Don’t Miss Out: Area Weekend Events

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By Prince William Living

Need ideas for something to do this weekend? With the arts, a chance to be outdoors, a food drive, a yard sale, a Viking festival, and farmers markets, there’s something for everyone! Don’t Miss Out!

Summer Time Food Drive

Children who rely on school breakfast and lunch programs during the school year often face hunger when classrooms and cafeterias are closed. Through the summer meals program, the nutritious meals kids need are provided, even when school isn’t in session. How can you help? Bring healthy, non-perishable items to epiQ Food Hall between May 6 and May 14 and drop it off in the donation box through the front doors. They’ll box it up and deliver it to the Capital Area Food Bank who distributes meals at apartment buildings, public recreation centers, places of worship, and other locations in neighborhoods where children are at risk of going hungry during the summer months. Week of May 6 to 14, 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. daily | epiQ Food Hall, 14067 Noblewood Plaza, Woodbridge

Fresh Music Fridays

Don’t miss Theo Scott at Fresh Music Fridays this week. Friday, May 12, 7:00 p.m. | Harris Pavilion, 9201 Center Street, Manassas

Open Mic Night

Open Mic Night at Sinistral Brewing Company is held every second Thursday of the month). All are welcome to listen and/or perform! PA is provided; musicians must bring their own instrument. Thursday, May 11, 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. | Sinistral Brewing Company, 9419 Main Street, Manassas

Pied Piper Theatre Presents School of Rock

Rock got no reason, rock got no rhyme…You better get me to school on time! Andrew Lloyd Webber’s School of Rock – The Musical is a two-hour, two-act show (plus intermission), based on the hit movie. The tuner follows Dewey Finn, a failed, wannabe rock star who decides to earn an extra bit of cash by posing as a substitute teacher at a prestigious prep school. There he turns a class of straight–A pupils into a guitar-shredding, bass-slapping, mind-blowing rock band. But can he get them to the Battle of the Bands without their parents and the school’s headmistress finding out? Friday, May 12 & Saturday, May 13, 7:00 p.m.; Saturday, May 14, 3:00 p.m. | Hylton Performing Arts Center, 10960 George Mason Circle, Manassas

Spring Yard Sale

This is your time to treasure hunt and give items a new life! Come on down and look for deals because it’s a FREE event for buyers. Saturday, May 13, 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon | Manassas Park Community Center, 99 Adams Street, Manassas Park

Ferns & Allies

Learn about the life histories of ferns and related plants and explore how they play a role in all of our daily lives. Guided walk led by the Bull Run Mountains Conservancy. Saturday, May 13, 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. | Leopold’s Preserve, 16290 Thoroughfare Road, Broad Run

PWC Walk for Mental Health Awareness

PWC is hosting the third annual 5K Walk for Mental Health Awareness. Participants will be walking along grassy, gravel and paved terrain at Locust Shade Park and can choose one of two paths: a rigorous or easy path and there are plenty of exits along the way. There will be a host of community programs on site sharing resources that are available to inform and assist those in need. Music, food trucks and other fun activities will also be part of this event. Register for the free event here. Special guest: soccer superstar Ali Krieger, a native of Prince William County. Saturday, May 13, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. | Locust Shade Park, 4701 Locust Shade Drive, Triangle

Children’s Day at the Museum: Birdhouses

Join Historic Dumfries, Inc. in the Merchant Park Pavilion to help construct your own birdhouse to take home! Support your local bird population by learning more about bluebirds and other wonderful indigenous wildlife species. This program includes all the supplies needed. Children’s Day at the Museum Sponsored by Colonial Downs Group is a free program offered every second or third Saturday throughout the year focusing on different themes each month. Masks required for indoors. Tickets required, call 703-221-2218. Saturday, May 13, 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. | Weems-Botts Museum, 3944 Cameron Street, Dumfries

Manassas Viking Festival

Celebrate all things Viking! This free, family-friendly event offers entertainment and education about Vikings who were explorers, raiders, pirates, and colonizers during the 9th to 11th centuries (part of the Middle Ages). Event takes place rain or shine. Saturday, May 13, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. | Manassas Museum Lawn, 9101 Prince William Street, Manassas and Harris Pavilion, 9201 Center Street, Manassas

Farmers Markets

From two Thursday markets to a long-time Sunday market, there are a variety of farmers markets every weekend.

  • Historic Downtown Manassas: Thursdays, 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Harris Pavilion, 9201 Center Street, Manassas
  • Prince William Farmers Market: Thursdays, 3:00 to 7:00 p.m., Pfitzner Stadium, 7 County Complex Court, Woodbridge
  • Historic Downtown Manassas: Saturdays, 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Prince William Street Commuter Lot, 9024 Prince William Street, Manassas
  • Market on Main (formerly known as Dumfries Farmers Market), Saturdays, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. | Garrison Park, 17749 Main Street, Dumfries
  •  Dale City Farmers Market, Sundays, 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. |14090 Gemini Way, Dale City

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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