After a pandemic hiatus, Leesburg’s First Friday events returns this evening with a full roster of live music, arts events and dinning downtown.

With Leesburg’s weekend sidewalk dining program approved to continue through June 2022, July’s First Friday also will have the same format as what was formerly known as the popular “Stroll the Street” promotion, where the block of King Street between Loudoun and Market streets is closed to vehicular traffic. The King Street sidewalk dining program takes place Friday and Saturday evenings and Sunday afternoons.

Here’s what’s on tap tonight: 

MARKET STREET

UniTea Café is having a sneak peek event to allow us to take a peek of their brand new tea restaurant which is coming soon and will featuring a variety of teas including their popular bubble tea, along with sandwiches and pastries. 6-9 p.m. Location: 11 W. Market St.

Mocatinas, downtown’s dessert heaven, is featuring singer/guitarist, Olivia DeWan, playing an array of rock and contemporary tunes 6-9 p.m. Plus in the afternoon, they have something special for the kids with free cotton candy from 3-5 p.m. and Fairy Hair Nova will be there to add sparkle strands to your hair from 2-5 p.m. Location: 3 E. Market St.

Bespoke Books and Archives is having an open house to celebrate the opening of its new book store which offers a highly curated selection of new, used, vintage and antiquarian books along with custom purchases for private collections and libraries. 6-9 p.m. Location: 7 E. Market St.

LOUDOUN STREET

Dynasty Brewing is hosting live music with the rockin’ power trio, Silver Lining, playing classic blues and rock tunes from yesterday and today. Stop by to check out one of downtown Leesburg’s well known watering holes. 6:30-9:30 p.m. Location: 101 Loudoun St. SE

Madisonbelle is hosting an open house with Bucks for Belles, as some shoppers could possibly win $20 off their purchase. Also they are showcasing their latest fashions and jewelry for the summer season. 6-8 p.m. Location: 5 Loudoun St. SE

Schmidit’s BBQ restaurant is featuring an outdoor concert by Moonlight Ride, performing acoustic rock renditions of songs you love, featuring three-part harmonies and dynamic, “unplugged” arrangements of guitar-based rock, pop, and Americana songs from across the decades. 6:30-9:30 p.m. Location: 14 Loudoun St. SE

Black Shutter Antiques is staying open late for the Leesburg First Friday event with specials and light refreshments. 6-9 p.m. Location: 1 Loudoun St. SE

Resourceful Woman is hosting the Leesburg Vintage Potters which is made up of a talented group of senior citizens from the Leesburg Senior Center, that hand-build and hand-paint beautiful pottery items. These unique items are reasonably priced and make great gifts for all occasions. As a non-profit group, all proceeds benefit the Senior Center ceramics studio. 6-9 p.m. Location: 11-A Loudoun St. SW

Muz and Rose is featuring vocalist, Kimmy Swift, on keyboard, performing an array of contemporary tunes. Also check out the cool array of sun prints and embroidery by local artist, Amanda Cioffi on display. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Location: 3 Loudoun St SW

The Loudoun Museum is featuring history exhibits, showcasing a variety of artifacts from Loudoun County’s past centuries. Stop by to check out their newest history exhibits to explore and learn a little about your county’s past. 6-8 p.m. Location: 16 Loudoun St. SW

Birch Tree Books and Global Local are hosting live music with acoustic singer/songwriter, Annie Stokes, playing a wide array of rock, pop and folk tunes on her guitar. It’s an open house event with light refreshments, so come on by. 6-9 p.m. Location: 103 Loudoun St. SW

Wldwst is hosting the opening of a new art exhibit by Maggie Shaw of One Little Line showcasing her unique artwork. Wldwst is an interior design studio and retail shop, with a community-minded group of designers on a mission to foster collaborative relationships with their clients, customers, and neighbors. 6-8 p.m. Location: 2B Loudoun St. SW

Loudoun Street Studios is featuring an informal art demonstration and new works of art by Libby Stevens, Bethany Widom, and Kim Richards. Stop by to check out all the cool artwork by these very talented local artists. Light refreshments served. 6-8 p.m. Location: 2A Loudoun St. SW (upper level).

Photoworks is featuring a fun photography exhibit with a wide array of unique images displayed throughout the gallery. 6-9 p.m. Location: 2A Loudoun St. SW

Dig! Records & Vintage is hosting an open house featuring his used LP’s, 45’s, vintage clothing and a selection of turntables, receivers and audio gear. Get on down to this awesome shop to check out the tons of 45’s from the 50’s, 60’s, and 70’s, as they buy, sell and trade all types of vinyl records and cassette tapes. 5-7 p.m. Location: 212C Loudoun St. SE

MARKET STATION AREA

The Wild Hare Hard Cider Cabin is featuring cider tasting from their wide array of delicious ciders, locally made. 6-9 p.m. Location: Market Station – Lower Level

For Goodness Sake Natural Food Store is hosting a wine tasting event with some of the great wines that they carry. 6-8 p.m. Location: Market Station – Lower Level.

The MacDowell Kitchen is featuring the blues trio, Hard Swimmin’ Fish, who have been making music together for over 15 years, playing a range of styles, covering the country blues of Mississippi, to the urban blues of Chicago and to the funk infused varieties of New Orleans. 6-9:30 p.m. Location: 202-B Harrison St.

Crooked Run Brewing is featuring the group, Acid Mt. Raven Rock, playing all kinds of experimental music. They are also hosting an art exhibit of paintings by Andrew Harrison. 7-10 p.m. Location: Market Station Lower Level.

The Escape Room LoCo is hosting an open house to showcase their fun escape room activities so you can stop by and find out more about all the fun and mysteries they have in store for you and your friends. 6-9 p.m. Location: 201 Royal St. SE

Visit Loudoun is hosting a tasting event called Cider & Fizz, which is a little homage to Fourth of July. They will have Capital Hive Meadery, offering free-tastings and Rocket Fizz, who will be offering candy sales. Plus a limited number of pre-packaged candy cups, that will be available on a first come, first serve basis, along with light refreshments. 6-9 p.m. Location: Market Station – Lower Level.

SOUTH KING STREET

The Ordinary Art Gallery & Studio is hosting an open house to celebrate the arrival of their brand new gallery in historic downtown. They are an art retailer and studio offering oil paintings, sketches, prints, along with a variety of classes and private lessons in the studio. 6-9 p.m. Location: 18 S. King St.

Very Virginia Shop is featuring saxophonist, , Manuel Estrada, a talented high schooler, performing an array of lively jazz tunes. You can also taste free samples of over 20 different flavors of Virginia peanuts and other locally made gourmet foods. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Location: 16 S King St.

Misguided Angels is hosting Crossing Elden, an acoustic duo from Herndon with Mike Betti on guitar and Lisa Olsen on baritone ukulele, playing stripped down rock and folk songs from the 60s through today. 6:30-8:30 p.m Location: 14 S. King St.

A Wedding Loft is hosting an open house event to showcase their new collaborative destination space for wedding professionals and creatives, with daily workspace, podcast and photo studios & beauty stations, networking, education, mentorship and so much more. 6-9 p.m. Location: 11B S. King St. (upper level)

Robin Lee Hair and Makeup is hosting an open house event and celebrating her new location on South King Street, so you can get all your beauty needs in one stop. Enjoy some light refreshments, while you check out their fabulous hair care items and makeups. 6-9 p.m. Location: 13 S. King St.

The Tarbenders Lounge is hosting local jazz guitarist, Chris Mangione playing an array of instrumental jazz songs from yesterday and today. Don’t forget to stop into this speakeasy for a good time. 7-10 p.m. Location: 10 S. King St.

SideBar is hosting vocalist/guitarist, Cindy McConnell, who has been performing acoustic guitar folk/rock covers in the region for more than 15 years. 6:30-9 p.m. Location: 24 S. King St.

The Leesburg Gourmet is hosting a chocolate and wine pairing event featuring their select wines and Neuhaus Belgian Chocolates. 6-9 p.m. Location: 27 S. King St.

Coldwell Banker is hosting the Azure Jazz Combo, consisting of students from Stone Bridge High School, playing an array of jazz tunes. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Location: 25 S. King St.

Georgetown Café is hosting Frank Lombardi, of Crooners Entertainment. Frank, “The Crooner” performs in the stylings of Sinatra, Martin, Bennett, Como and many other Crooners as he is dedicated to preserving the music of the great American Standards Songbook! Frank is available to perform at corporate and charitable events, as well as weddings. 7-9 p.m. Location: 19 S. King St.

King’s Tavern and Wine Bar is hosting locally acclaimed Andy Hawk and his Train Wreck Endings band from 6-8:30, and on their outside patio, there will be guitarists, Bill Rose and Laurie Blue, play some good old time rock-n-roll, so you can dance the night away. Afterward, from 9-1am, it’s open mike night with lots of local musicians. 6 p.m.-1 a.m. Location: 19 S. King St.

The Echelon Wine Bar is featuring Themed Wine Flights, as a special event for Leesburg First Friday. 6=9 p.m. Location: 32 S. King St.

The Sunflower Shack is featuring an old fashioned soda tasting. Bring the family out to sample over a dozen varieties of nostalgic crème sodas, root beers and sarsaparillas! 6-9 p.m. Location: 36 S. King St.

The Brick and Mortar Mercantile Store is hosting an open house with their curated collection of fun lifestyle gifts. 6-9 p.m. Location: 34 S. King St.

King Street Coffee is hosting acoustic guitarist, Gary Rudinsky, along with a few talented students from the music department of Loudoun County High School. 6-9 p.m. Location: 110 S. King St.

Gruto’s Ice Cream Shop is featuring their yummy soft serve ice cream, which they make locally with love. Stop by to see how this little parlor is all about having a good time while enjoying delicious and affordable ice cream! 6-9 p.m. Location: 107 S, King St.

Black Walnut Brewery is hosting Side Effects, a classic rock band based here in Northern Virginia playing a variety of rock tunes from the past several decades. 6:30-9:30 p.m. Location: 212 S. King St.

GooseCup is featuring wine tasting for their first First Friday. Check out this new place which serves proper cocktails and specialty coffee along with small bites. 6-9 p.m. Location: 216 S. King St.

NORTH KING STREET

The Lucky Knot is hosting guitarist, Robert Hoey, playing acoustic covers from the 60’s to the today. You can check out all their new items for summer while listening to some cool tunes. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Location: 9 N. King St.

Shoe’s Cup and Cork is featuring live music with singer, Lyle Reger on baritone ukulele and John Concklin on guitar, playing a mix of rock, blues and country music from the 70s, 80s and beyond. 6-9 p.m. Location: 17 N. King St.

Dandridge Realty Group is hosting their first First Friday event with an open house with refreshments to announce their new office in downtown Leesburg, Dandridge Realty has a team of licensed real estate agents, with the experience to help you with all your real estate needs. 6-8 p.m. Location: 24 N. King St.

WIRT STREET

The District Hemp Boutique is hosting an open house to showcase their new location in downtown Leesburg. They are the first hemp-based CBD store in the area and have a wide array of hemp products with naturally occurring cannabinoids, ranging from oils to hemp-infused dog treat. Stop by to check out Leesburg’s new shop and enjoy some light refreshments. 6-9 p.m. Location: 19 Wirt St.