The Broad Ripple Duck Race used to be in the cold of early spring, but these days, you’ll find fun-loving families crowded around the canal in Broad Ripple in the heat of early summer.

On Saturday, June 24th, you can watch as heaps and heaps of rubber duckies are released in the Central Canal for a race to the finish! Not only that, but you can purchase a duck and a chance to win prizes! The ducks will race to Rainbow Bridge where they will be retrieved from the water and winners will be announced.

Ducks are $5 each or 6 for $25. Upon purchase, you will receive a ticket with your duck’s number. At the end the race you can turn your tickets in for ducks! Purchase your ducks at the event. The race will begin at 4:30pm on the Monon Bridge so don’t be late! You do not need to be present to win. The first prize is a gift card pack valued at over $500.

Arrive early for family fun! 3:00-5:00 pm, there will be a variety of activities on the Rainbow Bridge (where Guilford Avenue crosses the Central Canal), including; face painting, temporary tattoos, balloon artistry, art and crafts, carnival games, and much more.