With the crisp, cool, fall air settling into Northern Virginia, now, is a better time than any, to enjoy the gorgeous autumn views (and brews) throughout our community.

If you’re looking for an exciting hike this weekend, capped off with a local brew, check out one of these Northern Virginia hiking trails and nearby breweries.

The View

Bears Den Overlook

Location: Bluemont, Virginia
Difficulty: Easy
Distance: 1.7 miles

Bears Den Overlook is one of the most popular hiking trails in Loudoun County. Located just off Route 7, there is a main overlook at the top of the hike with a beautiful panoramic view of the Shenandoah Valley and the Blue Ridge Mountains. It’s best to hike this trail in the evening, so you’ll get to see a gorgeous sunset from the overlook. Turn your view and brew into a staycation with lodging available at both Bears Den and Bear Chase.

The Brew

Bear Chase Brewing Company

Location: Bluemont, Virginia
Fan-Favorite Brew: Kodiak Kölsch

Located less than a mile from Bears Den, Bear Chase Brewing Company is the perfect location for a post-hike drink. The team at Bear Chase wanted to re-purpose as much of the original farm property for their brewery and the Brew Barn is actually the original farm barn. If you’re looking for a fan-favorite brew, try the Kodiak Kölsch which won a 2020 Great American Beer Festival Silver medal in the German-Style Koelsch category.


The View

Eastern Watercress & Bank Barn Trail Loop at Banshee Reeks Nature Preserve

Location: Leesburg, Virginia
Difficulty: Easy
Distance: 1.42 miles

Nestled on 650 acres in the heart of Loudoun County, Banshee Reeks Nature Preserve offers more than 20 miles of hiking trails. By turning the Eastern Watercress Trail and Bank Barn Trail into a loop, you’ll enjoy a view of the wetlands, wooded area, and Goose Creek. During your easy 1.42 mile hike, listen in for the female spirit—or Banshee—throughout the hills and dales—or Reeks.

The Brew

Solace Brewing Company

Location: Sterling, Virginia
Fan-Favorite Brew: It’s Electric

Solace Brewing Company isn’t the closest brewery to Banshee Reeks, but it is the largest one in Loudoun County. Make the relatively short drive down Evergreen Mills Road after your hike to enjoy the giant brewery and dog-friendly taproom. Solace usually features local food trucks on the weekends, and if you’re lucky, they’ll have It’s Electric on tap to help you relax following your hike.


The View

Potomac Overlook Regional Park

Location: Arlington, Virginia
Difficulty: Easy
Distance: 1.4 miles

If you’re interested in exploring nature closer to the nation’s capital, swing by Potomac Overlook Regional Park. Featuring just under two miles of scenic woodland hiking trails, Potomac Overlook offers connecting access to the Potomac River and Potomac National Heritage Scenic Trail via the adjacent Donaldson Run Park. These trails are relatively easy to walk and perfect for the entire family.

The Brew

Board Room Brewing Company

Location: Arlington, Virginia
Fan-Favorite Brew: Ticket To Ride Red Ale

One of the newer breweries and taprooms in Clarendon, Board Room Brewing Company has already brewed up a few award winning brews, including The Bishop Brown and a fan-favorite brew—Ticket To Ride Red Ale—which earned first place for the best amber ale at the Virginia 2020 Craft Beer Cup!


The View

Old Rag Mountain

Location: Madison County, Virginia
Difficulty: Difficult
Distance: 10.8 miles

Are you up for a challenge? Old Rag Mountain is the most challenging hike on our list. Located within Shenandoah National Park, Old Rag Mountain climbs to 3,284 feet and features a couple difficult hikes ranging in distance from 9 to 10.8 miles. If the hike isn’t enough of a rush for you, there are great opportunities for rock climbing at Old Rag as well.

The Brew

Shotwell Run Brewing Company

Location: Etlan, Virginia
Fan-Favorite Brew: German Oktoberfest Bier

After a hike like Old Rag, you definitely deserve a beer, and Shotwell Run Brewing Company serves them up as good as any brewery around. Shotwell Run believes there is a season to everything, including beer, so their selection is always changing. They also try to stick to tradition, meaning their beers, like the German Oktoberfest Bier, feature ingredients from their countries of origin.

What’s your favorite view and brew in Northern Virginia? Let us know on Facebook, so we can enjoy a hike!

Although this summer has presented all of us with some abnormal circumstances due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there is still fun to be had. Here are five family activities to try in Loudoun before summer comes to a close.

In honor of National Pet Rescue Day, we sat down with Stacey Gimbert, President of Friends of Homeless Animals, to learn more about FoHA, adoption during this pandemic, and how we can get involved. #GetToNoVA

  1. Go for a country drive and stop to pick up curbside lunch at Roots 657 featuring house-made soups, salads, sandwiches, and fresh-baked goods. http://roots657.com/
  2. Enjoy some time at the Vine & Leaf picking up specialty wines, teas, and chocolates to enjoy at home! http://thevineandleaf.com/
  3. Host your own wine tasting on Zoom. Take a drive to one of our amazing wineries like Bluemont Vineyard! https://www.bluemontvineyard.com/
  4. Love the outdoors? Take a hike a Sky Meadows, a historical parcel of land. https://www.hikingupward.com/OVH/SkyMeadows/
  5. Enjoy a warm cup of tea with friends on Facetime with Dominion tea. They offer tea tastings to go!http://www.dominiontea.com
  6. Relax in the Lavender Fields of Blooming Hill. https://bloominghillva.com/
  7. Indulge in a piece (or more) of scrumptious Pie freshly baked daily at Mom’s Apple Pie. https://www.momsapplepieco.com/
  8. Whether you like to Fish, play frisbee golf or play ball, Franklin Park has a place to do it. https://www.loudoun.gov/1397/Franklin-Park
  9. Get your walking shoes on and go to Loudoun Heights. Stop at the Overlook for an amazing view. https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/west-virginia/loudoun-heights-trail-to-split-rock
  10. Looking to learn about Fox hunting or just want to walk the hounds? Check out the Loudoun Hunt. http://www.loudounhunt.com
  11. If canoeing, Kayaking, or shoreline fishing is your thing head out to Sleeter Lake! https://www.roundhillva.org/projects-initiatives/pages/sleeter-lake-park
  12. Does cold Beer sound good? Check out all the options we have one the Ale trail! https://www.visitloudoun.org/things-to-do/loco-ale-trail/breweries/
  13. Have an aircraft piloting experience with a Discovery light over Western Loudoun. http://www.av-ed.com/discovery-flights

The Easter Bunny is on his way and there are plenty of fun activities to do at home. Here are 7 suggestions:

  1. Jelly Bean Guessing Games – grab some basic jelly beans and put in a jar. Ask family members to guess how many candies there are in the jar. The winner will be the one who is closest without going over. You can also get some mixed gourmet jelly beans and take turns guessing what the correct flavor is.
  2. Plant Flowers – Celebrate Easter and spring by planting some tulips or daffodils. The bulbs will grow indoors and can be planted any time of the year. 
  3. Make Chocolate Fondue – Melt all the chocolate you just got for Easter and grab those Peeps to dip in the chocolate. You can also use fruit for a healthier option. 
  4. Make Brunch Together – Give everyone an assignment and make brunch together. Don’t forget dessert – strawberry shortcake is a good option. 
  5. Easter Egg Decorating – Instead of using plastic eggs make your own unique designs. Try this painted animal egg activity. Step it up by inviting family members and making it a virtual decorating party.
  6. Make your own Easter Baskets – Take your baskets to the next level by making your own baskets. Try these paper nests from Martha Stewart.
  7. Easter Egg Hunt – Outside easter egg hunts are awesome. Try creating a hunt with a twist by putting Easter clues inside the eggs instead of candy that direct people to an area inside the house to find the treat.

15 West Homes is joining forces with Sweet Air Homes and Union Home Mortgage to bring you Pictures with Santa hosted at Dry Mill Winery.

Join us on Sunday December 1st from 1 – 4 PM so that we may say “Thank You” for all of your support. We will have a professional photographer and a natural-bearded Santa to capture your holiday memories. Photos will be available for free digital download following the event. Children of ALL ages welcome as we kick off the holiday season with you!

To get your digital picture please go HERE.

Click HERE to RSVP!

We would also appreciate your support in giving back to a wonderful community organization, Loudoun Therapeutic Riding (LTR). LTR was founded in 1974 and their mission is to empower and improve the lives of people with cognitive, physical and psychological disabilities through the benefits of equine-assisted activities and therapies, while serving the equine services industry through training and education.

Donations are greatly appreciated, but not required.

My favorite time of year – fall, Halloween and all things haunted. Here’s your guide to the best haunted houses, farms and trails near us. Be warned, some are taking it to a whole new level of immersion. Check them out if you dare and I hope you make it out alive…

Shocktober at Paxton Mansion, Leesburg VA

Ironic that this used to be my kid’s daycare for many years. Now it’s run by The Arc of Loudoun a wonderful non profit organization that helps people with physical and intellectual disabilities. This award-winning haunted house is first on the list as it’s not to be missed.

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Markoffs Haunted Forest, Dickerson MD

These folks have been around for 25 years and have perfected their craft. They started (with a haunted bus) in order to raise money to start a summer camp committed to teaching and building strong leaders through positive outdoor experiences. With several trails to choose from, you can keep going back for more. 

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Madhaunter’s Madhouse, Leesburg VA

These folks started their haunts simply because of their love for Halloween and all things spooky. Several trails and events to choose from and only open on select dates starting on October 19th. Admission is free and they accept donations for Haymarket Regional Food Pantry. 

Reserve your spot

Haunted Hollow VA, Warrenton VA

This haunted trail takes you in and around a haunted farm that was purchased in 1961. Strange things were happening in and around the farm that didn’t make sense, until letters and a diary of a high school student were discovered… read more here. 

Tickets are sold at the door.

Haunted Nightmares, Winchester, VA

Located at high Hill farm, there are activities for the brave and the timid alike. Moonlight hayrides and one of the largest corn mazes in the are are sure to keep the younger kids entertained. For those who want more “excitement” The Last Ride might just be the ticket.  It’s a buried alive simulator where you are inside a casket…let’s hope you can get out. 

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Screamland Farms, Frederick MD

This is an in your face haunt that sends you through different venues sure to make you scream. There’s also Zombie paintball it you’d like to take your fight out on others. 

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Field of Screams, Olney, MD

The metro areas #1 rated scream park has 5 haunted attractions so there’s plenty to see and do when you get there. Bring a group to enjoy the scares together. 

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American Scream, Tysons Corner, VA

And now for something completely different, a Halloween selfie museum dedicated to all things Halloween. Come face to face with characters and creatures and selfie-worthy sets. Someone say – “SCREAM”.

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Well, there’s plenty going on this week as usual and something for everyone. You can check out art, discover Leesburg on First Friday, go shopping in iconic Middleburg, grab a show, go for a pony ride, count butterflies and, of course, see TONS of live music!

 

FRIDAY, AUGUST 2

Beautiful Loudoun Art Exhibit @ Gallery One, The Government Center from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

13th Annual Middleburg Summer Sidewalk Sale @ Town of Middleburg from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Leesburg’s First Friday @ Downtown Leesburg from 5:00 pm to ?

The Chill Pop Exhibition featuring Ute Gil @ Tryst Gallery from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Plaza Party @ Village of Leesburg from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Sterling Playmakers “How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying” @ Potomac Falls HS starting at 8:00 pm

Loudoun United Watch Party @ The National Conference Center from 7:30 pm to 11:00 pm

Live Music!

Mystery Machine Band @ MacDowell Brew Kitchen from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Plaza Party: Chris Timbers Duo @ Village Plaza from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Nashville Artist Diana Flynn Live @ Trinity House Cafe from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Blind Melon @ Tally Ho Theater starting at 7:00 pm

Mike Richards Duo @ Clyde’s Willow Creek Farm from 9:00 pm to 12:00 am

 

SATURDAY, AUGUST 3

Let’s Count Butterflies @ Various Locations from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

EatLoCo One Loudoun Farmers Market @ One Loudoun from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

Peach Daze Fuzztival @ Great Country Farms from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

13th Annual Middleburg Summer Sidewalk Sale @ Town of Middleburg from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Hogback Mountain Pony Rides from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

C4: Cars & Coffee Community Carfest @ Crooked Run Brewing from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Balls Bluff Battlefield Guided Tours @ Balls Bluff regional park from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm

Peach Daze Fuzztival @ Bluemont Vineyards from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm

Brunch Workshop with Leading Expert in Dementia Care @ Poet’s Walk from 10:00 am to 11:30 am

Owl Awareness Weekend @ Leesburg Animal Park at 1:00 pm

SUMMER OF LOVE: Community Camp Out @ Algonkian Regional Park from 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Rise for Loudoun Family Festival @ Bear Chase Brewing from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Plaza Party @ Village of Leesburg from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

CRAB Wrestling: Alpha Ox Live @ Old Ox Brewery from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Polo in the Park @ Morven Park International Equestrian Center starting at 6:00 pm

Live Music!

Dan McGuire and Osama Malik @ Vanish Farmwoods Brewery starting at 1:00 pm 

Live Music at 868 Vineyards starting at 2:00 pm

Jason Teach @ Barnhouse Brewery from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm

The Virginia HipNecks @ MacDowell Brew Kitchen from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Plaza Party: Phillip Michael Parsons @Village Plaza from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Chuck Banks @ Bike TrAle Brewing starting at 6:00 pm

Hungry on Monday @ Tally Ho Theater starting at 7:00 pm

Cargo and the Heavy Lifters @ Hillboro Old Stone School starting at 7:00 pm

Keeton @ Clyde’s Willow Creek Farm from 9:00 pm to 12:00 am

Bow Tie Strategies @ Tarara Winery from 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm

Acoustic on the Green Summer Concert Series @ Town Hall Green from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

 

SUNDAY, AUGUST 4

Peach Daze Fuzztival @ Great Country Farms from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Peach Daze Fuzztival @ Bluemont Vineyards from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm

13th Annual Middleburg Summer Sidewalk Sale @ Town of Middleburg from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

EatLoco Brambleton Marketplace @ EatLoco One Loudoun Market from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

Owl Awareness Weekend @ Leesburg Animal Park at 1:00 pm

Sterling Playmakers “How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying” @ Potomac Falls HS starting at 2:00 pm

Sunday Sketch @ National Sporting Library & Museum from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Annual Piper Cup Polo @ Branbury Park Polo Club from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Tanabata: A Japanese Celebration @ Franklin Park from 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Live Music at 868 Vineyards starting at 2:00 pm

Sunday Reggae Vibes! @ MacDowell Brew Kitchen from 4:30 pm to 8:00 pm

 

MONDAY, AUGUST 5

Beautiful Loudoun Art Exhibit @ Gallery One, The Government Center from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Hoppy Hour  @ The Craft of Brewing from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Kids Eat Free @ Coal Fire Pizza from 4:00 pm

Salsa, Tango, Swing Group Class & Social @ Dance King Studios from 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm

 

TUESDAY, AUGUST 6

Simple Business Plan Bootcamp @ Mason Enterprise Center from 8:30 am to 10:30 am

Purcellville National Night Out @ Main Street Commons from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Beautiful Loudoun Art Exhibit @ Gallery One, The Government Center from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Science on Tap @ Old Ox Brewery from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Popsicles in the Park @ Briar Patch Park from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

$2 Tuesdays @ The Craft of Brewing from 1:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Happy Hour @ Casa Nostra from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Neighborhood Night @ B Chord Brewing company from 5:30 to 10:00 pm

Stompin’ Tuesday @ MacDowell Brew Kitchen from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Trivia @ Clyde’s Willow Creek Farm from 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm

 

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 7

1 Million Cups NEtwork Event @ Mason Enterprise Center from 9:00 am to 10:45 am

Beautiful Loudoun Art Exhibit @ Gallery One, The Government Center from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Vals Pals Kids Club @ Village at Leesburg from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm

Disney’s Cinderella Kids @ Franklin Park from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Karaoke on the Beach! @ MacDowell Brew Kitchen from 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm

One Loudoun Carnival @ One Loudoun Uptown from 6:00 pm to 11:00 pm

Board Game Wednesdays @ Old Ox Brewing from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm

Bingo & Brewskies @ Bear Chase Brewery from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Pour House Trivia @ Delirium Brewery from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

 

THURSDAY, AUGUST 8

Beautiful Loudoun Art Exhibit @ Gallery One, The Government Center from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Mini Job Fair @ Loudoun Workforce Resource Center from 9:30 am to 11:30 am

EatLoco Indoor Farmer’s Market @ EatLoco from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Yappy Hour @ O’Faolains Irish Pub from 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Martini Madness & Happy Hour @ Casa Nostra from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Thirsty Thursdays! @ Jack’s Run Brewing Company from 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Live Music on the Plaza @ Cascades Overlook from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

One Loudoun Carnival @ One Loudoun Uptown from 6:00 pm to 11:00 pm

Disney’s Cinderella Kids @ Franklin Park from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Sister Act @ Belmont Ridge MS from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Love to golf or looking to learn? No matter, there are plenty of places to go in Loudoun County! Check out those that make the top of the list below.

  1. Raspberry Falls Golf and Hunt Club – 41601 Raspberry Dr, Leesburg, Virginia 20176
  2. Creighton Farms – 22050 Creighton Farms Dr, Aldie, VA 20105
  3. River Creek Club – 43800 Olympic Blvd, Leesburg, VA 20176
  4. Westpark – 59 clubhouse Dr, Leesburg, VA 20175
  5. The Golf Club at Lansdowne – 44050 Woodridge Pkwy, Lansdowne, VA 2017
  6. Belmont Country Club – 19661 Belmont Manor Ln, Ashburn, VA 20147
  7. 1757 Golf Club – 45120 Waxpool Rd, Dulles, VA 20166
  8. Stoneleigh Golf and Country Club – 35271 Prestwick Ct, Round Hill, VA 20141
  9. Loudoun Golf & Country Club  – 36967 W Main St, Purcellville, VA 20132
  10. Algonkian Golf Course – 47001 Fairway Dr, Sterling, VA 20165
  11. South Riding Golf Club – 43237 Golf View Dr, Chantilly, VA 20152
  12. Goose Creek Golf Club – 43001 Golf Club Rd, Leesburg, Virginia 20175

 

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FRIDAY, JUNE 21

Customer Appreciation Day @ Shell in Ashburn all day

FlowJam Festival @ Lovettsville, VA from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm

Beautiful Loudoun Art Exhibit @ Gallery One, The Government Center from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Pop Up Fashion Sale @ Silverbrook Farm from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Rising Stars Summer Camp @ Potomac Falls High School from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Stamp and Scrapbook Expo @ Dulles Expo Center from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

CMSP’s Chamber Music & Orchestra Camp @ Trinity Church from 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Open Mic Night @ 868 Estate Vineyards from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Village at Leesburg Plaza Party @ Village Plaza from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Last Ham Standing Comedy Improv @ Franklin Park Arts Center from 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Live Music!

The New Thirty Band @ MacDowell Brew Kitchen

Brian Chapin @ Spanky’s Shenanigans from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Will Spaulding @ Dirt Farm Brewing from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Grant Frazier @ Greenhill Winery & Vineyards

Bill Rose and Laurie Blue @ Bike TrAle Brewing from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Beatlemania Now @ Tally Ho Theater starting at 7:00 pm

Mercy Creek @ Monk’s BBQ starting at 8:00 pm

The Millwood Blues Week All-Stars @ Barns of Rose Hill starting at 8:00 pm

Bart Harris Duo @ O’Faolains Irish Pub starting at 9:30 pm


SATURDAY, JUNE 22

Annual Yard Sale @ Sterling United Methodist  from 7:00 am to 2:00 pm

Morven Park Summer Hunter Show Series @ Morven Park International Equestrian Center

from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

FlowJam Festival @ Lovettsville, VA from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm

EatLoCo One Loudoun Farmers Market @ One Loudoun from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

Pop Up Fashion Sale @ Silverbrook Farm from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Blastoff Yoga @ Rocket Frog Brewing from 10:00 am to 11:30 am

Bottling Workshop @ Catoctin Creek from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Stamp and Scrapbook Expo @ Dulles Expo Center from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Civil War Living History – Union Cavalry @ Mt. Defiance Historic Park from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Natural Wellness Expo @ Oilssentials from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Sip & Sparkle @ Willowcroft Farm Vineyards from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm

Native Bees: Why They Matter and How to Support Them @ Brambleton Library from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Paint Class with Dawn Spruill @ Casanel Vineyards & Winery from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Comedy Show: The Kane Show’s Intern John @ Tally Ho Theater starting from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm and again at 7:00 pm

Summer Cookout @ Unison United Methodist Church from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Launch Party for Blank Tape Studios @ Art Sweet Art from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Polo in the Park @ Morven Park International Equestrian Center starting at 6:00 pm

Film: The Business of Autism @ Barns of Rose Hill at 7:00 pm

Purcellville Cannons vs Front Royal Cardinals @ Fireman’s Field starting at 7:00 pm

Live Music!

Mike Richards @ Bear Chase Brewing Company from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Lost Corner Vagabonds @ Barnhouse Brewery @ Barnhouse Brewery from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm

‘Dead Cat Bounce’ Band! @ MacDowell Brew Kitchen from 4:00 pm 10 8:00 pm

Afterparty @ Village Plaza from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

White Ford Bronco – All 90s Band – Tarara Summer Concert Series @ Tarara Winery from 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm

Gary Smallwood @ Acoustic on the Green from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Rumpke Mountain Boys @ B Chord Brewing Company starting at 8:00 pm

Lost Locals @ French Hound Brasserie starting at 9:00 pm

Torrey B @ O’Faolains Irish Pub starting at 9:00 pm

OMG Band @ Spanky’s Shenanigans starting at 9:00 pm


SUNDAY, JUNE 23

FlowJam Festival @ Lovettsville, VA from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm

EatLoco Brambleton Marketplace @ EatLoco One Loudoun Market from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

Vinyasa with a View @ Bluemont Vineyard from 9:30 am to 10:30 am

Cork Crafting for the 4th of July @ Winery32 from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm

Wags and Wine @ 868 Estate Vineyards from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Wine Bottle Succulent Workshop @ Winery 32 from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

Artist Reception: The Colors of Summer @ 868 Vineyards from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Nose-to-tail Butchery & Cooking @ Catoctin Creek Distilling Co. from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Summer Solstice and Virginia Seafood @ Walsh Family Wine from 6:30 pm to 10:00 pm

Sunday Blues: Fast Eddie & Hippieman Dave @ MacDowell Brew Kitchen from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Live Music: Josh Sowder @ Bear Chase Brewing Company from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm


MONDAY, JUNE 24

Rising Stars Summer Camp @ Potomac Falls High School from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Beautiful Loudoun Art Exhibit @ Gallery One, The Government Center from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Hoppy Hour  @ The Craft of Brewing from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Kids Eat Free @ Coal Fire Pizza from 4:00 pm

Salsa, Tango, Swing Group Class & Social @ Dance King Studios from 7:45 pm to 9:15 pm


TUESDAY, JUNE 25

Rising Stars Summer Camp @ Potomac Falls High School from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Beautiful Loudoun Art Exhibit @ Gallery One, The Government Center from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Popsicles in the Park @ Briar Patch Park from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

$2 Tuesdays @ The Craft of Brewing from 1:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Happy Hour @ Casa Nostra from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Neighborhood Night @ B Chord Brewing company from 5:30 to 10:00 pm

Stompin’ Tuesday @ MacDowell Brew Kitchen from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm


WEDNESDAY, JUNE 26

Rising Stars Summer Camp @ Potomac Falls High School from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Beautiful Loudoun Art Exhibit @ Gallery One, The Government Center from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Vals Pals Kids Club @ Viliage at Leesburg from 10:00 am to 11:00 am

Loco Beer Week: Tap Takeover @ Roofer’s Union from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Loco Beer Week: Tap Takeover @ King Street Oyster Bar  from 11:00 am to 9:30 pm

Kids Eat Free! @ Firehouse Subs at One Loudoun from 5:00 pm to  9:00 pm

Karaoke on the Beach! @ MacDowell Brew Kitchen from 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Bingo & Brewskies @ Bear Chase Brewery from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Pour House Trivia @ Delirium Brewery from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Live Music: Ryan Forrester Trio @ Spanky’s Shenanigans starting at 8:00 pm


THURSDAY, JUNE 27

Rising Stars Summer Camp @ Potomac Falls High School from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Beautiful Loudoun Art Exhibit @ Gallery One, The Government Center from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Summer of LOVE @ VA Welcome Center – Manassas from 10:00 am to 2:30 pm

EatLoco Indoor Farmer’s Market @ EatLoco from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Yappy Hour @ O’Faolains Irish Pub from 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Martini Madness & Happy Hour @ Casa Nostra from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Thirsty Thursdays! @ Jack’s Run Brewing Company from 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm

LoCo Beer Week: Tap Takeover and LoCo Ale Trail Trivia Night @ Hops N Shine from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Crafts & Craft Beer: Macrame Plant Holder @ Dirt Farm Brewing from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

The Gathering: The Country of Qatar @ Falcons Landing Ballroom from 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Live Music!

Bryan Fox @ Spanky’s Shenanigans from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Live Music on the Plaza @ Cascades Overlook from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Summer of Love Brambleton Summer Concert @  Brambleton Town Center from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Delta Spur @ Legacy Park in Ashburn from 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm

Tequila Thursday w/Mike and The Family Jewells and Jake Phillips @ Monk’s BBQ starting at 7:00 pm

Teddy Chipouras and Friends @ 1836 Kitchen and Taproom from 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm

Dynamic Duo Series @ B Chord Brewing Co. from 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm

From Leesburg’s First Friday to the Carnival at One Loudoun, there’s plenty to do this week in Loudoun County!

FRIDAY, JUNE 7

Cocktails with Cupcake @ Salamander Resort & Spa from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Dinner Under the Stars Literary Event!  @ The Old Stone School from 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Friday Night Wine Tastings @ Magnolias at the Mill from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm

Todd rooks and Pour Decisions @ Harpers Ferry Brewing from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Leesburg’s First Friday @ Downtown Leesburg starts at 6:00 pm

Carnival at One Loudoun @ One Loudoun from 6:00 pm to 11:00 pm

Live Music: Blessed Union of Souls @ Tally Ho Theater, 7:00 pm

Teacher Appreciation Weekend @ Bogati Bodega and Vineyard ALL DAY

Village at Leesburg Plaza Party @ Village Plaza from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Live Music: Justin Trawick and The Common Good @ B Chord Brewing Company, 8:00 pm

SATURDAY, JUNE 8

EatLoCo One Loudoun Farmers Market @ One Loudoun from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

Arts and Crafts Family Fun Fair @ Old Stone School from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

Loudoun Book and Art Festival @ Brambleton Library from 10:30 am to 4:30 pm

Live Music in the Tasting Room @ Tarara Winery from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Carnival at One Loudoun @ One Loudoun from 1:00 pm to 11:00 pm

SUMMER OF LOVE: Woodstock in the Gap @ The Old Stone School from 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Village at Leesburg Plaza Party @ Village Plaza from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Live Music @ 868 Estate Vineyards from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Still Surfin’ – Beach Boys Tribute @Tarara Winery from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

CRAB Wrestling presents Vice Effect Live @ Old Ox Brewery from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Triple Crown Glory at Barns Gala @ Barns of Rose Hill from 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm

Acoustic on the Green Summer Concert Series @ Leesburg Town Hall Green from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Live Music: Fishbhone w/Alan Scott Band @ Tally Ho Theater starting at 7:00 pm

Loudoun United Watch Party @ Black Olive Bar & Grill from 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm

House Concert: 5JBarrow @ Music on the Heights starting at 7:30 pm

Live Music: Mercury Avenue @ Crooked Run Brewing from 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm

Live Music: Quentin Walston’s Album Release Concert @ Franklin Park Arts Center starting at 8:00 pm

Live Music: Swampcandy @ Monk’s BBQ starting at 8:00 pm

SUNDAY, JUNE 9

EatLoco Brambleton Marketplace @ EatLoco One Loudoun Market from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

Wine Bottle Succulent Workshop @ Winery 32 from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

Carnival at One Loudoun @ One Loudoun from 3:00 pm to 11:00 pm

Live Performance: Shane Gamble @ Greenhill Winery from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Hoppy Hour  @ The Craft of Brewing from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Live Music @ 868 Estate Vineyards starting at 2:00 pm

Organ Concert @ St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church starting at 6:30 pm

MONDAY, JUNE 10

Hoppy Hour  @ The Craft of Brewing from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Kids Eat Free @ Coal Fire Pizza from 4:00 pm

Carnival at One Loudoun @ One Loudoun from 6:00 pm to 11:00 pm

Salsa, Tango, Swing Group Class & Social @ Dance King Studios from 7:45 pm to 9:15 pm

TUESDAY, JUNE 11

$2 Tuesdays @ The Craft of Brewing from 1:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Happy Hour @ Casa Nostra from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Neighborhood Night @ B Chord Brewing company from 5:30 to 10:00 pm

Stompin’ Tuesday @ MacDowell Brew Kitchen from 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Carnival at One Loudoun @ One Loudoun from 6:00 pm to 11:00 pm

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12

Beale Street Puppets: Out of Orbit @ Franklin Park Arts Center from 10:00 am to 11:00 am

Vals Pals Kids Club @ Tupper Way from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm

Kids Eat Free! @ Firehouse Subs at One Loudoun from 5:00 pm to  9:00 pm

Karaoke on the Beach! @ MacDowell Brew Kitchen from 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Carnival at One Loudoun @ One Loudoun from 6:00 pm to 11:00 pm

Bingo & Brewskies @ Bear Chase Brewery from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Pour House Trivia @ Delirium Brewery from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

THURSDAY, JUNE 13

EatLoco Indoor Farmer’s Market @ EatLoco from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Carnival at One Loudoun @ One Loudoun from 6:00 pm to 11:00 pm

Fitness on the Plaza @ One Loudoun from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

The Dynamic Duo Series @ B Chord Brewing from 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm

It’s almost Memorial Day weekend, which means water parks and pools will be open for business this weekend. As the summer days get hotter, it’s good to know where to take the kids to cool off and get some exercise!

Alexandria – Great Waves Waterpark

Arlington – Ocean Dunes Waterpark

Centerville – Atlantis Waterpark at Bull Run

Chantilly/South Riding – Hyland Hills Swimming Pool & Splash Park

Leesburg – Ida Lee Waterpark

Manassas – Splashdown Waterpark

Manassas Park – Signal Bay Waterpark

Sterling – Volcano Island Waterpark

Reston – The Water Mine Family Swimmin’ Hole

Winchester – Old Town Splash Pad