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Among the family activities during the Waikoloa Beach Resort's annual 4th of July Rubber Duckie Race are the duck waddling and quacking contests at the Kings' Shops.
4th of July revelers can find family fun at Waikoloa resort
If you happen to be on the Big Island on the Fourth of July, head down to Waikoloa Beach Resort for the Great Waikoloa Rubber Duckie Race, a daylong lineup of fun, family events, including face painting, a magic show, disco dance contest, duck quaking and waddling contests, free cotton candy and popcorn, from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., ending with a fireworks display.
The 17th annual event's main draw is the 3 p.m. race of the bright yellow rubber duckies, with the top 50 finishers winning prizes sponsored by Waikoloa Beach Resort partners, including a seven-night stay at the Outrigger Condominium Collection's Fairway Villas, seven-night stay at Hilton Waikoloa Village, dinner for 17 at Sansei Seafood Restaurant & Sushi Bar, 17 $100 bills from Waikoloa Beach Resort for the 17th-place duck, and more.
All proceeds from the Rubber Duckie Race benefit the United Cerebral Palsy Association of Hawaii. Last year, Waikoloa Beach Resort raised more than $38,000 for the organization.
Adopt a duck for $5 each, or pick up a $20 "Quack Pack," which includes three rubber duckies and a race T-shirt.
Visit www.waikoloabeachresort.com or call 886-8822.