Don’t Miss the Reedy River Duck Derby in Greenville, SC

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Have you seen the Duck Derby in Greenville, SC? No, it’s not a giant bathtub with thousands of rubber duckies – it’s the 20th Annual Reedy River Duck Derby! Sponsored by the Rotary Club of the Reedy River Greenville, it is certainly a bucket list item if you live in the Greenville area. The 20th Annual Reedy River Duck Derby is set for Saturday, May 4, 2024, at 2:30 pm. The entire event is from 11 am – 4 pm with the duck race starting at 2:30 pm.

The Duck Derby is not only a fantastic way to spend an afternoon but it’s also a great way to support wonderful charities.

Adopt a Duck

Want to cheer for your own duck in the race? It’s easy – just adopt a duck at the derby website. You can adopt only one or get a Quack Pack of five ducks. Or, adopt as many as you want.

Once you adopt your own duck, you will get a number, which corresponds to the number of your duck. You and the duck are safely recorded in a database.

Winners will be announced at Falls Park later in the day, following the conclusion of the race on May 4, 2024. Winners will also be notified by mail or phone, if necessary.

Wait, prizes?

Yes, there are some awesome prizes from the sponsors! The winner of the Duck Derby will get free groceries for an entire year from Publix. Second prize is $2500 cash prize from the Rotary Club of the Reedy River and the third prize winner receives a 3-night stay at the Grand Bohemian Lodge in Downtown Greenville. There are lots of additional prizes available!

Plus, many other sponsors are giving away great prizes.

Duck Derby, Falls Park in the Reedy

Ducks for Charity

Organized by the Rotary Club of the Reedy River Greenville, the Duck Derby is the club’s primary community service event project.  Previous events raised money for many local charities. These included Early Act First Knight, Greenville Area Interfaith Hospitality Network, Mauldin Miracle League, and Shriners Children’s Hospital.

The event also serves as a fundraiser for Duck Adoption Teams (DATs) in the Greenville area who distribute the Adoption Forms and get a percentage of funds raised for their organizations. Some of this year’s teams (see the Duck Derby teams here) are the Foster Paws Rescue, Carolina Youth Symphony, Stone Academy, and Shriners Children’s Greenville.

Donations are all tax-deductible.

Have you adopted your duck for the Duck Derby in Greenville yet?

About the Author
Kristina Hernandez is a mom of two girls, freelance writer and photographer. Originally from New Jersey, she is in love with the Upstate and could not imagine raising her kids anywhere else. She enjoys hiking to waterfalls, kayaking, camping, cooking, and exploring all that Greenville has to offer. And she really loves baby goats. Follow her on Instagram at @scadventurer.

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7 years ago

We are so excited about Happy Hooves being chosen as one of the charities! The funds received from the Duck Derby will help special needs children and at risk youth benefit from therapeutic riding! What a great article, thank you for letting everyone know about this upcoming event.

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7 years ago
Reply to  Becky Sweeney

Thank you, Becky!

VictoriaB
7 years ago

Do you know what time the actual duck race is? We wouldn’t want to miss it but unlikely to spend a whole day downtown with a toddler. Would like to plan to be there a couple of hours around the time of the race. Thanks!

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7 years ago
Reply to  VictoriaB

Yes, the race is at 2:30 pm. You will want to plan plenty of time for parking, walking to the event, and getting your spot!