Estes Park Rotary Duck Race

May 1, 2021


The 33rd Annual Estes Park Rotary Duck Race is set for Saturday, May 1, and duck adoption sales are underway at The event will be live-streamed on YouTube, Facebook and TDS Channel 8/108 - The Rocky Mountain Channel. Links to view the proDUCKtion will be posted on the event website,

The broadcast will begin at noon with a Pre-Flight Show featuring interviews, clips from historic footage, entertainment, and appearances by mascot Lucky Duck and ‘Big Duck’ Bill Solms, the leader of the 2021 flock. At 1 p.m., duck adoption sales will end, and at 1:10 p.m. thousands of little yellow rubber ducks will drop into the Lazy River at the Estes Valley Community Center. To ensure the safety of the community and the race volunteers, no in-person attendance will be permitted.

Top prizes for 2021 are: $5,000, $2,500, $1,000 and two, three-night vacation packages. Details at

Duck Adopters also will have the chance to win hundreds of prizes donated by Estes Valley merchants. Most importantly, adopting ducks helps to support the adopter’s choice of 65 non-profit charities and other organizations in the Estes Valley.

To adopt a duck ($20 plus a $2 handling fee) or a Quack Pack ($110 for five duck adoptions benefitting one Participating Organization, plus a free duck in the race), visit For each adoption, the adopter’s chosen Participating Organization will receive $19 to help carry on its important work.

Questions? Email or call 970-235-1721.

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