Destination Bellaire

28th Annual Rubber Ducky Festival


August 12 - 15, 2015

“DUCK” into BELLAIRE…let the “QUACKIN” begin..The Bellaire Chamber of Commerce is pleased to present the 28th ANNUAL RUBBER DUCKY FESTIVAL

This year’s festival is part of Bellaire’s 12 Days of Summer Celebration August 6 – August 15, 2015 with the highlight of the festivities being the Rubber Ducky Festival – including a quarter-mile race on August 15th – when 2000 yellow ducks are dumped into the Intermediate River with the Ducks stopping at RIVERSIDE MARINA, the finish line! 

Join us for Music Downtown, Children’s Activities, Sidewalk Sales, Large Inflatables, Movies, Parades, Arts & Crafts and much more!!!

Spectators buy a number for $5 that corresponds to the number on a Rubber Duck…If your duck finishes in the top 27 places here is what you win..Prizes:  1st  $500; 2nd  $300; 3rd $100; 4th-7th place $50; 8th-27th place $10.  Do not have to be present to win. 

See below for a full schedule of events or call Bellaire Chamber of Commerce at 231-533-6023.

2015 Rubber Ducky Sponsor

2015 Rubber Ducky Sponsor

Announcing the 2015 Sponsor

The Farm Golf Course & The Farm Pub & Grill

3388 W. Eddy School Rd.
Bellaire, MI 49615
1-800-745-8277 or

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2015 Schedule of Events


Schedule in development. Please check back this spring.

Sunday, August 9

  • “Christians Got Talent” @ Bellaire Community United Methodist Church – Hot Dogs & Beverages 5-6pm followed by Open Mike Gospel Night from 6-8 pm. Contact the church for more information at 231-533-8133

Monday, August 10

  • Bellaire Area Historical Museum Open 12-3pm

Tuesday, August 11

  • Area Seniors "Music at the Gazebo" TBA

Wednesday, August 12

  • Area Seniors Bingo, Doors open at 5:15, Bingo Starts at 6:15pm. Call 231-350-8835

Thursday, August 13

  • Bellaire Merchants Sidewalk Sales 10am – 5pm

  • Library Book Sale – 10 am – 4pm

  • Commission on Aging  Picnic – 10:45 am -1:45 pm

Friday, August 14

  • Sidewalk Sales - Merchants - 10am-5pm
  • Music Downtown  - 7-9 pm

Saturday, August 15

  • Sidewalk Sales - Merchants - 10am-5pm
  • Bouncers & More Inflatables 10am - 4pm
  • Arts & Crafts Show at Courthouse - 10am - 4pm
  • Rubber Ducky Parade 3 pm
  • Rubber Ducky Race 3:45 pm (Approx.)
  • Ducks finish Race  4:00 pm (Approx.)

Sunday, August 16

  • The Farm Golf Course - 1st Annual Rubber Ducky Festival Golf Outing - 9:00 am. Call the Club House at 231-533-6886 for more information.




Saturday, August 15, 2015 at 3 PM

Sponsored by The Farm Golf Course

PARADE LINE-UP: You Must Be On Site by 1:30 PM, Judging of all entries will take place at this time. Look for us at the parade line-up location on Broad Street

PARADE ENTRY DEADLINE: Friday, August 14, 2015.

Questions?  Contact the Bellaire Chamber of Commerce Office 231-533-6023

Please fill out registration form, detach the bottom portion and Mail to: 

Bellaire Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 205
Bellaire, MI 49615


Photo by Kaye LaFond

1st Place...Jim Emery  $500.
2nd Place...Sue Burns  $300.
3rd Place...Parker Williamson  $100.
4th Place...Amy Keans  $50.
5th Place..Denny Hall  $50.
6th Place...Martin Money  $50.
7th Place...Roy Hollis  $50.
8th Place...Andrea DeMeritt  $10.
9th Place...Colleen Mc Dowel   $10.
10th Place...Laurie Squibbs  $10.
11th Place...Bob Somerville   $10.
12th Place...Erika Austin   $10.
13th Place...Leslie Obrig  $10.
14th Place...Ivy Harvat  $10.
15th Place...Duane Drake  $10.
16th Place...Carol Kling  $10.
17th Place...Jill Dourlet  $10.
18th Place...Tom Conwell $10.
19th Place...Kathy Berishaj  $10.
20th Place...The Bakers  $10.
21st Place...Ruth Calkins  $10.
22nd Place...Jan Ross  $10.
23rd Place...Leslie Obrig  $10.
24th Place...Gabe Basch  $10.
25th  Place...Kathy DeBruyn $10.
26th Place..Tom Ash  $10.
27th Place...Katy Damer  $10.

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