Kicking Off Summer: Must-Do Activities for a Memorable Season

Summer in Leesburg is nothing short of magical!  As the days grow longer and the temperatures rise, it’s time to dive into all the fun that our charming town has to offer. Here’s your guide to making the most of the season in Leesburg.

Your Summer Splash Destination

Opening Memorial Day Weekend, the AV Symington Aquatic Center is the ultimate spot for a day of water-filled fun. Whether you’re an adrenaline junkie or prefer to lounge in the sun, this more than just your basic pool – it’s an aquatic haven!

For thrill-seekers, the three-story water slide and drop slide are must-tries. If you’re looking to test your balance and agility, give the lily pads a shot. Younger visitors will have a blast in the whale cove toddler area, splashing under the tumble buckets, and sliding down the gang slide with new friends. If relaxation is more your style, the 600-foot lazy river offers a tranquil drift, perfect for soaking up the sun. When hunger strikes, head to the concession stand for classic summer fare like burgers, hot dogs, chicken tenders, fries, and of course – ice cream!

To enjoy a day at the aquatic center, be sure to buy your tickets online.

Downtown Sidewalk Dining

Dine alfresco with Leesburg’s extended sidewalk dining program from May through early October. South King Street, between Market and Loudoun streets, transforms into a bustling outdoor dining corridor from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. During each month’s First Friday celebration, the street closure enhances the festivities, creating a pedestrian-friendly zone perfect for an evening stroll, dining under the stars, and enjoying the lively ambiance of downtown Leesburg.

Weekend Vibes at the Plaza Party

Every Friday and Saturday evening, from May 24 to August 31, the Village at Leesburg comes alive with live music at the Plaza Party. From 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., kick back and savor the performances while enjoying food and refreshments from nearby restaurants. Thanks to the Drink in the Good Life program, you can even grab a cocktail to go, adding even more fun to your night out.

Summer Jams on the Town Green

Mark your calendars for the Summer Jams concert series, a beloved Leesburg tradition. Every Saturday from June 8 through August 17 (except August 10), Parks & Recreation hosts free concerts on the Town Green featuring a variety of musical acts – from the sounds of the Caribbean to the Beatles! Bring a lawn chair or a blanket, pack a picnic, and enjoy a relaxing evening under the stars with great music and great company.

From splashing around at the AV Symington Aquatic Center to enjoying live music and alfresco dining, Leesburg offers endless ways to celebrate summer. Whether you’re a local or just visiting, these activities are sure to create lasting memories. So grab your sunscreen, gather your friends and family, and dive into all the fun that Leesburg has to offer this summer!

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