The Moona Moona Creek Duck Derby returns Saturday along with a host of other Australia Day events.
This popular family event raises money for the Jervis Bay division of Marine Rescue NSW.
The group sells ducks at $5 each before a series of races throughout the day.
The ducks are floated down the creek and the owner of the winning duck receives a cash prize of $500 per race.
Ducks owned by children won several races last year.
Apart from the duck racing there are lots of other fun things to do and enjoy from 9am to 4pm.
There will be market stalls with a variety of goods for sale as well as delicious food and treats to enjoy.
The Aussie Hat Parade is one of the new initiatives this year.
Children are invited to make a hat with an Australian theme.
There will be two categories, under five years and over five years.
Each child that registers and joins in will receive a gift and will be in the running to win the prize for their section.
Children can register for the hat parade at the Marine Rescue tent for $1 per child or $2 per family.
The entrants will be paraded through the market at 11am.
Shoalhaven Zoo, Mogo Zoo and Taronga Zoo have donated family passes to be given to the four winners.
Bring your swimmers along to take advantage of one of the region’s most beautiful beaches.
Pack a picnic or purchase lunch from a variety of food vendors.
For more information about other Australia Day events visit the South Coast Register website at www.southcoastregister.com.au.
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