12th Annual YESS Duck Derby

  • 101 Jordan Creek Parkway | West Des Moines, IA 50266
  • Presented By: Youth Emergency Services & Shelter
  • Dates: May 4, 2019
  • Location: Jordan Creek Town Center
  • Phone: (515) 282-9377
  • Start/End Time: 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
  • Price: Free for all
  • Overview

    The YESS Duck Derby, presented by Academy Roofing & Sheet Metal Co., is back to celebrate 12 years of spec-quack-ular fun, and we need YOU to “join the flock” and help kids in crisis! Adopt a duck for as little as a $5 donation and watch it race across the Jordan Creek Town Center lake on Saturday, May 4th. Every duck adopted helps children find safety and care at YESS, Iowa’s largest emergency shelter for kids.
    The fun starts at noon, when you can enjoy free family-friendly entertainment including:
    • Live performances
    • Food samples from Jordan Creek-area restaurants
    • A hands-on look at construction trucks and emergency vehicles
    • Activity booths and handouts from event partners
    • Duck-themed gear available for purchase
    • Inflatables, games, crafts and other outdoor activities for kids of all ages
    Cheer on thousands of rubber ducks as they race through the lake at 2pm. If your duck is one of the first ten across the finish line, you’ll be the lucky duck going home with one of our fabulous prizes, including $10,000 cash, courtesy of PDM Precast.
    Adopt your ducks today at
    • Single Duck (1) - $5.00
    • Six Quack (6 ducks) - $25.00
    • Quackers Dozen (12 ducks) - $50.00
    • Flock (25 ducks) - $100.00

    All proceeds will benefit Youth Emergency Services & Shelter (YESS). YESS provides a safe haven and network of services designed to care for kids when they need it most. Under our roof, kids receive a warm bed, full tummy, and access to a variety of services that help them heal during a difficult time. In addition, we work with hundreds of families in the community to keep kids safe, healthy, and happy in their own homes. Learn more about how YESS connects kids with brighter futures by visiting

    It’s time to join the flock! Visit to adopt a duck and help a child