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California Duck & Bird Events, Fairs & Festivals

California Duck Festivals and Fairs include fundraising opportunities for communities to enjoy family duck-themed events. Duck hunting is also enjoyed in California as a recreational sport. We often receive duck and wilderness training course information from the California Department of Fish and Game.


To find out about the live duck hunting events, you can visit their web site ( There are also wetlands and reserves where ducks are considered protected birds the public can enjoy watching in their near water habitats. Below is a list of events related to ducks and birds in California. Some events are involve actually watching waterfowl while other events may simply celebrate their existence. You may submit duck events to us at BEACHCALIFORNIA.COM.


We've scoured the net and found Quacks for Keet, Duck-a-thon, Duck Splash, Ducky Derby, Duck Race and Ken Ducky Derby. Hundreds to thousands of people turn out out for these popular events, and there are even companies that specialize in selling ducks to these events. Kids love them but adults go absolutely Quackers.


 city  event phone / web month
California Dove Hunting Season Sept.
Arcata Godwit Days April
Avalon Rubber Ducky Derby April
Bodega Bay Rubber Duck Race August
Chico Snow Goose Festival January
Crescent City Aleutian Goose Festival March-April
Dana Point Rubber Whale Duck Race March
Eureka Quacks for KEET September
Fair Oaks Sacramento Area Wild Turkey Expo March
Fair Oaks Chicken Festival September
Glendale Kiwanis Incredible Duck Splash Sep/Oct
Huntington Beach Duck-a-thon May
Huntington Beach Running is for the Birds October
Irvine Mighty Rubber Duck Derby October
Kernville Rubber Ducky Race   August
Lodi Sandhill Crane Festival October
Portola Lucky Duck Race August
Redding Redding Ducky Derby September
Richmond Duck Race July
San Clemente Great Rubber Duck Race July
San Marcos KenDucky Derby September
Santa Ana Migratory Bird Day May
Santa Cruz Ducky Derby & Carnival April
Watsonville Monterey Bay Birding Festival Sept. - Nov.
City/region Bird Attractions, Place to visit Website Season
Bolsa Chica Bolsa Chica Wetlands Year-round
Lodi Sand Hill Cranes Oct-Feb
Moss Landing Elkhorn Slough Year-round
Newport Beach Newport Bay - Upper & Back Bays Year-round
Sacramento Yolo Basin Bat Watching Fall