Our local national park will again host its largest fundraiser of the year, allowing visitors a chance to see the C&O Canal National Historical Park in a state few regular visitors have seen before.
On Saturday, Oct. 13, the C&O Canal Trust will host Park After Dark, an evening benefit that will allow those who purchase a ticket to enjoy the canal at twilight while supporting the C&O Park and the Canal Trust. Traditionally, the C&O Park closes at dusk. With nearly 250 guests in attendance, last year’s benefit was a sold out event. This year, event organizers have upped the attendance to allow for 300 guests.
The event will take place from 6-9 p.m. at Great Falls Tavern in Potomac.
Tickets must be purchased in advance at $150 each; $115 of the ticket cost is tax deductible, according to the Canal Trust. The ticket price includes live music, chili and cornbread, beer and wine, live and silent auctions, campfires, a Civil War encampment and more.
Because the benefit will take place outdoors, the Canal Trust recommends keeping attire “towpath chic.”