Kids Fest and Duck Race

Saturday June 1, 2024


Kids Fest

Our Annual "Kids Fest" event is our summer community event geared towards children of all ages. Last year, we had about 2,000 people show up for a fun filled day of kids activities including:
  • MetroParks Naturalist Unit
  • Pony Rides
  • Face Painting
  • Inflatables
  • Touch a Truck
  • Food
  • Much more
Duck Race
At approximately 2pm the ducks will be launched, with the finish line at the Cleveland Metroparks Chalet.  Ducks will be available to be sponsored online before the event or at the Kids Fest.  The grand prize is $2,000, second place $1,000, 3rd $500, 4th  $300 and 5th $200.

Pony Ride Rules

To prevent long lines for the pony ride we are having timed slots for the ponies.

  • A free ticket is required for the pony rides
  • A limited number of tickets are available on a first come first served basis at the main duck sales table and will be valid for a chosen time slot
  • Child must be present and weigh 75lbs or less



Title Sponsor

Mama Quacker Sponsors


Papa Quacker Sponsors


Junior Quacker Sponsors

Duckling Sponsors

Panera Bread
Tendon Manufacturing
State Farm - Jim Cahlik
Sgt. Clean Car Wash
Raising Cane Chickin Fingers
Avenue At Strongsville
Sweet Kiddles Flexible Childcare Center
World Champion Taekwondo Academy
The Nest Schools
KMD Sales
Goldfish Swim School - Strongsville
ProLift Toyota Material Handling
Joyce Factory Direct
Uncle Crunch
International Karate Centers
Judge Sean Kilbane and Family
Mr Roof
Valley Automotive Group

Rubber Duckie

PSE Credit Union
The Integrity Team - A Division of American Pacific Mortgage
First National Bank
David Riehl Attorney At Law
Assisting Hands Berea
Strongsville Chamber of Commerce
Kidsmile, Inc
Strongsville City Club
Dale and Becky Piper
Rosewood Grill
Tom Laub
Boosters for Perciak
Streeter & Petropouleas LLC


Sponsorship Payment Page

Sponsor Duck
Sponsor A Duck
Duck sponsorships are now closed.
Duck sponsorships will open in the spring.
Congratulations to our 2023 winners!
  1. Ryan Masey
  2. Janessa
  3. Eshan karunagaran
  4. Denise Mirtich
  5. Ivy Flowers

Directions / Parking

Parking for the Kids Fest and Duck Race will be at the RTA Park-and-Ride lot off of Pearl between the Metroparks and Whitney Road in Strongsville.  Free shuttle buses will run from the RTA Park-and-Ride lot including handicap parking spots and handicap accessible buses.

For safety there will be no public parking or vehicles at The Chalet in the Metroparks.  We have been advised that there is no parking along Valley Parkway through the Metroparks, and the police and park rangers will be patrolling and issuing tickets.

If coming from I-71 take the Pearl Rd Exit 234, and head south on Pearl Rd (right if coming from the north, left if from the south), and the Park-and-Ride will be on the left just over 1 mile away, past Whitney.  If you get to the Cleveland Metroparks you have gone too far.

If you are coming from the turnpike, I-80, take the rightmost of the three exit lanes to Rt-42 / Strongsville, the Park-and-Ride is on the exit road before you get to Pearl.