Over 2,500 baby duckies turn the tides yellow as they race to dry land! The first 60 baby ducks to shore win a prize for their owners. The 1st place winner wins $1,000!
At 1,850 feet, the iconic Huntington Beach Pier is one of the longest piers on the West Coast. The pier symbolizes the heart of Huntington Beach and is the most photographed spot in town. The city and pier came into existence together in 1904. Thanks to historic surfing demonstrations, this landmark is integral to the Huntington Beach surfing lore.
Our three-day event raises much needed funds for AltaMed Medical and Dental Group – Huntington Beach, where thousands of uninsured and medically underserved patients are treated every year.
DISCLAIMER: The ducks are dropped from the side of the pier into a controlled area regulated by volunteers on surfboards. About 90 volunteers and spotters are stationed in the area to retrieve all ducks that are dropped in case they drift off. All ducks are also numbered individually so we can account and ensure the safe return of all ducks to shore.
Friday, May 31, 2019
Vendor Festival / 12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Food and Wine Tasting / 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Saturday, June 1, 2019
Vendor Festival / 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Baby Duck Race / 3:00 p.m.
Sunday, June 2, 2019
Vendor Festival / 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Corporate Duck Race / 1:00 p.m.
We kick off this amazing weekend with our Food and Wine Tasting reception by the sea. Come enjoy food and wine from local restaurants/businesses. There will also be auction items available for purchase.
Friday, May 31, 2019 | 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
We are currently accepting auction item donations. Gifts such as vacation homes, event tickets, wine, unique experiences, and anything else that could be auctioned would be immensely helpful to our event fundraising efforts. Donations provided are also tax-deductible!
Sip and get your groove on to some LIVE music by Crew 52 Lifeguard Band.
You can win an amazing Comfort Cruiser from Pedego Electric Bikes ($1895 Value). Tickets are $10 each or 3 for $25, Drawing is Sunday, June 2 at 3:00 pm. All tickets benefit AltaMEd Medical and Dental Group – Huntington Beach.
Over 2,500 baby duckies turn the tides yellow as they race to dry land! The first 60 baby ducks to shore win a prize for their owners.
The 1st place winner wins $1,000
All prizes are donated by local business and community members. Are you interested in donating a prize? Email [email protected].
After the main event, you will be able to pick-up your baby ducks at the Duck Pond, under the big tent:
Saturday, June 1 / 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, June 2 / 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Baby ducks can be picked up until June 30 by calling 714-504-8737.
The Corporate Duck Race happens on Sunday at 1:00 p.m. These ducks are much larger than the standard baby ducks. Sponsored by businesses, organizations, and individuals, Corporate Ducks compete for the coveted Golden Duck Traveling Trophy. Each year, a new winner proudly displays this trophy at a location of their discretion. If you’d like, you can even choose to display it at AltaMed Medical and Dental Group – Huntington Beach!
2018 Golden Duck Traveling Trophy Winner
Alan K. Nicolette
Attorney at Law
2019 Corporate Ducks
Poodle Girl Racing – Kathey Rowlands
Smith Public Affairs
Surf City Lane Rental – James & Victoria Lane
Tioodize co Inc
Mandic Motors, Inc
Ben Franklin Press
HB Police Officers’ Foundation
Main Street Wine Company
Michael Adams – Adams Associates
Gary Bowman – socalmax
Lada Douglas – MSE Consulting
Our Vendor Festival held annually at Pier Plaza in Huntington Beach provides a great opportunity for vendors to promote their product to nearly thousands of diverse consumers! Over 60 vendors set up to sell their goods including arts, crafts, home décor, jewelry and much more.
Vendor Festival will take place:
Friday, May 31, 2019 | 12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, June 1, 2019 | 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, June 2, 2019 | 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Fees for three (3) days:
Upper Pier Plaza: 10’x10’ space $375.00
Lower Pier Plaza: 10’x10’ space $250.00
Booth space is available on a first come, first served basis and spaces are limited.
Space numbers will be provided when you check in on May 31. We also have overnight security so it will not be necessary to break down your booth.
You will receive an email confirmation within 48 hours once your application and payment has been accepted. If you have any questions or have not received your confirmation, contact us at [email protected].
We are looking for volunteers for our 27th annual Duck-A-Thon. Volunteers will be placed at duck
registration, duck retrieval, as well as the kids zone area to oversee the carnival games, food and ticket sales.
Shift times are below or you are welcome to work a full day.
Parking will be validated.
Shift 1: 10:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Duck Retrieval: 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Shift 2: 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Shift 1: 10:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Duck Retrieval: 12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Shift 2: 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.