Photo by @zuri_monae

 

There’s nothing quite as thrilling as suddenly remembering you have a long weekend ahead.

You thought you were in for another mere two-dayer…  Ha! Those are so last weekend. Just like that, you have all the time in the world — it’s wild the difference one day can make! While the possibilities for fun in Loudoun with just 24 hours are endless, 72 hours gives you total free reign. Whatever activities you choose for your summer sendoff, we hope you spend it in Loudoun. Just break out every item of white clothing you own for one final wear, share this blog with your friends, and let the long weekend planning commence!

Loudoun Restaurant Week

Join us for Loudoun County's finest annual culinary experience! From seafood towers to charcuterie boards, taste the local flavor during Loudoun Restaurant Week — now through August 30th. Food lovers, simply dine out at as many participating restaurants as you’d like and explore exclusive Restaurant Week menus and specials. Whether you venture out to new dining destinations or indulge in your old favorites, your taste buds will have a blast when you #TasteLoudoun!
 

Loudoun United FC Match

Kick off the school year on the right foot at a Loudoun United FC game versus North Carolina FC this Saturday night! Talk about #weekendgoals 🥅 Bonus points: $3 of every ticket purchase goes back to the Loudoun Education Foundation, which funds initiatives like teacher classroom grants and scholarships! 

If you prefer barstools to stadium seats, watch the match at the "Home of Loudoun United," Black Olive at The National Conference Center! Cheer on the players while savoring The Unite-A-Rita and Loudoun Brewing Company's new soccer-inspired brew, Unified!

Relaxing at Winery 32

Photo by @so.so.steph

Winery Visit

Wineries calling your name this weekend? White wine drinkers head to Winery 32 and wear white to get in on a Labor Day exclusive: 10% off all white wine bottle purchases — including the vineyard’s signature peach wine! Cheers to a sensational summer!

Outdoor Concert

Turn up the tunes and end summer 2019 with a blast at the LoCo Musicians Festival! Jam out at 868 Estate Vineyards with over 20 Loudoun County musicians in this fundraiser to support up-and-coming artists in Loudoun. With wine, beer, food and music all day long, you'll want to come early and stay late! Artists scheduled to play include: Todd Brooks and Pour Decisions, Joey and the Waitress, Stealing Dawn, Annie Stokes, Gary Smallwood and more! Come spend the day hanging out with the best in Loudoun County music! 

More LoCo Music:

5th Annual Open Late Summer Concert Series at the National Sporting Library & Museum, featuring The Shenandoah Conservatory
20th Anniversary Tarara Summer Concert Series, featuring “Bruce in the USA,” a Bruce Springsteen and E Street Band Tribute

Butterfly Wall at 868 Estate

Photo by @cinwashdc

Oktoberfestivities

Prost to the coming of fall and get the Oktoberfestivities started at Old Ox! Head to the brewery’s Ashburn and Middleburg locations for the release of a seasonal favorite, Oxtober Bier — a Märzen Style Lager. This brew is clean, smooth and malt forward, with rounded malt sweetness accompanied by nice biscuit and toast accents and a pleasant hop bitterness for balance. If you love it as much as we do, “take Loudoun home” with a 12 oz. 6-pack, or a Limited Edition Old Ox Stein! Come back to Ashburn on Sunday for “Porktoberfest” for more bier, pretzels and pastries from The Baekehaus, a pig roast and other delicious pork dishes from RESQ BBQ Catering, live music from Felix Pickles and Rowdy Ace, a stein lifting contest and more!