First-ever duck race takes place in Budapest

People who managed to book up late deals for European river cruises and others who were on cruises in Budapest over the weekend were treated to the first-ever rubber duck race in Budapest. Despite similar races taking place across the world in the likes of London, Singapore, Australia and Taiwan, Budapest has never had its own spectacular race until now.

The race, which was in aid of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), attracted thousands of onlookers on the banks of the Danube River who watched a paddling of yellow rubber ducks float down the river, while the competitors who had the fastest rubber ducks received prizes from the race organisers.

Boat show before the race

Before the rubber duck race, crowds were also treated to an organised boat show that was arranged by the Hungarian Kayak and Canoe Association.

After the race finished there was a concert put on for visitors and the line-up featured a number of well-known Hungarian pop acts.

The duck race and the other events that were put on were such a success that some sources believe the event could take place in the same period next year.

To take a look at some of the photographs from the duck race, take a look at this photo gallery from the website.

Budapest has become a mecca for a variety of different events, concerts and other festivals in recent years and this is highlighted by the first-ever duck race that took place last weekend and the Goose Liver Festival, which takes place from 5th-7th September.

This festival is a unique culinary event that takes place every year and also boasts dance performances and live concerts.

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