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Dam Ducky Derby 2023

The Dam Ducky Derby, a beloved tradition now in its eleventh year, is set to make a splash in Downtown Evergreen once again. This family-friendly event, scheduled for Saturday, August 5, 2023, from 11 am to 3 pm, promises a day filled with fun, food, festivities, and of course, the thrilling duck race.

How do They Drop the Dam Ducks?

How does it work? A fire truck perched high atop an 85 ft ladder drops thousands of numbered rubber ducks into Bear Creek from the dam spillway. As the ducks bob and float downstream, spectators follow the flow, cheering on their chosen ducks as they race towards the finish line at Highland Haven Creekside Inn. Children eagerly help collect the ducks in their baskets, ensuring they’re ready to compete again next year.

Where to Buy the Dam Ducks 2023

Duck sales begin online and close at 12 pm on the day of the event. Prices range from $6 for a single duck to $400 for the ‘Extreme Quackers’ package of 100 ducks. But hurry, ducks can sell out, so secure yours early.

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The day is not just about the race. Downtown Evergreen comes alive with family-friendly activities and live music in the main parking lot from 11 am to 3 pm. The shops and restaurants extend their hours from 10 am to 5 pm, providing ample opportunity to explore and enjoy the local offerings.

Drop the Dam Ducks Already!

The excitement peaks at 1 pm with the Duck Drop. Fans line the banks of Bear Creek, hoping their lucky duck will be among the first to cross the finish line. With cash prizes of $1500, $1000, and $500 for the top three finishers, and additional prizes for lower placing ducks, the stakes are high. Winners are announced at the closing ceremony in the main parking lot at 3 pm. You don’t need to be present to win, but the anticipation and community spirit make it a not-to-be-missed moment.

Purchasing ducks not only offers a chance to win but also supports Downtown Evergreen’s Annual Holiday Walk and other events throughout the year. A portion of the proceeds will also contribute to a new mural in Downtown Evergreen, organized by Leadership Evergreen – Class of 2022.

Dam Shuttles

Shuttle services are available from Church of the Hills and Christ the King Catholic Church for your convenience.

Join us for the Dam Ducky Derby 2023, a fun-packed float to the finish line, and support the vibrant community events of Downtown Evergreen. It’s sure to be a quacking good time!

A Fun-Packed Float to the Finish Line

Saturday, August 5, 2023 11am – 3pm


$6 / Duck
$30 / Six Quack
$50 / Ten Quack
$70 / Quack Pack (15 Ducks)
$110 / Totally Quackers (25 Ducks)
$400 / Extreme Quackers (100 Ducks)

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