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Ronald McDonald House Charities

Rubber Ducky Regatta

March 23


Watch out for the big splash when thousands of “adopted” rubber duckies are dropped into Lake OWA where they will race to the finish line during Rubber Ducky Regatta, a benefit for Ronald McDonald House Charities of Mobile.  The first three ducks to cross the finish line will win some fabulous prizes for their owners!

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Mobile (RMHC) provides a home away from home for families whose seriously ill or injured children are receiving medical care at an area hospital. While each rubber ducky you adopt gives you a chance to win great prizes, you will also be helping sick children heal quicker by ensuring their families can be always near them.

So bring your family, bring your friends, and enjoy a fun-filled day of family activities, games, live music, food, and more, and watch thousands of adorable rubber ducks paddle their way to the finish line!

Schedule of Events:

  • 11:00am – 3:30pm: Children’s Bounce City sponsored by TU20, $8 for wristband for all day play. $10 wristband for all-day play for both Gaming and Bounce areas in the festival grounds.
  • 11:00am – 1:00pm: RMHC will be located at the Sweet Tooth Alcove to purchase your duck day-of the event. An additional tent will be available on the island for any questions.
  • 11:00am – 3:30pm: Families of the Ronald McDonald House will be able to meet & enjoy complementary refreshments in The Bohemian. Past & present families of RMHC are welcome to enjoy.
  • 11:00am – 4:00pm: Varies Arts & Crafts vendors will be set up in Downtown OWA. The vendor fee will be donated to RMHC.
  • 11:00am – 4:00pm: 95KSJ will be Live Remote on the Island providing updates to guest.
  • 11:00am – 4:00pm: Lawn Games will be available on the Island for guests to enjoy for free.
  • 11:30am – 3:30pm: Gulf Coast Game Truck is sponsored by Arcade at OWA. $8 for wristband for all day play. $10 wristband for all-day play for both Gaming and Bounce areas in the festival grounds.
  • 11:30am – 3:30pm: Chalk Duck Art activity will be free for guest to enjoy at the Native Treasures Alcove.
  • 11:30am – 3:30pm: Free Face Painters will be available in Downtown OWA. Tips will be donated to RMHC.
  • 11:30am & 12:30pm: OWA Theater Karaoke Challenge will be located at the Splash Pad. Guests can sing-off to win a $100 Amazon Gift Card. Second & third place will win a voucher for 1 free tickets to OWA Theater.
  • 12:00 – 12:30pm: House vs. House will be at the Splash Pad in Downtown. RMHC & OWA will each have 3 Representatives from their “House” to play Family Feud.
  • 12:00 – 2:00pm: Train Rides will be available for free to guests to ride from one side of Downtown OWA to the other side.
  • 12:00-2:00pm: Free Duck Crafts at the Festival Grounds.
  • 1:30pm – 2:30pm: Pint & Pluck game is sponsored by Towne Tap. Guests that are 21 and older can take are in a relay race to match ducks out of a pond. Winning team will receive a prize.
  • 1:00pm – until race ends: Duck Race will be start at OWA Lake. Guest will be able to see their duck race to the end.
  • Following the Race: Winning ducks will be announced.
  • 2:00 – 3:00pm: Tyra Madison will be performing on OWA Island. Look more about Tyra Madison here: https://www.tyramadison.com/.

Become a Vendor

A $50 vendor fee will be required upon application approval. All proceeds will be donated to the Ronald McDonald House Charities. 

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