Watch as 50,000 Rubber Ducks Splash Down into the Chicago River


The Windy City Rubber Ducky Derby, a signature fundraising event for Special Olympics Illinois, returns for its 12th year on Thursday, Aug. 3rd.

Join thousands of spectators as they watch more than 50,000 yellow rubber ducks splash into the Chicago River from the Columbus Drive Bridge in downtown Chicago and race toward the finish line.

Race Day kicks off at 10 a.m. at 400 N. Michigan Ave. (The Wrigley Building) with entertainment for the entire family! Splashdown for the Duck Derby is 1 p.m.  All proceeds benefit over 22,000 athletes and more than 20,000 Young Athletes across Illinois.

Do More Than Spectate, Adopt a Duck

You can Adopt a duck for only $5. Get more chances to win by purchasing a Quack Pack (6 ducks for $25), Flock of Ducks (24 ducks for $100), or Diamond Duck Pack (240 ducks for $1,000).

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