2021 Flower & Garden Festival planned for Leesburg on April 17 & 18 – SOLD OUT

The Town of Leesburg’s 31st annual Flower & Garden Festival will be changing locations for 2021.

The Town’s unofficial start to spring has been traditionally held on the streets of historic downtown Leesburg. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the event will be moving to Ida Lee Park.  According to Deputy Director Kate Trask, the move will provide a better opportunity to allow social distancing.

“After having to cancel the festival last April, staff is excited to be planning this year’s event,” Trask said. “Of course, we are all hopeful that the positivity rate will be waning come springtime so the festival can be held. We’ve missed hosting our community events.”

The festival will be on Saturday, April 17, and Sunday, April 18, rain or shine. It is being planned according to all Virginia Department of Health guidelines in order to provide a safe environment for festival attendees, vendors, and staff.

Staff is looking forward to the return of the festival to downtown Leesburg in 2022.

Details of the 2021 event will be updated as the event nears. Tickets are required for this event.click here for town website

Online Tour Production of Jackie Robinson Comes to Loudoun County Libraries January 16th, 2021

Bright Star Touring Theatre, a national professional touring theatre company based in Asheville, NC, is producing its shows for an online audience. Their newest show, Jackie Robinson, comes to Loudoun County students (kindergarten-5th grade) at the beginning of their online tour and can be watched at home. Check LCPL online calendar for viewing link.

Jackie Robinson’s number “42” has come to symbolize the triumph of the human spirit over incredible odds. This biographical tale follows the life of Jackie Robinson, the first black baseball player to cross the color lines in the Major Leagues. A real-life hero and a tribute to the power of persistence and determination in the face of adversity, see why Jackie Robinson has inspired so many people both in and out of sports!

This 45 minute production celebrates the achievements of Jackie Robinson, highlighting some of the best moments of his career and explaining his role in ending segregation. Erin Schmidt, Director of Development for Bright Star, says she hopes the performance will help young audiences understand why it is important to stand up for what is right without using violence .“Our shows have lots of interaction and bring big moments to life,” says Schmidt. “When you see Jackie Robinson scoring his first home run right in front of you, even when he is being treated so unfairly, it’s hard not to be inspired. We hope the play will encourage audiences to find good role models and use good leadership skills.

Homeschoolers will want to download the study guide before the performance. 

Jackie Robinson

Presented by Bright Star Touring Theatre

Sponsored by Loudoun County Public Libraries

11:00 AM – 11:45 AM

Anthony Taylor

Creative Director

Clyde George

Product Management