17th Annual Duck Fest Derby

17th Annual Duck Fest Derby


Saturday, April 1, 2023    
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Esplanade Park
400 SW 2nd Street, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33312

Event Type

Adopt a $5 Duck. Help a Child. Win $10,000!

Join Kids In Distress (KID) from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Esplanade Park in downtown Fort Lauderdale for a full afternoon of family-friendly fun!


This year’s Ducktuga-themed festival will be filled with “quacky” activities in the KID Fun Zone including the KID Olympics, face painting, petting zoo, live entertainment, delicious food trucks, and more.

Then 40,000 rubber ducks will be dropped in the New River to race during the 17th Annual KID Duck Fest Derby presented by JM Family Enterprises, Inc.


You can buy entries in the race by forming “Duck Teams” or adopting individual ducks for $5 each for a chance to win one of our fabulous prizes including the grand prize of $10,000 cash. 100% of the proceeds of duck sales benefit 20,000+ children and families served by KID.