After a cold and snowy March, it’s time to get outside and enjoy April’s springtime weather!
Each year this popular festival commemorates the 1912 gift of 3,000 cherry trees from the mayor of
Tokyo to the city of Washington DC. The festivities continue even after the blooms have enthralled us.
Each spring the Garden Club of Virginia hosts house and garden tours at more than 250 locations
statewide. It’s an opportunity to see some of the most beautiful gardens, homes, and historic landmarks
showing off their spring color. Proceeds fund the restoration and preservation of more than 40 historic
public gardens and landscapes, a research fellowship, and a Garden Club of Virginia Centennial project
with Virginia State Parks. Events in Northern Virginia include:
This Loudoun County annual rite of spring boasts 150 vendors, live music, activities for kids, and
delicious food & drink in historic downtown Leesburg.
Photo courtesy of National Harbor Wine & Food Festival
Relax and enjoy great local and international food, wine, beer and spirits on the waterfront at National
Harbor. Splurge for extra perks with a VIP package!
Get ready to celebrate our National Parks and possibly discover something new! There are too many
options in our area to list, but here are a few to peak your interest:
Photo courtesy of The Renwick Gallery
Museums in our area offer so much variety. Whether you like to explore history and science or lose
yourself in priceless works of art, the options seem almost endless – and so many are free!
The DC area also boasts beautiful historic homes open for tours. This month’s feature is Dumbarton
House, the headquarters of the National Society of Colonial Dames of America.The house is a fine example of Federal period architecture (1790-1830) with a museum collection of more than 1,000 pieces including furniture, paintings, textiles, silver, and ceramics.
Photo courtesy of Shakespeare Theatre Company
Company sponsored events:
Arlington Festival of the Arts – April 21-22