Families Program

There's so much on offer for families and children at the Summertime Riverfest. Check out some of the highlights and times.
(Program subject to change).

AUSTRALIA’S BIGGEST DUCK RACE 2pm

It’s a quacking great race that could win one lucky duck a $31,000 car, a $10,000 boat thanks to Port of Brisbane or a $2000 holiday voucher!

The 2pm show stopper will be watching tens of thousands of yellow rubber ducks tipped in to the Brisbane River turning the water into a sea of yellow as they race along a 100m course in the fight against cancer. Get your race ticket.


ST GEORGE GONE QUACKERS KIDS ZONE Open 12:00-9pm

Exactly as the name suggests this is THE area for kids to hang out have fun, learn and explore.

Meet Festival Ambassadors Duane and Kellyn with some of Australia’s furry animals or pat a python with the Channel Ten’s Totally Wild Stage Show, sing and dance along with street characters, explore your inner artist and make your very own yellow rubber race duck.

There’s also face painting and zorbing which makes the kid’s zone the perfect chill-out zone for the whole family during a big quacking day out.

Features

  • Zorbing
  • Jumping Castle
  • Animal Farm
  • Facepainting

Get your $15 arm band so your children can enjoy these activities UNLIMITED!


CELEBRITY DUCK RACE (Heats 1pm and 3pm, Final 4:15pm)

Who doesn’t love a bit of competition between celebrities? Celebrities will take on each other to see who will be the mightiest duck of them all in the Celebrity Duck Race.

Those brave enough will embark in a giant inflatable duck on the Brisbane River and prepare for a feathery battle down a 50 metre course. Be prepared for a laugh or two as this race never disappoints!


LITTLE DUCKLINGS EATS (Open for Lunch)

Your little ducklings have their very own food zone to keep them quacky including a sausage sizzle, summertime fruit and ice-cream quack quack!








 

SUPPORT THE DUCK STOP CANCER MERCHANDISE (Open 12pm-10pm)

If you give a quack about cancer buy your official duck merchandise like your very own limited race edition duck, a quacking whistle or a Stop Cancer armband AND if you see our Volunteers waddling around in their yellow Support the Duck T-Shirts with their yellow donation buckets please stop and lighten your pockets for the cause.

You will be a quacking super star if you do!


MAKE YOUR OWN RACE DUCK FOR $5 (12-5pm)

Your children can explore their inner artist for $5 and to make their very own Race Duck and test it out in the Kids Zone giant inflatable duck race pool. You'd be a sitting duck to miss this one.






DONATION DUCK MONEY BOX

Your little duckling can make their very own Donation Duck Money Box and bring it along with some spare change and fill it with donations and they'll get a rubber ducky in return.

Download the Duck Money Box cut-out here



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