Local Events

Sat, Apr 26, 2014-Sun, Apr 27, 2014
24th Annual Leesburg Flower & Garden Festival

Historic Leesburg will once again be in full bloom as lush landscapes and gorgeous gardens fill the streets. Over 150 vendors will be on display featuring landscape designs, gardening supplies, outdoor living items, plants, flowers, herbs, and so much more! Stroll through the streets and take in the sights and sounds of springtime. Whether gathering ideas for your new outdoor patio, stocking up on gardening supplies, or searching for a perfect gift for the avid gardener in your life, this event has something for everyone!
As always, a huge variety of food, music, children’s entertainment and crafts will be on hand for this two-day event. For a taste of Loudoun County’s agricultural bounty, visit the newly expanded Wine Garden located on Town Green. This new tasting area will feature some of Loudoun County’s best wineries and breweries. Take home a commemorative glass and bottle of your favorite vino to enjoy after the festival concludes. Another addition to the festival is the expansion to Cornwall Street. Added to the festival layout in 2012, picturesque West Cornwall Street’s beautiful gardens, historic church, and mature landscaping combine to make it a great highlight within the festival. Home to 25 additional vendors as well as the popular children’s entertainment area, Cornwall is sure to be a happening street.
Event time: Rain or shine: Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 10am-5pm
Admission Fee/Ticket Price: $3/person, free/child under 6
Location: Ida Lee Park Recreation Center
Historic Downtown Leesburg
King, Market and Cornwall Streets
Leesburg, VA 20176
Phone: (703) 777-1368
Website: http://www.idalee.org
Sat, Apr 26, 2014
Household Hazardous Waste Collection

Loudoun County conducts several Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) collection events throughout the year to collect used and unwanted household hazardous materials such as gasoline and household chemicals.
Event Time: 8:30-2:30
Location: Harmony Park and Ride Lot
39464 East Colonial Highway, Hamilton
Webiste: http://va-loudouncounty.civicplus.com/index.aspx?nid=342
Sat, Apr 26, 2014
Oatlands Spring Gala

A black (or red) tie evening under the stars at Oatlands. Cocktail hour, formal dinner, live and silent auctions. Featuring “The Main Event!” to keep you dancing. Call Trish McNeal at 703-777-3174 to reserve.
Event time: 7pm
Admission Fee/Ticket Price: $225/person, $2000/table of 10
Location: Oatlands Historic House and Gardens
20850 Oatlands Plantation Ln
Leesburg, VA 20175
Phone: 703 777-3174 x115
Website: http://www.Oatlands.org
Sun, Apr 27, 2014-Mon, Apr 28, 2014
81st Annual Historic Garden Week: Splendor in the Grass

Tucked in the northwest corner of Virginia in the rolling foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains are the historic and vibrant towns of Middleburg and Upperville. Filled with unique shops and quaint restaurants, these enchanting towns in the heart of Hunt Country are featured in this year’s Splendor in the Grass tour. Both towns are listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Of the five properties included, two predate the Civil War. All were chosen to inspire all gardeners. Tour headquarters is the historic Buchanan Hall. Nearby in Leesburg is Oatlands, a restoration project of the Garden Club of Virginia using funds from previous Historic Garden Week tours.
This tour takes visitors deep into scenic country where the roads are very narrow in places. Therefore, no motor coaches or buses can be accommodated. Groups may wish to attend in several smaller, family-sized vehicles.
Sites included on this tour include:
- Deerfield Farm
- Gum Tree Farm
- Glenbrook
- Hickory House Farm
- National Sporting Library & Museum
Event time: Sun 1-5pm, Mon 10am-5pm
Admission Fee/Ticket Price: $35/person with advance purchase, $40/person day of the event
Location: Buchanan Hall
8549 John S Mosby Hwy
Upperville, VA 20184
Phone: (540) 687-8146
Website: http://www.vagardenweek.org/tours-details.cfm?TourID=111
Sun, Apr 27, 2014
Eyewitness to War: Fourth Sundays at Mt. Zion

This Civil War living history program features guided tours of the church and cemetery, Civil War graffiti on display, and Union medical impressions. Sponsored by Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority.
Event time: 1-5pm
Admission Fee/Ticket Price: Free; donations accepted.
Location: Mt. Zion Historic Park
40309 John Mosby Hwy
Aldie, VA 20105
Phone: (703) 327-9777
Website: http://www.nvrpa.org/park/mt_zion
Fri, May 02, 2014
Purcellville First Friday

Come enjoy Purcellville First Friday. Enjoy music, art, wine and Shop Purcellville every First Friday of the month from March through December.
Event time: 6-9pm
Location: Purcellville, VA 20132
Website: http://www.facebook.com/PurcellvilleFirstFriday
Fri, May 02, 2014
Leesburg’s First Friday

Held the first Friday of every month, except January, Leesburg’s First Friday lets you fully experience all that Historic Downtown Leesburg has to offer. Over 35 specialty shops, art galleries, antique shops and restaurants are open until 9pm or later, many offering free refreshments and/or special sales. Enjoy live music throughout the evening, art exhibits, wine tastings, a comedy show and even a yoga happy hour! Leesburg’s First Friday is a program of the Loudoun Arts Council.
Event time: 6-9pm
Admission Fee/Ticket Price: Free
Location:Loudoun Arts Council
Historic Downtown Leesburg
Leesburg, VA 20176
Phone: 703-777-7838
Website: http://www.leesburgfirstfriday.com
Fri, May 02, 2014
First Friday Wine Tasting & Art Show at the Visitors Center

Stop by the Visitors Center at Market Station during Leesburg’s First Friday event to enjoy a wine tasting from a Loudoun winery, refreshments, and a local art show.
Event time: 6-9pm
Admission Fee/Ticket Price: Free
Location: Market Station
112 G South St SE
Leesburg, VA 20175
Phone: 703 771-2170
Website: http://leesburgfirstfriday.com/
Sat, May 03, 2014
Purcellville Farmer’s Market

Weekly event. We are really proud of each of our vendors; they all have something a little different to bring to the table. They are dedicated to bringing you fresh, seasonal fruits and vegetables, cheese, tasty and ethical meats, baked goods, homemade soaps, wine and prepared foods to take home, heat up, and eat up!
Event time: 10am-1pm
Admission Fee/Ticket Price: N/A
Location: 130 E Main Street
Purcellville, VA 20132
Phone: 703-967-0431
Sat, May 03, 2014
Leesburg Farmer’s Market

Weekly event. Features the finest and freshest locally grown produce and products.
Event time: 9am-12pm
Location: Virginia Village Shopping Center
11 Fairfax St
Leesburg, VA 20175
Phone: 540 454 8089
Website: http://www.loudounfarmersmarkets.org
Sat, May 03, 2014
89th Virginia Gold Cup Races

Come enjoy the 89th running of the world famous Virginia Gold Cup steeplechase race! Run since 1922 and attended by over 50,000 spectators, this race is one of the largest and most popular sporting events in the greater Washington metropolitan area. The Virginia Gold Cup enjoys a spectacular setting in the heart of Virginia horse country with the Blue Ridge Mountains serving as the backdrop. Race day features six hurdle and timber horse races, Jack Russell Terrier races, contests, and over 30 vendor booths for shopping.
Event time: 10am gates open
Admission Fee/Ticket Price: General admission: $85/vehicle with up to six passengers, $340/limo or van with 7-15 guests. Additional passes available. See website for details.
Location: Great Meadows
5089 Old Tavern Rd
The Plains, VA 20198
Phone: 540-347-2612
Website: http://www.vagoldcup.com
Sat, May 03, 2014
The Comic Book Murders by StageCoach Theatre Company

WHAM! KA-POW!!! PERKLOOEY!!!! SHPADOINKLE!!!!!
Come join a group of offbeat superheroes for a special dinner to commemorate their victory against the villainous army of the Narlagons! Many brave tales will be told; many secrets will be revealed; and most shocking of all, the hand behind the death of one of the world’s greatest heroes will be unmasked. Wait a minute!! The hand will be unmasked?!? Who writes this stuff?!?
Anyway, straight out of the graphic novels, StageCoach Theatre Company presents: THE COMIC BOOK MURDERS!!!!! For reservations, please email the Chrysalis Vineyards Tasting Room Manager, Ashley White at awhite@ChrysalisWine.com or call (540) 687-8222 ext. 205.
Event time: 7:30-10:30pm
Admission Fee/Ticket Price: $60/person includes dinner and show
Location: StageCoach Theatre Company
Chrysalis Vineyards
23876 Champe Ford Rd
Middleburg, VA 20117
Phone: 571 477-9444
Website: http://www.stagecoachtc.com
Sun, May 04, 2014
6th Annual Loudoun Bed & Breakfast Guild Open House and Self-Guided Tour

For the 6th year, the Loudoun Bed and Breakfast Guild will host its Annual Open House Tour at various locations around Western Loudoun County. This free, self-guided tour has become a favorite over the past six years. It provides the public with the opportunity to visit a selection of unique and beautiful places around Loudoun County with samplings provided by wine, food, and fun partners.
Touring guests are also eligible to win more than $1,000 in overnight stays, restaurant gift certificates, and special prizes in drawings at the individual B&Bs and event sites. Visitors can decide for themselves how many Bed and Breakfasts and event sites they want to visit during the afternoon.
This is a wonderful chance to look around these B&Bs which are not always open to those not actually staying there. Owners or managers will be on hand to answer questions. There are ten bed and breakfasts and event sites taking part in the Loudoun Bed and Breakfast Guild Open House Tour this year:
Lovettsville/Hillsboro/Purcellville Area
Fieldstone Farm B&B (new this year)
Georges Mill Farm B&B
Hillsborough B&B (new this year)
Shepherds Corner Farm (new this year)
Stone Manor B&B
Tangle Twig Farm B&B (new this year)
Middleburg Area
Briar Patch B&B Inn
Goodstone Inn & Estate
Middleburg Country Inn
Leesburg Area
Zion Springs B&B
For further information and to download the Loudoun Bed and Breakfast Guild Open House 2014 brochure, please visit www.loudounbandb.com and click on the Open House icon. Start the tour at any location and visit as many B&Bs as you wish during the afternoon. Please also “like” the Loudoun Bed and Breakfast Guild page on Facebook and follow the Guild on Twitter.
Event time: 1-5pm
Admission Fee/Ticket Price: Free
Location: Loudoun County Bed and Breakfast Guild
Participating B&Bs throughout Loudoun County
Purcellville, VA 20132
Phone: 540 751-9776
Website: http://www.loudounbandb.com/
Sun, May 04, 2014
Earthday @ Loudoun Family Festival

Join us for one of the most participated, fun, free family festivals for all ages. Enjoy live music, dance, and other performances, live wildlife exhibits, marketplace with local arts and crafts, the Buy Fresh Buy Local garden for wine tasting and local food demonstrations, wood turning, and over 80 exhibitors and hands on activities. Park-like location by Clyde’s Willow Creek Farm restaurant. This is dog friendly event. Picnic baskets are welcome. Food and drink by Clyde’s will be available for purchase.
Event time: 11am-4pm
Admission Fee/Ticket Price: Free
Location: Clyde’s Willow Creek Farm
42920 Broadlands Blvd
Broadlands, VA 20148
Phone: 703-725-8040
Website: http://www.earthdayatloudoun.org/
Sun, May 04, 2014
Fairy Gardens at 868

If you grow it, they will come! Create a magical home for fairies, pixies, and sprites for believers of all ages! Design, create, and furbish your own magical place for the fairies in your world. Bring someone with imagination and spend the afternoon creating a beautiful fairy garden to take home.
Wine and food from The Grill available in our pavilion. One adult may bring up to 2 children over the age of 5 years.
Event time: 1-3pm
Admission Fee/Ticket Price: $60/garden
Location: 868 Estate Vineyards
14001 Harpers Ferry Rd
Purcellville, VA 20132
Phone: 540-668-7008
Website: http://868estatevineyards.com/
Sun, May 11, 2014
Mother’s Day at 868 Estate

Bring your Mom to 868 Estate for a casual and delicious Mother’s Day featuring wine, beer, and food in our pavilion. Let the children run in the field or play cornhole near the picnic area while Mom enjoys Grilled Salmon over Local Greens with Goat Cheese and Balsamic Glazed Pineapple ($16) or a Grilled Asada Soft Taco ($15) and a glass of wine or sangria. Vegetarian entree, hamburgers, and hot dogs available as well. Live music from 2-4pm.
Event time: 12-5pm
Admission Fee/Ticket Price: A la carte menu
Location: 868 Estate Vineyards
14001 Harpers Ferry Rd
Purcellville, VA 20132
Phone: 540-668-7008
Website: http://868estatevineyards.com/
Sun, May 11, 2014
Mother’s Day at Grandale

Bring Mom to Grandale for Mother’s Day to enjoy the finest in fresh, farm-to-fork food served in a delightful destination atmosphere! Reservations required. Brunch specials include Maryland Crab Cake Benedict and a Miso Grilled Cod. For dinner, our specials include a Lobster Bouche appetizer and a Muscovy Duck Breast in a vanilla saffron sauce with roasted fingerling potatoes and broccolini. 868 Estate Vineyards will be featuring live music in the pavilion from 2-4pm. Stop by before or after your meal at Grandale for a glass of wine or sangria to celebrate Mom!
Event time: Brunch: 11am-4pm. Dinner: 5-8pm.
Admission Fee/Ticket Price: A la carte menu.
Location: Grandale Restaurant
14001 Harpers Ferry Rd
Purcellville, VA 20132
Phone: 540-668-6000
Website: http://www.GrandaleFarm.com
Sun, May 11, 2014
Mother’s Day Brunch at Lansdowne Resort

Celebrate Mother’s Day at Lansdowne Resort. Our classic Northern Virginia Mother’s Day Brunch features holiday favorites for the whole family to enjoy. We know how important this day is for Mom and the brunch at Lansdowne Resort has been a Mother’s Day annual tradition for many families. So, be sure to reserve early! Our award-winning culinary staff will offer a wide array of menu items including an assortment of starters, entree items, attended stations, salads, desserts, and more. There will be a variety of seatings for Mother’s Day Brunch, so be sure to call ahead to make reservations.
To reserve, call our Mother’s Day hotline at 703.726.1449 or email us at: LDR-Reservations@DestinationHotels.com
Event time: 11am-2pm
Admission Fee/Ticket Price: $80/adult, $25/child aged 4-11 years, free/child aged 3 years and younger.18% service charge to apply. Includes all soft drinks, champagne, and a build your own mimosas station.
Location: Lansdowne Resort
44050 Woodridge Pkwy
Leesburg, VA 20176
Phone: (703) 726-1449
Website: http://www.lansdowneresort.com
Sun, May 11, 2014
Mothers Day Brunch at Breaux Vineyards

Looking for something to do on Mother’s Day? Come to Breaux Vineyards to enjoy a three course brunch to celebrate. Chef Author from Grandale Farms has created a delicious menu perfectly paired with our wine selections. A vegetarian version will be available on request. Brunch is offered in two seatings. Reservations are required, so please purchase your tickets at BreauxVineyards.com by Thursday, May 8th. Seating is limited, so be sure to RSVP before it sells out!
Event time: Seatings at 11am or 1:30pm
Admission Fee/Ticket Price: $65/person, $60/Cellar Club Member
Location: Breaux Vineyards
36888 Breaux Vineyards Ln
Purcellville, VA 20132
Phone: 540 668-6299 x204
Website: http://www.breauxvineyards.com