Photo Cred: @mikemckew at Breaux Vineyards

It’s officially March, which means warmer, longer days are right around the corner. It also means March Madness, First Day of Spring, Daylight Savings Time, St. Patrick’s Day and many other fun happenings! To help get the month started, check out these weekend events happening in Loudoun and don’t forget to use #LoveLoudoun on social to share your fun with us.

If you’re interested in photography and history, The National Sporting Library and Museum is the perfect place to spend your Saturday morning. After a coffee reception, Jo Tartt Jr, collector of The Horse and the Camera collection, will visit with guests and lead a tour of this fascinating exhibit, which features vintage, equine photographs taken between 1870 and 1960. Learn the history and obsession of capturing the horse at rest and in motion since the advent of the camera.

Calling all chocolate and port lovers! Head to Leesburg Vintner on Saturday, March 3rd for a chocolate and port tasting. Not only will you indulge in four ports and four chocolates, you’ll also be benefitting the Loudoun Volunteer Caregivers as 20% of each sale is supporting this great organization!

Do you love Merlot? If so, Breaux Vineyards is offering a Merlot Vertical Tasting on Saturday, March 3rd at 12:00 p.m. Delight in the company of others as you discuss and sample various vintages of Merlot with winemaker, Josh Gerard. This will be an educational, interactive and fun demonstration featuring eight wines paired with a three-course gourmet meal and a dessert truffle.

Other happenings:

Leesburg First Friday – March 2nd

Live Music with Jon Cresswell at Bogati Winery – March 2nd

Live Music with Red White & Blues at MacDowell’s Brew Kitchen – March 2nd

80s DJ Dance Party at MacDowell’s Brew Kitchen – March 3rd

Live Music with Anthony Semiao at Bogati Winery – March 3rd

Mac & Cheese Wine Pairing at Bogati Winery – March 3rd

Raid the Cellar at Salamander Resort & Spa – March 3rd

Yoga & Beer at Solace Brewing – March 4th

Fantastic Friday at Winery 32 – through April 27th

Artist Morgan Norwood at North Gate Vineyard – through April 2nd