Spice up your weekend in Loudoun County with Cinco de Mayo celebrations or try something new at local grand openings!  Whatever your plans, share your experience with us by using #LoveLoudoun on social.

Cinco de Mayo Celebrations:
Join Casanel Vineyards on Saturday, May 5th for the 2017 Jose Rose Release Party. A variety of tacos will be available for purchase as well as wine by the glass or bottle. Cheers!

Head to BlackFinn Ameripub in Ashburn for the BlackFinn Fiesta on May 5th. Entry is free and includes $3 tacos and all day access! Or, register with a $10 ticket to receive a frozen margarita, access to a nacho bar and guacamole station! Stay until 6:00 p.m. to view the Chihuahua races and if you have a Chihuahua of your own, enter him into the race for a chance to win the grand prize!

Grand Openings:
For a day of fun, food, games, raffles and craft beers, head to the grand opening of The Craft of Brewing on May 5th at noon. The first 100 people in the door will receive free chips and salsa courtesy of Moe’s Southwest Grill and door prizes and raffles will be available throughout the entire day. Revel in delicious bites from local restaurants and meet pups from the Bully Paws Pit Bull Patriots Inc. dog rescue. TCOB will be releasing its Bully Paws Pit Bull Porter and 10% of the proceeds earned from this brew will go directly to the rescue!

Enjoy new craft brews, live music, BBQ and hourly prizes at the grand opening of Dragon Hops Brewing on Saturday, May 5th in Purcellville. Indulge in your choice of a Belgian single, a Saison, an IPA or a stout or try all four! Bring the entire family and your furry friend (there’s outdoor seating!) This family and veteran- owned brewery grows and produces its own hops from the organic farm, Dragon Hops, also located in Purcellville.

Other happenings:
Leesburg First Friday – May 3rd
Salad Workshop at Millie’s Kitchen – May 4th 
Live Music with Emma Rowley at North Gate Vineyard – May 4th
Meet with Author Wendy Williams at National Sporting Library & Museum – May 4th
Barrel Tasting at Tarara Winery – May 5th
Cooking Class at Salamander Resort & Spa – May 5th
Live Music with Leon Rector at Bogati Winery – May 5th
Live Music with Pete Lapp at North Gate Vineyard – May 5th
Abra Cadaver Murder Mystery Party at StageCoach Theatre – May 6th
Paint & Sip at Breaux Vineyards – May 6th 
Spring Concert at Creek’s Edge Winery – May 6th
Sunday Sketch at the National Sporting Library & Museum – May 6th