Leesburg Flower & Garden Festival - Apr 18th-19th, “Witness the Historic District of Leesburg as it is transformed into a garden of delights! Walk through award winning landscape displays and shop for fresh flowers, gifts, trees, fountains, garden furniture, and much more! Enjoy lively music, and bring the kids to visit our hands-on art and education area featuring puppet shows, story telling, and unique art projects. Rain or shine.”
Historic Garden Week in Virginia: Historic Leesburg Along the Potomac River – Apr 19th-20th, “Historic Garden Week is the oldest and largest statewide house and garden tour event in the nation. Sponsored by The Garden Club of Virginia, tours benefit the restoration of important historic grounds and gardens throughout the state. Each event offers an engaging variety of five to six local houses and gardens, most open to the public for the first time for Garden Week. This years tour of Leesburg, "Historic Leesburg Along the Potomac River" features tours of Morven Park, Dodona Manor, Woodberry, Murray Hill and River Farm.”
Loudoun Bed & Breakfast Guild Open House - Apr 26th, “Tour the charming and elegant Bed & Breakfasts of Loudoun County during the first B&B Guild Open House. This self-guided tour provides guests the opportunity to visit a selection of unique and beautiful places. Experience Loudoun’s warm hospitality as these gracious hosts invite you to tour their homes and sample products from local restaurants, caterers and wineries. Touring guests are also eligible to wine more than $1,000 in overnight stays, restaurant gift certificates and other special prizes. Participating properties include: Georges Mill B&B, Goodstone Inn & Estate, J. Patrick House B&B, Lovettsville B&B, Middle Grove Inn B&B, Montrose Farm B&B, Oakland Farm B&B, Rose Hill Manor, Silverbrook Farm B&B, Stone Manor Vineyard & Orchard B&B. For a brochure please visit the Loudoun B&B Guild's website and download a copy of th brochure.
Loudoun County Spring Farm Tour - May 16th-17th, “Loudoun County's farms and wineries are open to visitors to buy spring seedlings and plants, greet baby animals, tour wineries, learn how food gets from the farm to the table, and much more. Two days of fun, education, and agritainment! This is a self-guided driving tour.”
The 7th Annual Hottest Cool Jazz Festival - May 16th-17th, ““Hey, get hip, daddy-O. Jazz - yeah man, come hear’m beat it out at Chrysalis Vineyards. Be cool cats on the lawn, slide your jibe, down some wine, some bread and cheese - now that's in the groove. Great wines, breathtaking views, food and jazz on the patio, what could be better!?” It is hard to imagine more breathtaking views than Locksley Estate in the spring. Add to this, incredible jazz from D.C.'s hottest swing band and other home-grown favorites; food for sale from one of the best caterers in Washington; biscotti, cheese, and chocolates from Virginia's most highly regarded producers; exquisite jewelry and artifacts from top-notch designers; and fine art from renowned artists, then you have the makings of not just a festival - rather, an experience. Then factor in that you are at Chrysalis Vineyards, the world's largest grower of Norton, The Real American Grape!® and you truly have a celebration.”
50th Annual Hunt Country Stable Tour - May 23rd-24th, “T he Upperville and Middleburg area is home to many of the country’s premier Thoroughbred breeding farms, show hunter barns, fox hunting barns, and country estates. On this remarkable weekend in May, owners open the doors of their exquisite grounds, magnificent stables and extensive training facilities to visitors. Just a 45-minute drive from downtown Washington, D.C., come spend a day touring by car with your friends and family. The tour offers visitors an opportunity to drive down winding country lanes amidst spectacular scenery in the heart of the nation’s horse capital. Proceeds from the Hunt Country Stable Tour support Trinity Episcopal Church and their many local, national and international charities and non-profit programs.” The Upperville Colt & Horse Show - Jun 1st-7th, “Founded in 1853, The Upperville Colt & Horse Show is the oldest horse show in the United States. Steeped in tradition, it extends a full seven days, and involves over two thousand horse and rider combinations from young children on ponies to leading Olympic and World Cup riders and horses. Held at the magnificent and prestigious Grafton and Salem Farms, the show features pony rides, arts and craft exhibits, boutiques, children's games, a wide variety of food offerings, a Basset Hound demonstration, terrier races, and the Pedigree Country Fair. The week culminates with the $100,000 Budweiser-Upperville Jumper Classic, which draws top riders from across the nation. Upperville is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization and proceeds are dispersed local charities.”