Ft. Lauderdale gets quacking

March 19, 2017 by  

Residents in Ft. Lauderdale are getting ready for the 11th Annual Duck Fest Derby. The event combines light-hearted competition with food and activities for a family friendly day.

The main attraction is the Duck Derby itself. Participants can pay money to adopt a rubber duck. During the day of the event, over 30,000 ducks will be released on New River. The first lucky ducks to cross the finish line will win one of 10 valuable prizes, with the grand prize being $10,000 in cash.

Athletic events will also be held for children. Every child who participates will be entered into a raffle to win prizes including bundles of promotional products and gift certificates. Additionally a play area will be set up for kids including bounce houses, face painting, a petting zoo, funny photo ops, and more.

All funds raised at the fest go to support the charity Kids in Distress. The group provides support to children from broken homes or families facing poverty or other desperate conditions.

The Duck Fest Derby will be held on Saturday, March 25 from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm at Esplanade Park, located at 400 SW 2nd St. Admission is free to the public, but adopting a duck or buying food costs extra. Anyone looking for more information should visit the website.