Don’t Miss Out: Area Weekend Events

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By Prince William Living

Need ideas for something to do this weekend and next?  Don’t Miss Out on these great events!

Be a River Hero: Friends of the Occoquan River Cleanup

It’s time for the Occoquan River Cleanup! Meet in front of Occoquan Town Hall and collect your gloves and bags and come help tidy the riverbank and town to prevent trash from collecting in the river. Refreshments will be in a grab-and-go style, which will include packaged snacks and bottled drinks. Make sure to wear sturdy shoes and proper attire for getting muddy. Don’t forget to bring a friend! This event will take place rain or shine! For more information, visit Saturday, April 15, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. | Meet in front of Occoquan Town Hall, 314 Mill Street, Occoquan

Community Shred Event

Join Freedom Property Management and Sales for a free, eco-friendly community shredding event! Securely shred your confidential documents and recycle responsibly. Bring any type of confidential documents you want to securely dispose of, including but not limited to, old bills, credit card statements, bank statements, tax documents, and personal records. Due to high demand, the number of boxes is limited to four per household. Saturday, April 15, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. | Freedom Property Management and Sales, 9285 Corporate Circle, Manassas

BLK Author Expo

BLK Author Expo will bring together writers, readers, educators, students, editors, and publishers to discuss and promote African American literary contributions. Black writers are encouraged to participate in the festival to share their work, discuss their craft, and expose readers of all ages to the great diversity of African American authors in the area. This free, family-friendly event features storytelling, author exhibits, presentations, discussions, giveaways, and books! Attendees can meet and buy books directly from their favorite regional authors of color at this marketplace. Saturday, April 15, 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. | Clearbrook Center of the Arts, 2230B Tackett’s Mill Drive, Lake Ridge

Manassas Jazz Society

The Manassas Jazz Society brings the beauty of jazz to this special musical performance, performing a variety of music genres, including JazzPop and Jazz R&B. Saturday, April 15, 2:00 p.m. | Potomac Library, 2201 Opitz Blvd., Woodbridge

A KO Distilling Spirited Experience: “Classic European Cocktail Mixology”

Wishing you were spending this spring in Europe? Let KO Distilling’s master mixologists Greg Rixon and Aimee Cote take you there at least for a couple of hours. Learn more about the history and making of such classic continental cocktails as the Sidecar, Negroni and Sangria, and then enjoy each of them with a delightful KO twist! Tickets are $35 per person with craft cocktails and light snacks included.  Ticket link here. Thursday, April 20, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. and Sunday, April 23, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. | KO Distilling, 10381 Central Park Drive, Suite 105, Manassas

Paranormal Investigation at the Candy Factory

Join Tee Morris and Phil Rossi of Old Spirits Investigations for a hands-on exploration of this historic Manassas landmark. Space is limited. $15 per ticket. Friday, April 21, 7:00 p.m. | ARTfactory, 9419 Battle Street, Manassas

Fix-It Fair

Keep Prince William Beautiful and House of Mercy are having a Fix-It-Fair event! Acceptable items for repairs are small/large appliances, jewelry, clothing, bicycles, and small furniture. Be sure to register for your repair session here. Saturday, April 22, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. | House of Mercy, 8170 Flannery Court, Manassas

Spring Festival

Don’t miss out on the Spring Festival at Eavesdrop Brewery! Grab refreshing handcrafted brews, slushies, and more from the bar and enjoy the festivities and music and dancing! Get up close and personal with alpacas that are available for petting and treat yourself to delicious snacks from local pop-ups like Badass Pickles and Popcorn Monkey. Saturday, April 22, 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. | Eavesdrop Brewery, 9223 Centreville Road, Manassas

Earth Day at Fillagreen

Celebrate “The Big Blue Marble” with fun activities for adults and kids alike. Coloring pages, rock painting, and more help reflect on how even small changes can have big impacts on our world. Saturday, April 22, 12:00 p.m. | FIllagreen, 9029 Center Street, Manassas

Want to know what else is going on? Visit our Events Calendar. Have events of your own to submit? Email

These events are current as of the time we receive the information. While we make every attempt to be accurate, please check with the event sponsor or hosting organization prior to attending any event. Prince William Living is not responsible for event schedule changes or group policies.

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