This weekend marks the official start of summer and we’ve rounded up some of the top experiences in Loudoun to ensure your weekend is a success! Share your fun with us by using #LoveLoudoun on social. 

Calling all history buffs! Join historian Rich Gillespie on Saturday, June 23rd to learn about the June 19th 1863 Cavalry Battle of Middleburg at Mt. Defiance Historic Park. Discover the small infantry encampment, watch weapon firing demonstrations and take tours of the battlefield. This is your special sneak preview of the new history park before its official grand opening!

The kids will love spending the start of summer at Solstice Saturday at The National Air and Space Museum at Dulles on Saturday, June 23rd. Daytime activities will be available and include planetarium shows, solar observation through telescopes, story time, hands-on activities and much more. And the fun doesn’t end there; stay late and enjoy watching Wall-E on the outdoor airplane ramp as part of the Reels on the Ramp summer series. Bring chairs and blankets to enjoy this relaxing evening under the stars with your family!

What better way to celebrate the official start of summer than enjoying your favorite wine paired with delicious seafood? On June 24th, bring the entire family to Sunset Hills Vineyard for the Summer Solstice Oysters and Wine Event! Whether you prefer grilled, raw or fried oysters, Denson’s of Colonial Beach will be serving them fresh along with fresh crab cakes too. One thing’s for sure, this seafood pairs great with Sunset Hills’ wine!

Other Happenings:
Dinosaurs Rock at Brambleton Town Center – June 22nd
Live Music at Bogati Winery – June 22nd
Live Music at 50 West Vineyards – June 22nd
Breaux Vineyards Fourth Friday – June 22nd
Beatlemania at Tally Ho Theatre – June 23rd
Cooking Class at Salamander Resort & Spa – June 23rd
Craft Cocktail Class at the Conche – June 23rd
Tarara Summer Concert Series – June 23rd
Plaza Party at The Village at Leesburg – June 23rd
Summer Concert Series at Bluemont Vineyard – June 23rd
Frenchie Day at 868 Estate Vineyards – June 23rd
Summer Concert Series at Leesburg Corner Premium Outlets – June 23rd
Corks & Forks Wine Pairing: A Taste of Italy at Breaux Vineyards – June 24th
Udvar-Hazy Summer Concert Series – June 24th
Sounds of Salamander at Salamander Resort & Spa – June 24th
Country Jukebox Cabaret at StageCoach Theatre Company – June 22nd -24th