18. August 2018 - 9:00 till 19:00
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Rubber Ducky Festival & Race | Destination Bellaire | Saturday, 18. August 2018

Race day and Arts Festival on August 18

Bellaire, MI. “DUCK” into BELLAIRE…let the “QUACKIN” begin. The Bellaire Chamber of Commerce is pleased to present the 31st ANNUAL RUBBER DUCKY FESTIVAL in Downtown Bellaire on August 12 - 19, 2018, sponsored by Bellaire Family Health Center.


Rubber Ducky Festival’s biggest day is on Saturday August 18, featuring a quarter-mile race when 2000 yellow ducks are dumped into the Intermediate River, after Bellaire’s largest parade of the year, with the finish line at RIVERSIDE MARINA. Visitors can buy a $5 race ticket that corresponds to the number on a Rubber Duck. Ducks finishing the “Top 27” win a cash prize. Prizes: 1st- $500; 2nd -$300; 3rd - $100; 4th-7th place - $50; 8th-27th place - $10. Participants do not have to be present to win.

Saturday also features a Fine Arts & Craft Show at the Antrim County Courthouse, Kid’s “Ducking Park” including games for all ages, bounce houses & slides, **** painting, and a FREE kids movie. Downtown Bellaire will be alive with sidewalk and library book sales. Bellaire’s biggest parade of the season kicks off at 3:00 followed by the dropping of 2,000 ducks at the North Bridge Street Bridge. End the night with entertainment provided by Antrim Community Church.

This year’s festival is part of Bellaire’s 12 Days of Summer Celebration, August 8 – August 19, kicking off with the 3-day Antrim County Fair, featuring a carnival, restaurant cook-off, family movie night and horse shows on August 9-11.

For full schedule of events or to be a vendor, visit the Bellaire Chamber of Commerce web site at or call Bellaire Chamber of Commerce at 231-533-6023.