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Duck-A-Thon Event Photos for Huntington Beach
 

 

Duck-A-Thon May 17-19, 2013

May 17  Wine Tasting Fundraiser at Pier Plaza
May 18  10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Baby Duck Race at 3 p.m.
May 19  10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Corporate Duck Race at 1 p.m.

Where: Huntington Beach Pier & Pier Plaza (Pacific Coast Highway & Main St.)
Cost: Free to see
Web: duckathon.org

Duck-A-Thon is one of the largest annual fund-raising events for the Community Health Care Centers of Huntington Beach. In this Huntington Beach duck race, Rubber Ducks are sold to the public at prices ranging from approximately $10 -20/ea and a name of choice, along with an assigned number is placed on the purchased ducks. At a 2-day event, the ducks are launched from the Huntington Beach Pier in a huge City truck and they bobble and bounce to shore where volunteers wait to capture them as they arrive. The first ducks to reach dry land are declared winners. Donated prizes include gift certificates, prize baskets and more.

Duck-A-Thon is but one of many duck and bird events celebrated in California. Thousands of youth, adults and community groups come together to donate time and items for this event which includes live musical entertainment, food booths and vendor tables. Often the Huntington Beach Fire Department displays an official fire truck that the public can view. There is also face painting, a moon bounce and many fun events and things to do. There is no admission fee to the event.

Huntington Beach, California has events every single day of the year. Things to do on a regular basis include a 365-day/year schedule at the beaches, Huntington City Beach, Huntington State Beach and Bolsa Chica State Beach.  If you're in town visiting and need a place to stay during the Duck-a-Thon days, your best bet is going to be a choice of hotels across or down the street so you can walk to the event.  The closest of these hotels is the Best Western Huntington Beach Inn. It's not a large hotel, but does offer a patio deck on top of the building for sunbathing, plus a small jacuzzi. The other great choices are more costly and include two hotels owned by the same company next door to each other--the Hilton Waterfront Beach Resort and the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort & Spa. Both feature AAA 4 Diamond services and quality.

There are nearly a dozen bars and clubs with nightly entertainment schedules that include live bands, dining and fun. There are also social clubs with events and fund raising activities, free tours, movie theaters, shops and restaurants, and a Special Events Calendar with hundreds of items.  If you become bored in Huntington Beach, you probably aren't looking in the right place to find the things to do, things to watch and places to go. 

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