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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
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

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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. 

Register on-line at the following link!!!

http://2016quanticoclassicfishingtournament.eventbrite.com

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

2016_Quantico_Classic_Fishing_Tournament_Rules.pdf
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2016_Quantico_Classic_Fishing_Tournament_Registration_Hold_Harmless_Photo_Release_Form.pdf
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Movie on the Lawn (Rescheduled)

Date and Movie TBD

SORRY!

The Movie on the Lawn portion of our event is being rescheduled for later in the Summer.  The new date and movie title will be announced at a later date.

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Adaptive Paddling Demonstration and Training Event – Day 1

Racer Quest for Veterans with Disabilities
May 28, 2016 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Are you a disabled Veteran interested in canoeing or kayaking?  Or a disabled Veteran already experienced in kayaking? 

     The Town of Quantico, in cooperation with the American Canoe Association (ACA) and USA Canoe/Kayak (USACK), are looking for eligible disabled Veterans to participate in their upcoming Racer Quest for Veterans with Disabilities project being held on May 27th and 28th.  
     This project is being funded through the Veterans Administration’s (VA) Adaptive Sports Grant (ASG) Program.  The Racer Quest for Veterans with Disabilities project will create an adaptive sports outreach program to introduce disabled Veterans and disabled members of the Armed Forces to introductory through elite levels of paddlesports.

      On Saturday May 27th the project will focus on introducing disabled Veterans to the whole-life health benefits of using a kayak as a recreational activity.   This day of training will be led by ACA Adaptive Paddling Instructors teaching beginner adaptive paddling best practices to twenty (20) Veterans or active duty military with Paralympic classifiable disabilities along with up to five (5) local coaches.

     On Sunday May 28th the project will allow disabled Veterans to participate in the Racer Quest program which is a gateway to competing at the national and international levels in paddle sport as an elite athlete.  This day of training will be led by USACK Print Racing Coaches, including Olympic coaching legend Bill Endicott.  The focus will talent identification techniques and the basics of sprint kayak racing in the Paracanoe context. This training will be available to twenty (20) Veterans or active duty military with Paralympic classifiable disabilities along with up to five (5) local coaches.

     A “Paralympic classifiable disability” is a physical or sensory disability. Cognitive, intellectual, emotional, and mental health related disabilities are not Paralympic classifiable disabilities. PTSD as a sole diagnosis is not a Paralympic classifiable disability. More information about Paralympic classifiable disabilities can be found here:

     Questions and comments should be directed to Sean McCarthy, Director of Sports and Recreation at dir.sports.recreation@townofquantico.org


Link to Town of Quantico page:
www.townofquantico.org

Link to American Canoe Association page:
http://www.americancanoe.org/?page=AdaptiveGrants
Link to USA Canoe/Kayak (USACK) page:
http://www.teamusa.org/usa-canoe-kayak

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2016 Quantico Arts and Craft Show

May 28, 2016 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM

     Over 60 vendors will be offering their goods and services during our 2016 Quantico Arts and Crafts Show!  Our craft show will be held at Raftelis Potomac River Park 408 River Road Quantico VA 22134.  See below for a complete list of sponsors and vendors.

Primary Sponsor: Leatherneck Realty (Quantico)
 
Additional Sponsors: Mission BBQ  (Stafford), Navy Federal Credit Union (Quantico Corporate Center), NextCare Urgent Care (Dumfries), uBreakiFix (Dumfries), Century 21 Redstone Realty (Stafford)

Vendors: Fun Time Ice Cream Company, Heroes On the Water (HOW), Team River Runners, Pillar Church of Dumfries, Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI), Damsel in Defense, Cake Pops, Lemongrass Spa, Jewelry in Candles, Vinyl and Embroidery, Perfectly Posh, The Pampered Chef, Tastefully Simple, Hand Crafted Wood/Office Products, Nomadès, Lularoe, Origami Owl, Scarves, Avon, Wreaths, Custome Florals and Bird Houses, Cakes/Cookies, It Works!, Pure Romance, Mary K , Crocheted Products, Hanging Wine Displays, For All Arrangements, Wood & String Art, LillaRose, Dream Catchers & Homemade Soaps, Scentsy, Rodan and Fields, Young Living Essential Oils, Meeko’s Munchies Homemade Dog Treats, Keep Collective Jewelry, Thrive, Tupperware, Kyani Health and Wellness, Driftwood Art, Norwex, Thirty-One Gifts, Hot Brass Fire Arms Instructor, Joyfully Made Custom Mirrors, Stella & Dot, Face Painting & Glitter Tattoos, Hair bows & Accessories, Beach Body, Sons Sisters Crafts & Creations, Usborne Books, Plexus , Party Favors, Jamberry, Touchstone Crystal Jewelry, Sewn Crafts, Herbalife Nutrition, T-shirts & Quilts, Purefection Home Décor, Handmade Stuffed Animals, Custom Shirts/wine Glasses/Coffee Mugs, Custom Wooden Signs, Ashley Rescott Photography, Original Artwork, Cakes & Cupcakes

 
A few vendor booths are still available.!!! Please contact Mayor Kevin Brown at
mayor@townofquantico.org or cell/text (571) 334-3432.

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2016 Salute to Our Troops Fireworks and Music Concert

May 28, 2016 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM

    Come enjoy a night of great music and outstanding fireworks at our 2016 Salute to Our Troops Fireworks and Music Concert.   Back by popular demand, soloist Jordan Snow will be back to entertain you with a wide range of songs.  The concert starts at 7:00 PM and will last until 11:00 PM.  Dominion Firework Inc is also back this year to provide another professional fireworks display.  The fireworks show is scheduled to start at 9:15 PM.

    This event will be held at Raftelis Potomac River Park 408 River Road Quantico VA 22134.

    Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blanket as well as insect repellant.

    Mission BBQ of Stafford will be serving food until 9:00 PM.

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Adaptive Paddling Demonstration and Training Event – Day 2

Racer Quest for Veterans with Disabilities
May 29, 2016 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

     This project is being funded through the Veterans Administration’s (VA) Adaptive Sports Grant (ASG) Program.  The Racer Quest for Veterans with Disabilities project will create an adaptive sports outreach program to introduce disabled Veterans and disabled members of the Armed Forces to introductory through elite levels of paddlesports.

     On Sunday May 28th the project will allow disabled Veterans to participate in the Racer Quest program which is a gateway to competing at the national and international levels in paddle sport as an elite athlete.  This day of training will be led by USACK Print Racing Coaches, including Olympic coaching legend Bill Endicott.  The focus will talent identification techniques and the basics of sprint kayak racing in the Paracanoe context. This training will be available to twenty (20) Veterans or active duty military with Paralympic classifiable disabilities along with up to five (5) local coaches.

      A “Paralympic classifiable disability” is a physical or sensory disability. Cognitive, intellectual, emotional, and mental health related disabilities are not Paralympic classifiable disabilities. PTSD as a sole diagnosis is not a Paralympic classifiable disability. More information about Paralympic classifiable disabilities can be found here:

Questions and comments should be directed to Sean McCarthy, Director of Sports and Recreation at dir.sports.recreation@townofquantico.org

 


 

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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