Kids Fest and Duck Race

August 21st, 2021


We have moved the date of the 2021 Kids Fest and Duck Race to August 21st, 2021.   We have confirmation that we are able to move ahead with planning the event at the Chalet in the Metroparks.

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:
  • 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 $2,500.
Sponsor Duck
Congratulations to the winners
  1. #850 Shari Cimino
  2. #987 Amelia Barsi
  3. #894 Ben Weers
  4. #1674 Kristy Cruz
  5. #265 Simonitis
Online duck sponsorships are now closed. Ducks will be available to sponsor at the event until shortly before the ducks are launched.
Sponsor Name (Your Name)


Title Sponsor

Mama Quacker Sponsors

George Grozan

Junior Quacker Sponsors

Imaginos Productions
Town Money Saver

Duckling Sponsors

Strongsville Mini Storage
Rick and Cheryl Voigt
IND CSLT Tastefully Simple-Ruth Grega
Primrose School of Strongsville
Jim and Sylvia Karecki
Carbone for Strongsville
Dale and Becky Piper
Spenser and Christy Vago
Strongsville Smile Keepers
VFW Post 3345
Joyce Reed
Lynch Families
Strongsville City Club
Kidsmile Inc
Strongsville Chamber of Commerce
New York Life
PSE Credit Union
Pearl Crossing
Chemical Methods
Bennett's Bar and Pizzeria


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.

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 at the main duck sales table and will be valid for a chosen time slot
  • Child must be present and weigh 75lbs or less