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2016 Memorial Day Weekend Festival

The Town of Quantico is proud to present the 2016 Memorial Day Weekend Festival. This year’s festival is a three day event starting on Friday May 27th and concluding on Sunday May 29th.  There will be activities for the entire family.  Search below for more information about each individual activity.  All events will be held in and around Raftelis Potomac River Park 408 River Road Quantico VA 22134.  Questions or comments related to the festival should be direct to Mayor Kevin Brown at cell/text (571) 334-3432 or mayor@townofquantico.org .

Schedule of Events:

Friday May 27th
12:00 P.M.           Quantico Classic Fishing Tournament
8:00 P.M.             Movie on the Lawn - (Movie to be announced)
Saturday May 28th
9:00 A.M.             Adaptive Paddling Demonstration and Training Event – Day 1
2:00 P.M.             Quantico Craft Show - Over 60+ Vendors!!!
4:00 P.M.             Quantico Classic Fishing Tournament - Weigh In & Awards Ceremony
7:00 P.M              Music Concert - Jordan Snow
9:00 P.M.             Fireworks Display - Dominion Firework LLC
Sunday May 29th
9:00 A.M.             Adaptive Paddling Demonstration and Training Event – Day 2
                   
         
2016 Quantico Classic Fishing Tournament
May 27, 2016 @ 12:00 PM
This year’s Memorial Day Weekend Festival starts with the  2016 Quantico Classic Fishing Tournament. The 2016 Quantico Classic Fishing Tournament is a twenty-eight (28) hour fishing tournament open to anglers of all ages, skill levels and physical ability.  All participants must (A) complete and submit a 2016 Registration Form (B) pay the registration fee and (C) sign and submit a Waiver of Liability and Hold Harmless Agreement before being added to the official participants list.  For youth participants (under 18 years of age) the Waiver of Liability and Hold Harmless Agreement must also be signed by the youth’s parent or legal guardian.  During the tournament all youth participants must be under the direct supervision of a parent, guardian or participant who is over 18 years of age and who may or may not be a tournament participant.  All participants are responsible for ensuring they, and youths under they supervision, are properly licensed to fish in the tournament fishing area.  All participants are responsible for ensuring they are familiar with and abide by all current Federal, State (VA & MD), Local and Marine Corps Base Quantico regulations for the area they are fishing, to include but not limited to licensing requirements, legal fishing methods, boat registration, safety and lighting, and physical access.  Participants using watercraft on the Potomac River should pay particular attention to the restricted boating area in the vicinity of Chopawamsic Island and Marine Corps Air Facility Quantico. The detailed event schedule is listed below.

Date

Time

Fishing Starts*

Fri May 27th

12:00 PM

Fishing Ends

 Sat May 28th

3:00 PM

Scoring/Weigh-In

Sat May 28th

4:00 PM

Awards

Sat May 28th

TBD

 
REGISTRATION:
There are three ways to register for the 2016 Quantico Classic Fishing Tournament:


On-Line Registration:  (CREDIT CARD ONLY):
Participants may register on-line by going to www.townofquantico.org . Once at the page participants will be asked to read the Registration Form and Waiver of Liability and Hold Harmless Agreement forms before being directed to http://2016quanticoclassicfishingtournament.eventbrite.com to complete the registration process. On-line registration is open until Friday May 27, 2016 at 12:00 PM EST.

In-Person Registration:  (CASH or CHECK ONLY):  Participants may register in-person by submitting their completed Registration Form and Waiver of Liability and Hold Harmless Agreement along with payment to the town office at Town of Quantico Municipal Office 337 5th Ave.  Quantico, VA 22134 Mon – Fri 9am to 2pm Office: (703) 640-7411.  In-person registration payments may be made by CASH or CHECK.  Checks should be payable to “Treasurer, Town of Quantico”.  All in-person registration submissions MUST be received no later than Thursday May 26, 2016 at 2:00 PM EST. 

Mail-In Registration:  (CHECK ONLY):  Participants may register by mailing their completed Registration Form and Waiver of Liability and Hold Harmless Agreement along with payment to: Town of Quantico Attn: Quantico Classic P.O. Box 152 Quantico, VA 22134.  Checks should be payable to “Treasurer, Town of Quantico”.  All mail-in registration submissions MUST be received at the following address no later than Thursday May 26, 2016 at 2:00 PM EST. 

Links to the complete tournament rules, registration form and hold harmless/photo release form are below:

Register on-line at the following link!!!
http://2016quanticoclassicfishingtournament.eventbrite.com

                               

Movie on the Lawn (Movie to Be Announced)

May 27, 2016 @ 8:00 PM
The second event of the 2016 Memorial Day weekend Festival will be a Movie on the Lawn.  This FREE outside movie event will be located at Raftelis Potomac River Park 408 River Road Quantico VA 22134.  Refreshments will be provided.  Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn/beach chairs or picnic blankets.  This is an outside event so don’t forget the bug spray! 
 

Adaptive Paddling Demonstration and Training Event – Day 1

May 28, 2016 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

 

History


Our town is rich in history; beginning in 1654 it was originally called Potomac for the river that flows along the town’s edge.   It was changed to Quantico, an Indian word meaning, “by the large stream” in 1872.  Incorporated in 1927 and chartered in 1934. The town is completely surrounded by the U.S. Marine Corps Base except for the Potomac River to the East.  According to the 2010 Census, the population of Quantico was 480.  We have a mixed population.  Retired and active duty Marines live in town among civilians.   Our town consists of 11 streets. We have a lot of visitors who tell us about the nostalgia of this small town America in the heart of urbanization.  For the retired Marines and their families who visit here each year for their reunion, it’s like coming home, bringing back old memories.

For further History and Directions Click Here to Download the Town of Quantico Brochure.

The Town of Quantico is located in Prince William County, Virginia, just 40 miles from Washington D.C. and 25 miles from the cities of Manassas and Fredericksburg.

   

Rules of Entry - North Gate Only - Picture I.D. - Random Screenings
There is a Marine Corps MP or sentry at the front gate as you enter Fuller Road, standing by to greet visitors. 

The Marine Corps was given exclusive jurisdiction by Virginia and the Congress to maintain and police Fuller Road when the Marine Corps acquired the land.

However, freedom of ingress and egress is maintained for the residents and visitors to the Town of Quantico.

Rules of Exit - North Gate Only
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