Don’t Miss Out: Area Weekend Events

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By Prince William Living

It’s Labor Day Weekend — Need ideas for something to do this weekend? How about First Friday, a chance to watch an artist paint, live music, and a kids’ cardboard regatta, along with farmers markets! There’s something for everyone! Don’t Miss Out!

First Friday

A vibrant celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month in Historic Downtown Manassas! Immerse yourself in the rich cultural tapestry of “La Fiesta Otoñal” and honor the diverse traditions of the Hispanic community, which includes lively music, dance performances, and delicious foods and beverages for all ages. Bring family and friends to join in all the festivities! And while you’re in Historic Downtown Manassas, visit McCall Studio Gallery (9409 Battle Street) for live music and poetry reading, and see Jagged Edge at Sinistral Brewing (9419 Main Street). Friday, Sept. 1, 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. | Historic Downtown Manassas

Live Painting with Jortt

Artist John Hartt (Jortt) is painting live at the ARTfactory this weekend. This is a great opportunity to meet the artist and ask questions about his process, style, and inspiration! The live painting session is free and open to the public. Saturday, Sept. 2, 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. | ARTfactory, 9419 Battle Street, Manassas

Beer, Bikes, Bands, & BBQ

Five bands, fantastic food and a whole lot of fun! Register to attend for free or a small donation if you wish. All proceeds go to the Northern Virginia Veterans Association. Saturday, Sept. 2, 1:00 p.m. | Tucked Away Brewing Company, 8420 Kao Circle, Manassas

Music on Mill

Enjoy an evening of music at River Mill Park. Bring your camp chairs or blankets! This week, Mystery Machine DMV is the featured band. Saturday, Sept. 2, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. | River Mill Park, 458 Mill Street, Occoquan

Kids’ Cardboard Boat Regatta

Head to Signal Bay Waterpark on Labor Day to watch kids ages 6 to 16 compete in the first annual Kids’ Cardboard Boat Regatta! Monday, Sept. 4, 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. | Signal Bay Waterpark, 9300 Signal View Drive, Manassas Park

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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