Local Events

There’s always something going on around Loudoun County. Here’s just a few great events to check out…

LightUP Fest
The LightUP Fest, a culture rich lights exhibit that combines traditional Chinese lanterns with modern lighting technology, will debut in the Washington Metro area on Nov. 8, 2018 at One Loudoun on 20 acres of land. The exhibit will open daily for 8 weeks consecutively from 5: 30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. until Jan. 2nd. Over 150,000 people will be able to enjoy the displays during the Festival duration and partake in entertainment, food, interactive craft activities and many more!
Presented By: AM Capital Star LLC dba LightUP Fest
November 8, 2018 – January 2, 2019
Recurring daily
(202) 413-0956
One Loudoun
44605 Russell Branch Pkwy
Ashburn, VA 20147
Time: 5:30 PM to 10:30 PM
Price: $29.99 Adult, $19.99 Youth, $24.99 Senior

Thanksgiving Brunch
Kick off the holiday season with our outstanding Thanksgiving Brunch at Lansdowne Resort and Spa on Thursday, November 23. Impress your family and house guests with fall inspired and authentic Virginia cuisine at our Leesburg restaurant prepared by Chef Marcus and his culinary team. Don’t miss the breakfast, omelet and cheese with charcuterie stations featuring food selections from our local farms as well as the seafood bar. Try the roasted and fried turkey, slow roasted beef, Atlantic salmon and the delicious smoked Virginia ham. Top off with decadent dessert selections like the sticky toffee pudding! Reservations are required; credit card information is required to secure your reservation.
November 22, 2018
703-726-1449
Lansdowne Resort & Spa
44050 Woodridge Pkwy
Leesburg, VA 20176
Time: 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Price: $85 for adults, $30 for children 4-12, free for children 3 and under

Once Upon A CHRISTMAS CAROL
Catch the Christmas spirit in this rollicking musical adaptation as thirty-two actors portray over 120 characters! When the ghost of Scrooge’s business partner visits him Christmas Eve to warn him of his dire future, the Grinch-like Ebeneezer Scrooge is unrepentant. But then three more spirits visit him that night – the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future – to show him his own life of young love and loss, the joyful family life he’s missed, and the dark future only he can change.
Presented By: Run Rabbit Run Theatre
11/29/2018, 11/30/2018, 12/1/2018, 12/2/2018, 12/6/2018, 12/7/2018, 12/8/2018, 12/9/2018
(571) 510-0037
Franklin Park Performing & Visual Arts Center
36441 Blueridge View Ln
Purcellville, VA 20132
Time: Starting: 07:30 PM, except Sunday performances start at 02:00 PM

On Fly in The Salt
On Fly in the Salt: From the Surf to the Flats is a curated journey through time, filled with the people, places, and innovations that have made saltwater fly fishing one of the fastest growing sectors of the exciting and dynamic angling industry. Visitors will enjoy tracing the history of saltwater fly fishing through displays of evolving tackle, ranging from fascinating home improvements on early equipment to the incredibly efficient gear of today that allow saltwater anglers to successfully target fish in ways that were inconceivable not long ago. Displays will also include a remarkable photographic record from the earliest days of the sport.
October 12, 2018 – March 3, 2019
Recurring weekly on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
540 687 6542
National Sporting Library & Museum
102 The Plains Rd
Middleburg, VA 20118
Time: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Price: Adults $10, Seniors (65 and older) $8, Youth (13–18) $8, Children (12 & under) Free, Visits on Wednesdays and the last Sunday of the month are free!

StageCoach Bandits Improv Comedy Show
Improv troupe for StageCoach Theatre Company, the StageCoach Bandits are Loudoun County’s funniest improv comedy team! Join us monthly for FIRST AND THIRD FRIDAY IMPROV! Presented By: StageCoach Theatre Company
September 21, 2018 – December 21, 2018
Recurring monthly on the 3rd Friday
571-477-9444
StageCoach Theatre Company
20937 Ashburn Road
Suites 115 & 120
Ashburn, VA 20147
Time: 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Price: $12 online advance reservations, $15 at the door

EatLoco Village at Leesburg Indoor Farmers Market
Northern Virginia is notorious for unpredictable weather ruining outdoor activities at any time of the year. Now, wet weather won’t ruin the fun at Loudoun County’s only indoor farmers market. Every Thursday from 3-7, you can access all the charm of a weekend market: same friendly vendors, same great products. During the first hour, restaurant owners and Chefs can talk to farmers one on one to sample their wares, negotiate prices, and pick up supplies for the weekend rush. Don’t worry, the public is welcome to the coffee, fresh produce, and artisan goods for the rest of the evening, 4-7pm.Presented By: EatLoco
May 31, 2018 – December 20, 2018
Recurring weekly on Thursday
(703) 737-0311
Village at Leesburg
1601 Village Market Blvd
Leesburg, VA 20175
Time: 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Price: Free

Leesburg’s First Friday
Held the first Friday of every month, Leesburg’s First Friday lets you fully experience all that Historic Downtown Leesburg has to offer. 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, and more!
Recurring monthly on the 1st Friday
(703) 777-7838
Leesburg’s First Friday
Historic Downtown Leesburg
Leesburg, VA 20176
Time: 6-9pm
Price: Free

Hangover Brunch
Join us every Sunday from 11:30-2 for our Hangover Brunch – Sunday’s best not required! We’ll be serving our brunch menu as well as our full menu, have Happy Hour drink specials, and outdoor games and activities!
From: 11:30 AM to 02:00 PM
Lost Rhino Retreat
22885 Brambleton Plaza
Ashburn, VA 20148

Thirsty Thursdays!
Are you thirsty? Join us at Jack’s Run Brewing Company every Thursday for special pricing. Have a blast in our historic brewery site while you enjoy dollar off pints at $15 growler refills!
Presented By: Jack’s Run Brewing Company
Recurring weekly on Thursday
(540) 441-3382
Jack’s Run Brewing Company
108 North 21st Street
Purcellville, VA 20132
Time: 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Leesburg Brew Crawl
Watch out Wine-Country, the Craft Beer Scene in downtown Leesburg is taking the summer by storm! The debut of the Leesburg Brew Crawl walking tour combines local craft beer, history and storytelling to create a one-of-a-kind experience. Your intimate group will have the opportunity to sample local creations while being regaled by the rich past of this historic Virginia town. (Yes, you must be 21+)
Presented By: Leesburg Brew Crawl
Recurring weekly on Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
571.363.6011
Leesburg Brew Crawl
Corner Loudoun and Church Streets
Leesburg, VA 20175
Time: Thursday, Friday & Saturday @ 7pm; Saturday & Sunday @ 3pm
Price: $35/person

Gallery Talk
Free Gallery Talks, every Wednesday at 2pm
Join us every Wednesday for free admission to the Museum. In addition to our free days, NSLM offers a free gallery talk every Wednesday at 2pm. These informal, half-hour tours give visitors an insider’s view of changing exhibitions, permanent collections, and more. No two tours are alike, so bring your friends!
No registration is required.
Through December 27, 2017
Recurring weekly on Wednesday
540-687-6542
National Sporting Library & Museum
102 The Plains Rd
Middleburg, VA 20117
Time: 2:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Price: Free