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 remaining date for the year 2023 is December 1st. Be in the loop about what is going on each month by liking the Leesburg First Friday page on Facebook. The dates for the YEAR 2024 are 2/2/24, 3/1/24, 4/5/24, 5/3/24, 6/7/24, 7/5/24, 8/2/24, 9/6/24, 10/4/24, 11/1/24, and 12/6/24. (Please note, there is no Leesburg First Friday event in January, as it is the only month skipped).

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Events for the Leesburg First Friday on DECEMBER 1st, 2023 are currently being updated below:


    • No live music for 12/1/23. The Lightfoot Restaurant is not featuring jazz music this Friday but will have live music again in the near future.
      Location: 11 N. King St.
    • 6:00-9:00 Open House. R and B Tattooing and Dominion Body Piercing are open late with an open house to celebrate their new location above the Downtown Saloon. Many people say they are the best tattoo and piercing place around!
      Location: 7A N. King St.

    • No Live Music for December. McEnearney Middleburg Real Estate/Atoka Properties, is not open late for the December Leesburg First Friday, but plan to join the fun next year.
      Location: 10 W. Market St.
    • 6:00-9:00 Music & Beer. The Loudoun Brewing Company is featuring The Willie White Band, as they will be having their Album Release party at LBC. Smiling Tummy Thai will also be there serving yummy Thai food. here for the last time this year.
      Location: 310 E. Market St.
    • 6:00-8:00 Local Art. Range Global Goods, downtown’s new home boutique, is hosting an open house featuring an array of cool items for the holidays.
      Location: 18 W. Market St.
    • Delicious! Mocatinas, downtown’s dessert heaven, is hosting FREE cotton candy for Leesburg First Friday from 5-7pm. They also have a wonderful variety of awesome desserts for you to choose from for the holidays, along with many ice cream flavors.
      Location: 3 E. Market St.
    • 5:00-8:00 Open Houses. The West Market Collective is open late for First Friday on West Market Street and hosting a fun holiday event. Author, Ethan Joelle, will be returning to Birch Tree for a celebration of the paperback release of A Quiet Life - the perfect chance for you to start your holiday book flood! The Foliage Plant Shop is hosting a make-your-own terrarium ornament workshop and OM Center Chiropractic will facilitate a guided relaxation with tips for reducing stress and creating meaningful traditions during the holiday season. Plus, we'll have cocoa, cookies, and CBD samples courtesy of OM, Simply Yoga and District Hemp. Stop by to check out all the cool shops here - District Hemp Botanicals, The OM Center, Foliage Plant Shop, and the Birch Tree Bookstore.
      Location: 9 and 11 W. Market St.
    • 5:00-7:00 Local Art. The Leesburg Commission on Public Art (COPA) is pleased to feature an art exhibit on display on the first floor of Leesburg Town Hall of mixed media art, featuring 65 students from the Academies of Loudoun. Stop by to see their very unique artworks.
      Location: 25 W. Market St.

    • 6:30-9:30 Rock Tunes. Dynasty Brewing Co. is hosting guitarist, Kyle Brown, playing some fun contemporary rock tunes. Stop by for some great tunes, while enjoying some great brews!
      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
    • 6:30-8:00 Brass Band. Trungo's is hosting live music with the Loudoun Brass Quintet, playing an array of holiday songs and other cool tunes.
      Location: 2C Loudoun St. SW
    • 5:30-8:00 Sax Music. La Taqueria, downtown’s new taco restaurant, is hosting live music with saxophone player, Manny Estrada, performing an array of jazz tunes and other sexy music!
      Location: 15 Loudoun St. SE
    • 6:30-9:30 Holiday Fare. Schmidt’s BBQ is featuring a fun night of great BBQ, in a very festive holiday setting!
      Location: 14 Loudoun St. SE
    • 4:00-7:00 New Fall Look. Madisonbelle is offering a learning demo on how to apply the perfect red lip! Free red lip stain and gloss. By appointment only.
      Location: 5 Loudoun St. SE
    • 5:00-7:00 New Books. The Thomas Balch Library invites everyone to stop by the Donaldson Log Cabin this Friday evening, 12/1/23 for a chance to see interesting and beautiful books from the Thomas Balch Library Collections! In addition, visitors can learn more about the Donaldson Log Cabin’s history, which was built around 1763. The cabin is one of a few remaining surviving buildings in downtown Leesburg from before the American Revolution.
      Location: 14 Loudoun St. SW
    • 6:00-8:00 Open House. Books And Other Found Things is open late for Leesburg First Friday so you can stop in and check out over one thousand cool 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
    • 5:00-8:00 Local Art and Wine. Wldwst is featuring an art exhibit by the local award-winning artist, Libby Stevens, along with Golden Bond, who will be there with their fabulous permanent jewelry. Plus you can check out all their other locally curated vintage art, as it will be on display throughout the shop.
      Location: 2B Loudoun St. SW
    • Not open late for this First Friday. The Loudoun Museum is not able to be open late for the December First Friday on 12/1/23. They will see you nex year.
      Location: 16 Loudoun St.
    • 6:00-9:00 Wine & Music. October One Wines is hosting wine tasting, as they will be rockin' West Loudoun Street with their fabulous local wines.
      Location: 7A Loudoun St. SW
    • Not this month. The Global Local is not going to be part of the December FF but will see you next year with an array of fun activities for Leesburg First Friday.
      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

    • 4:00-8:00 Wine Tasting. 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 Rock Band MacDowell Brew Kitchen is featuring live music with the popular Rowdy Ace Band, playing an array of Country that rocks! Their philosophy is pretty simple - to play the stuff people know! Come on out & join the dance party inside!
      Location: 212 Harrison St.
    • Not open late for December. Visit Loudoun is not taking part in the December First Friday but will see everyone next year.
      Location: Market Station – Lower Level.
    • 6:00-8:00 Wine and Music. Neighbors: A Local Market is hosting wine tasting event, featuring a beautiful selection of their natural wines. Plus live music by the amazing singer/songwriter, Adalia Tara Music. Stop by to enjoy great wines, while listening to some cool live music.
      Location: Market Station – Lower Level.
    • 7:00-10:00 Cider Tasting. The Wild Hare Hard Cider Cabin is featuring singer/songwriter, Jessica Kenn and cider tasting from their wide array of delicious ciders, all locally made.
      Location: Market Station – Lower Level
    • 7:00-10:00 Music and Art. The Crooked Run Brewing is featuring live music with Alex Kerns. They also host art exhibits by local artists each month and this month it’s artist, Katie Priest.
      Location: Market Station Lower Level.
    • 6:00-9:00 Escape Room. The Escape Room LoCo is hosting a 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

    • 6:30-8:30 Jazz Music. Georgetown Café is hosting the trumpet player, Randy VanEpps, playing and singing a wide array of holiday songs.
      Location: 21 S. King St.
    • 6:00-8:00 Fab and Fit Open House. Misguided Angels, a fashion boutique, is hosting an open house showcasing their fabulous fitness wear, called Fab and Fit. Be sure to stop by to discover what all the excitement is all about in this wonderful shop and check out their holiday sale items too.
      Location: 14 S. King St.
    • 6:30-8:30 Victorian Carolers. Very Virginia Shop is hosting the awesome Victorian Carolers from the Pickwick Singing group. Come listen to their amazing harmonies and check out their cool old attire. Plus you can taste free samples of over 20 different flavors of Virginia peanuts and other locally made gourmet foods.
      Location: 16 S King St.
    • 6:00-9:00 Rock Tunes SideBar is hosting local guitarist, Allen Reed, playing an array of cool rock and roll songs from yesterday and 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 Rock Trio. The Green Tree Tavern is hosting Silver Lining, a local rock trio, playing some great rock music from yesteryear.
      Location: 15 S. King St.
    • Speakeasy. Tarbender’s Lounge is a hip speakeasy style bar and restaurant, that offers a cool atmosphere inside for relaxing with friends while listening to snazzy music in the background. This month they are featuring the crooner, Scott Clark.
      Location: 10 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 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.
    • 6:00-10:00 Super Yummy! 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 Open House. The Sunflower Shack is featuring an open house showcasing their wide array of old fashioned candies, sodas, and other various nostalgic gifts.
      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.

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