Now that the heat wave is behind us (for now), it’s time to get back out there for some fun outdoor events – and maybe a few indoor, too. One of the things we love about this area are the plethora of great gatherings that can be found all around Northern Virginia. From food truck festivals to outdoor movies, these are the events we’re most looking forward to in August.

World of Food Trucks | Every Other Thursday

Brambleton Plaza | Brambleton

If you haven’t been to this fantastic foodie event, you need to! This annual summer event runs every other Thursday from the 3rd week of June until the last week of September. 12 Food Trucks set up along Legacy Park Dr and Olympia Blvd, steps away from the homes of hungry Brambleton residents.

Leesburg’s First Friday | August 2

Historic Downtown | Leesburg

Held the first Friday of every month, Leesburg’s First Friday lets you fully experience all that Historic Downtown Leesburg has to offer. Specialty shops, art galleries, antique shops and restaurants are open until 9pm or later, many offering free refreshments and/or special sales. Enjoy live music throughout the evening, art exhibits, wine tastings, and more!

Check out more First Friday celebrations near you:

Warrenton | Manassas | Winchester

Twilight Tastings | August 3

Salamander Resort | Middleburg

Head to Salamander Resort for the annual Twilight Tastings celebration of locally brewed beer and blended wines. Their beautiful Equestrian Center again will be filled with 20 different wineries, breweries, and whiskeys ready for tasting from Port City Brewing, Greenhill Winery & Vineyards, Stone Tower Winery, Escutcheon Brewing Co., Catoctin Creek Distilling, and many more.

In addition to the refreshing libations, this much-anticipated celebration returns with their culinary team’s delicious offerings including BBQ Baby Back Ribs, Country-Style Mac & Cheese, exquisite desserts and so much more as well as live entertainment as guests dance under the stars.

Old Town Classic Movie Night | August 10

Taylor Pavillion | Winchester

Make the most of the summer season by enjoying a night under the stars for a classic movie special: Grease! Moviegoers are encouraged to bring seat cushions, blankets or chairs and bring a picnic or take-out dinner from one of the many restaurants in Old Town Winchester. This is the perfect event to cuddle up with someone special and enjoy an old-fashioned dinner and movie night.

Wine & Wag Fundraiser | August 17

Barrel Oak Winery | Delaplane

Calling all dog lovers! Join our friends over at BOW for the Wine & Wag Fundraiser. Proceeds from every tasting go to support our annual Capital Chapter DC DogFest. Bring your furry friends and enjoy a nice glass of wine or beer here at Barrel Oak Winery & Taphouse!

Bites & Flights | August 17

Old Ox Brewery | Middleburg

Old Ox Brewery’s new Middleburg location will be hosting an epic tasting experience Saturday, August 17. Their chef has thoughtfully prepared four delicious bites to pair with four popular beers to create a magical taste sensation. Check out the menu and buy tickets on their website.

Loudoun Restaurant Week | August 23-30

Participating Restaurants | Loudoun County

Enjoy Loudoun County’s finest annual culinary experience! From seafood towers to charcuterie boards, you will be able to taste the local Loudoun flavor during August 23rd-30th. There are no tickets or passes required. Food lovers can simply dine out at as many participating restaurants as they would like during Loudoun County Restaurant Week! Reservations are strongly recommended!

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