Don’t Miss Out: Area Weekend Events

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By Prince William Living

Need ideas for something to do this weekend? How about a circus, the County Fair, live music, an artist reception, and a town festival, along with farmers markets! There’s something for everyone! Don’t Miss Out!

Circus Vazquez

Circus Vazquez comes to Potomac Mills Mall this month, bringing together a new cast of international circus superstars. Come for comedy, juggling, acrobatics and more! Tickets available here; click for showtimes. Through Monday, Aug. 21; See website for showtimes | Potomac Mills Mall, 2700 Potomac Mills Circle, Woodbridge

PWC Fair

The PWC Fair is back with rides, food, music, vendors, demolition derbies, monster trucks, a pageant, and more! Visit for daily schedules. Friday, Aug 11 through Saturday, Aug. 19 | Prince William County Fairgrounds, 10624 Dumfries Road, Manassas

Discover Occoquan! Weekend

All weekend long, Occoquan offers shopping, food, and live music. You won’t want to miss the Duck Splash Race on Sunday at 12:00 noon. For more information, see the Discover Occoquan page. Friday, Aug. 11 through Sunday, Aug. 13 | Historic Occoquan

Fridays at 5

Come out to see the band Lloyd & Friends! Sing, dance, eat and make memories with family and friends! FREE Admission and FREE Parking available onsite. Food and beverages available for purchase. *Over 21 ID required for Beer and Wine. Friday, Aug. 11, 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. | Sean T. Connaughton Community Plaza, County Complex Court, Woodbridge

John Hartt Artist Reception

The ARTfactory’s newest gallery exhibit, “Up for Interpretation,” prompts the viewer to question what they see in each painting. Guests at the reception will meet with the artist to discuss this and other questions pertaining to the “Strange and Wonderful Art by Jortt.” The reception is FREE, but registration is required.  Saturday, Aug. 12, 6:00 p.m. | ARTfactory, 9419 Battle Street, Manassas

Sunday Funday Concert: Prince William Community Band

Quality performances by community musicians ranging from active or retired professional musicians and educators to skilled amateurs fresh out of high school. For audiences of all ages, PWCB members share their love of brass, woodwind, and percussion instrumental music.  Sunday, Aug. 13, 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. | 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, 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
  • Haymarket Sunday Farmers Market, Second and Fourth Sundays, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. | 15000 Washington Street, Haymarket

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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