Ducks Race to Fight Cancer at West End’s Summertime Riverfest

The biggest duck race in Australia is all set and it’s all for a good cause. The ducks are psyched up and ready to battle cancer at this year’s Summertime Riverfest.

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Summertime Riverfest promises to be one quacking day filled with live entertainment, great food and rubber duckies racing over the Brisbane River. The event will be on Saturday 21 October 2017 at Riverside Drive in West End.

The duck race event will benefit cancer research at the PA Research Foundation.

Event Details

What: Summertime Riverfest
When: Saturday 21 October 2017
12:00 noon – 8:00 p.m.
Where: Riverside Drive, West End

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Main Race

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The main race will be at 4:00 p.m. and will see thousands of rubber ducks sailing into the Brisbane River for a 100-metre race.

Winners of the race will win the following prices:

First prize: A Motor Vehicle Valued at $45,000.
Second prize: $15,000 Travel Voucher.
Third prize: A Stessco 389 Squire Boat with 2 Stroke Suzuki Outboard  Valued at $10,000.
Fourth prize: $4,200 Travel Voucher

The miniature ducks will be racing within a barricaded area. Event staff will collect them afterwards so that there are no rubber duckies left wandering around the river.

Quacking Fun Time

Giant ducks will also race at the Celebrity Duck Race, which will feature celebrities racing to the finish of a 50-metre course.

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Food at the venue will not disappoint as the Regatta Hotel prepares a one-of-a-kind line up of delectable food at the Regatta Gourmet Street.

Holistic Hospitality also prepared Riverfest hampers for those who wish to do a picnic at the festival. A picnic hamper will include plates, cutlery, napkins as well as picnic blankets, which will be collected after the event. Part of the proceeds will go to Give Cancer the Quack!

Order a picnic hamper here.

Kids can play all day at the St George Gone Quackers Kids Zone. The kids’ zone will have face painting, tea cup rides, jumping castles and the St George Queensland Reds Inflatable Football Field.

It will be a fun-filled festival with entertainment from Network TEN celebrities live on stage. Ollie and Elly from Toasted TV will also be at the event.

Heading entertainment at the Pradella River Stage is the Antipodean Rock ‘n’ Roll Collective (ARC). The group features Kram from Spiderbat, Mark Wilson from Jet, Davey Lane from You Am I, and Darren Middleton from Powderfinger. They will be performing their hits from their respective bands.

Other performers include CKNU, Screamfeeder, Louise Adams,  LSPhilosophy, The Hi-Boys and We All Want To.

Ducks Against Cancer

Summertime Riverfest is organised and sponsored by Give Cancer the Quack, which aims to support cancer research at the PA Research Foundation.

Various prizes are up for grabs. Anyone can also make a donation to PA Research Foundation any time.

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