Waddle you be doing this weekend?
(ROCKWALL, TX — September 9, 2018) Time to get your ducks in a row for one of Dallas/Fort Worth’s favorite family festivals – The Southwest Kia Rockwall Rubber Duck Regatta. Thousands of festival-goers from across the Metroplex will flock to The Harbor Friday and Saturday, September 14 and 15, for two days of family-friendly entertainment on the eastern shore of Lake Ray Hubbard. Here’s what’s happening:
This year’s Regatta partners with Day for Kids, which celebrates the life-changing work taking place at Boys & Girls Clubs each day.
“It’s going to be bigger and better than ever before,” said Jenny Krueger, Chief Executive Officer of the Boys & Girls Club of Northeast Texas. “This means that we get to do even more great things for our youth at the Rockwall Boys & Girls Club, providing them with the tools they need to achieve great futures.”
Lake Pointe Sports sponsors the Friday Night Kickoff, which includes a performance by the Mavs Maniaacs and an appearance by Rowdy, the Dallas Cowboys Mascot – both provided by the Rockwall County Sheriff’s Association; and appearances by Rockwall ISD athletes.
Daytime activities include water safety demonstrations and patrol boat rides by the Game Warden, remote control sailing demonstrations, sailboat tours by Rush Creek Yacht Club, and a VID (Very Important Duckies) Sail on Lake Ray Hubbard for all of the event’s VID sponsors!
The Duck Race, the cornerstone tradition of the event, will take place at the fountain, with the 1st place prize of the Day Race being a trip to Disney World!
The 2018 regatta will also feature a new and improved Kid Zone with video game trucks, an inflatable obstacle course, petting zoo, and rock climbing. Festival-goers will enjoy a new Carnival Zone featuring fun and FREE activities for all ages; the Market, featuring a boutique shopping experience, the Duck Truck Yard, featuring delectable grub from food trucks; the Rockwall Art League Duck Beauty Pageant, and the Smith & Lee Lazy Lagoon Lounge – a nice place to cool off from the hot sun!
Want to stay close to the QUACKtion? Stay at the Duck Regatta’s preferred hotel, the Hilton Dallas/Rockwall Lakefront, and use code DUC when booking! Click here to take advantage of the block of discounted rooms.
Title Sponsor: Southwest KIA Rockwall
Marketing Sponsor: City of Rockwall
Lyons A/C & Heating / Holly Lyons
KATC Automotive LLC
Pinnacle Oral Surgery
Rockwall Police Department
The Mansions/Towers at Spring Creek
Papa Quacker Sponsors:
Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall – Movie on the Lake Sponsor
Lake Pointe Sports – GloRace Sponsor
Smith & Lee Lawyers – Lazy Lagoon Lounge Sponsor
Texas Theater – Stage Sponsor
Sheriff’s Association – Programming Sponsor
Baylor Scott & White Lake Pointe – 5K Sponsor
Rush Creek Yacht Club – Lake Zone Sponsor
Rockwall Art League – Duck Beauty Pageant Sponsor
Day Race :
1st Place – Family Trip for 4 to Disney World donated by DeStefano Remodeling
2nd Place – Whataburger for a Year (1x/week) donated by Whataburger
3rd Place – Family (4) Fun Pack (Dallas Zoo, Dallas World Aquarium, Dallas Arboretum) donated by Bracamonte Law, PLLC
1st Place – Dallas Sports Package donated by Hanby Insurance
2nd Place – VIP college Football Watch Party 100 in the Z-Lounge donated by Shenaniganz
3rd Place – Chick-fil-A for a Year (1x/week) donated by Chick-fil-A
For more information or to adopt a duck, visit www.rockwallduckrace.org.
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