Leesburg – The Lakefront City! Leesburg is Lake County’s oldest city and at one time was the county seat while a part of Sumter County. The city claimed 1857 as its birthday when Leesburg celebrated its centennial in 1957, recognizing the year that the city’s namesake, Evander Lee, and his family came to the area. Very well known for its annual Bikefest, celebrating 20+ years and garnering the title of the World's largest 3-day motorcycle and music event.
Downtown Leesburg gives takes you back in time with architecture that has stood the test of time and kept its quaint feel. You will find plenty to keep you busy throughout the year with a calendar of events. You can also enjoy local dining at these restaurants.