Friday, March 23, 2012

10 Things to Do in Loudoun County this Spring


1.     Brambleton’s 5th Annual Step Sisters’ 5k Ribbon Run/Walk
Get fit and get involved with the community while giving back to a great cause. Brambleton will be hosting the 5th annual Ribbon Run/Walk on April 14, 2012. Everyone is invited to participate regardless of fitness level and all proceeds will go to The Step Sisters, a local non-profit dedicated to raising funds to help fight breast cancer. More information can be found at brambletonview.blogspot.com.

2.     Reaching 4 Autism Casino Night at Brambleton
Feeling lucky? Join the Brambleton community on April 21st for the Reaching 4 Autism Miracles Casino Night and gamble for a great cause. A DJ will be spinning while you place your bets on Texas Hold’em, Black Jack, Craps and Roulette. Hors d’oeuvres will be served and don’t forget to enter the raffle for great prizes from a local boutique. More information is available at http://ht.ly/9QA75 .

3.     Paul’s Ride for Life
Grab your bike and ride for a cause on Saturday, April 28th. Paul’s Ride for life is an annual bike ride held with the purpose of promoting public knowledge of organ, eye, and tissue donation. The ride goes along the W&OD trail and all cycle levels are encouraged to participate. Cyclists can choose between a 10 mile, 20 mile and 50 mile ride. All courses begin at Reston Town Center and end at the train station in Purcellville. For more information visit www.paulsrideforlife.org.

4.     Spring Festival
Looking for a family-friendly way to celebrate the arrival of Spring? Pack up the family and head to the Spring Festival at Ticonderoga Farms. The festival will run through April 15th and will feature Easter egg hunts and a market selling honey, preserves, baskets and more. For more information visit www.ticonderoga.com.

5.     Spring Teas at Winmill Carriage Museum
Make the most of the gorgeous Spring weather while enjoying a traditional American afternoon tea and seasonal foods at the Winmill Carriage Museum. Finish up your afternoon with a walk around the historic Governor’s Mansion and grounds. For more information visit www.morvenpark.org.

6.     Wine Tasting
Spend your day tasting various wines paired with a 3-course gourmet meal at Breaux Vineyards in Hillsboro, VA. Each tasting session is 90 minutes and associates will pour a total of eight wines for you to enjoy. This event takes place on Saturday, April 14th and reservations are required. For more information visit www.BreauxVineyards.com.

7.     Leesburg Garden Club Plant Sale
Looking for fresh plants to spice up your yard? Come out to the Leesburg Garden Club Plant Sale on Saturday, April 14th and enjoy a day of shopping for perennials, topiaries, dish gardens, boxwoods and more. More information available at www.georgecmarshall.org.

8.     Leesburg Flower & Garden Festival
Need some inspiration for your Spring garden planning? Spend a day walking around the Leesburg Flower & Garden Festival on April 21 – 22nd. Historic Leesburg will be full of beautiful garden displays and landscaping while you shop for fresh flowers, fountains and more. Live music will entertain and kids can explore the hands-on art area. For more information visit www.idalee.org.

9.     Space Shuttle Discovery Fly-In Day
Witness history Tuesday, April 17th as Discovery arrives in the DC area. The best place to get a good view of the landing as it approaches Dulles International Airport is the parking lot of the Udvar-Hazy Center. Pack a breakfast picnic and get your spot early. More information is available at http://airandspace.si.edu/collections/discovery/activity-detail.cfm?id=3783

10.  Middleburg Spring Races
It’s time for everyone’s favorite sport and social event, The Middleburg Spring Races. On Saturday, April 21st, enjoy six races, fence jumping, hurdles and more. Don’t forget your big hat! More information is available at www.middleburgspringraces.com.

About Brambleton:

Brambleton is an award-winning master-planned community located in Loudoun County, Virginia. Brambleton encompasses nearly 2,000 acres and 8,181 single-family homes, townhomes, and condominiums. Brambleton is owned and operated by Soave Real Estate.  For information about the community, please call (703) 722-2864 or visit www.brambleton.com.  Follow Brambleton on Facebook and Twitter.

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