Duck-A-Thon 2019

May 31 - June 2

DUCK-A-THON

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.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

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.

ABOUT THE EVENT

Wine & Food Tasting

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.

VIP Ticket

$ 80
  • Includes unlimited food
  • 10 beverage tastings
  • VIP check-in & parking validation
  • Souvenir wine glass & wine charm
  • 5 tickets for opportunity drawing

General Ticket

$ 60
  • Includes unlimited food
  • 10 beverage tastings
  • Souvenir wine glass

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.

Book Drive

This year, at the Food & Wine Tasting event, AltaMed will be hosting a drive to benefit our Reach Out and Read program. We’ll also be accepting children’s book donations and monetary donations at the event.  Each book or $2 donated during this event will earn you a raffle ticket for a special prize. This program provides books to children ages 0-5 during their routine health check-ups. 

Bike Raffle

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.

The Main Event

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

Saturday, June 1, 2019 | 3:00 p.m.

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.

Corporate Duck Race

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!

Sunday, June 2, 2019 | 3:00 p.m.

2018 Golden Duck Traveling Trophy Winner
Alan K. Nicolette
Attorney at Law

2019 Corporate Ducks

KOBAYASHI DPM

Poodle Girl Racing – Kathey Rowlands

Smith Public Affairs

Fountain Bowl

Surf City Lane Rental – James & Victoria Lane

Tioodize co Inc

Mandic Motors, Inc

Ben Franklin Press

HB Police Officers’ Foundation

Main Street Wine Company

Crandall Plumbing

Michael Adams – Adams Associates

Gary Bowman – socalmax

Lada Douglas – MSE Consulting

WAYS TO SUPPORT

Vendor Opportunities

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].

Volunteer Opportunities

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.

Saturday, June 1

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.

Sunday, June 2

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.

Interested in volunteering? Contact us!

Yndra Garcia | Special Events Coordinator | [email protected]

Or visit www.volunteermatch.org to register

We hope you join us for our 27th annual celebration as we anticipate a spectacular and successful event. For additional sponsorship information, contact Director of Special Events, Elizabeth Romero at [email protected] or 323-622-2405.

Grand Quacker $25,000
  • Company materials distributed with every duck race prize (over 60 winners)
  • 20 VIP tickets to Food and Wine Tasting Reception
  • Reserved seating at Wine Tasting
  • Vendor booth at Duck Festival
  • Recognition from podium and company name included on: banner on Huntington Beach Pier, promotional material and press releases
  • Flock of 5 ducks in Sunday’s Corporate Duck Race
  • Link to your company website from the Duck-A-Thon™ website
  • 10 parking passes to designated parking structure for Food and Wine Tasting
  • 5 opportunity drawing tickets to all guests in attendance
  • Wine charm and swag bag to all guests in attendance
Gram Quacker $20,000
  • 16 VIP tickets to Food and Wine Tasting Reception
  • Reserved seating at Wine Tasting
  • Vendor booth at Duck Festival
  • Recognition from podium and company name included on: banner on Huntington Beach Pier, promotional material and press releases
  • Flock of 5 ducks in Sunday’s Corporate Duck Race
  • Link to your company website from the Duck-A-Thon™ website
  • 8 parking passes to designated parking structure for Food and Wine Tasting
  • 5 opportunity drawing tickets to all guests in attendance
  • Wine charm and swag bag to all guests in attendance
Papa Quacker $10,000
  • 10 VIP tickets to Food and Wine Tasting Reception
  • Reserved seating at Wine Tasting
  • Vendor booth at Duck Festival
  • Recognition from podium and company name included on: banner on Huntington Beach Pier, promotional material and press releases
  • Flock of 5 ducks in Sunday’s Corporate Challenge Race
  • Link to your company website from the Duck-A-Thon™ website
  • 5 parking passes to designated parking structure for Food and Wine Tasting
  • 5 opportunity drawing tickets to all guests in attendance
  • Wine charm and swag bag to all guests in attendance
Mama Quacker $5,000
  • 8 VIP tickets to Food and Wine Tasting Reception
  • Reserved seating at Wine Tasting
  • Vendor booth at Duck Festival
  • Recognition from podium and company name included on: banner on Huntington Beach Pier, promotional material and press releases
  • Flock of 5 ducks in Sunday’s Corporate Duck Race
  • Link to your company website from the Duck-A-Thon™ website
  • 4 parking passes to designated parking structure for Food and Wine Tasting
  • 5 opportunity drawing tickets to all guests in attendance
  • Wine charm and swag bag to all guests in attendance
Junior Quacker $3,000
  • 4 VIP tickets to Food and Wine Tasting Reception
  • Reserved seating at Wine Tasting
  • Vendor booth at Duck Festival
  • Company name included on: Banner on Huntington Beach Pier
  • Flock of 5 ducks in Sunday’s Corporate Duck Race
  • Link to your company website from the Duck-A-Thon™ website
  • 2 parking passes to designated parking structure for Food and Wine Tasting
  • 5 opportunity drawing tickets to all guests in attendance
  • Wine charm and swag bag to all guests in attendance
Baby Quacker $1,000
  • 2 VIP tickets to Food and Wine Tasting Reception
  • Reserved seating at Wine Tasting
  • Flock of 5 ducks in Sunday’s Corporate Duck Race
  • Link to your company website from the Duck-A-Thon™ website
  • 1 parking pass to designated parking structure for or Food and Wine Tasting
  • 5 opportunity drawing tickets to all guests in attendance
  • Wine charm and swag bag to all guests in attendance