In Colonial times, the Loudoun County court system held monthly sessions. The August session was a time to gather in Leesburg to socialize, gossip, observe who was on trial and for what, talk with friends not seen in months, and learn about rapidly changing political and economic events in Philadelphia, Boston, New York or Williamsburg. Each year since 1976, that mood has been re-created during August Court Days, which features a Colonial-style street fair with reenactors, mock trials, militia members, frontiersmen, handmade crafts, country and folk music, children's activities and food. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, King and Market streets, Leesburg. $5; ages 5-10, $2; 4 and younger, free. 800-752-6118.



La Voz is sponsoring what it says is the only large-scale event in Loudoun designed for and planned by Hispanics. The event will combine a soccer tournament Saturday and Sunday with a family festival Saturday showcasing community resources, employment opportunities and vendors. Sin Miedo, one of the area's top salsa bands, will perform. Potomac Lakes Sportsplex, 20280 Cascades Pkwy., Sterling. The festival will be from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, the tournament will start at 10 a.m. Saturday, and the final match will be at 5 p.m. Sunday. On Saturday, $5; children older than 5, $3; children younger than 5, free. Free on Sunday.

August Court Days will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The event features a Colonial-era street fair in Leesburg.