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Susie the Duck Day

August 10, 2024

Come join the fun as we celebrate Susie the Duck Day!

"Susie for President"


This event has become much more than just a parade and a few ducks in the creek! The fun begins on Friday evening with a Chalk the Walk event hosted by Reach Out Lodi in Goeres Park. You can find those details on our Event Calendar.  Saturday's activities include something for everyone and span the entire day! You'll find an open-air market, a delicious food garden, the famous Susie the Duck Day Parade, live music from the Retro Specz, beer garden, kids fun zone, Susie shop and of course the duck derby! Additional local events include the Harmony Grove Beer & Brat Festival! We hope you can come for the entire weekend! 

Events Schedule

Susie the Duck Day 


Registration is now open for one of Lodi's favorite summer traditions!
Join us for the 35th Annual Run/Walk for Lodi Public Library on the morning of Saturday, Aug. 10th - Susie the Duck Day!
Proceeds support the library's summer reading program and other community offerings for all ages.
Register HERE or at the library by July 15th to secure your free t-shirt!


If shopping local is your jam, then you'll want to make sure you swing through the Susie the Duck Day Market from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. In its 4th year, this market has been a great place to pick up locally made items from artisans in the area. We like to feature a wide variety of vendors with one thing in mind...supporting local small businesses! Find the market on Sodders Street! If you'd like to register to be a vendor in the market or food garden this year, you can click the link HERE to do that online. Reach out to Heidi with any questions -


Be sure to get your kids lined up along Main Street to see
Susie the Duck waddle her way down Main Street in the parade hosted by
Lodi Rotary Club. The parade starts at 10:00 am,
and will travel from the top of Main Street through downtown and end near Goeres Park. Sign up to be in the parade here.


The Lodi & Lake Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce are excited to welcome local music band The Retro Specz to this year's event! They will play from 11:30 am - 3:30 pm on Spring Street while additional tunes fill in the day.

Wet your beaks and shake your tail feather
at the Susie Day Beer Garden located right on Spring Street, in the heart of the action! Beer Garden is open from 10 am - 4 pm. Must be 21!


This time-honored tradition starts after the parade, approximately 1:00 p.m..
Ducks will be released at Veteran's Park with the finish line behind LaGrotta Wine Bar on Spring Street. Watch the finish while listening to the band and enjoying the view!
Tickets for the duck derby can be purchased in advance or the day of the event. Find tickets at the Chamber of Commerce Building or from volunteers throughout the parade route and event too! ONE ticket for $5 or FIVE tickets for $20!!


We love to see the little ones enjoy this special tradition here in Lodi! Just off of Spring Street, you'll find a shaded oasis where kids can have a blast! Watch them enjoy the bounce houses, yard games, face painting, balloons, Susie tattoos and so much more! This is what memories are made from!

Save room for delicious food too! Throughout Spring Street and Sodders Street find a great selection of eats, treats and cold drinks! You'll need the fuel to enjoy the long day in downtown Lodi!


Our Susie Swag Shop is expanding and we cannot wait to show you the love! This year you can stop by the Chamber of Commerce building at 120 Portage Steet to shop from a wide variety of  Susie Swag & souvenirs all week.  Make sure to follow the event on Facebook for additional details. During the event, the shop will be open from 8 am - 4 pm. Cash & Venmo are accepted.

Thank you to our Susie the Duck Day Sponsors!

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