I n spectacular fashion, 20,000 rubber ducks are released at once off the Westerly-Pawcatuck Bridge for an amazing race down the Pawcatuck River. This community event is the largest charitable fundraiser in the two-state region.Over 40 local schools and non-profit organizations participate to raise money for their worthy causes. Duck games, face painting, food and other activities make it a wonderful family event. Downtown Westerly: Main Street & Mechanic Street. Admission is Free.