Friday, June 8, 6 - 7:30pm

The Myth and Mystery of the "Vanderbilt Coach"

Learn about NSLM’s early 20th century silver coach and four through letters, photos, and newspaper clippings spanning the last hundred years. Claudia Pfeiffer, the George L. Ohrstrom, Jr. Curator of Art, will give guests a peek into the drama and personalities of Gilded Age coaching.

  • National Sporting Library & Museum, 102 The Plains Road, Middleburg, VA 20117
  • Visit www.nationalsporting.org for more information
  • $5 admission, but free for NSLM members

Saturday, June 9, 7:30pm

The Breaking Winds with Loudoun Symphonic Winds

The clown of the orchestra takes its revenge! Join LSW for a night of hilarity and fun! The Breaking Winds creatively blends classical music with comedy and popular culture. “…it wasn’t just funny, it was inspired.” —NPR


Saturday, June 9, 5 - 11pm

Fabulous Frontier — Art Entertainment & Runway Show

Seeking Stars Art (SSA) presents "Fabulous Frontier" — Art Entertainment & Runway Show. Meet local and international artists & designers, witness a full art immersion runway show with talented runway models and performers, shop handmade products, watch live performances in a charming country setting, enjoy light hors d'oeuvres and refreshments and... "art party" the night away! Dress in show colors of Black and Silver, or go all out with the galaxy theme — costumes welcome!

  • The Dairy Barn Gallery, 22989 Sam Fred Road, Middleburg, VA 20117
  • Visit www.seekingstarsart.com/tickets for tickets
  • $25 Regular Admission, $50 VIP Runway Seating

Sunday, June 10, 11am - 2pm

Paint and Sip!

Spend a fun afternoon laughing, listening to music and creating a one-of–a-kind masterpiece at Breaux Vineyards in scenic Loudoun County, Virginia! This 3 hour event includes all art supplies, an awesome staff, and a lot of fun. But WAIT! There’s more! Our friends at Breaux will have a selection of their award-winning wines and delicious cheeses and other tid-bits available for purchase! Don’t worry! Absolutely NO art experience is necessary! Our talented instructors will walk you through every step of your creative process!


Friday, June 29, 6 - 8pm

Open Late Concert Series

Bring your lawn chairs or a blanket and join us the last Friday of the month, May - August, 6 - 8pm on the NSLM lawn for live music. Concessions and cash bar available. Also enjoy free admission to our museum! The June 29 concert will feature the Silver Tones Swing Band, playing classic Big Band tunes, and is in partnership with The Hill School and Blue Ridge Wildlife Center. No rain date. No outside alcohol.

  • National Sporting Library & Museum, 102 The Plains Road, Middleburg, VA 20117
  • Email roconnor@nationalsporting.org or phone 540-687-6542 ext. 35 for more details
  • Free

Sunday, July 1, 2 - 4pm

Sunday Sketch

Join us for a free sketching session in the Museum! Artists of all ages are invited to sketch alongside local artist Alex Carr. Materials are provided.

  • National Sporting Library & Museum, 102 The Plains Road, Middleburg, VA 20117
  • Email APaquette@NationalSporting.org or phone 540-687-6542 ext. 25
  • Free

July 6 - 15, Mondays - Saturdays 9am - 9pm, and Sundays 1 - 9pm

Joshua's Hands Valiant Warrior Quilting Event

Joshua’s Hands will host 10 days of quilting fun to make handmade quilts for servicemen and women wounded while serving our country. All are welcome! No sewing experience or registration needed. All materials are provided but donations are appreciated. Come for an hour or the day. This is a great service project for groups or teens needing service hours.


Saturday, July 21, 7 - 10pm

Game of Thrones Night

Come drink and know things, as Loudoun County Public Library celebrates the works of George R.R. Martin and all things Game of Thrones. Grab your dragons and your direwolves and hoof it on down to Rust Library for a special adults-only after-hours event featuring beer and wine tastings, artist galleries, games, and a few magical surprises as we #InvadeLeesburg.


Saturday, July 21, 6 - 8pm

MiniCon: Crafts, Costumes & Comics

Put on your best cosplay outfits and join us for an afternoon of comic books, games, crafts, art displays, trivia, and super-heroics.


Saturday, July 21, 2 - 8pm

Purcellville Wine & Food Festival

An annual, award-winning festival in the heart of DC’s wine country. Enjoy a showcase of amazing wineries, breweries, ciders, food purveyors, live music and artisans. A family-friendly event.

  • Fireman's Field, 250 South Nursery Avenue, Purcellville, VA 20132
  • Visit our website at www.purcellvillewineandfood.com for more details
  • Tickets: Early Bird $20, General Admission $30, VIP $275

Friday, August 31, 6 - 8pm

Open Late Concert Series

Bring your lawn chairs or a blanket and join us the last Friday of the month, May - August, 6 - 8pm on the NSLM lawn for live music. Concessions and cash bar available. Also enjoy free admission to our museum! The August 31 concert will feature the Piedmont Symphony Orchestra, playing classical and show tunes favorites, and is in partnership with Middelburg Community Charter School, Sky Meadows State Park, George Mason Alumni Association, and the Foxcroft School. No rain date. No outside alcohol.

  • National Sporting Library & Museum, 102 The Plains Road, Middleburg, VA 20117
  • Email roconnor@nationalsporting.org or phone 540-687-6542 ext. 35 for more details
  • Free

Sunday, September 23, 4 - 6pm

The Calidore Quartet in Concert

The Calidore quartet — violinists Jeffrey Myers and Ryan Meehan, violist Jeremy Berry, and cellist Estelle Choi — is among the finest chamber ensembles performing today, and is described by the New York Timesas having “deep reserves of virtuosity and irrepressible dramatic instinct.” Formed in 2010, it has won numerous international prizes, including the 2016 M-Prize International Chamber Music Competition, and performed in the most prestigious venues in North America, Europe and Asia. An amalgamation of “California” and “doré” (French for “golden”), the quartet’s name represents the diversity of the culture and the strong support it received from its home of origin, California, the “golden state.” The passion and joy of string quartet chamber music shine through in all its performances.


October 5 - 7, 10am - 5pm

Play, Shop, Tour — The 74th Waterford Fair

Come spend a day or three with us! Shop five consignment venues and over 120 juried artisans, and tour historic homes in our quaint Quaker village. Old time entertainment abounds, as do children's activities, civil war re-enactments, and great local food and libations.

  • National Historic Landmark of Waterford, Virginia
  • Visit www.waterfordfairva.org for more information and tickets
  • Adults: $16 advance or $20 at the gate. Children, group & 3-day tickets available. Single day tickets good any of the three days. Tickets on sale starting in August. Parking is free.

Sunday, November 11, 4 - 6pm

Pianist Inon Barnatan at the Waterford Old School

Pianist Inon Barnatan, “one of the most admired pianists of his generation” (New York Times) is known for his poetic sensibility, musical intelligence, and consummate artistry. In 2015 he received Lincoln Center’s Martin E. Segal Award for young artists of exceptional accomplishment, and recently completed his third season as the Artist-in-Association of the New York Philharmonic. A regular performer with the world’s most celebrated orchestras, he recently debuted with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and San Francisco Symphony orchestras, and the BBC Proms. His acclaimed discography ranges from Schubert to Messiaen, and he is recording a complete cycle of Beethoven piano concertos with the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields. This “poet of the keyboard” (London’s Evening Standard) culminates one of our most exciting seasons.