First Friday is Back!

Events for Friday, August 5, 2022

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Over 45 Specialty Shops, Art Galleries, Antique Shops & Restaurants are open until 9pm or later, many offering free refreshments and/or special sales.

  • NORTH STREET

    • 6:00-10:00 Jazz Duo. The Lightfoot Restaurant is featuring the music of jazz artists, Jeff Cuny on upright bass and Aaron Campbell on guitar, playing an array of fabulous hot jazz tunes.
      Location: 11 N. King St.
    • 5:30-7:30 Meet the Author. The Birch Tree Bookstore is hosting an author meet and greet with Elle Cosimano, along with wine tasting with Firefly Cellars.
      Location: 26 N. King
  • MARKET STREET:

    • 6:00-9:00 Open House. McEnearney Hunt Country Realtors, in their new location on East Market Street, are hosting the acoustic guitarist duo or Nelly Solares and Jason Seiler, along with a tasting event with Loudoun Brewing Company, and food from the REQ BBQ restaurant.
      Location: 10 East Market St.
    • 6:00-8:00 Live Music. UniTea Café, a new tea restaurant, is featuring acoustic pop artist, Cal Veatch. Stop by to enjoy an array of teas, including bubble teas, along with sandwiches and pastries while listening to the tunes.
      Location: 11 W. Market St.
    • 6:00-8:00 Cotton Candy! Mocatinas, downtown’s dessert heaven, is featuring free cotton candy from 6-8pm during August’s Leesburg First Friday event.
      Location: 3 E. Market St.
    • 6:00-9:00 Local Art. The Leesburg Commission on Public Art is featuring local artist, Abigail Ryan and her watercolors and mixed media artworks. Stop by to see over 30 of her amazing and vivid watercolors and other art, featuring vibrant horses, fairies, foxes, and birds. Abigail’s artwork will be on display in the Town's Exhibit Hall on the first floor through August 2022.
      Location: 25 W. Market St.
  • LOUDOUN STREET:

    • 6:00-9:00 NEW Wine Shop. October One Wines is pleased to announce the opening of their new wine shop called the October One Vineyard Tasting Shop. Stop by to welcome Rob and Loree to historic downtown Leesburg and their very first Leesburg First Friday!
      Location: 7A Loudoun St. SW
    • 6:00-8:00 Local Art. The Friends of Leesburg Public Art (FOLPA) are hosting an art show and sale, so people can discover the amazing art of several local artists. This month they are featuring the art of Nadya Gordon and Sharon West. Also House 6 Brewing will be there pouring samples of their finest.
      Location: Raymond James Office at 201 Loudoun St. SE
    • 6:30-9:30 Outdoor Music. Schmidit’s BBQ is featuring an outdoor concert with Crossing Elden, a rock duo from Herndon with Mike Betti on guitar and Lisa Olsen on guitar and even, baritone ukulele. They play classic rockin’ rock and folk songs from the 70s through today.
      Location: 14 E. Loudoun St.
    • 6:30-9:30 Silver Music Dynasty Brewing Co. is hosting live music with the rockin’ power trio, Silver Lining, playing classic blues and rock tunes from yesterday and today.
      Location: 101 Loudoun St. SE
    • 5:00-8:00 Jazz Music and Art. Muz and Rose is hosting an artist reception for their current local artist of the month, Ali B. Weise. They are also featuring mini astrology readings by Caitlin Gang and jewelry by Luxury Sparks.
      Location: 3 Loudoun St SW
    • 6:00-8:00 Cool Photos. Photoworks is featuring a fun photography exhibit with a wide array of unique images displayed throughout the gallery.
      Location: 2A Loudoun St. SW
    • 5:30-8:00 Wine with Art. Wldwst is featuring wine tasting with Droumavalla Farm Wines and new art by local artist, Marthe McGrath, with her artwork on display throughout the shop.
      Location: 2B Loudoun St. SW
    • 6:00-9:00 Music & Books. Books and Other Found Things is hosting rock guitarist, Tom Anthony. Also meet the author and book signing event with local author, Laura Savino and her new book titled Jet Boss. Stop in to chat with the author and check out their vast assortment of thousands of used books.
      Location: 13 Loudoun St. SW
    • 6:00-8:00 Meet Local Artists. A Delightfully Different Gallery is hosting an art open house and a chance for you to meet several local artists, along with the gallery owner, Deborah Morbeto.
      Location: 103 Loudoun St. SW
    • 6:00-8:00 Jewelry and Wine. The Global Local is hosting a wine tasting with Casanel Vineyards and Winery and Eclectically Simple Jewelry.
      Location: 105 Loudoun St. SW
    • 5:00-7:00 Vintage Music. Dig! Records & Vintage is hosting an open house featuring his used LP's, 45's, vintage clothing and a selection of turntables, receivers and audio gear. Get on down to this awesome shop to check out the tons of 45's from the 50's, 60's, and 70's, as they buy, sell and trade all types of vinyl records and cassette tapes.
      Location: 212C Loudoun St. SE
  • MARKET STATION AREA:

    • 6:30-9:00 Rock Tunes. Designer Goldsmith is hosting live music with acoustic guitarist, Mike McCabe, performing an array of rock and folk songs.
      Location: Market Station
    • 4:00-8:00 Wine Tasting. Gvino Enoteca, a fine wine boutique, is hosting wine tasting with Early Mountain Vineyard and featuring wines from Italy.
      Location: Market Station
    • 5:00-8:00 Wine and Music. Neighbors: A Local Market is hosting a wine tasting event with Mollie McLaughlin, showcasing some of their Native Selections that they carry, with guitarist, Maddi Mae providing some awesome tunes.
      Location: Market Station – Lower Level.
    • 7:00-10:00 Jazz Music. Crooked Run Brewing is featuring live music by the jazz duo of Kevin Johnson and Keith Salley. They are also featuring an art display by a local artist, Lily Cousland.
      Location: Market Station - Lower Level.
    • 6:00-9:00 Wine Tasting. Visit Loudoun is hosting tasting events with Casanel Vineyards and House 6 Brewing, along with featuring local artists, Rita DiPaolo and Sabina Puppo.
      Location: Market Station – Lower Level.
    • 6:00-9:00 Cider Tasting. The Wild Hare Hard Cider Cabin is featuring cider tasting from their wide array of delicious ciders, locally made.
      Location: Market Station – Lower Level
    • 6:00-9:00 Open House Escape. The Escape Room LoCo is hosting an open house to showcase their fun escape room activities so you can stop by and find out more about all the fun and mysteries they have in store for you and your friends.
      Location: 201 Royal St. SE
  • SOUTH KING STREET:

    • 6:00-9:00 Sample Sale. Misguided Angels, a cool fashion boutique, is open late for First Friday with an array of fabulous new fashion items and some awesome jewelry to make you dazzle. Plus check out their cool big sample sale with items priced at $25.
      Location: 14 S. King St.
    • 6:30-8:30 Live Music. The Very Virginia Shop is hosting acoustic guitarist, Brittany Frazer, playing an array of contemporary pop songs. Plus stop in to taste free samples of yummy Virginia-made foods.
      Location: 16 S. King St.
    • 7:00-10:00 Jazz Music. Tarbender’s Lounge is hosting local jazz guitarist, Chris Mangione playing an array of instrumental jazz songs from yesterday and today. Don’t forget to stop into this speakeasy for a good time.
      Location: 10 S. King St.
    • 6:00-9:00 Acoustic Guitarist. SideBar is hosting acoustic guitarist, Wayne Helge, singing classic rock songs from the past several decades.
      Location: 24 S. King St.
    • 6:30-8:30 Jazz Music. Coldwell Banker is featuring the Good Fortune Jazz Combo, playing jazz tunes from the past five decades, on a variety of instruments.
      Location: 25 S. King St.
    • 6:00-1:00 Live Music. King's Tavern and Wine Bar is hosting locally acclaimed Andy Hawk and his Train Wreck Endings band from 6-8:30. Afterward, from 9:30 to 1:30am, it's open mic night, hosted by Laurie Blue, with lots of local musicians.
      Location: 19 S. King St.
    • 7:00-9:00 Jazz Tunes. Georgetown Café is hosting the Josie Jazz Trio, playing an array of jazz tunes with Josie Cardinal on keys, Fernando Bolanos on bass and Dominic Cardinal on drums.
      Location: 21 S. King St. Location: 21 S. King St.
    • 7:00-10:00 Live Music. King's Tavern is hosting a concert on their back patio with the rock guitarist, Allen Reed, playing a variety of classic rock and contemporary tunes, that you can sing along to.
      Location: 19 S. King St.
    • 6:00-9:00 Wine and Chocolate. The Leesburg Gourmet is featuring a chocolate and wine pairing event, featuring their select wines and Neuhaus Belgian Chocolates. Also, weather permitting; they are hosting a LG Street Jam with local musicians, playing an array of lively tunes.
      Location: 27 S. King St.
    • 6:00-9:00 Live Music King Street Coffee is hosting acoustic guitarist, Gary Rudinsky, on their front porch, singing classic rock songs from the past several decades.
      Location: 110 S. King St.
    • 6:00-10:00 Yum! Gruto’s Ice Cream Shop is featuring their yummy soft serve ice cream, which they make locally with love. Stop by to see how this little parlor is all about having a good time while enjoying delicious and affordable ice cream!
      Location: 107 S. King St.
    • 6:00-9:00 Wine Lounge. The Echelon Wine Bar is featuring Themed Wine Flights, as a special event for Leesburg First Friday.
      Location: 32 S. King St.
    • 6:00-8:00 New Art. The Ordinary Art Gallery & Studio is hosting an open house showcasing an array of local art with their newest paintings. Come on by to check out this new gallery as they are an art retailer and studio offering oil paintings, sketches, prints, along with a variety of classes and private lessons in the studio.
      Location: 18 S. King St.
    • 6:00-9:00 Open House. The Sunflower Shack is featuring an open house showcasing their wide array of old fashioned candies, sodas, and other various nostalgic gifts. Plus you can check out their vast soda selections.
      Location: 36 S. King St.
    • 6:00-9:00 Open House. The Brick and Mortar Mercantile Store is hosting an open house with their curated collection of fun lifestyle gifts.
      Location: 34 S. King St.
  • WIRT STREET:

    • 6:00-8:00 CBD Shop. The District Hemp Boutique is hosting an open house to showcase their new location in downtown Leesburg. They are the first hemp-based CBD store in the area and have a wide array of hemp products with naturally occurring cannabinoids, ranging from oils to hemp-infused dog treat. Stop by to check out their shop and enjoy some light refreshments.
      Location: 19 Wirt St.

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