Rubber Ducky – you’re the one! Ah, it’s Memorial Day weekend in Boulder, so that means it’s time for the BolderBoulder and the Boulder Creek Festival, known for it’s local flair and rubber ducky races down the creek. This year, you can sponsor a duck and help out kids and adults with disabilities in the process. People who sponsor a duck will have the chance to win big prizes.
Known as one of Boulder County’s best events, the Boulder Creek Festival includes three days of festivities featuring a wide range of events, activities, food and entertainment that’s superbly, uniquely Boulder.
Admission is free and open to the public. There’s something for everyone with 10 different event areas with more than 500 vendors offering everything from arts and crafts to health alternatives and technology. The festival also features five performance stages offering a wide variety of musical entertainment and dance.
The Boulder Creek Fest also features carnival rides, food and beverage vendors.
Its signature event is the Great Rubber Duck Race! This year, you can pay $5 to sponsor a duck. All proceeds will benefit the Boulder Parks and Recreation Department’s EXPAND program, which provides recreational opportunities for kids and adults with disabilities.
The EXPAND race is on Monday, May 30, at 4 p.m. at the Boulder Creek Festival, which runs May 28-30. The Boulder Creek Festival is located in downtown Boulder along Boulder Creek. The festival stretches from 9th Street to 14th Street (east to west) between Canyon Blvd. & Arapahoe Ave. (north and south).
The EXPAND sponsored duck contest also is offering over 100 prizes. The top are:
• Grand Prize: All-inclusive 3 night stay at a Palace Resort in Cancun with airfare from Denver. Courtesy of Doris Mundy Travel, Funjet and Palace Resorts.
• Second Prize: $1,000 cash provided by Fisher Honda/KIA of Boulder
• Third Prize: Two night stay at Vail Mountain Resort and Spa
Details on sponsoring a duck: http://www.bouldercolorado.gov/index.php?Itemid=848&id=4764&option=com_content&task=view