2022 Great Naples Duck Race

We are excited to officially announce that the ducks are riding the waves back into Naples for the 3rd Annual Great Naples Duck Race & Water Safety Festival on Saturday, October 1st from 2 p.m – 5 p.m. at the Sun N Fun Lagoon!

An estimated 10,000 yellow rubber race ducks, sporting ultra-cool sunglasses, will appear at Sun-N-Fun Lagoon Lazy River, Saturday, October 1, 2022. The ducks will tumble, splash, bob, and slosh their way down the Lazy River, racing to the finish line to win GREAT prizes for their adopters. 1st Place Winner will win $5,000, 2nd Place Winner will win $2,500, and 3rd Place Winner will win $1,000!  It will be entertainment for the entire family and a water safety festival where families can learn how to be safer in and around the water. Please visit our Great Naples Duck Race and Water Safety Festival website to learn more.

Remember, adopting a duck will get you free admission to Sun n Fun Lagoon for the day of the event. You do not have to be present to win!

In 2021, there were 97 fatal pediatric drownings, the highest recorded year since the Department of Children and Families began collecting data. Collier County had ZERO children drowning deaths in 2020 and 2021. This is largely due to the wonderful work you all do in making sure Collier County’s children are safe and healthy. The funds raised from the Great Naples Duck Race and Water Safety Festival will allow us to continue providing water safety education in the community and will support programs like SWIM Central, the “Kids Don’t Float, Life Jackets Do!” Life Jackets Loaner Stations, and Stewie the Duck.

If you are interested in becoming an event Sponsor, please contact coral.vargas@nchmd.org. To purchase a duck, visit https://www.duckrace.com/naples

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