Throughout the year, dozens of special events find their home on the Naperville Riverwalk. Whether the Riverwalk Fine Art Fair, Jaycees Last Fling, charitable walks and runs, family reunions, business celebrations, story hours, carillon concerts or weddings, our city’s natural treasure creates a beautiful backdrop.

Only one event, however, is a fundraiser for the Riverwalk. And that’s the Riverwalk Duck Race.

In 2016, the Riverwalk Foundation brought back the Riverwalk Duck Race to help mark the 35th anniversary of the City’s pride and joy as well as educate about the detrimental environmental impact of feeding ducks, geese and other wildlife.

From now on, the annual Duck Race aims to continue its educational mission while creating awareness about the can-do volunteer spirit that began building the Riverwalk brick by brick in 1981.

Riverwalk Duck Race

Don’t feed the ducks! Take a quack! Race them! 10AM 8.14.2019

2,000 plastic ducks will “race” in the DuPage River from the foot bridge near Centennial Park to the Eagle Street Bridge near the Naperville Municipal Center.

All proceeds will benefit the Riverwalk Foundation for education and enhancements along the winding brick path of the city’s natural treasure in the heart of the central business district.

Duck racers do not have to be present to win.

Remember! Let wildlife be wild! Feeding human snacks and bread crumbs to ducks, geese and other waterfowl is harmful to the health of wildlife and to the environment.