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By Ann Marie Maher, Discover Prince William & Manassas


June means the kids are out of school, and it’s time to barbeque with family and friends. Spend quality time with Dad and the family this Father’s Day by taking advantage of all the great activities in Prince William and Manassas.

If you are looking for a little adventure this summer, join the Marine Corps Marathon on June 4 for the Run Amuck Event, a 4-mile mud filled race through the trails at Marine Corps Base Quantico. Experience the thrill of a race first hand at the USA Stars & Stripes National BMX Tournament on July 1-3.

Celebrate your dad this Father’s Day by participating in the Potomac River Blockade Boat Tour and lunch on June 18 at Leesylvania State Park. Board a pontoon boat and travel back in time to 1861 when General Robert E. Lee ordered a Confederate blockade of the vital waterway.

If Dad wants a more relaxing evening, try out the 12th annual Wine and Jazz Festival on June 19 in Historic Downtown Manassas. Held on the Manassas Museum lawn, the event will feature jazz artists and the opportunity to taste and purchase award-winning Virginia wine.

Get the family together and explore over 640 acres of wildlife at the Occoquan Bay National Wildlife Refuge. Bike or drive through the established trails or roads, talk to volunteers, or take a picture on Marumsco Creek. The observation platform overlooking the Potomac River will take your breath away.

Bring your blanket and set up on the lawn of Rippon Lodge for Family Movie Night under the stars, Saturday June 25. Movie admission is free. Popcorn and movie snacks will be available for purchase.

Ann Marie Maher is the president/CEO of Discover Prince William & Manassas. For more information about what’s going on in Prince William and Manassas, visit and like us on


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