Ducky Derby will float Roaring Fork on Saturday |

Ducky Derby will float Roaring Fork on Saturday

Thousands of rubber ducks cascade into the Roaring Fork River off of No Problem Bridge marking the start of the 20th annual Ducky Derby organized by the Rotary Club of Aspen.
Patrick Ghidossi/The Aspen Times File

The annual Ducky Derby is set to float Saturday down the Roaring Fork River, which will have enough water to make the event stay on course.

The 27th annual fundraiser is hosted by the Rotary Club of Aspen, and the duck drop will happen promptly at 2:18 p.m. (to coincide with 2018) from the No Problem Bridge, which is upstream from Rio Grande Park at Herron Park, and take about 15 minutes to get to the finish line.

As confirmed last month, even with the low flows in the river there will be enough water as a special release of water upstream will help boost the flow.

Saturday’s events kick off at 10:30 a.m. at Rio Grande Park with games for kids, vendors and live music. The food and beer garden opens at 11:30 a.m.

Proceeds from the event go to local nonprofits, youth groups, scholarships and the Rotary International projects.

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