Can't get a duck in the race? You can still help an athlete get on the field.

We are sorry to say that ducks are no longer available for adoption. But, it is not too late to get involved. Please visit this page to make a donation to the Chicago Ducky Derby and help support the life-changing programming that Special Olympics Illinois provides to more than 21,000 athletes across the state.

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Read on to find event details for Thursday, August 4. And if you can't be there in person, don't forget to tune into Fox 32 LIVE from 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM to watch Splashdown and much more.

Schedule of Events

10:00 AM - 12:30 PM: Family Festival at 401 N Michigan Ave
Free activities and live music from The Boy Band Night and Mr. Dave Music.

1:00 PM- 1:30 PM: Splashdown at Columbus Bridge
Race duration is dependent on how quickly the rubber ducks move
Winners will be contacted directly after the race via phone. If you're not contacted, you're not a winner (try again next year)!

You can view Splashdown (Duck race) at multiple locations. Mark your calendars + make your plans now! You don't want to miss this!

1. Along the Chicago River near the Columbus Drive Bridge. View map here for reference.

2. The Northman at 233 E Riverwalk, provides one of the best views of the race! Watch Party begins at 11:00 AM, plus enjoy live music from The Luna Blues Machine at 12:00 PM until 1:00 PM and again from 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM.

3. Live on FOX32

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