Sadly the 2020 Duck Race had to be cancelled due to Coronavirus Covid-19. We really hope that the 2021 Duck Race (planned for Saturday 15th May) will not be impacted.
Every May 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.