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 Halloween events, a fall festival, a church bazaar, a play. movie night, a symphony orchestra concert, a town cleanup, and farmers markets all weekend long! There’s something for everyone! Don’t Miss Out!

Family-Friendly Halloween Event

The Bull Run Mountain Conservancy is hosting its annual Halloween Safari at Leopold’s Preserve. One of its largest events of the year, this is a non-scary nighttime hike through the preserve. Volunteers along the trail dress as animals and perform fun interactive skits that help participants learn more about nature. After the hike, enjoy a bonfire and live music in the parking lot. This event is family-friendly, and costumes are encouraged! Participants are encouraged to bring a flashlight and good walking shoes. Pre-registration is required and costs $10 per person. Pre-register here. Hikes have timed entries between 7 and 8 p.m. Event will also be held on Friday, Oct. 27. Friday, Oct. 20, 7 to 8 p.m. | Leopold’s Preserve, 16290 Thoroughfare Road, Broad Run

ARTfactory Rooftop Productions presents Kinky Boots the Musical

Kinky Boots is the big-hearted musical extravaganza that won six Tonys including Best Musical, the Grammy for Best Musical Theatre album and London’s Olivier Award for Best Musical. Charlie Price has reluctantly inherited his father’s shoe factory, which is on the verge of bankruptcy. Trying to live up to his father’s legacy and save his family business. Also runs next weekend. Friday, Oct. 20, 7 p.m.; Saturday, Oct. 21, 7 p.m.’ Sunday, Oct. 22, 2 p.m. | Hylton Performing Arts Center, 10960 George Mason Circle, Manassas

Town of Dumfries Cleanup

Calling all Dumfries residents! A community cleanup for the Town of Dumfries is scheduled for Saturday. Join your neighbors in removing litter and debris from various locations within the Town of Dumfries. This cleanup is open to all with a signed waiver (completed online or in-person); minors must have an accompanying guardian. Saturday, Oct. 21, 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. | Dumfries Community Center, 17757 Main Street, Dumfries 

St. Thomas UMC 50th Annual Church Bazaar

All proceeds from this event support mission projects benefiting women and children both locally and internationally. Shops include Crafts, Jewelry Booth, White House Ornaments, Bake Sale and dinner at the Manna Café. The local DAR chapter will also be selling their new cookbook. Saturday, Oct. 21, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. | St. Thomas United Methodist Church, 8899 Sudley Road, Manassas

Haymarket Day

The Town’s biggest event of the year! Attended by over 20,000 spectators and 200 vendors.  Enjoy a hometown street festival including a parade featuring local schools, performers, and law enforcement, to local food, craft vendors, live music and more! Saturday, Oct. 21, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. | Downtown Haymarket

Bristow Center Trick-or-Treat Event

Join Bristow Center for the trick-or-treat event from 4 to 6 p.m., followed by a movie from 6:30 to 8 p.m. This event is FREE and is sure to provide fall fun for all ages! Enjoy music, trick-or-treating, fall craft station, games & more! The first 200 people to stop by the event table will receive a free trick-or-treat bag. All event activities will take place in the green space near Ohana Vet Clinic. Rain or Shine! Saturday, Oct. 21, 4 to 8 p.m. | Bristow Center, 10386 Bristow Center Drive, Bristow

Movie Night

PWC Parks and Recreation is hosting Family Movie in the Park, showing Elemental. The movie will begin at sunset. Please bring your own lawn chairs or blankets for seating. Come early and get a good seat! The event is FREE, but all participants must pre-register for a ticket to the movie. A parent must attend with children under the age of 16. Saturday, Oct. 21, 6 to 8 p.m. | Veterans Park, 14300 Veterans Drive, Woodbridge

Manassas Symphony Orchestra: Folk Echoes

The MSO presents a concert showcasing classical masterpieces inspired by rich folk traditions. David Pedraza performs the brilliant and evocative Viola Concerto in A minor by one of the most important composers of the 20th century, Béla Bartók. Additional folk-inspired works by Ralph Vaughan Williams and Manuel de Falla round out the concert. Get tickets here. Saturday, Oct. 21, 7:30 p.m. | Hylton Performing Arts Center, 10960 George Mason Circle, Manassas

Treats & Boos

Spirited Experience: Treats & Boos is back. Use Promo Code KNOCKOUT to receive 10% off (up to two tickets). Come for the treats, stay for the boos! Get tickets here. Sunday, Oct. 22, 1 to 3 p.m. | KO Distilling, 10381 Central Park Drive, Suite 105, 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
  • 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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