Lake Anne Cardboard Boat Regatta @ Reston Museum, Reston [12 August]

Lake Anne Cardboard Boat Regatta

14:00 - 18:00

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Reston Museum
1639 Washington Plz N, Reston, Virginia 20190
Update: DEADLINE APPROACHING — Register by August 1st!

Cardboard boats of all shapes and sizes will be paddling on Lake Anne this August. The first annual Lake Anne Cardboard Boat Regatta will be held on Saturday, August 12th from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. with all the proceeds benefiting the Reston Historic Trust & Reston Museum (RHT). Register a team today or simply plan to come down to beautiful Lake Anne Plaza to enjoy the festivities!

You may be asking, «What is a Cardboard Boat Regatta?» Participating teams of all ages will construct and decorate their own life-size cardboard boats. These boats will then take to the water in timed heats with team members rowing out to a designated buoy and back to the docks at Lake Anne Plaza. Awards will be given to the fastest boats in each category as well as the «Titanic» or fastest to sink.

A fun and unique event, the Cardboard Boat Regatta at Lake Anne is sure to become a community favorite — fostering Reston pride and teamwork (as well as a little healthy competition).

For more information or to register a team, visit

Team sponsorships begin at $100 for adults and families or $40 for students (ages 10-18 years of age). There is no limit to the number of rowers or participants assisting with the construction of the cardboard boat. So throw a boat building party and get creative!

The Reston Historic Trust & Museum is a 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving the past, informing the present, and influencing the future of Reston through its educational programming, archives and exhibitions. The Reston Museum is located in Lake Anne Plaza and is open Tuesday-Sunday free of charge.

For questions or more information on getting involved, contact Elizabeth Didiano at [email protected] or 703-709-7700.
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