The Bellaire Chamber of Commerce is pleased to present the 32nd ANNUAL RUBBER DUCKY FESTIVAL in Downtown Bellaire, sponsored by Bellaire Family Health Center.Featuring a weeklong of events including Bay Area Big Band, Community Paddle Event, Commission on Aging Picnic and Car Show, Duck and Glow 5k Run/Walk and 1 Mile Kiddie Dash, “Duckling Park” Kids Activities, and Rubber Ducky Parade and Race. Finish the week with the return of the Short’s Glacial Hills Challenge XC on Sunday.
Rubber Ducky Festival’s biggest day is on Saturday featuring a quarter-mile race when 2500 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, face 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 the 3rd Annual Community Chicken Dinner by the Antrim Community Church.
For full schedule of events or to be a vendor, visit the Bellaire Chamber of Commerce web site at www.bellairechamber.org or call Bellaire Chamber of Commerce at 231-533-6023. Be sure to Check In with us on Facebook!