Welcome to Downtown Evergreen in the Heart of the Historic District
Evergreen – a creative, welcoming community full of Rocky Mountain adventure and beauty. We are just 30 to 45 minutes west of Denver in the beautiful foothills of Jefferson County.
“Downtown Evergreen, a perfect day trip, a relaxing weekend, or the perfect place to call home.”
Evergreen’s historic Main Street, bordered between a pink cliff wall of boulders and the rapidly flowing mountain waters of Bear Creek is compact, but full of irresistible fine arts, crafts and gifts worthy of any home, as well as bistros, coffee shops, boutiques, specialty shopping, live music and dining along the creek. Our downtown also provides a host of personal and business services from health and wellness professionals to property managers, insurance agents, builders and designers. Whether you are a visitor or a local, you are sure to find downtown Evergreen provides everything you may need.
Dam Ducky Derby
The Dam Ducky Derby, now in its ninth year, annually draws 3,500 visitors to downtown Evergreen with food and festivities throughout downtown, trolley horse rides on Main Street and the Duck Drop at Evergreen Dam.
How does it work? A fire truck drops numbered ducks from above the dam to the creek below. As the rubber ducks race down Bear Creek, spectators follow the flow of thousands of ducks as they approach the finish line at Highland Haven Creekside Inn. Children help collect the ducks in their baskets so they can compete again next year.
Anyone may participate by buying one or more uniquely numbered ducks. The winning ducks numbers are documented as they cross the finish line and cash prizes and sponsor gifts are awarded to the owners of the speediest ducks.
Saturday, August 4, 2018
11:00 – 3:00 pm in Downtown Evergreen
Duck Drop at 1:00 PM
Festival Activities from 11:00 – 3:00 in the Main Parking Lot
Food, Music, Carnival Games, Bouncy House, Face Painter, more!
$3000 in cash prizes and more for winning ducks