Rubber Ducky Race
July 30, 2008
The 12-day celebration will culminate with a duck race in the Intermediate River in which 2,000 yellow rubber ducks will be competing. Thousands of spectators line the river banks to watch the quarter-mile long race.
The ducks are numbered, and spectators are allowed to place a $5 bet per duck. The person who has the first place duck is awarded $500 and cash prizes are awarded all the way up to the duck that wins 27th-place.
In 2007, documentary filmmaker Michael Moore actually chose the festival as the site for the unofficial premiere for his film “Sicko.”
Other events at the festival include a 5K footrace, parade, children’s games, craft show, a pig roast, concerts and more.
To find out more, contact the Bellaire Chamber of Commerce at (231) 533-6023 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
There are also other fun competitions like “the world’s second-longest coffee break” and a belt sander race.
Here is a video of a rubber duck race in the Pawtucket River between Pawtucket, CT and Westerly, RI: