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Flower & Garden Festival Returns to Downtown Leesburg on April 21 and 22, 2018
Leesburg, VA (March 27, 2018) – Historic Leesburg will once again be in full bloom as lush landscapes and gorgeous gardens fill the streets. On April 21 and 22, over 120 vendors will be on display featuring landscape designs, gardening supplies, outdoor living items, plants, flowers, herbs, and so much more! Stroll the streets and take in the sights and sounds of springtime. Whether gathering ideas for your new outdoor patio, stocking up on gardening supplies, or searching for a perfect gift for the avid gardener in your life, this event will have something for everyone! The event runs from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Saturday and 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday.
Festival goers can take a break from exploring the treasures vendors have to offer by stepping inside the beer garden located on the Town Green. Here, they can relax and sample ice cold brews from around Loudoun County and beyond.
The Flower and Garden Festival will host two entertainment stages. The Main Stage, located on the Loudoun County Courthouse grounds, will feature acoustic performers all day on Saturday and Sunday. The music kicks off on Saturday with local favorite Gary Smallwood. In front of the Main Stage is a great place to sit under a tree, take in the tunes, and savor a tasty treat from one of the many food vendors onsite.
The second stage is all about our younger festival attendees and is located in the Children’s Area on Cornwall Street. The Children’s Stage will feature interactive, live entertainment all day Saturday and on Sunday afternoon. In addition to the entertainment, children can paint large wooden animal cut outs, decorate flower pots, or participate in one of the other crafts available in this area.
While at the festival, visitors can vote for their favorite landscape display in the People’s Choice Landscape Competition. Ballots can be picked up at the entrance booths or at the Gazebo. Completed ballots should be placed in the birdhouse at the Gazebo by noon on Sunday so that the winner can be announced that afternoon.
The Flower and Garden Festival is Leesburg’s unofficial start to the spring season, so be sure to join your friends and neighbors for this award-winning “Best Community Event.” It’s an annual event and a perennial experience!
There is a $3 suggested donation per person. Donations can be made at the festival entrance booths. To see photos from past festivals, check out our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/flowerandgarden. For more information about this event, call Ida Lee Park Recreation Center at 703-777-1368 or visit www.flowerandgarden.org. While at the festival, be sure to visit the shops and restaurants in downtown Leesburg. A business directory can be found at https://www.facebook.com/theldba.
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