The Greatest Spectacle in Rubber Duck Racing!

It may not be the Indy 500, but it’s just as exciting to see which lucky duck takes the checkered flag.

FREE children’s activities will be set up on the Rainbow Bridge overlooking the Broad Ripple Canal on Guilford Avenue north of Westfield Boulevard for families to enjoy from 3:00 to 5:00pm. Promptly at 4:30, three thousand rubber ducks will enter the water at the Hope Plumbing Start Line where the Monon trail crosses the Central Canal. The ducks race west down the canal towards the Broad Ripple Realty Finish Line located by the pedestrian bridge near College Avenue. Proceeds support BRVA programs and projects focused on enriching the community, attracting investment, amplifying public spaces, and improving quality of life in Broad Ripple.


Tuesday, June 25, 2019
Duck Sales open at 5 p.m.
Mayor Hogsett & Councillor Fanning dumping the ducks at 6:30 p.m.

No need to be present to win!


Family activities: Rainbow Bridge on Guilford Avenue.
Race: Starts at Monon Trail Bridge, ends at College Avenue.


Broad Ripple Farmers Market on Saturday mornings from May 25 to June 22, or
BRVA office (818 Broad Ripple Avenue) Tuesdays 1-4pm or Thursdays 8-11am.

Ducks may also be purchased at the event from 3-4:30pm.

Congrats to our 2019 Duck Race Winners!
First Place: #1115 Steve Lowry
Second Place: #215 Michelle Termine
Third Place #1337 Darik Campbell
They received loads of gift certificates from Broad Ripple merchants!

Claim your souvenir ducks
Saturday, June 29th from  8-noon |BRVA booth at the Broad Ripple Farmers Market
Tuesdays (1 p.m. – 4 p.m.) or Thursday (8 a.m.-11 a.m.) | BRVA office at 818 Broad Ripple Avenue

Purchase your ducks and you’re in the race!
Broad Ripple’s summer children’s festival, the Broad Ripple Duck Race, is back for the 6th year, presented by the Broad Ripple Village Association and David Electric!

BRVA broad ripple duck race

Follow the Ducks!

Follow us on our Broad Ripple Facebook page for all the latest information on upcoming races and photos from the race!

Disclaimer: The Duck Race is considered a gambling event since contestants are purchasing a chance to win a prize with a cash value. You must be 18 years or older to purchase a duck. Approval for the Exempt Event is on file with the Indiana Gaming Commission. 

To participate in the Duck Race all you have to do is purchase a duck or paddling of ducks and you are entered in the race. You can purchase ducks at the Duck Race or at various BRVA events in June. Prizes are awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. The prizes are gift cards from Broad Ripple Village merchants. First prize is valued at over $500. We will announce the winner by the name. You do not have to be present to win.

Buy your duck and get in the race!

Ducks are only $6 each. Increase your chances of winning by buying a paddling (6 ducks for $30). Ducks may be purchased with cash or debit cards.  Credit cards not accepted due to Indiana State Law.  You must be 18 years old to purchase a duck as the race is considered a gambling event.

Ducks may be purchased at the Duck Race, at the BRVA office or at the Broad Ripple Farmers Market.

Be a spectator

There is plenty of space to watch the race on either side of the Central Canal between the Monon Trail Bridge, the Rainbow Bridge and College Avenue. The Canal Esplanade is now open on the north bank between College and Guilford and is a popular viewing spot to see the ducks reach the finish line!

Enjoy more family activities

From 3:00 to 5:00 p.m., families can partake in a variety of FREE activities on the Rainbow Bridge (where Guilford Avenue crosses the Central Canal). Enjoy face painting, temporary tattoos, balloon artistry, art and crafts, carnival games, and much more.

Plan your day

Visit Broad Ripple Village and you will find restaurants, shops, and parking before you arrive. Be sure to post your pictures and updates for your friends can see how much fun your having! Use #BRDuckRace and @Broad_Ripple.


David Electric sponsor logo

Starting line Sponsor

Hope Plumbing Logo

Finish Line Sponsor

Broad Ripple Realty Logo

Presenting Sponsors

Brics logo
Broad Ripple Magazine Logo
Flatwater Restaurant Logo
The Lavengood Team Logo
St. Pauls Indy logo

Supporting Sponsors

Kathy Andry Logo
Chase Recycling Logo
Eve Early Chiropractor Logo
Indy CD and Vinyl Logo
PactSafe logo

Gift Card Prize Donors