Ken-Ducky Derby

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Saturday, April 28, 2018
4:00 PM: Event Begins, Purchase Your Duck
6:00 PM: Duck Drop

Adopt a DUCK, win a TRUCK! Get ready for one of the most exciting events in Louisville!

BIG NEWS – WE’RE HEADING FOR DRY LAND! But not even high water can stop these rubber ducks from racing. The Ken-Ducky Derby, a Kentucky Derby Festival official event, is celebrating its 15th year a little differently this April. The record amount of rain fall this spring has changed the duck derby from a water race to a land race for the first time in duck race history!

The Ken-Ducky Derby is still scheduled for Saturday, April 28 from 4-8 p.m. at Waterfront Park. However, the duck drop has been moved from the Ohio River to River Road. Ducks will drop on the street at 6 p.m.

So, join us for this historic race as we drop 40,000 rubber ducks ONTO RIVER ROAD behind the Main Stage at Fest-A-Ville and cheer your duck to victory! The lucky duck that comes in 1st place will win a 2018 DODGE RAM TRUCK provided by Swope Family of Dealerships. 2nd & 3rd place ducks will walk away with cash prizes. And every duck in the race has a chance to win ONE MILLION DOLLARS.

Don’t just be a spectator! Get in the race by adopting a duck for just $5. Each duck purchased changes the lives of individuals with developmental disabilities at Harbor House of Louisville. Adopt your ducks today at DUCKTRUCK.ORG.

Admission: Pegasus Pin Admission to Fest-A-Ville.