Depart DC: Green Festival – DC

“Green” living is a hot topic these days especially with a Presidential election on the horizon.  Get educated about what is truly “green” and environmentally friendly at the Green Festival in Washington, D.C. this weekend featuring speakers, authors, musicians, DIY demonstrations, marketplace full of earth-friendly products, kid’s activities and more!!  To entice you even further, Goldstar is offering discounted tickets and a limited number of FREE tickets to this family friendly and educational event!



Depart DC/Sip: Valley Fest Beer & Wine Festival

On Saturday, May 26, Massanutten, usually known for it’s skiing, will host a Valley Fest Beer and Wine Festival.  Performing at the festival is one of my long time favorite musical groups, Carbon Leaf!  If it wasn’t Senior prom night for our oldest son, I would so be there for this show!  Two other acts will also strut their musical stuff, The Hackens Boys and Mike Davis. This festival stands out in the wine festival crowd because they will also offer beer from Shenandoah Valley microbreweries as well as brews from outside the area.  Food and crafts will be on sale, too.  Ticket prices are as follows:
Advance Tickets: March 1-April 14 – $20.00
Advance Tickets: April 15-May 25 – $25.00
At the Gate – $30.00
Designated Driver – $10.00
Ages 9 & Under – Free

Do: Leesburg Flower and Garden Festival

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For those that live in Loudoun County, Virginia, you already know the Leesburg Flower and Garden Festival is essentially a kick off to the spring planting season!  With inspiration every few steps, food on every corner, activities for the kids, gorgeous plants and flowers for sale, live music and more, it is a staple for many Loudouners this third weekend in April!  We are keeping our fingers crossed for beautiful weather, but even in the rain there is plenty to see and do. And the best part is the festival is free and open to the public. Come on out and support our local businesses!