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 play festival, a quilt show, live music, yoga, the anniversary of a Civil War battle, along with farmers markets! There’s something for everyone! Don’t Miss Out!

10 by 10 New Play Festival

ARTfactory Rooftop Productions is presenting its 2nd Annual 10 by 10 New Play Festival. The festival features ten original plays from the ten-minute play genre. Audiences will have the opportunity to vote on their favorite play after watching the performances which will be in the Kellar Family Theatre at the ARTfactory. Tickets can be purchased on the ARTfactory website. Thursday, Aug. 24 and Friday, Aug. 25, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. | ARTfactory, 9419 Battle Street, Manassas

Stone House Quilters 2023 Quilt Show

Come see quilts, boutique items, silent auction quilts, and baskets! Friday, Aug. 25 and Saturday, Aug. 26, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. | Manassas Baptist Church, 8800 Sudley Road, Manassas

Fridays at 5

The last Fridays at 5 concert of the season: 9th Gear. This concert series features outdoor live music, food trucks, beer and wine for purchase and face painting for the kids! Friday, Aug. 25, 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. | Sean T. Connaughton Plaza, 1 County Complex Court, Woodbridge

Band Bitez & Beer

Come out to Manassas Park’s first Last Friday event! Spend an evening on the Plaza and enjoy Revel without a Cause, KO Distillery, Tucked Away Brewery, Morais Winery, GB’s & The Gedunk food Trucks, and shake off the “kids start back to school” craziness. Friday, Aug. 26, 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. | 100 Park Central Plaza, Manassas Park

Summer Concert Featuring The Relex

Live 80s music featuring The Relex! Concert held near Muse Paintbar. Friday, Aug. 25, 8:00 to 10:00 p.m. | Stonebridge at Potomac Town Center, 14900 Potomac Town Center, Woodbridge

Sahaja Yoga Meditation

Sahaja Yoga is a simple, natural, and powerful meditation technique that has been practiced by millions of people around the world for over 50 years.  This easy-to-learn technique can help people of all ages and backgrounds to reduce stress, improve health, and connect with their inner peace.  Space is limited, so please register here. Saturday, Aug. 26, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. | Haymarket Gainesville Library, 14870 Lightner Road, Haymarket

Battle of Kettle Run Anniversary Weekend

Join Bristoe Station Battlefield Heritage Park staff and volunteers on the 161st anniversary of Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson’s capture of Bristoe Station and the Battle of Kettle Run – the opening round of what would become the Second Battle of Manassas. This Aug. 27 battle, while small, was bloody and took a heavy toll on the regiments that fought there. Visit the park on the actual anniversary for specialized walking tours that will make this forgotten battle come to life. Learn more here. Saturday, Aug. 26 and Sunday, Aug. 27, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. | Bristoe Station Battlefield Heritage Park, Bristow

Sunday Funday: Manassas Symphony Orchestra

The Manassas Symphony Orchestra is a nationally acclaimed all-volunteer orchestra made up of area professional and amateur musicians. The program is a medley of Broadway tunes. Sunday, Aug. 27, 3:00 p.m. | Harris Pavilion, 9201 Center Street, Manassas

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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