Lake Anne Cardboard Boat Regatta Returns August 13!

Alexandra Campbell Around Town

The Lake Anne Cardboard Boat Regatta is back! On August 13, 2022, 40 life-size cardboard boats created from cardboard and duct tape will set sail and race on Lake Anne. Boats will be on the plaza by 12:30 pm and races begin at 2 pm. Teams of all ages will race in timed heats by rowing out to a designated buoy and back to the docks. Creative boat designs and costumes are encouraged.

Prizes are awarded to the fastest boats in each category and winners of the design contest. The consolation “Titanic” award is given to the vessel that sinks in the most epic fashion.

A fun and unique event, the Lake Anne Cardboard Boat Regatta has quickly become a community favorite growing in size each year. The Regatta brings together residents, businesses, and visitors from across the Greater Washington, DC metro area. In this festive environment, Lake Anne Plaza swells with thousands of spectators who come out to cheer on their favorite boats.

In addition to fostering community spirit and creating a high-energy event for adults and families alike, all proceeds from the Lake Anne Cardboard Boat Regatta support the Reston Museum a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving the past, informing the present, and influencing the future of Reston through its educational programming, archives, and exhibitions.

There is still time left! Registration will close August 6th.

Cosponsored by Lake Anne of Reston Condominium Association.


Pictured at top: Photos of the 2019 race by Charlotte Geary

About Reston Museum

Reston Museum is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving Reston’s past, informing the present, and influencing the future of Reston. Reston Museum preserves a collection of archival material and artifacts related to the history of Reston, many of which are exhibited at the Reston Museum. Located at Lake Anne Plaza, Reston Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday free of charge. Reston Museum also conducts educational and public programming, exhibitions, and public events including the Lake Anne Cardboard Boat Regatta, the Reston Home Tour, and Founder’s Day. For more information, please visit www.restonmuseum.org