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The 19th Annual Reedy River Duck Derby is Back!

Saturday, May 6, 2023 | 11-4 p.m. | Falls Park, Greenville

Greenville, SC: The Rotary Club of the Reedy River Greenville is gearing up for its 19th annual Reedy River Duck Derby to be held May 6, 2023, in Falls Park. With a goal of 14,000 ducks to race down the falls, community members can expect an exciting and free day at the park. The Derby will have live music, face painting, balloon twisting, yard games, and food trucks. At 2:30 p.m. sharp, we have our bugler call the race and watch all 14,000 ducks race down the falls. For those that adopt ducks, there’s a chance to win a million dollars, a first-place prize of a year of groceries from Publix, a second-place prize of $2,500 cash from the Rotary Club of the Reedy River Greenville, and many more prizes coming in.

“The Duck Derby plays an integral role in bringing our community together and providing local nonprofits with funding to serve the community,” says Ed Irick, Head Duck of the Reedy River Duck Derby.

Not just a fun day in the park, the Reedy River Duck Derby is the largest local Rotary fundraiser providing proceeds to local nonprofits through grants. The nonprofits supported by the 2023 race will not be selected until after the Derby. Still, last year’s nonprofits supported included: Academy of the Arts, Augustine Literacy Project of the Upstate, Camperdown Academy, Carolina Youth Symphony, Girls on the Run, Habitat for Humanity, Mauldin Miracle League, STRIDES Tutoring, United Ministries, and Litter Ends Here.

Ducks are currently $10 for a single duck, and a Super Quack Pack of 5 ducks for $30. On April 17, the Super Quack Pack option will disappear and be replaced with the Quack Pack (4 ducks for $30) and include an option for a Raft (10 ducks for $70). To adopt your ducks or learn more, visit

About The Rotary Club of the Reedy River Greenville: The Rotary Club of the Reedy River Greenville is involved in many community service projects throughout the Upstate. Our signature fundraising event each year is the Reedy River Duck Derby held on the first Saturday in May. To learn more, visit our website at or on social media @reedyriverduckderby or @reedyriverrotary.

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