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Venice Canals Downwind Regatta & Rubber Ducky Race

(Photo courtesy Darryl DuFay )

(Photo courtesy Darryl DuFay

Annual 4th of July festivities will be in full swing at the Venice Canals. Don't forget to wear your crazy hat. Prizes for the "Craziest and Most Creative" hat will be awarded later in the day after the Rubber Ducky Race and the Downwind Regatta. Here's the lineup of events. More info available at voiceofthecanals.

10:00AM – 1:15PM – If you have not already bought your Rubber Ducky, purchase yours at the Linnie Canal at Grand Canal. Get 'em while they last. Last year the Venice Canals Association sold out of duckies. Cash prizes will be awarded for the winning duck at the Dessert Party.

Rubber Ducky Race
1:30PM –
 You can now calm down as the race is finally set to begin.  The race historically begins at the Dell Avenue Bridge that runs over Linnie Canal and grinds to a finish at the balloon line at the Eastern Canal.  Prizes for the winners include cash which will be awarded at the BBQ later in the day.

Downwind Regatta
– The Downwind Regatta starts at the Linnie & Grand Canals. All entries must be wind-powered only. The first three boats to finish will win cash prizes, and a grand prize will be awarded to the most creative craft that also finishes the race.

Dessert Party
– Dessert Party. Ice cream sundaes and cookies will be sold at Court C & Grand Canal Court as winners are presented with their prizes. Awards will be given for the Ducky Race, Downwind Regatta and the Craziest & Most Creative Hat Contest.

Earlier Event: July 4
Main Street 4th of July Parade
Later Event: July 4
Sunny Spot Beach Party