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.

Wednesday, August 12


Thursday, August 13

Sidewalk Sales - Merchants - 10am-5pm

Friday, August 15

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

Saturday, August 16

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.)


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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