This weekend (Friday, May 15th – Sunday, May 17th) is Huntington Beach’s 17th Annual Duck-A-Thon. It’s an incredible weekend filled with “sand, sun, surf, food and rubber duckies,” which raises money for AltaMed’s Huntington Beach Community Clinic. The weekend’s events include…
The Duck-A-Thon begins Friday evening with a Sunset Wine Tasting at the Pier. This beautiful setting provides as a wonderful kick-off for the weekend. Local restaurants supply an array of tantalizing hors d’oeuvres while wineries from across California donate boutique wines that are poured all evening.
The actual Duck-A-Thon takes place all day Saturday & Sunday. Vendors line Huntington Beach Pier Plaza to sell arts & crafts, yummy treats, home décor, jewelry and much more.
A larger – than – life Children’s Area includes bounce houses, retired rubber duck decorating, games, a toddler’s zone and prizes!
Each year, the Duck-A-Thon has a new theme for the ducks and the overall event. Honoring Huntington Beach’s Centennial, we feature the 2009 Birthday Ducks! These little yellow quackers are hand-decorated with party hat, gift, and a birthday greeting, for $20 each.
If you want to participate in the “main event” (which happens on Saturday at 3pm), the Duck Festival, you can still buy your Rubber Ducks online HERE. Ducks may also be purchased on Race day from 9am until approximately 2pm at the Huntington Beach Pier. Otherwise, you can always just watch from the beach as thousands of little rubber duckies are dropped from the pier to race to shore & claim their prizes.
images via the Duck-A-Thon