The Dam Duck Derby on August 6, 2022

By Press Release July 18, 2022

Make your way to beautiful downtown Evergreen, on August 6th, to witness one of the community’s favorite events: The Dam Duck Derby. During the Downtown Evergreen Ducky Derby, thousands of bright yellow, rubber ducks cascade down Bear Creek from the starting line at the dam spillway to the finish line at Highland Haven Creekside Inn.

From high atop an 85 ft ladder fire engine, numbered ducks are dropped into the creek to start their downstream adventure. Eager fans gather along the bank hoping their lucky duck wins. And, no wonder. Cash prizes are on the line for the top three finishers (1st prize - $1,500, 2nd - $1,000, 3rd - $500). Even if your ducky takes the slow route, have no fear, it is still eligible for many giveaways from our local businesses. Winners do not have to be present to win!

Before and after the duck drop, downtown will be filled with Colorado-themed family-friendly events. Come check out the arcade bus at Cactus Jacks, or try your hand fossil-finding in the main parking lot. Our local vendors will also show off their Colorado knowledge through their own activities.

So jump online to buy your ducks at and make your way to downtown Evergreen August 6th from 11 to 4 to check out our activities and watch your duckies race down the creek@

Derby Schedule

11 am – 4 pm • Family-Friendly Activities & Vendors in the Main Parking Lot
11 am - 3 pm • Arcade Bus in Cactus Jacks Parking Lot
1 pm • Duck Drop Near Dam
10 am – 5 pm • Shop and Dine in Downtown Evergreen and take in some live music to extend your evening

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