Grab your tie dye, your appetite and your love for craft beverages because summer is in full swing and we are hitting the road and officially kicking off our Summer of Love Tour. Whether you are a Woodstock fanatic or a history buff, there is sure to be something to do to show why you #LoveLoudoun.

 

Carnival at night

📸: Jolly Shows Carnivals

Festival Season’s in Full Swing

Take a step back in time and celebrate fifty years of love at the Old Stone School with groovy-themed music and costumes and crafts! The party starts on Friday with an Eat, Drink & Be Literary event, featuring a farm-to-table community dinner under the stars and a talk on the impact of the music of the 1960s. Join us Saturday for Woodstock in the Gap and the “Summer of Love” kick-off celebration, featuring local musicians, food, craft beverages and artisan vendors. Now, you can finally say, “I went to Woodstock!”

The 2019 One Loudoun Carnival is in town June 5th-23rd and you definitely don’t want to miss it. Come out for affordable, family fun! They have rides, food and games for ALL AGES! SAVE BIG on tickets at www.marylandcarnivals.com! 

The first ever Loudoun Book and Arts Festival will be Saturday, June 8th! Bestselling authors, interactive displays with local artists and live music will be featured in the inaugural Loudoun Book & Arts Festival. This day-long event will take place in and around the Brambleton Library, Loudoun County Public Library's brand new branch in Brambleton Town Center. ADMISSION IS FREE! Come on out for a wonderful day of art, books and fun!

Come join your Cajun cousins at Breaux Vineyards for the 22nd Annual Cajun Festival. Enjoy wine tastings, live music, craft vendors, Cajun fare for sale and more at this annual celebration of Cajun heritage.There will be a variety of food vendors onsite, as well as activities for the young (and young at heart!) including clowns, balloon art and face painting. Children 5 and under are admitted for free.

Morven Park Garden in Bloom

📸: Morven Park

Back in the Day…

The Morven Park boxwood gardens were a source of pride and joy for Marguerite Davis, Morven Park’s last private owner. Join the Park’s Director of Preservation Jana Shafagoj in the 1820s stone barn for a presentation on the history of the gardens; followed by a stroll through the gardens with Horticulturist Keith McMillan who will offer tips on the care and maintenance of historic gardens. 

Head to the National Sporting Library and Museum to learn about the sport of hawking with Mike Dupuy, a falconry and bird of prey expert. He will capture the imagination of the audience with a falconry demonstration, filled with fun facts and personal anecdotes.

 

Sippin’ Wine and Feelin’ Fine

Who's ready to celebrate another First Friday in downtown Leesburg?! This Friday, come hang in the {vin-tastic} Visit Loudoun Visitor Center for a taste of delicious Boxwood Estate Winery 🍷 Admirers of French wines, particularly great Bordeaux, the Boxwood team is committed to making premium red & white wines in the Bordeaux tradition, but with their own, distinct Virginia expression.

Grow your creativity while you bury your stress. Join Winery 32 for an afternoon of wine, succulents and creativity. All supplies will be provided to make a beautiful "Succulents in a Wine Bottle" piece. This makes a great date, day out with friends or come solo and meet new people.

Grab your yoga mat and meet at the Bluemont Vineyard for a 60-minute, all-levels Hatha & Vinyasa combo class taught by a local yoga instructor. Following the class, enjoy a glass of wine or wine flight with your fellow yogis!

 

 

 

Live Music in LoCo:

20th Anniversary Tarara Summer Concert Series - June 8 at Tarara Winery
Acoustic on the Green Summer Concert Series - June 8 on Leesburg’s Town Hall Green
Justin Trawick and The Common Good - June 7 at B Chord Brewing Company
Live Performance: Shane Gamble - June 9 at Greenhill Winery & Vineyards
Leesburg First Friday: RowdyAce Band - June 7 at MacDowell’s Brew Kitchen
“Jam on the Sand” w/ JS07 & King Street Bands - June 8 at MacDowell’s Brew Kitchen
Sunday Vibes w/ Chris Timbers Music - June 9 at MacDowell’s Brew Kitchen
Quentin Walston’s Album Release Concert - June 8 at Franklin Park Performing & Visual Arts Center

Other Ways to #LoveLoudoun this Weekend:

School's Out Weenie Roast - June 7 at Dirt Farm Brewing
Nomini Bay Oyster Festival - June 8 + 9 at Dirt Farm Brewing
Wine & Design: Self-Watering Herb Planters - June 8 at Bluemont Vineyard
Bikram Yoga Classes - June 8 + 9 at The Manor at Courtland Farm
Funky Face: Raspberry Sour Release - June 7 at Old Ox Brewery
CRAB Wrestling presents Vice Effect Live - June 8 at Old Ox Brewery
Paint & Sip at Willowcroft - June 8 at Willowcroft Farm Vineyards
Teacher Appreciation Weekend - June 8 at Bogati Winery
Wine and Cookie Pairing - June 9 at Willowcroft Farm Vineyards