Leesburg First Friday

Stroll around historic downtown Leesburg on the First Friday of each month (except January), to enjoy numerous live music performances, art exhibits, wine tastings, book signings, open houses and so much more – all throughout downtown! Over 45 specialty shops, art galleries, and restaurants are open until 9pm or later, many offering free refreshments and/or special sales.

The dates for the year 2023 are 4/7, 5/7, 6/2, 7/7, 8/4, 9/1, 10/6, 11/3, and 12/1. Be in the loop about what is going on each month by liking the Leesburg First Friday page on Facebook.

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Events for Friday, March 3, 2023


    • 6:00-10:00 Jazz Music. The Lightfoot Restaurant is featuring the Jazz Duo of pianist, Caleb Nei and Larry Melton on upright bass, playing an array of fabulous jazz tunes.
      Location: 11 N. King St.
    • 6:00-9:00 Grand Opening. R and B Tattooing and Dominion Body Piercing are having a grand opening party to celebrate their new location above the Downtown Saloon. There will be prize drawings throughout the night for prizes, featuring local downtown businesses. They will also be having tattoo and piercing specials all day. Stop by to help them celebrate their grand opening.
      Location: 7A N. King St.

    • 5:00-8:00 Cornhole. The Leesburg United Methodist Church is hosting a free family friendly event with a fun cornhole tournament, along with food such as hot dogs, chips, mac and cheese, etc. Bring the whole family and join in the cornhole competition, while meeting other local families.
      Location: 107 W. Market St.
    • 6:00-7:30 Delicious! Mocatinas, downtown’s dessert heaven, is open until 7:30pm with a wonderful variety of awesome desserts for you to choose from, along with many ice cream scoop flavors.
      Location: 3 E. Market St.
    • 5:00-7:30 Art Students Open House. The Leesburg Commission on Public Art invites the everyone to stop Town Hall to see a new art display entitled Mixed Media by Deborah Tripp, featuring over 60 pieces of artwork by students from the Academies of Loudoun school. Their art will be on display in the Town's Exhibit Hall on the first floor through May 2023.
      Location: 25 W. Market St.

    • 6:30-9:30 Rock Tunes. Dynasty Brewing is featuring acoustic guitarist, Wayne Helge, playing and singing an array of rock tunes, that you can sing along with, while enjoying the fun atmosphere of this cool brewery.
      Location: 101 Loudoun St. SE
    • 6:00-8:00 Open House. Resourceful Woman is open late for Leesburg First Friday, as it is a wonderful thrift store that supports the Loudoun Abused Women’s Shelter and all the programs of LAWS.
      Location: 11-A Loudoun St. SW
    • 6:00-8:00 Monster Art. Books And Other Found Things is hosting local artist, Steve Loya, demonstrating how to make his unique Splotch Monsters, so you can make some too. Also stop by to check out this book store's thousands of used books.
      Location: 13 W. Loudoun St.
    • 5:00-7:00 Vintage. Muz and Rose is staying open late for Leesburg First Friday showcasing their array of local maker items made by local artists.
      Location: 3 Loudoun St SW
    • 5:00-7:00 Local Art. Wldwst is featuring art by local artist, Lubna Zahid, as her artwork will be on display throughout the shop.
      Location: 2B 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

    • 4:00-8:00 Around the World. Gvino Enoteca, a fine wine boutique, is hosting a wine tasting event of wines from around the world, in their shop located on the lower level of Market Station. Stop by to check out his vast array of international wines.
      Location: Market Station
    • 7:00-11:00 High Energy Music! MacDowell Brew Kitchen is featuring The Bill Pappas Project, playing a heavy dose of their high energy fusion of Blues, Rock, Funk & Jazz. Come on out & join the party – inside this cool hip restaurant/bar.
      Location: 212 Harrison St.
    • 6:00-9:00 Cocktails & Art. Visit Loudoun is hosting cocktail tasting with the Catoctin Creek Distillery of Purcellville, along with some light refreshments. Also check out the display of amazing paintings by local artist, Karen Robeson, as she is the FOLPA’s featured artist this month.
      Location: Market Station – Lower Level.
    • 6:00-8:00 Wine and Music. Neighbors: A Local Market is hosting Women in Wine tasting event, featuring a beautiful selection of natural wines produced by some fabulous women. Stop by to hear all about these incredible women who shape and inspire the world of wine. Neighbors is also honoring their Irish roots with Furnace Mountain’s Fiddlin’ Dave and Morgan Morrison, out to play some old time Irish jamz!
      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, all locally made.
      Location: Market Station – Lower Level
    • 7:00-10:00 Jazz & More. The Crooked Run Brewing is featuring live music with the jazz trio of Dwayne, Rudy and Kevin, playing some awesome jazz tunes and more. Plus an art display by Katie Priest.
      Location: Market Station Lower Level.
    • 6:00-9:00 Escape Room. The Escape Room LoCo is hosting an fun escape room activities so you can stop by and try to find your way out of the mysteries, they have in store for you and your friends.
      Location: 201 Royal St. SE

    • 6:30-9:30 Rock Trio. Georgetown Café is hosting the popular, Frayed Knots Trio, playing a wide range of tunes from rock and folk to blues.
      Location: 21 S. King St.
    • 6:00-9:00 Open House. The Robin Lee Hair and Makeup Salon is hosting a fun open house event and giving out swag gift bags with samples and also featuring a drawing for cool hair products and gift certificate for a haircut. Plus they are offering 20% off all retail purchases during Leesburg First Friday.
      Location: 13 S. King St.
    • 6:00-9:00 New Fashions. Misguided Angels, a fashion boutique, is open late for Leesburg, as they added lots of pieces to their sale racks to make room for all of the new spring merchandise that has arrived. It’s a whole new store if you haven’t been in for a couple of weeks. Come see what’s new, then stroll around downtown and check out all of the great music and other fun events happening!
      Location: 14 S. King St.
    • 6:00-8:00 Sax Music. Very Virginia Shop is hosting saxophonist, Manuel Estrada, performing an array of lively jazz tunes and contemporary pop songs. Also featuring locally made art and locally made foods, as you can taste free samples of over 20 different flavors of Virginia peanuts and other gourmet foods.
      Location: 16 S King St.
    • 6:00-9:00 Acoustic Duo. SideBar is hosting Crossing Elden, an acoustic duo from Herndon with Mike Betti on guitar and Lisa Olsen on baritone ukulele, playing stripped down rock and folk songs from the 60s through today.
      Location: 24 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 1:00am, there will be an open mic night, hosted by Laurie Blue, with lots of local musicians.
      Location: 19 S. King St.
    • 7:00-10:00 Jazz Music. Tarbender’s Lounge is hosting local jazz guitarist, Chris Mangione, along with Maddy Miller, featuring an array of jazz songs from yesterday and today. Don’t forget to check out this cool speakeasy for a good time.
      Location: 10 S. King St.
    • 6:00-8:00 Jazz Music. Coldwell Banker Real Estate Office 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: 25 S. King St.
    • 6:00-9:00 Wine & Chocolates. The Leesburg Gourmet is featuring a chocolate and wine pairing event, featuring their select wines and Neuhaus Belgian Chocolates.
      Location: 27 S. King St.
    • 6:00-9:00 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.
    • 6:00-9:00 Soda Tasting. 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 sample their vast soda selections during their soda tasting event.
      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.

    • 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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