Loudoun is known as DC's Wine Country because of their many delicious wineries with that stunning view of the Blue Ridge Mountains to use as an escape from the busy city life, but Loudoun also offers many other aspects that visitors and locals should investigate as well. Ranging from horse county to historic homes to exploring the history of space travel, LoCo has it all so take some time this weekend to indulge in other aspects of LoCo that you may not have known before and if you want to grab a glass of vino after your trip we definitely won't stop you. Be sure to Instagram, Tweet and share your experience in Loudoun with us by tagging @VisitLoudoun and using #LoveLoudoun or #LoCoVA !

Astronaut at Udvar-Hazy


Astronaut at Udvar-Hazy

Hubble Space Telescope 25th Anniversary - April 25th

Growing up everyone wanted to be an astronaut so join the National Air and Space Museum to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Hubble Space Telescope. Enjoy presentations and panels from NASA astronauts who worked on Hubble Space Telescope. Learn about the astronomical advances made possible by Hubble and participate in educational activities for all ages.

Steeplechase Horse Races - April 26th

Steeplechase Races


Steeplechase Races

Ladies, break out your best horse county hat and gentlemen start remembering how to tie those bow ties because the Steeplechase Horse Race is back

in Middleburg! Join them for a day in the country to enjoy the exciting sport of steeplechase horse racing at one of the most beautiful race courses in the nation. Glenwood Park is known for offering spectators with a spectacular view of the racing action so don't miss out and make sure to get your tickets soon!

Afternoon Tea at Oatlands - April 26th

Oatlands House and Gardens


Oatlands House and Gardens

Pinky fingers up everyone! Oatlands Historic House and Gardens is hosting afternoon tea. Enjoy assorted delicate tea sandwiches, scones and other delicious sweets while sipping on a cup of Oatlands special afternoon tea blend in the historic Carriage House at Oatlands. Make your reservations soon for this popular event!


A full list of the weekend’s events are below, and be sure to check out our calendar for future weekend outings in Loudoun:

Experimentation: An Exhibit by Ceramist Melinda Croft and Painter Alice Mullen – Month of April

GK's BBQ and Wine, Dry Mill Vineyards & Winery- April 24

Fourth Friday , Breaux Vineyards- April 24

Friday Night Live, Bogati Bodega Farm Winery – April 24

Rock the Dock, Bogati Bodega Farm Winery – April 25

Birding the Blue Ridge, Blue Ridge Center for Environmental Stewardship - April 25

Premiere Wine Tastings, Sunset Hills Vineyard - April 26

Bed and Breakfast Open House - April 26