With over 30 craft breweries, Loudoun's a pretty perfect place to celebrate #AmericanCraftBeerWeek!

But whether you're an ale aficionado, a farm fan or an art admirer, you'll love what we've got on the calendar. Read on to find your favorite way to celebrate the weekend in #LoveLoudoun!

 

Happy American Craft Beer Week! 

What better way to celebrate #AmericanCraftBeerWeek than sample ALL the tasty craft beer you want at the 5th Annual Brambleton Brew Fest! Treat yourself to unlimited pours from over 35 local breweries, each sampling 2 different styles. Bring the family and cheers to a day of delicious brews, live music and food truck eats! Make sure you hit up these #LoCoAleTrail favorites: 

Lost Rhino Brewing Company
Beltway Brewing Company
Bike TrAle Brewing
Black Hoof Brewing Company
Black Walnut Brewery
Dynasty Brewing Company
House 6 Brewing Company
Mt. Defiance Cidery & Distillery
Rocket Frog Brewing Company
The Craft of Brewing

Who said camp’s just for kids?! Make your way to Dirt Farm Brewing this weekend for fun, warmth and sunshine at Day Camp! Enjoy roasting marshmallows over a campfire with s’mores kits, let the kids canvas the property looking for clues in the scavenger hunt and play games that are fun for the whole family. Plus, indulge in campout-themed food specials from the Kitchen Workshop to really put you in the summer camp spirit!

Join the Shellebration of Oysters at Old Ox this Sunday! Enjoy a bountiful supply of the freshest and most delicious oysters the East Coast has to offer, straight from Virginia bays. Eat ’em raw, steamed on the half shell or charbroiled with secret sauce, cheese, bacon and peppers. You can even chow down on oyster chowder! {Sea} you there! 🌊🐚😋

 

Fun on the Farm

Spend a weekend in the country exploring Loudoun County’s farms! Come visit the beautiful Loudoun Valleys, with views of the Blue Ridge and Short Hill mountains — all just minutes west of Washington. Enjoy free, self-guided driving tours to participating farms and craft beverage venues. Check out the participants on this year’s Spring Farm Tour and click here to download a PDF of the brochure. We’ll meet you down on the farm!

 

Feeling Artsy

If you prefer artistic activities, head to #HuntCountry to celebrate the opening of the “Canter & Crawl: The Glass Sculpture of Joan Danziger” exhibit at the National Sporting Library & Museum! The evening will include a reception, an exhibition viewing and a lecture by artist Joan Danziger. Stimulating the imagination, Danzinger’s vibrant wire and glass-shard sculptures are inspired by the spirit of the horse and the jewel-like nature of insects.

Keep the p{art}y going in Middleburg! Explore artwork from more than 17 local and regional artists that will be on display on Madison Street all day Saturday for Art in the Burg. This celebration of the arts is your chance to connect with artists, discuss their creative process and get a rare opportunity to purchase original works of art without gallery fees! Live music, an exciting raffle and historic downtown Middleburg’s excellent shopping and dining options will make this weekend one to remember.

 

Wine for the Weekend

We know you love our vino here in #DCsWineCountry, but this Friday is your chance to sample wines from the Pacific Northwest with The National's Chief Wine Officer and Sommelier Mary Watson-DeLauder. Learn, sip and taste some of Mary’s favorite wines, paired with small bites created by Executive Chef Frank Estremera! 

If your inner artiste has been awakened, spend a relaxing afternoon laughing, listening to music and creating a one-of-a-kind work! Willowcroft Farm Vineyards and Winery 32 are both hosting Paint & Sip events on Sunday. With talented instructors to walk you through every step of your creative process, it’s only a matter of time before you whip up a masterpiece as you sip delicious Loudoun wine! 

 

 

Music in #LoveLoudoun

Live Music feat. The Crooked Angels - May 17 at Dirt Farm Brewing
Music Under the Stars: Frank Sings Sinatra - May 18 at 868 Estate Vineyards
Loudoun Symphony Presents: "Let's Dance" - May 18 by the Loudoun Symphony Orchestra
Cinderella Ballet - May 18 + 19 by the Loudoun Ballet Performing Arts Company
Ballet Theatre of Ashburn: Let’s Dance! - May 18 at the Franklin Park Performing & Visual Arts Center

Other Ways to #LoveLoudoun This Weekend

Grill & Chill at Breaux - May 19 at Breaux Vineyards
Equine Rescue League 29th Annual Spring Open House - May 18 + 19 at Promise Kept Farm
Intro to Wine Tasting 101 - May 18 at Winery 32
May Maker Market - May 18 at wldwst creative studio
Planetarium Show: Moons - May 19 at the Franklin Park Performing & Visual Arts Center
Carnival at the Outlets - May 17, 18, 19 at Leesburg Corner Premium Outlets
Comedy Show - May 18 at Old Ox Brewery
Health Professionals Appreciation Weekend - May 18 at Bogati Winery