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The Great Annual Duck Race

Presented by Keep Roswell Beautiful at Oxbo Linear Park, Roswell GA

Oct 21 2023
The Great Annual Duck Race

Join KRB for our fall fun family fundraiser and festival – the Great Annual Duck Race! Plastic ducks “race” down Big Creek, and if your number crosses the finish line first, you win! Food, games and giveaways as well.

Each year, KRB sends hundreds of specially “trained” (plastic) ducks down Big Creek in our annual Duck Race fundraiser! The ducks will “paddle” frantically! down a short stretch of the creek to earn a prize for its sponsor. Launch time will be at 12:00 PM SHARP near the pedestrian bridge over Big Creek. The race itself only takes about 15 minutes, so don’t miss out! Sponsor tables, food, refreshments, and family-friendly activities will be part of the fun.


Admission and all games and food are free and open to the public!

Ducks can be rented ahead of time for $5 each.

Rent Ducks Online

All proceeds go towards our programs that support our mission to cultivate environmental stewardship in the Roswell community.

Big Creek

Big Creek is Roswell's drinking water source and feeds into the Chattahoochee River, an ecologically valuable waterway that is the heart of the city. Keep Roswell Beautiful is proud to work towards keeping our waterways safe, healthy, and vibrant.

Where is the Race?

The Great Annual Duck Race takes place on a 1/8-mile section of Big Creek along the Oxbo Trail, one of Roswell’s most beautiful natural greenspaces. Our mascot, KiRBy and City dignitaries, will countdown the launch near the pedestrian bridge connecting Oxbo with Vickery Creek unit of Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area.


Parking is limited so please arrive early!
Parking for the event will be at the lot on Oxbo Road or at Waller Park on Oak Street (5-minute walk to Oxbo Trail, map here). The Oxbo Trail is a dirt/gravel path (we will update closer to the event).

How to Join in Fun

You can purchase your ducks online or at the event. When purchased online, we will email you your Ducks’ number(s). Cash prizes are awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. You do not need to be present to win, but we sure hope you’ll join us for the Race!


Additional time info:

Food and Fun: 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Duck Race: 12:00 pm

* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.


Oxbo Linear Park

Oxbo Rd, Roswell, GA 30075, Roswell, GA 30075

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