The Duck Race has been postponed to 25th September 2021 – we will decide in June whether it will be possible to hold the event or not.
Each year the Lions Club of Calne hold their Annual Duck Race
All monies raised go to local good causes. It’s a great community event which attracts thousands of people to the town.
Over 3,500 bath ducks race down the River Marden. Each duck represents a numbered ticket – these tickets are sold in and around Calne. The first 3 ducks past the finish line win prize money.
Business Duck Race
Local companies can purchase a business duck (decoy duck size) and decorate it to represent their business. There are prizes for the best dressed duck as well as the first past the finish line.
Childrens Duck Race
Local schools, playgroups & childminders get involved too, having fun decorating their ducks before sending them off to take part in the Childrens Duck Race.
There are craft, food and community stalls near the finishing line at Marden House and the Town Hall, and a great day out is had by all.