The Gainesville Duck Derby

The Gainesville Duck Derby is a fun, family-friendly event guaranteed to be a quackin' good time.  Featuring vendors, food, a 1-mile Ducky Dash, and of course a rubber duck race, there is sure to be entertainment for all!  Cheer for your ducks as they float across the pool while enjoying quality time with your family.  You'll go ducky for this day full of smiles and also get to support a great cause!

All proceeds will go to support the Child Advocacy Center and Children's Home Society of Florida.  Committed to every child's right to safety, with your help we can make a difference in the lives of our community's most vulnerable children.

Anyone may attend or participate, from children to business owners; everyone fits the bill. For a suggested $5 donation, you can 'adopt a duck' for the day, and have a chance to win great prizes. YOU DO NOT NEED TO BE PRESENT TO WIN. Sponsorship and booth opportunities are also available with many benefits that include media exposure, recognition at the event, and much more!


Virginia MacKoul

Virginia is a graduate from the University of Florida's College of Design Construction and Planning with a degree in Sustainability and the Built Environment, and a minor in Urban Regional Planning. Virginia joined the Front Street team in 2011, as an intern. Upon graduation, Virginia joined the Front Street team full-time as the Director of Client Services. Ms. MacKoul’s addition furthers Front Street’s continued growth and expansion within Gainesville and other North Central Florida markets. She was promoted to Director of Marketing in 2014 and now manages the firm’s team of interns and oversees all marketing and branding activity. Virginia was born in Boston and moved to Lee County, Florida in 1997. Virginia graduated her high school's International Baccalaureate program and started at the University of Florida with a focus on Architecture. Virginia shares Front Street's passion of giving back to the community and those in need. Virginia's hobbies include photography, cooking, football, movies, music, and spending time with her dog, Brinkley.

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