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Venice Canals 4th of July Rubber Ducky Race, Downwind Regatta, BBQ

  • Venice Canals Dell Ave. Bridge and Linnie Canal (map)
Venice Canals 4th of July

// Rubber Ducky Race @ 1:30 p.m.

Comical and always-entertaining, the 11th annual Rubber Ducky Race starts at 1:30 p.m. at the Dell Ave. Bridge over Linnie Canal. Hundreds of rubber duckies will be tossed into the canals for a chance to bob downstream and dodge gondolas for a fierce float to victory. Get in on the action and purchase a $5 ducky ahead of time starting Saturday, June 27 and Sunday June 28 from 12 to 4 p.m. at Dell Ave. and Court D. (across from the Children's Park). Duckies are also available on the day of the race from 10 a.m. to 1:15 p.m., or until they sell out, which they always do. Cash prizes will be announced on event day.

// Downwind Regatta @ 1:45 p.m.

The Linnie Canal Downwind Regatta starts at 1:45 p.m. at Grand Canal, and according to the rules, "if it floats, it's a boat." The race is open to the community and anyone with a wind-powered boat. Entrants must fill out this entry form. Top prize is $150 to the most creative entry to finish the race; $100 for first place; $50 for second; and $25 for third.

// BBQ @ 12 to 2 p.m.

Hamburgers, turkey burgers, and hot dogs from Mark's Fire Grill will be offered for $5 each and includes a bottle of water. Food tickets are available for purchase at Linnie and Grand from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

For more information or to volunteer, email