Leesburg is a historic town in Loudoun County. It is located 33 from Washington, D.C. along the base of Catoctin Mountain and adjacent to the Potomac River. Like the rest of Loudoun, has undergone considerable growth and development over the last 30 years, transforming from a small, rural, piedmont town to a suburban bedroom community for commuters to the national capital. Leesburg operates the Leesburg Executive Airport at Godfrey Field which is a busy general aviation airport
and a reliever for nearby Washington Dulles International Airport
Also located near Leesburg is the National Conference Center, which the Xerox Corporation built in the 1970s. Government entities and private business use the Conference Center for meetings and conferences. Three main focal points connect this maze of underground buildings, one of which is currently the headquarters of Civilian Police International, a government sub-contract company.
Market Station, located just south and east of Leesburg’s Historic District, contains a number of high-tech and legal offices, retail shops, and restaurants that are housed within seven restored historic buildings (a railroad freight station, a railroad stationmaster’s house, a log house, two barns and two gristmills, some of which were reconstructed in or relocated to the siteA plaza on the east side of the site contains several structures painted in the yellow and green colors of the stations of the Washington and Old Dominion Railroad, which served the town until 1968.
Leesburg is home to Ida Lee Park is a 71,000 square foot recreation, fitness, and aquatic facility featuring a 25 meter indoor pool, warm water pool, spa, full size gymnasium, a 6,600 square foot fitness facility, meeting rooms, two racquetball courts, child care, and social hall. It is surrounded by a 138-acre park with soccer/lacrosse fields, 7 court tennis center, playground, picnic shelter, bandstand, and trails.
Red Rocks Wilderness Overlook Regional Park contains 67 acres of woodlands and over 2 miles of trails leading to bluffs along the river.
The Rust Manor House and Nature Sanctuary is located at the foot of Catoctin Mountain and contains a mansion and a nature reserve that the Audubon Naturalist Society of the Central Atlantic States, Inc., owns and operates.
Leesburg’s Flower and Garden Festival is held annually in April in the Historic District, the event includes garden displays, vendors and entertainment.
Fourth of July Celebration include a morning parade, a festival at Ida Lee Park and evening fireworks.
Leesburg’s Annual Classic Car Show is held annually during the summer. This event features dozens of classic cars and hot rods on display in the streets of downtown Leesburg as well as music and food.
August Court and Market Days is in August in the Historic District, the focus of this event is to recognize Leesburg’s cultural heritage.
The Halloween parade includes marching bands from the local high schools, floats made by local businesses, Scout troops and families, etc. Many participants distribute candy to parade watchers.
Leesburg offers plenty of entertainment, nightlife and dining to include Vintage 50, Tallyho Theater, MacDowell Brew kitchen, Balls Bluff Tavern, Doner Bistro, Fireworks Pizza, Tuscarora Mill, The Dock and Landsdowne, Alamo Drafthouse, Crooked Run Brewery, Not Your Average Joe’s…and much more.