Bellaire Chamber of Commerce

Rubber Ducky Festival

Rubber Ducky Festival

Get your “Quack On” this August for Bellaire’s annual Rubber Ducky Festival

Bellaire, MI. “DUCK” into BELLAIRE…let the “QUACKIN” begin. The Bellaire Chamber of Commerce is pleased to present the 31st ANNUAL RUBBER DUCKY FESTIVAL in Downtown Bellaire on August 13 – 19, 2018, sponsored by Bellaire Family Health Center.

The Rubber Ducky festival kicks off on Monday, August 13 and runs through Sunday August 19. Featuring a weeklong of events including Bay Area Big Band, Community Paddle Event, Commission on Aging Picnic and Car Show, Duck and Glow 5k Run/Walk and 1 Mile Kiddie Dash, “Duckling Park” Kids Activities, and Rubber Ducky Parade and Race. Finish the week with the return of the Short’s Glacial Hills Challenge XC on Sunday.

Rubber Ducky Festival’s biggest day is on Saturday August 18, featuring a quarter-mile race when 2500 yellow ducks are dumped into the Intermediate River, after Bellaire’s largest parade of the year, with the finish line at RIVERSIDE MARINA. Visitors can buy a $5 race ticket that corresponds to the number on a Rubber Duck. Ducks finishing the “Top 27” win a cash prize. Prizes: 1st– $500; 2nd -$300; 3rd – $100; 4th-7th place – $50; 8th-27th place – $10. Participants do not have to be present to win.

Saturday also features a Fine Arts & Craft Show at the Antrim County Courthouse, Kid’s “Ducking Park” including games for all ages, bounce houses & slides, face painting, and a FREE kids movie. Downtown Bellaire will be alive with sidewalk and library book sales. Bellaire’s biggest parade of the season kicks off at 3:00 followed by the dropping of 2,000 ducks at the North Bridge Street Bridge. End the night with the 2nd Annual Community Chicken Dinner by the Antrim Community Church.

This year’s festival is part of Bellaire’s 12 Days of Summer Celebration, August 8 – August 19, kicking off with the 3-day Antrim County Fair, featuring a carnival, restaurant cook-off, family movie night and horse shows on August 9-11.

For full schedule of events or to be a vendor, visit the Bellaire Chamber of Commerce web site at or call Bellaire Chamber of Commerce at 231-533-6023.

2018 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.

Arts & Crafts Fair

The annual Rubber Ducky Fine Arts & Crafts Fair features over 50 artisan booths from all over Michigan. Items include custom wood furniture, jewelry, fine art and more.

Download the Arts & Craft Registration Form

Rubber Ducky Parade

Bellaire’s best parade of the year! Featuring over 60 different floats and entries. Don’t forget to follow the ducks to the north Bridge Street Bridge to see the start of the race.

Download 2018 Parade Entry Form

Rubber Ducky Festival Events - August 13 - 19

Aug 12

Rubber Ducky Festival

August 12 @ 8:00 am - August 18 @ 5:00 pm
Aug 13
Aug 15

Bellaire Rubber Ducky Paddle

August 15 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Aug 16

Antrim County COA 2018 Annual Picnic

August 16 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Aug 17

Bellaire Lions Club Brat & Hot Dog Dinner

August 17 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Aug 17
Aug 18

Race Day!

August 18 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Aug 18
Aug 18

Short Course Enduro

August 18 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Aug 19

Glacial Hills Challenge

August 19 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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