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Summer Adventures Near Your Miller & Smith Home

Posted on July 8, 2024 by Miller and Smith Blog Team

It’s the middle of summer!

We think one of the best things you can do this season from your brand-new Miller & Smith home is use it as a springboard to adventure!

So, to help, we’ve found some great summer events happening near two of the communities in which we build. Let’s explore together and find some summer fun for you!

Events Near Cascades at Embrey Mill

Cascades at Embrey Mill is Embrey Mill’s 55+ lifestyle section. Here, Miller & Smith builds Villa homes with relaxed designs and the ease of main level living all inside a 2-level townhome. Cascades rewards your life with a private clubhouse with yoga room & weight room, game room, sundeck, pickleball courts, and more. Plus, you’ll have easy access to the amenities in the larger Embrey Mill community, including two pools, two more clubhouses, miles of trails, many parks, dog parks, community garden, and open areas that make this such a wonderful place to call home. Plus, you’ll enjoy Embrey Mill’s very own Grounds Bistro & Café, the first adventure on our list!

Events at Grounds Bistro & Café
Without ever leaving your community, you can enjoy weekly events at Grounds Bistro & Café. There are karaoke nights, trivia nights, and even comedy shows. Many of the karaoke and trivia nights are themed, too, so you can practice or study up in advance. That way, when it’s time to break out your best Michael Jackson impression or showcase your deep knowledge of Parks & Rec, you’ll be ready! And make every event special with some delicious food and drink: adventures for your tastebuds!

MCHF Summer Concert Series
All summer long, the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation (MCHF) is hosting a series of outdoor concerts on the National Museum of the Marine Corps’ entry plaza. You’ll have many opportunities this season to hear some of the best musicians in the country, including “The President’s Own” U.S. Marine Band. And if you go to the concert on July 11, you’ll get to join them in celebrating their 226th birthday! Don’t forget to bring your lawn chairs or picnic blankets.

Doggy 4th of July Festival (on July 13)
The fireworks of July Fourth tend to scare most pups, but they should be able to celebrate our nation’s independence too—a week after the fireworks have stopped! And that’s why, on July 13, from 1–5PM, Shipgarten is throwing a Doggy 4th of July Festival. There will be outdoor games & activities, dog-friendly menus, a (human) kids’ corner with face painting & fun, a photo booth with accessories, competitions & prizes, great food, and over 40 beer & cider samples from local breweries. It’s a party the whole family will enjoy, and a second chance to celebrate Independence Day!

Events Near Birchwood at Brambleton

Birchwood at Brambleton is the award-winning 55+ lifestyle community in vibrant and connected Ashburn. Close to everything in the Washington, DC area, including your family, Miller & Smith’s Elevator Brownstones, Courtyard Homes, and Elevator Single-Family Homes welcome you to Birchwood at Brambleton. Enjoy a low-maintenance, amenity-rich lifestyle close to so many wonderful adventures, especially during the hot summer months.

One Loudoun Summer Concert Series
The One Loudoun’s Summer Concert Series is back! This local concert series—right down the road from Birchwood at Brambleton—is a fantastic way to enjoy the warm summer nights. Bring your own lawn chairs and experience music the best way: free and live. With a variety of talented musicians scheduled, you’re bound to find one that rocks to the beat of your heart. On July 17, for example, Uncle Jesse is performing. This 90s and 00s cover band is sure to get you on your feet and dancing the summer night away.

Ice Skating
One of the best ways to beat the heat of summer is to embrace the cold of winter! No, we don’t mean heading to Dulles Airport and taking a flight to Antarctica: We mean venturing to a public ice skating session at Ion International Training Center. A short drive towards Leesburg, and you’ll be able to rent some skates and hit the ice. Dress warm, have fun, and don’t forget to stop by Lu’s Bar and Grill for everything from a delicious snack to a tummy-filling meal.

Peach Fuzztival
This adventure takes you a bit west into the rolling hills of Bluemont, VA. On July 27 & 28, and Aug 3 & 4, celebrate a peachy summer at Great Country Farms’ Peach Fuzztival. Pick your own peaches (and sunflowers!), drink peach slushies, eat peach ice cream, and (for the adults) sip Henway’s Peach Smash peach hard cider. Get the whole family involved in the fun events, including a peach pie eating contest, a peach pit spitting contest, and more! Enjoy a magical day at the farm.

Find Your Next Summer Adventure with Miller & Smith

Your next summer adventure is just beyond the doorstep of your new Miller & Smith home. In fact, one of the greatest joys of your new Miller & Smith home is the seamless blend of comfort and convenience, coupled with the allure of nearby natural beauty and recreational activities. These experiences not only make your summer more enjoyable, but also connect you deeper to the community you now call home.

So, gather your loved ones and step outside your Miller & Smith home with a sense of wonder and excitement. The adventures awaiting you are not just about the places you visit but also about the memories you create. Here’s to a summer brimming with exploration and joy!

Haven’t found your forever home yet? Then we want to help make your summer special with our Miller & Smith Summer Tours. Tour one of our four model homes in Birchwood at Brambleton and register for a chance to win a pair of Wolf Trap concert tickets and a Miller & Smith concert care package! One visit can change everything.