Australia's Biggest Duck Race

It’s a quacking great race that could win one lucky duck a $45,000 car, a $15,000 holiday voucher a $10,000 boat, or a $4,200 travel voucher!

The 4pm show stopper event will see tens of thousands of yellow rubber ducks tipped in to the Brisbane River, turning the water into a sea of yellow as they race along a 100m course in the fight against cancer. First beaks across the line win the above prizes! 


First prize: A Motor Vehicle Valued at $45,000.

Second prize: $15,000 Travel Voucher.

Third prize: A Stessco 389 Squire Boat with 2 Stroke Suzuki Outboard  Valued at $10,000 (thanks to Port of Brisbane)

Fourth prize: $4,200 Travel Voucher


ARC Headling the Pradella River Stage

Headlining the Pradella River Stage at the Summertime Riverfest featuring Australia’s Biggest Duck Race for a one-off show is Australia’s premiere supergroup, The Antipodean Rock ‘n’ Roll Collective (ARC), featuring four of Aussie rock’s most iconic players – Kram from Spiderbait, Mark Wilson from Jet, Davey Lane from You Am I and Darren Middleton from Powderfinger.

With 33 Aria Awards and 16 Top 10 albums between them, ARC will entertain with music that everyone truly loves, playing some of the biggest hits from each of the members’ respective bands.

ARC’s show will be a chance to genuinely interact with some of the best rock ‘n’ roll from yesterday and today. And still party like there’s no tomorrow.

The River Stage will provide festival goers with a perfect opportunity to chill out along the river banks while enjoying a Saturday session with some of Brisbane’s best local artists

We are pleased to announce the following band line up for Pradella River Stage on Saturday October 21:

CKNU, Screamfeeder, Louise Adams, LSPhilosophy, The Hi-Boys and We All Want To before ARC close the festival in style.

Get yourself in prime position at Riverside Drive, West End!

Duck Inn

Intrust Super Duck Inn - Chill Out Zone

The Duck Inn is THE licensed chill out zone to be in with views of the Brisbane River and in prime position next to the Duck Inn Stage with live performances and stage shows.

St. George Gone Quackers Kids Zone

Exactly as the name suggests this is THE area for kids to hang out have fun, learn and explore.

Meet Festival Ambassadors and Network TEN personalities, Ollie and Elly from Toasted TV, explore your inner artist and make your very own yellow rubber race duck.

Ollie and Elly from Toasted TV will be introducing shows live on stage from:

  • Ranger Stacey from Totally Wild will introduce you to Squirrel Gliders, a Tawny Frogmouth, Snakes, a Baby Croc and a Blue Tongue Lizard
  • Croc, Molly and Truffle from Crocamole
  • Lee from Scope TV

There’s also face painting, tea cup rides, jumping castles and zorbing which makes the kids zone the perfect chill-out area for the whole family during a big quacking day out. New to 2017 is the St. George Queensland Reds Inflatable Football Field.


Celebrity Duck Race

Who doesn’t love a bit of competition between celebrities? Celebrities will take on each other to see who will be the mightiest duck of them all in the Celebrity Duck Race.

Those brave enough will embark in a giant inflatable duck on the Brisbane River and prepare for a feathery battle down a 50-metre course. Be prepared for a laugh or two as this race never disappoints! 

Regatta Gourmet Street Bites

What would a festival be without a lane of gourmet food to tantalise your taste buds? Take a waddle down the Regatta Gourmet Street and feast on delights that make the Regatta Hotel a much-loved Brisbane icon.

There's something to satisfy every foodie with lovingly made pizza, calamari, tandoori skewers, sausage rolls and pies and a mouth-watering spit roast.


The Greek Club 'Bum Boxes' and FREE Greek Sweets

The Greek Club comes to the Party - looking for something a little different for that sweet tooth try the mouth watering Baclava or sweet Greek Biscuits.

A Bum Box you ask? Get yours for free, 1st in best dressed, the coolest little seat to watch the duck races from. Courtesy of The Greek Club.


Regatta Ducks Nuts Inn (18+)

The Regatta Hotel has moved to the Summertime Riverfest for the party! Pull up the perfect pew, front and centre of the Pradella River Stage to catch all the festival’s best action!

The Regatta Ducks Nuts Inn will be 'ducked-out' with a bar serving your favourite drinks.
Grab your flock a booth and relax for the afternoon or shake your tail feathers into the evening and hit the dance floor in front of the River Stage.  You’d be quackers to miss this one.
Festival attractions are subject to change and the full program is yet to be confirmed… stay tuned!

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