The Return of the Broad Ripple Canal Duck Race

The Broad Ripple Village Association proudly announces the second annual Broad Ripple Canal Duck Race will take place on Sunday, June 28 at 4:30. This year’s race will take place during the Kids Takeover Broad Ripple Block Party, located at the Rainbow Bridge over the Canal at Guilford Avenue from 3:00 to 5:00 pm.

Over 1,000 rubber ducks will enter the water where the Monon trail crosses the Canal. The finish line is the Rainbow Bridge and there will be plenty of prime viewing spots along the race route.

Ducks may be purchased online for only $5.00 at or at the event prior to the race. After the race contestants may pick up their rubber duck as a souvenir.

Prizes will be awarded to first, second and third place. The first prize is a duck gift basket which consists of gift cards from Broad Ripple merchants valued at over $200.

All proceeds from the Broad Ripple Canal Duck Race support the programs and projects of the Broad Ripple Village Association, a 501c3 non-profit organization focused on enriching the community, attracting investment, amplifying public spaces, and improving the quality of life in Broad Ripple.

The Title Sponsor of the event is Newpoint. Presenting Sponsors include ACE Prep Charter School, Ayokay, Kroger-Broad Ripple, and St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. Supporting Sponsors are Bebob Pizza Kitchen, brics – Broad Ripple Ice Cream Station, Broad Ripple United Methodist Church, Chad Thompson Home Sales, Demerly Architect, Half Baked Pottery & Gifts, Indianapolis Art Center, Kayak Pools, Marigold Clothing, Northside Kitchenette, and State Farm-Elizabeth Marshall.

Volunteers can sign up for shifts to help at

Event details can be found at

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