverside Plaza and Nicky’s Steakhouse on Fall River Road
Duck Adoptions Sales end at NOON

1:00 p.m. – START LINE – Ducks drop at Nicky’s Steakhouse On Fall River Road

1:30 – 4:30 p.m. – FINISH LINE – George Hix Memorial Riverside Plaza. Festival continues with live commentary on the River, Musical Entertainment, and Family Fun!  Winners are Posted on the Prize Board at the Wheel Bar.

Adoptions sold until noon on Race Day at various locations in the schedule of events as well as Duck Central and The Estes Park Visitor Center, or get ahead of the flock and purchase Duck Adoptions on-line now!

Estes Park Duck Race Starting Line

Nicky’s Resort

Estes Park Duck Race Finish Line

George Hix Plaza (Near the Wheel Bar)

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.