Summer is still heating up in Loudoun County, which means there is plenty of time to check off some items from your summer fun bucket list. Here are four family activities to try in Loudoun before summer comes to a close.

1. Cheer on the Washington Spirit and Loudoun United

To get your fix for live sports (who doesn’t miss it?), head on over to Segra Field in Leesburg and cheer on our resident professional soccer teams, the Washington Spirit and Loudoun United FC. A member of the NWSL, the Spirit host home games against NJ/NY Gotham FC on July 18 at 5 p.m. and the Portland Thorns on August 7 at 7:30 p.m. before summer officially ends then also play into the fall. Buy your tickets here. The Loudoun United—a member of the USL Championship League—has a full slate of summer matches at home, including hosting the Charleston Battery on July 27 at 7 p.m. and the Indy Eleven on August 18 at 7 p.m. See their full schedule and purchase tickets here.

2. Fill Up on Fried Foods at the Loudoun County Fair

After a hiatus in 2020, the fan-favorite Loudoun County Fair is back in 2021! Swing by the Loudoun County Fairgrounds from July 28 to August 1 to get your fill of fair snacks, livestock auctions and shows, and the Demolition Derby! Tickets are $5 for kids and $12 for adults. Pre-purchase tickets here.

3. Float Down the Lazy River at A.V. Symington

What’s summer without a day at the pool? Full with a drop slide, floating snake, and lazy river, A.V. Symington Aquatic Center is fully open for business in 2021. And, if you want to bring Fido, stop by on September 11 for a Dog Swim! Learn more here.

4. Go on a Family Bike Ride

Put on your helmets and jump on your bike for a ride along the 45-mile W&OD Trail. Stretching all the way from Arlington to Purcellville, with many entry points in Leesburg, a bike ride on the W&OD Trail is the perfect way to spend a day with the family before the school year gets underway. Check out all the stops you can make along the way with this interactive map.

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