Summer is here and the livin’ is easy, especially in Loudoun where our wineries and craft breweries are in full swing, public pools and waterparks are opening and concerts, food festivals and pro sports events are ready to entertain. Here we select some not-to-miss summer events in Loudoun. For a complete list of all summer activities, visit our events page.


Summer Concerts

May 25 is the start of the 25th annual Tarara Summer Concert Series at the Potomac River-front vineyard. The 80s cover band The Reflex will kick the season off, which runs every Saturday through September. Some other bands include Delta Spur with Sela Campbell, White Ford Bronco, The Amish Outlaws and The Legwarmers.

May 26 is also the annual Nova MusicFest benefitting Cancer Can Rock at 868 Estate Vineyards in western Loudoun. Make your way to the acclaimed winery for food, estate wine, Lost Rhino beer and music from the likes of Laura Cashman, Patty Reese and Jason Masi Band. For fans of Americana and Bluegrass, Loudoun non-profit A Farm Less Ordinary hosts A Fest Less Ordinary in Purcellville on June, 22 - a foot stompin’ banjo pickin’ celebration of bluegrass and Old Time with performances by local legends Furnace Mountain Trio, Short Hill Mountain Boys and Ken Wenzel & Cross Kentucky.



Soccer at Segra Field

Segra Field outside Leesburg is the home stadium of the MLS feeder team Loudoun United. Summer games are often themed to add to the fun so bring the whole family along to the Red & White Night on June 2 against FC Tulsa or to the End of School Bash and Post-Match Fireworks when they host Las Vegas Lights on June 14. The season started in March and runs until October.


The Strawberry Jubilee Festival

Nothing says summer like juicy ripe strawberries. Rally the kids and make your way to Great Country Farms, Bluemont on successive weekends from May 18 to June 2 for the annual strawberry festival. Highlights include the Lil’ Sprout Float Parade featuring decorated strollers and wagons, a diaper derby for infants, a pie eating contest, live music, multiple food options (Apple cider donuts) and of course wine, cider and beer for the adults.




Polo in the Park

Tailgates, picnics, rosé wine, designer hats and thoroughbred horses – you know it’s summer in Loudoun when Polo in the Park  returns to Morven Park on Saturday evenings. This year’s series at Morven’s International Equestrian Center starts June 8 and continues through July 27. Buy tickets or reserve your railbox or tailgate space here.




Loudoun Appalachian Trail Festival

Did you know Loudoun is home to a 13-mile stretch of the world-famous Appalachian Trail on the crest of the Blue Ridge? Celebrate stories of the trail and help raise money to preserve it at the 5th Annual Loudoun A.T. Festival in Hillsboro from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on June 8. The free, family-friendly event toasts the beauty of the Trail with live music, talks, meetings with thru-hikers, an “Art of the Trail” art exhibition, a rock wall climb and multiple craft, food and beverage vendors. Get your hiking boots on!




Juneteenth is officially Wednesday, June 19 but the Burg Family Reunion Club’s third annual Juneteenth celebration will take place on the lawns of Ide Lee Recreation Center, Leesburg on June 15. A day-long celebration commemorating the end of slavery, it will feature guest speakers, genealogy discussions, food vendors and multiple live music performances. While this year’s lineup is yet to be announced, past performers include the legaendary Chuck Brown Band. Book tickets here.




TASTE Leesburg

Fans of fine food, wine and craft beer need to make their way to downtown Leesburg on August 10 for the annual culinary extravaganza TASTE Leesburg. The popular foodie festival takes place on and around the Town Green and features scores of local restaurants, food trucks, breweries, wineries and farm stands offering “tastes” of their best fare. Enjoy bites and brews while listening to live music and make sure to take some product home.