Get Your “Quack On” This August During Bellaire’s Annual Rubber Ducky Festival

The Bellaire Chamber of Commerce is pleased to present the 31st Annual Rubber Ducky Festival in Downtown Bellaire on August 13 – 19, 2018, sponsored by Bellaire Family Health Center and DTE Energy Foundation.

The Rubber Ducky festival kicks off on Monday, August 13 and runs through Sunday, August 19. 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, Corn Hole Tournament, 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, 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, face painting, and a FREE kid’s 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 2nd Annual Community BBQ, Music by Frank Sinatra (aka Billy McAllister) and Jukebox Saturday Night.

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 restaurant cook-off, dog show, family movie night and horse pulls on August 9-11.

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