When thousands of plastic ducks are in the middle of the city for their annual race, it is the Duck Race Day, a traditional event organized by the Luxembourg Round Table under the patronage of the Ville de Luxembourg.
The 17th edition of this popular event will take place this coming Saturday 28 April 2018 in the Petrusse Valley, at rue Saint-Quirin, near the minigolf.
Children's and adults' entertainment will begin at noon and at 15:00, some 16,000 ducks will be launched in the Pétrusse below the viaduct. The race will be split into three rounds: two qualifying heats and the final. The finish will be at the entrance to rue Saint-Quirin.
Since 1963, the Luxembourg Round Table has been committed to tolerance, friendship and service and invests the proceeds of the Duck Race for the benefit of charity. This year, they will support the actions of "CARITAS BUTTEK", "TELOS-EDUCATION ASBL" and "SOS KANNERDUERF".
Those wishing to participate in this event can purchase pre-sale tickets for €5. All ducks have a number corresponding to a lottery ticket number. Ticket pre-sale points are the Luxembourg City Tourist Office in Luxembourg City, Jerry Travel in Belval and the Duck Race website (www.duckrace.lu). The very last opportunity to secure the participation will be the sale on site just before the start of the race.
The "owners" of the ducks who cross the finish first will receive one of the many prizes offered by sponsors such as trips, gift vouchers, dinners ... This year, the first prize is a Volkswagen Up.
For more information, see www.duckrace.lu