Loudoun County’s Weekend Guide: March 1-3

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Looks like Mardi Gras is coming early to Loudoun!! Time for another LIVING LARGE IN LOUDOUN event guide full of adventures in DC’s Wine Country!

Mardi Mardi Mardi!

Who’s ready to laissez les bons temps rouler?! 💜💚💛 Kick-off Mardi Gras a few days early with your Cajun cousins at Breaux Vineyards. The winery will throw its annual “Samedi Gras” Celebration in the NOLA-style tasting room. Enjoy fun live music, dancing, festive beads, masks, Cajun cuisine, king cake, a costume contest and your favorite Breaux wines!

For bon temps with beer — run, don’t walk, to Leesburg for the Mardi Crawl! 🏃‍♀️🎭🍺 Put on your best mask and beads and enjoy your favorite breweries. Each participating location will be passing out Mardi Gras beads and lots of fun! Hop from brewery to brewery and enjoy the Mardi fun downtown!

Celebrate the 32nd Annual YMCA Chocolates Galore & More

The evening will feature tastings of hors d’oeuvre and dessert specialties from the area’s most talented chefs and bakers. You can dance the night away while enjoying free-flowing champagne, music, dancing, and an auction. 
As a treasured friend and fellow supporter of our local community, please join the YMCA in recognizing the YMCA’s mission and offering your support for the families and children of Loudoun County. Proceeds from the evening directly fund YMCA’s Caring for Community Scholarship Program and enables the YMCA to served the needs of local families.

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!

Other ways to live large this weekend!

Foodies on the Farm Beer VS Wine Pairing March 2 at the Stables of Bluemont Vineyards

Jazz Infuzion: A Nod to The Crooners – March 2 at the Franklin Park Performing & Visual Arts Center

“Listen to the Sounding Sea” – March 2 and March 3 by the Master Singers of Virginia

National Cherry Blossom FestivALE Release! – March 1 at Old Ox Brewery

First Friday Dance Night! – March 1 at MacDowell’s Brew Kitchen

Fantastic Friday – March 1 at Winery 32

Sat Nite Funk: Mystery Machine Band – March 2 at MacDowell’s Brew Kitchen

Sunday Sketch – March 3 at the National Sporting Library & Museum