NOTE: Due to severe weather warning, the event has been canceled.
The ninth annual Emerald Coast Duck Regatta will take place Saturday, October 19, 2019, at The Village of Baytowne Wharf at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. Proceeds from the event will benefit Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast Volunteer Guild.
The event features fun activities for the whole family beginning at 10 a.m., including Abrakadoodle face painters, a scavenger hunt, Hula-Hoop contest, and access to the Baytowne Carousel for children 12 and under from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
During the Duck Regatta, approximately 3,000 numbered rubber duckies will race across the Lagoon at the Village of Baytowne Wharf.
Prizes will be awarded to the owners of the first ducks to cross the finish line, including a $5,000 first place prize! The duck race will begin at 1:00 p.m.
New this year: there’s a $100 prize for the best duck costume. Magician-comedian Shaun will delight everyone with his tricks!
Ducks are available for adoption at the Sacred Heart Hospital Gift Shop in Miramar Beach, online or at Baytowne Wharf the day of the event.
Proceeds from this year’s Duck Regatta event will benefit the the Sacred Heart Rehabilitation Center and the expansion of services to include oncology rehabilitation for children and adults. The Cancer Center is experiencing an unprecedented increase in the need for their patient treatment services and will need to expand the availability of its current treatment services to keep up with demand.
Make a donation of $10 or more to the Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast Guild to adopt a duck. Purchase one duck for $10, three ducks for $27, six ducks for $50 or 12 ducks for $100.
Donations will help acquire additional chemotherapy chairs for patients and an additional chemotherapy preparation hood that keeps the clinician working with chemo medications safe and the medications sterile.
The Emerald Coast Duck Regatta is generously supported by many organizations in the community, including event sponsors, gift in kind sponsors and community sponsors.