Depart DC: Great Grapes! Wine, Art, & Music Festival

Family fun at Reston Town Center awaits with music, crafts, food and of course, wine from 20 Virginia wineries with over 200 selections to choose from.  The Great Grapes! festival runs September 9th-10th from 12-6PM each day! 

Ticket information:

 2-Day Adult Admission & Tasting Glass:
$37 advance ONLY includes a souvenir wine glass & lanyard, unlimited samples, all performances and cooking demos. (Last call at 5:45pm)  

Adult Admission & Tasting Glass:
$20 advance (online) / $25 on-site includes a souvenir wine glass, unlimited samples, all performances and cooking demos. 

Designated Driver Ticket:
$15 advance (online) / $20 on-site and includes admission into the event ONLY.

Kids – 12 and under are FREE!


Depart DC: Summer Sippin’ in the Sun


Summer is my favorite season because there is so much to do and the weather (usually) cooperates.  I would much prefer heat to cold so the summer is an ideal time of year for me to enjoy the outdoors!  If I can be outside AND sipping on one of my favorite beverages with some of my favorite people then all the better!!

This weekend there are a plethora of events:
Right here in my stompin’ grounds of Leesburg, the NOVA Summer BrewFest takes place at Morven Park on June 23-24.  There will be live music, food, arts and crafts and loads of beer from 50 breweries from across the nation!  Tix are $20 if purchased in advance and $30 at the gate for “drinkers”…ticket price includes commerative tasting glass and 4 tasting tickets.  Additional tasting tickets can be purchased for $1 each.  The DDs and other non-“drinkers” can purchase tix for $15 in advance and $20 at the gate.

The 4th Annual Virginia Summer Soltstice Wine Festival which is in full swing June 23-24 featuring wine, of course, live music, locally grown food and products, arts and crafts, antique cars, petting zoo, and free kid’s activites!  Wine tix are $15 in advance and $20 at the gate.  General admission tix are $5 and kids 12 and under are Free.

And lastly, the Clifton Wine Festival runs for one day, June 23 from 11:00AM-6:00PM. Food, VA wines, live music, food and arts & crafts will be on hand at this fun filled event! Tix are $25 for those sampling wine, $15 for DDs and patrons ages 16-20, $5 for ages 5-15 and kids 4 and under are Free!