Rockwall Rubber Duck Regatta Schedule of Events, Sept. 20-21 at The Harbor

WEATHER UPDATE! Friday Night Festivities Cancelled! (As of 1:30PM 9/19/2019)

We’ve got some news, duckies. Due to impending rain, quacktivities for Friday night have been CANCELLED for the 2019 Southwest Kia Rockwall Rubber Duck Regatta, but fear not! Saturday IS A GO! See the updated schedule of events right here (and original story below).

(ROCKWALL, TX – Sept. 13, 2019) For those flocking to the Southwest Kia Rubber Duck Regatta Sept. 20 and 21 at Rockwall Harbor, we’ve got the schedule of events!


6PM: Duck Season 2019 Opens!

6-8PM: Visit Vendor Booths, Quack Shack, KidZone (inflatables, train, petting zoo)

8PM: Movie on the Lake screening of “The Sandlot”

Immediately following movie: GloRace (glow-in-the-dark rubber duck race) at the Harbor fountain



7:30AM: Last Minute Registration for Shake Your Tail Feathers 5K (Eclipse Fitness)

9AM: Shake Your Tail Feathers 5K (sponsored by Platinum Construction)

10AM: Duck Regatta Festival Opens

10AM-6PM: Vendors Booths, Quack Shack, KidZone (inflatables, train, petting zoo), Stage Performances (see below)

4PM: Rubber Duck Race

6PM Duck Season 2019 Closes

SATURDAY STAGE PERFORMANCES (Texan Theater-sponsored stage)

9:55AM: Welcome & Announcement of 5K Winners

10AM: CK Studios

10:30AM: CK Studios

11AM: Dance & Arts Connection

11:30AM: ProviDance PAC

12PM: Boys & Girls Club of Northeast Texas

12:30PM: MPact Dance

1PM: White Tiger Taekwondo Rockwall

2PM: Southwest Kia

2:30PM: Corporate Duck Beauty Pageant (sponsored by Rockwall Art League)

3PM: Afterdawn

3:30PM: Afterdawn

4PM: Announcement – Calling All to the Duck Race

Adopt a Duck

The Duck Regatta gives folks chances to win fabulous prizes in the GloRace and the Day Race. For $5, folks can adopt a duck for both races for the chance to win some awesome prizes, including a family trip to Disney World!

Following the Movie on the Lake on Friday (approx. 9:30 p.m.), tons of glow-in-the-dark mini rubber duckies will light up the Harbor fountain in the GloRace. Prizes include:

  • 1st Prize – Dallas Sports Package (Sponsored by Hanby Insurance)
  • 2nd Prize – $500 VISA Gift Card (Sponsored by Bracamonte Law)
  • 3rd Prize – $250 VISA Gift Card (Sponsored by Platinum Construction)

At 4 p.m. Saturday, catch the Duck Regatta’s signature Day Race that will see thousands of baby rubber ducks race down The Harbor fountain. Prizes include:

  • 1st Place Prize – Family Trip to Disney World – a seven-day stay in a condo in Orlando plus four one-day tickets to Disney World (Sponsored by DeStefano Remodeling)
  • 2nd Place Prize – $500 VISA Gift Card (Sponsored by Community Infusion Solutions, Inc.)
  • 3rd Place Prize – $250 Gift Card (Sponsored by Lindsay Mitchell, Realtor)

Winners will be announced on the mainstage following each race, and receive recognition on the event’s website and social media channels.

Corporate Duck Beauty Pageant

Show off your duck-a-tude by decorating a duck that stands out from the flock! Corporate Duck Beauty Pageant contestants can use any medium to decorate a 10-inch rubber duck (ducks must be family-friendly). Their works of art will then be displayed at The Harbor for judging by a panel of celebrity judges.

The judges will award prizes for the top three winners, plus a People’s Choice category where folks can vote for their favorite duck (need not be present to win). Drop in to Hanby Insurance, Inwood National Bank or Boys & Girls Clubs of Northeast Texas to pick up a corporate duck for decorating.

Shake Your Tail Feathers 5k

This 5k and family fun run event sponsored by Platinum Construction will kick off the festivities on Saturday starting at 8:30 a.m. Awards will be given to Male and Female 5k overall, masters, and top three male and female finishers in the various age groups. Fun Duck awards will also be given to the top three boy and girl winners of the Fun Run.

Participants of the 5K and 1K run will receive one free rubber duck for the regatta!

All proceeds from this year’s event benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of Northeast Texas. Learn more at

Staff report. Photos by Blue Ribbon News. 

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