Destination Bellaire

30th Annual Rubber Ducky Festival

August 19, 2017 -
Rubber Ducky Main Festival & Race

“DUCK” into BELLAIRE…let the “QUACKIN” begin..The Bellaire Chamber of Commerce is pleased to present the 30th ANNUAL RUBBER DUCKY FESTIVAL

This year’s festival is part of Bellaire’s 12 Days of Summer Celebration August 16 – August 20, 2017 with the highlight of the festivities being the Rubber Ducky Festival – including a quarter-mile race on August 19th – 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, Duckling Park with games & 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. 

Check out the full schedule of events or call Bellaire Chamber of Commerce at 231-533-6023.

2017 Rubber Ducky Race Winners

Photo by Kaye LaFond

Big 30th Ducky Dash

1st Place - $1,000 – Mike Courter

 2nd Place - $ 300 – Gordie Shafer

3rd Place  - $100 – Chris Hale


30TH Annual Rubber Ducky Festival Race Winners

1st Place  - $500 848 Declan French

2nd Place -$300   193 Zach Slott

3rd Place -$100 1095 Sam Kruger

4th Place - $50  650 Bob Fontaine

 5th Place - $50 1956 Antonio Bartman

6th Place - $50  1807  Amy Derring

7th Place - $50_1917 Kevin Fales

8th Place - $10 1605 Keith Westan

9th Place - $10 398 Larry Soltysink

10th Place - $10 446 Rein Baxter

11th Place - $10 1477 Mark Harris

12th Place - $10 1624 Linda Atkins

13th Place - $10 270 John Garrell

14th Place - $10  474 Scott Udell

15th Place - $10 1626 Stephanie Debruler

16th Place - $10 715 Rylan Daily

17th Place - $10 590 Jim Cross

18th Place - $10 1190 Patrick Boyd

19th Place  - $10 574 Sandy Muller

20th Place  - $10 530 Mary Butler

21st Place  - $10 1237 Dan Nurenberg

22nd Place  - $10  456 Greg Laufersky

23rd Place  - $10_1694 Todd Reed

24th Place  - $10 1790 Mary Santi

25th Place  - $10  710 Bryan Hardy

26th Place  - $10 603 Jane Weaver

27th Place  - $10 980 Rob Heidt

Last Place – 1954 Antonio Bartman

2017 Rubber Ducky Presenting Sponsor

2017 Rubber Ducky Sponsor

Announcing the 2017 Presenting Sponsor

Bellaire Family Health Center

4955 S M-88 Highway
Bellaire, MI 49615
(231) 533-8649


The Story of Bellaire Family Health Center

There’s no place like home and family. At East Jordan, Bellaire and Central Lake Family Health Centers, our staff is dedicated to treating you like family. Our health centers are designed to provide quality affordable healthcare with a commitment you can count on. Everyday we are striving to develop services and programs that better serve you and the community. Information outlining the services and programs available can be found in this website. Just like family, you can count on us.

About East Jordan Family Health Center

The Family Health Centers located in East Jordan, Bellaire and Central Lake combine federal assistance, patient fees, community resources and your support to offer quality, affordable medical services.

This health center is a Health Center Program grantee under 42 U.S.C. 254b, and a deemed Public Health Service employee under 42 U.S.C. 233(g)-(n).

East Jordan Family Health Center is a Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) deemed facility.

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