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Happy Birthday Leesylvania State Park!

Celebrate Leesylvania State Park’s 25th Anniversary with a weekend filled with awesome events and entertainment.  Be sure to pick up a copy of "25 Things to Do at Leesylvania," the more activities on the list you complete the better prizes you are able to win.

Sailboats on the Potomac

Sailboats on the Potomac

On June 27 at 8:30 p.m. will be the first of our summer "Picnic and a Movie" series where you get to stay past closing hours and watch Disney’s A Bugs Life on a big screen under the stars.  So bring a blanket and lawn chair and join us as a misfit ant goes looking for some “warrior” bugs to save his colony from greedy grasshoppers.  Picnic and a Movie Series is sponsored by NOVEC (Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative).

Anthony James Band

The Anthony James Band on the Potomac River

The following day, June 28 at 6:00 p.m. we will have our 25th Anniversary ceremony with speeches and cake cutting followed by the Anthony James Band and fireworks.  Our Music at the Marina is back for another summer at Leesylvania State Park!  This popular Virginia outdoor concert series is a good time for the entire family.  The performances are right on the Potomac River.  Bring a blanket and enjoy a picnic while listening to the music.  Music at the Marina Concert series is sponsored by Steve's Auto Repair and Friends of Leesylvania State Park.

Fireworks over the river

Fireworks over the river

After all that cake make sure to come out on Sunday for our Totally Retro Run! It's a totally tubular 5k walk/run that celebrates Leesylvania State Park's opening in 1989, 25 years ago.  Travel back in time with us to the days of big hair, neon colors, leg warmers, and headbands.  Dress up as your favorite celebrity, cartoon character, or in your most fabulous outfit from the 1980's to run, walk, or bebop to the finish line.  There will be some gnarly awards for first place, most colorful and most 80s outfit, etc.  Totally Retro Run is sponsored by the Friends of Leesylvania State Park.

Please register with the Customer Service Center at 800-933-7275. 

Entry Fees:
$20 in advance, $25 Day of Walk.Run (cash or check)   

Make sure to stop by the Visitor Center for all the Leesylvania History

Make sure to stop by the visitor center for all the Leesylvania history

Shows coming up later this summer that you won’t want to miss:

Music at the Marina -7-8:30pm

 Sam’O and the JFC – July 26th

United State Navy Band – Cruisers – August 23rd


Picnic and a Movie – 8:30pm

DisneyNature: Wings of Life – July 25th

Disney’s Wall-E – August 22nd

View from the Marina

View from the Marina

For additional information please call the Visitor Center at (703) 583-6904 or click here for our website.

Published: 06/18/2014

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