Marion Rotary Duck Derby













What is the Marion Duck Derby?
The Rotary clubs of Marion County will race 5,000+ Rubber Ducks on Lake Tuscawilla in Midtown Ocala at 1 p.m. on Saturday, February 13th, 2021. If you adopt a duck and your duck is one of the first three ducks to cross the finish line, you’ll win an amazing cash prize!
The Duck Derby is an exciting fundraising activity which is combined with the Ocala Cattle Drive & Cowboy Round-Up, the annual festival celebrating Central Florida ranching and cattle history.
Why Adopt a Duck?
Proceeds from your Duck’s adoption primarily benefits the Discovery Center — a family Science Center providing an interactive educational experience which stimulates a desire to expand personal knowledge. When you adopt a duck, you also help other charities supported by the Rotary clubs of Marion County.
The Rotary clubs of Marion County have been benefiting our local community since 1919, over 100 years! Our enthusiastic members pursue creative ways to serve the needs of our community—especially children. To learn more about the Rotary clubs of Marion County, visit
Can I Adopt More Than One Duck?
Absolutely! This event is about generosity and benefiting our community. We hope you’ll adopt a whole flock! Adopt one duck for only $5, six ducks for $25 or a flock of 24 ducks for $100!