Take it in on our First Fridays in Leesburg. Wine tasting and Art are the quintessential cornerstone of the Loudoun County Experience. Stop by the Visitors Center at Market Station during Leesburg's First Friday event to enjoy a wine tasting from a Loudoun winery, refreshments, and a local art show.

Held the first Friday of every month, except January, Leesburg's First Friday lets you fully experience all that Historic Downtown Leesburg has to offer. Over 35 specialty shops, art galleries, antique shops and restaurants are open until 9pm or later, many offering free refreshments and/or special sales. Enjoy live music throughout the evening, art exhibits, wine tastings, a comedy show and even a yoga happy hour! Leesburg's First Friday is a program of the Loudoun Arts Council.

Admission Fee/Ticket Price: Free 6-9pm Visitor's Center 112 G South St SE Leesburg, VA 20175 703-771-2170 http://www.visitloudoun.org

Admission Fee/Ticket Price: Free 6-9pm Leesburg's First Friday Historic Downtown Leesburg Leesburg, VA 20176 703-777-7838 http://www.leesburgfirstfriday.com

Don't forget Friday is also tasting night at Grandale Farm. Grandale Farm hosts their Tasting Night the first and third Friday of every month. Enjoy a delicious four course meal prepared by Chef Author and paired with wine, including a wine from Loudoun County.

Admission Fee/Ticket Price: $45/person 5-9pm Grandale Farm Restaurant 14001 Harpers Ferry Rd Purcellville, VA 20132 540-668-6000 http://www.grandalefarm.com

And of course, we know when you spend Friday with us, the fun has just begun. Take it in with the whole weekend! More entertainment and pre-spring events in our area. For ear candy, you can Shake the Winter Blues with Tunes presents The Steve Smith Duo. Add some spice to your weekend with Spring Gumbo Weekends at Breaux. Willowcraft Farm Vineyards puts on a lovely Wine & Cheese Pairing, and if you are around Sunday, you might enjoy Organ and Choir Concert; Dr. Steven Cooksey of the Shenandoah Conservatory presents “400 Years of the Great Chorales” at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church.

We are so happy to have the sun shining and the weekend ahead of us. Please join us for our First Friday celebration and explore all that we have to offer. Stay warm, drink hot cider (or Great Wine), bring a friend or two, and take it in!