By 1812Blockhouse

Mark your calendars for July 4! The Great Duck Derby is making a splash in The Valley immediately following the Bellville July 4th parade. This exciting event, organized by Light Up The Valley, is not just about fun and games; it’s a fundraiser aimed at bringing back the beloved fireworks display in 2025.

Join the community at the bike trail bridge between Main Street and Hines Avenue for a unique and entertaining race as thousands of rubber ducks take to the water, competing for fantastic prizes.

Get Your Ducks in a Row

Purchasing a duck for the derby is easy and supports a fantastic cause. Ducks are available for $20 each and can be bought at the Light Up The Valley tent at the fireworks or 30 minutes prior to the duck drop at the bridge. Each duck purchased increases your chance of winning cash prizes while contributing to the fireworks fund.

Prizes Galore

  • 1st Place: $200
  • 2nd Place: $100
  • 3rd Place: $50

With these prizes, there’s even more reason to get involved. Imagine the thrill of watching your duck cross the finish line first and claiming the top prize!

Event Details

Date: July 4
Time: Immediately following the Bellville July 4th parade
Location: Bike trail bridge between Main Street and Hines Avenue

How It Works

Ducks will be dropped at the bike trail bridge and will race down to the bridge on Hines Avenue. The race route is tentative and will be adjusted for river flow to ensure a smooth and fair race for all participants.

Join the Fun and Support the Cause

Light Up The Valley is dedicated to bringing joy and community spirit to The Valley. The Great Duck Derby is a fantastic opportunity for the community to come together, have fun, and contribute to a worthy cause. Your participation helps ensure that the tradition of fireworks on the 4th of July continues to brighten our skies.

Don’t miss out on this quacking good time! Whether you’re a participant or a spectator, The Great Duck Derby promises to be an event to remember.

How to Participate

  • Purchase ducks on Sunday, June 30 at Light Up The Valley or on July 4 before the race.
  • Cheer on the ducks and enjoy a fun-filled day with the community.

By supporting The Great Duck Derby, you’re not only in for a day of fun but also playing a crucial role in lighting up The Valley with fireworks next year. Thank you for your support and enthusiasm!

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