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May 2nd is Duck Race Day!

No longer do we send only plain yellow racing rubber duckies into the river and follow them to the finish line; now, we send them with Zombie Ducks, who could possibly try to eat the regular ducks for fortification as they race the river in this happy day of entertainment, family fun and general silliness.


The fun begins  Downtown at 10a at Bond Park where you can adopt your Ducks. Then head over to Nicky’s (1350 Fall River Road – walkable from Boulder Brook) for Quackers and Riverside Ramblers (Retail/charitable shopping and live entertainment).  The Estes Park Singers, Ballerina Duckies, and Lucky (the Race Mascot) will be in the spotlight from 12n-1p for the big Duck Drop!


Ducks swim 2.5 miles, not all of which can be seen by the naked eye!  While waiting for your Ducks to finish, gather at Riverside Park for cheering, race updates, live music and activities. Just Us performs at Noon, followed by Ballerina Duckies and Ron Ball. Enjoy Venture Crew 10 and face painting from 1p-4p:  From 2p-4p enjoy Brass Quintet and Steve Smersh. From 1p-2:30p Meet Bruiser – The Big Dog and representatives from our very own Rocky Mountain Conservancy.  From 1p-4p enjoy Balloon and Caricature Art; check out “Lucky’s Adventure” (a new children’s book by Marilyn Maher); chow on delish homemade treats by Estes Park Band Boosters; shop Quacker Gifts, and meet at the finish line -where Lucky and Park Rangers will be cheering all the winners!


Will Yellow Ducks prevail or will the Zombies take this year’s prize?


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