This weekend, May 13-15 2011, the 19th Annual Duck-A-Thon Festival takes place at the Huntington Beach Pier and Pier Plaza.
The event actually starts tonight with wine tasting at the pier. But the fun Duck-A-Thon event takes place Saturday and Sunday. Although the event is free to spectators, the event is a fundraiser for the Huntington Beach Community Clinic. So they have a creative way to raise funds, instead of a regular raffle, they sell small yellow rubber duckies!
Then on Saturday at 3pm, they toss all the rubber duckies, about 4,000 of them, over the side of the pier into the ocean! As they float ashore, volunteers pick them up. The first 60 duckies to reach the shore win prizes for the owners! Pretty neat huh?
I’ll be there taking pictures, I don’t want to miss this one! (UPDATE: Photo from Saturday’s Duck-A-Thon).
Here’s the three day event info:
Friday, May 13th, 2011
6:00 – 8:00pm
$40 per person advance / $50 door
$50 VIP tickets advance / $60 door
Saturday, May 14th, 2011
The Duck Festival
10:00am – 6:00pm
The Main Event – Free to spectators
3:00pm – This is when they toss thousands of little rubber duckies from the HB Pier.
Get more information about the event or to purchase a rubber duck at Duckathon.org