Dam Duck Derby featuring Built to Last

Aug 5, 2023
2:00 pm
Live Music featuring Built to Last (Grateful Dead Cover Band) will begin after the big Duck Drop.  Don't forget to buy your ducks!

Evergreen's 13th Annual Dam Duck Derby.

Ready! Set! Float!

During the Downtown Evergreen Dam Ducky Derby, thousands of bright yellow, rubber ducks cascade down Bear Creek from the starting line at the dam spillway to the finish line at Highland Haven Creekside Inn. 

Ducks can sell out, so buy your ducks now. Then get downtown early on “derby day” to enjoy this special event. Fun activities are available in the main parking lot starting a few hours before the race. Take some time to shop and dine throughout the day. But, if you want to see the ducks do their thing, make sure to find a spot along Bear Creek by 1pm.

That’s when, from high atop an 85 ft ladder fire engine, numbered rubber ducks are dropped into the creek to start their downstream adventure. Eager fans gather along the bank hoping their lucky duck wins. And, no wonder. Cash prizes are on the line for the top three finishers, plus quite a few lower placing ducks also earn wonderful prizes. Winners are notified at the Dam Ducky Derby closing ceremony in the main parking lot.

Buying ducks not only gives contestants a chance to win, but duck sales also help Downtown Evergreen offset the costs of the Annual Downtown Evergreen Holiday Walk and other events throughout the year. In addition, a portion of the proceeds will go towards a new mural in Downtown Evergreen organized by Leadership Evergreen - Class of 2022.

11am – 3pm  •  Family-Friendly Activities and Live Music in the Main Parking Lot
1pm  •  Duck Drop
3pm •  Winners announced in the Main Parking Lot 
10am – 5pm  •  Shop and Dine in Downtown Evergreen and take in some live music to extend your evening

$1500  •  1st Prize
$1000  •  2nd Prize
$500  •  3rd Prize
*You don't need to be present to win.

Church of the Hills
28628 S Buffalo Park Rd
Evergreen, CO 80439

Christ the King Catholic Church
4291 Evergreen Pkwy
Evergreen, CO 80439


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