Summer around Ashburn means festivals, markets and cool treats to beat the heat. If you’re looking for things to do in and around Ashburn this summer, our summer guide will show you the way!
Lazy Summer Sunday Itinerary
If it’s not quite time for the Lucketts Fair, Red, White & BRAM or a Sizzlin’ Summer Concert, there’s still a lot to do in and around Brambleton. How’s this for a perfect “lazy” Sunday itinerary:
9:15 am – Start your morning with a family-friendly bike ride on one of the many paved trails around Brambleton. Meet every Sunday through October 2nd at the Farmers’ Market in Legacy Park for a Family Shop Ride led by Bicycle Outfitters.
10:00 am – Upon your return to Legacy Park after the bike ride, be sure to check out the Brambleton Farmers’ Market, Sundays from 9am – 1 pm. Through July 3rd their POP, or Power of Produce, events get kids ages 4-12 excited about fresh fruits and vegetables. There are activities, produce tastings and prizes.
12:00 pm – After working up an appetite biking and walking around the market, drive just 10 minutes outside of Brambleton to Clyde’s Willow Creek Farm, a brunch spot located in an antique heavy lumber building, complete with original sculpture and artwork. Try the banana bread French toast!
3:00 pm – Visit the library and try your hand at any number of contests from art, short stories and film, all with prizes.
6:00 pm – Check out some of the specials available for dinner at any of Brambleton Town Center’s restaurants. Choose your cuisine from Asian to Mediterranean, Italian or American.
8:00 pm – Wind down with a summer blockbuster at Regal Fox Cinemas. We’re waiting patiently for the new Independence Day flick!
Regal Summer Movie Express
On Tuesdays and Wednesdays this summer beginning June 21 visit Brambleton’s Fox Cinemas for $1 movie tickets for the Summer Movie Express. See one of two movies, every week, all summer long starting at 10am.
Sizzlin’ Summer Concert Series
Live music – from country, to pop rock and a 90s tribute band – brings summer evenings to life at the Brambleton Town Center. Bring your own food and beverage, or indulge at delicious food trucks. The concerts happen every other week starting June 23rd.
Red, White & BRAM
On June 25 take part in this Brambleton summer favorite: a festival including live music, food trucks, beer, backyard games and fireworks. This year’s festivities now include a tailgate party; so come, pop a tent and don’t forget to enter the fourth annual bake-off.
First Friday Wine Tasting & Art Show
Visit Leesburg on July 1 and August 5 for First Fridays – a stroll through the historic district complemented by live music, wine tastings, art exhibits and lectures. Many art galleries and restaurants are open until 9pm or later and offer special sales and free refreshments. Take in the summer evening in the classiest way.
Brambleton Town Center Meet the Merchants
“Meet the Merchants” at the Brambleton Town Center Open House on Wednesday, July 13th. Visit with the store owners and managers throughout the day to learn more about each of their businesses and take advantage of special deals, promotions and demonstrations.
Brambleton Healthy Living Expo
We’re on a mission to make Brambleton – and all of Loudoun County – the healthiest it’s ever been. The first-ever Brambleton Healthy Living Expo takes place on July 24th and features all sorts of healthy living activities, information, and ways to better yourself: health check stations, family obstacle course, the Fit Fun Bus, exercise demos by Sport & Health, vendor booths and so much more. To learn more and get involved, visit our events page or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Lucketts Fair
On August 20 – 21 enjoy the Lucketts Fair in Leesburg, VA, just 20 minutes outside of Brambleton, celebrating Lucketts’ agricultural roots. Laze under a gazebo, watch border collies herd sheep, explore antiques, crafters and artisans or let your kids run wild in the hay maze while you relax in a horse-drawn carriage. You can even get in on the action by learning to hook rugs, sheer sheep and spin yarn. Top it all off with baking contests and you’re sure to go home stuffed and satisfied.
Wolf Trap Children’s Theatre
Children’s Theatre-In-The-Woods is a summer tradition tucked away in the woods of Wolf Trap National Park. Aimed at children four and up, the performances vary from puppet shows, to music and dance. Award-winning performers are among the many guests present at these hour-long shows.
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