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The Potomac Eagle: “Where Eagles Fly”

By John Cowgill You have scenic railroad excursions.  Then you have the Potomac Eagle Scenic Railroad excursion.  You are probably wondering how this train gets its name.  The answer is centered on a particular bird. You board the train at the depot in Romney, West Virginia.  From there, you ride south, and you roll mainly along the South Branch of …

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First Virginia Scenic Byways Unveiled in Prince William County

Provided by Prince William Conservation Alliance | Photos by Rob Jinks Thanks to the partnership formed by the Prince William Conservation Alliance, Prince William County Supervisors and the Commonwealth Transportation Board have approved the designation of several important roads in Prince William County as the first Scenic Byways in the county, adding nearly 40 miles to Virginia’s Byways network. “These …

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Conway Robinson State Forest: Your Oasis Amidst the Busyness

Story and photos by Delia Engstrom In the midst of a highly-developed area on the western end of Prince William County lies more than 400 acres of wilderness known as Conway Robinson State Forest. Although located near the busy corridor of Interstate 66 and Route 29, this little slice of Gainesville is the area’s best-kept secret for outdoor enthusiasts. The …

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July 2017 Events in Prince William County & Manassas Region

Provided by Discover Prince William & Manassas July 2017 Events in Prince William County & Manassas Region There are lots of reasons for visitors to enjoy Prince William & Manassas this summer. Events include concerts, festivals and family friendly events for the community. For more events in Prince William & Manassas, click here. FOURTH OF JULY EVENTS IN PRINCE WILLIAM …

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Uptown Alley to Host Official Pre-Party for WMZQFest on June 24

Provided by Uptown Alley Uptown Alley will host the official pre-party for the WMZQFest on Saturday, June 24.  The free pre-party will take place from 10:30 a. m. until 3:00 p. m. at Uptown Alley in Manassas . Live performances from WMZQFest artist Morgan Wallen and country singer Sam Grow will take place, along with opportunities to win tickets to …

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Discover Prince William & Manassas Showcases County and City to the World

Provided by Discover Prince William & Manassas Discover Prince William & Manassas, the tourism marketing agency for Prince William County and Manassas, Virginia, is concluding an intensive two-weeks of promotional and sales activities to showcase Prince William County and the City of Manassas to international tour operators and media. The IPW trade show, the American travel industry’s leading international marketplace …

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New Ways to Experience the National Museum of the U.S. Navy This Summer

Provided by National Museum of the U.S. Navy As one of 10 naval museums throughout the country, the National Museum of the United States Navy (NMUSN) has a unique story to tell. It is the only museum to present a complete overview of the U.S. Navy’s rich history and heritage 1775 to the present. Located a short distance from the …

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Cirque Italia Coming to Woodbridge

Provided by Cirque Entertainment, LLC Cirque Italia, the first traveling Water Circus, introduces a second unit, the Gold Unit: a luxurious experience where technology and performing arts are mixed to create a one-of-a-kind show. This new performance will feature an ultra-modern water curtain that controls every droplet of water meticulously. This new stage by itself is enough to amaze the most …

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Summer Events at the National Museum of the Marine Corps

Provided by the National Museum of the Marine Corps The National Museum of the Marine Corps is offering a host of FREE events throughout the summer. Unless otherwise noted, all activities will be held in the Museum’s Leatherneck Gallery. Admission and parking are free. For more information about the Museum’s events and programming, please visit usmcmuseum.com/calendar-of-events.html.  The National Museum of the Marine …

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Manassas Jazz Festival: Some Winds of Change for Annual Event

By Helena Tavares Kennedy For 12 years, Manassas has organized and hosted an entertaining afternoon full of wines from local Virginia wine artisans and talented jazz musicians. But this year will be different. Instead of the 13th Annual Wine & Jazz Festival, this year’s event, scheduled for June 18th, is called the 13th Annual Manassas Jazz Festival. Why the name …

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