30+ Things to Do in Middleburg in July
— July starts with a bang in Middleburg, thanks to the 4th of July, but the summer fun continues all month long. Boxwood Estate Winery is celebrating its 10th anniversary vintage release all month long with food trucks at the winery on Saturdays, plus there’s live music at several local wineries, the National Sporting Library & Museum and Buchanan Hall, sculpture and stitching workshops, historic tours, yoga, scotch and wine dinners, and more. Here’s our roundup of the events you won’t want to miss this month:
Celebrate our independence with Three Fox Vineyards. Bring a picnic or make one from what they have and enjoy it with their award-winning wines. Show your military ID, VFW or similar cards and get discounts on wine and merchandise purchases. On Saturday, enjoy live music by Movin’ On from 1:30-4:30 p.m.! On Saturday and Sunday, Talk of the Mountain Seafood will have their famous half-pound jumbo lump crab cake and Boardwalk fries for sale. On Sunday, Richard Giersch will be playing hits from the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s from 1:30-4:30 p.m.
Boxwood is celebrating their 10th Anniversary Vintage Release throughout July 2017, with food trucks at the winery on Saturdays throughout the month.
Here’s the lineup:
- July 1: Smokin’ Shawn’s
- July 8: Grilled Reaper
- July 15: King St. Oyster Bar (plus live music by Dave Goodrich)
- July 22: TBD
- July 29: King St. Oyster Bar
Enjoy live music from 1:30-4:30 p.m. while sipping your favorite 50 West wines!
Here’s the lineup for July:
- July 1: Gary Smallwood
- July 2: Pete Lapp
- July 9: Jason Masi
- July 15: Ken Wenzel
- July 16: Far Away Songs
- July 29: Andrew O’Day
- July 30: David Davol
Take a class at Harrimans Cooking Studio to learn more about preparing your favorite foods (and wines)! $79 per person. For reservations, please call 540-326-4070.
On the schedule for July:
- July 1 – Blend with Friends: Join Doug Fabbioli, co-founder and winemaker of Fabbioli Cellars, in a wine education and blending seminar. Taste the components that make up a great blend and create your own custom blend with this wine expert at your side. Also, enter for a chance to win a bottle of award-winning Fabbioli Cellars wine.
- July 8 – Ice Cream and Sorbets: Beat the heat this summer with this delicious class all about frozen treats. Using fresh fruits, berries and herbs from Salamander’s culinary garden, their pastry chefs will show you how to whip up these refreshing treats at home.
- July 15 – Pasta Perfection Class: Master the art of making homemade pasta in this hands-on class. You will leave saying ciao to store bought noodles.
- July 22 – Sushi Rolling Class: Learn the art of hand rolling and how to select the freshest fish from Salamander’s new sushi chef. Once you’ve mastered the basics, you’ll be prepared to make great sushi at home whenever the craving arrives.
- July 29 – Champagne Cocktails and Caviar Dreams: Create enchanting champagne cocktails paired perfectly with a selection of caviar for tasting. It will be the perfect activity for a stylish summer!
Enjoy live music while sipping your favorite Greenhill wines!
Here’s the lineup for July:
- July 1 & 2 | 3-6 p.m.: Jessica Endara
- July 4 | 4-7 p.m.: 4th of July celebration featuring the James Miner Band
- July 7 | 6-8 p.m.: Concert on the Lawn featuring Jason Masi
- July 14 | 6-8 p.m.: Concert on the Lawn featuring Alan Gant
- July 21 | 6-8 p.m.: Concert on the Lawn featuring Terbush & Hannah
- July 22 & 23 | 3-6 p.m.: Terbush & Hannah
- July 28 | 6-8 p.m.: Concert on the Lawn
- July 30 | 3-6 p.m.: Emily Rose
To celebrate soft shell crab season, Chef Ryan will create a new and exclusive dish each week which will only be available on that Sunday.
7. Sunday Sketch with Gail Guirreri-Maslyk at the National Sporting Library & Museum: July 2 | 2-4 p.m.
Enjoy a free sketching session in the museum galleries! Supplies (pencils, paper, sketch boards, and clipboards) will be provided for attendees. This week’s featured artist is local artist Gail Guirreri-Maslyk. Gail uses unexpected color and energetic brush strokes to create artwork that jumps off the canvas or page.
The program is free and open to the public of all ages. Participants will receive free admission to the museum. Participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Pre-registration is encouraged.
Register to Anne Marie Barnes, Clarice & Robert H. Smith educator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 540-687-6542 x25.
Summer never sounded so good! This summer Salamander Resort is introducing “Sounds of Salamander” every Sunday on their outdoor terrace at Gold Cup. Feast on their new al fresco menu, delicious desserts and seasonal beverages while enjoying sensational views of the Virginia countryside and taking in the sounds of an acoustic guitar on their terrace. This weekly event is the place to be and be seen every Sunday this summer! Menu prices vary.
Enjoy your 4th of July at the Middleburg Community Center! Activities, parade, food and fireworks will be provided.
Here’s the schedule of festivities:
- 11 a.m.-7 p.m.: Pool open
- 5:30 p.m.: Children’s parade line-up at Farmers Market lot
- 6 p.m.: Parade starts
- 7-9 p.m.: Bluemont concert
- 9-9:30 p.m.: Fireworks
Celebrate the 4th of July at Salamander Resort & Spa with a classic BBQ, lawn games and great views of Middleburg’s fireworks! $15 per plate, drinks sold separately. For more information, please call 540-326-4070.
Each week, NSLM’s Clarice & Robert H. Smith educator or museum curators will give attendees a personalized sneak peek at traveling exhibitions, permanent collections, and the fascinating stories behind the works in the museum’s art collections. No two tours are alike, so come back for more! Reservations are not required and admission is free. Bring your friends! Gallery talks are every Wednesday at 2 p.m.
Beautiful savings! Book a Thursday hairstyling service and receive 30% off. Salamander’s new stylist, Sarah Preast, will have you styled and even more beautiful just in time for the weekend. For reservations, please call 540-326-4055.
The typical dinner and a movie date night just got updgraded. Bring your blankets and chairs and sit under the stars for a one-of-a-kind outdoor movie date night. With Salamander’s delicious picnic baskets and wine available for purchase, it is guaranteed to be a night to remember. On July 7, you will be enchanted by the looks and charm of Patrick Swayze as they screen the original “Dirty Dancing.” Many of the scenes in this movie were filmed just a few short hours from Salamander so to say that this is the perfect setting is an understatement. Chow down on some popcorn as you are surrounded by the very mountains that inspired this movie. Movies start at 8:45 p.m.
Grab a flight and get your weekend started off right! $10 flights of red or white wine available every Friday from 1-8 p.m.!
Whites: 2016 Rosé, 2015 Chardonnay, 2015 Petit Manseng, 2015 Vidal Blanc
Reds: 2015 Chambourcin, 2014 Aldie Heights Cuvee
Three Fox is recreating the Palio di Siena! Come learn about this time-honored Italian tradition! Be part of the race! Races will be held at 1:30, 2:30 and 3:30 p.m. Rolling Brick and Dough will have artisan wood-fired pizza for sale and Richard Giersch will be playing hits from the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s from 1:30-4:30 p.m.
Join Amy Rizzotto, owner and founder at Move Well DC and Yoga Heights, at Greenhill Winery for an hour of yoga, plus breakfast and mimosas.
Four consecutive Sundays of stitching a lovely Christmas piece from Mile High Princess. Learn new stitches and beading techniques and have it done in time for the holidays. Teaching sessions on the 9th and 23rd, and work sessions on the 16th and 30th.
This program will explore the history of the Aldie area. It begins at Institute Farm, once home to the Loudoun Agricultural and Chemical Institute. This school was the first of its kind in Virginia and was at the cutting edge of the agricultural revolution of the 19th century. After the closure of the school, the farm became home to the National Beagle Club and remains at the epicenter of American beagling to this day.
The program continues a short distance away at the Furr Farm, along the historic Snickersville Turnpike. Home to one of Mosby’s Rangers, the farm saw extensive action during the Battle of Aldie in June 1863. A monument to the 1st Massachusetts Cavalry stands as a testament to the blood shed on this ground. Today, the farm complex has been lovingly restored to its 19th century appearance.
Historians at each site will cover a variety of topics relating to the Civil War, agricultural history, historic preservation and more!
Refreshments are included. Tickets can be purchased online or by calling 540-687-6681. $30 for members of the Mosby Heritage Area Association and $40 for non-members.
19. Equine Sculpture Workshop at the National Sporting Library & Museum: July 10-15 | 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
The National Sporting Library and Museum (NSLM) and the Artists in Middleburg (AiM) partner for a weeklong workshop with expert equine sculptor and instructor Goksin Carey! The workshop is open to all levels of experience from beginner to professional. No previous experience in sculpture is necessary. Students of all levels will work with individual and group instruction to sculpt their own horse bust and full horse. Carey has led successful equine sculpture workshops in Middleburg since 2014. However, this will be the first time the class is invited to sculpt at the NSLM!
Attendees will learn about:
- Equine anatomy
- Positive and negative parts of a sculpture
- Sculpting inside out using bone and muscle structure.
- The ABC’s of equine sculpting: A- Anatomy, B- Biomechanics, C- Conformation
The workshop fee is $460, with a $200 nonrefundable deposit required at time of registration. The balance of $260 can be paid at the first day of the class. A further $140 for materials is due on the first day of class. Provided materials include plastalina clay, horse bust armature, full horse armature, and sculpting tools. Space is limited, registrations are accepted on a first come, first serve basis.
Register online at theartistsinmiddleburg.org.
Checks can be mailed to AiM, P.O. Box 426, Middleburg, VA 20118.
Please direct questions to AiM at 540-687-6600.
The gift of summer! Reserve either the 60-minute Line Eraser or the 60-minute Firm-a-Lift on Tuesdays and receive a complimentary travel size of the BIOTEC Skin Energizing Cream & Cleanser. For reservations, please call 540-326-4055.
Treat your dog and yourself to Salamander’s weekly Yappy Hour! Watch as your pooch tests their skills in the obstacle course, while you indulge in a special menu from Gold Cup Wine Bar featuring Sharing Chow including their Pimento Cheese “Hush Puppies” and a refreshing Pup-tail Menu with their Spicy Pup-arita with Blanco tequila. A portion of the proceeds are donated to the Middleburg Humane Foundation. Dogs must remain on a leash at all times. Weather dependent.
The Middleburg Business and Professional Association invites you to our July mixer. Meeting at the Manor House. Members free, non-members $10. We’ll have a 10-minute Biz Buzz to bring you up-to-date. Please RSVP by e-mail to email@example.com.
23. Summer Colors & Application Tips from Make Up Factory at Salamander Resort & Spa: July 14 | 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Reserve your one-on-one time with celebrity make-up artist Lindsay Ebbin, who will create a beautiful summer look just for you. For reservations, please call 540-326-4055.
Enjoy some classic rock by Movin’ On on July 15 & July 29! Richard Giersch will be playing hits from the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s on July 22.
Kate Powell of Wild Sacred Journey will be conducting a yoga workshop at Three Fox from 10:45-11:45 a.m. Start your day off with a grounding and relaxing all-levels yoga class in the meadow, on the edge of a bubbling stream. Bring a picnic for after and enjoy all the vineyard has to offer. Special of $5 glasses of wine and/or 15% off bottle purchases for participants. Visit threefoxvineyards.com for more info about how to register.
Pastor Kim will deliver a Sermon from the Vines starting at 11 a.m.
27. Art Comes Alive! Summer camp at the National Sporting Library & Museum: July 17-21 | 9 a.m.-Noon
Get messy, express yourself and make something that’s never been made before!
Art Comes Alive camp includes hands-on instruction on:
- Oil, acrylic and watercolor painting
- Make your own fore-edge painting
- Traditional sculpture
- Unconventional materials and mixed media.
Ages 10-14. Camp runs July 17-21 from 9 a.m.-noon.
Camp will be at NSLM in Middleburg. Participants will receive security clearance access into the museum’s art collection. NSLM is partnering with Hill School for this camp, but anyone can sign up!
Sign up for Art Comes Alive! Summer Camp here.
Participate in spa retail therapy with State & Manor, the eco-conscious fabrics that hug you in all the right places.
Part of the Doc Saffer Summer Series, three free family events made possible by The Luminescence Foundation. Dinner at 6 p.m. Pool open from 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Whether you are a music lover, a yoga lover or both, this workshop is a wonderful way to relax and go deeper in both body and mind. Follow your instructor on a hike to our dedicated yoga clearing in the woods for a tranquil class with a long Savasana set to live music; 75-minutes. Open to the public. $40 per person. For reservations, please call 540-326-4060.
Tickets are now available for Salamander’s annual Twilight Tastings event! This much-anticipated festival is bigger and better this year with multiple wineries, breweries and distilleries ready for tasting. Salamander’s beautiful Equestrian Center again will be filled with the different refreshing libations while guests indulge in the chef’s culinary offerings and dance under the stars to live music.
$85 for all-you-can-enjoy beverage tastings and food or $45 all-you-can-enjoy food.
The following vendors will be participating in Twilight Tastings this year: Greenhill Winery & Vineyards, Corcoran Vineyards and Cidery, Old Bust Head Brewing Co., Catoctin Creek, Narmada Winery, Port City Brewing Co., Granite Heights Winery, Fabbioli Cellars, 50 West Vineyards, Boxwood Estate Winery, Stone Tower Winery and The Vineyards & Winery at Lost Creek.
Click here to purchase tickets.
For additional information, please call 540-326-4070.
Price does not include tax and gratuity.
Join us at Buchanan Hall for the American Roots Revue Concert Series! Blues band Revelator Hill will be performing. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Click here to purchase tickets.
Happy National Scotch Day! To celebrate, Salamander is teaming up with Glenmorangie, giving you the opportunity to taste your way through signature and reserve scotches and pair them with an exquisite menu built exclusively for these scotches by Salamander Executive Chef Ryan Arensdorf. Whether you are an avid scotch sipper or looking for your first experience, this is the event for you. $150 per person. For reservations, please call 540-326-4070.
Please bring your chairs and join us for great music, family fun, and food from Hammerdown BBQ on the National Sporting Library & Museum lawn. Concerts and museum admission are free and open to the public 6-8 p.m. Picnics are welcome but no glass containers or outside alcohol is permitted. Cash bar featuring wine from Greenhill Winery & Vineyards and beer. The Silver Tones Swing Band will be performing.
RdV wines rival the best the world has to offer. They are the culmination of raw science, hard work and pure artistry. Enjoy these exclusive Bordeaux-style blends paired perfectly with a four-course meal prepared by Executive Chef Ryan Arensdorf. The intimate setting of Salamander’s private dining room at Harrimans is the perfect atmosphere to discover the intricate art of RdV’s winemaking and the hard work, expertise and passion that goes into every bottle. $150 per person. For all reservations, please call 540-326-4070. Prices do not include tax and gratuity.
Be sure to check our calendar to stay up-to-date on these and other events!