By Prince William Living
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It’s Wednesday and we’re Over the Hump! That means we’re looking forward to weekend events in Prince William and Manassas!
September First Friday: Bedtime Read is a children’s reading event hosted in the businesses of Historic Downtown Manassas. Merchants and Restaurants will host a reader within their business to read various children’s books. Children (and their families) will travel from business to business to hear the books being read. While the children listen to stories, the families will have a few moments to shop around! Friday, Sept. 6, 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. | Historic Downtown Manassas
Volunteer at the Merrimac Farm Wildlife Garden on Saturday morning to weed, prune and water plants to make sure the Wildlife Garden looks terrific for visitors! The Wildlife Garden is a great area to watch wildlife, learn about native plants and pollinators, and get ideas for your own backyard. Saturday, Sept. 7, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon | Merrimac Farm, 15014 Deepwood Lane, Nokesville
Patient First invites the entire Prince William community to the second annual Community Day event! The event will feature a moon bounce, activities for children, games, blood pressure screenings, face painting and ice cones. Saturday, Sept. 7, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. | Patient First, 9715 Liberia Avenue, Manassas
Head out to the Americans in Wartime Open House this weekend for family-friendly activities. Military-related displays, food trucks, a scavenger hunt and K-9 demonstrations! Register here. Saturday, Sept. 7 and Sunday, Sept. 8, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. both days | Tank Farm, 13906 Aden Road, Nokesville
The Manassas Out of the Darkness Walk is sponsored by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Out of the Darkness Walks to raise awareness and funds so the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) can invest in new research, create educational programs, advocate for public policy, and support survivors of suicide loss. Sunday, Sept. 8, 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. | Harris Pavilion, 9201 Center Street, Manassas
Food & Drink
Brew Republic is holding its 3rd birthday party on Saturday! The party will be complete with a special anniversary beer (Belgian Blonde Ale brewed with apricots), an outdoor biergarten, cake, raffles, live music in the evening, and much more, plus all the great beer, delicious food, and fun! Saturday, Sept. 7, 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. | Brew Republic Bierwerks, 15201 Potomac Town Place, Woodbridge
The Chili Cookoff and Fall Festival is Prince William’s premier event! Exhibitors, chili cook-off, food vendors , entertainment and fun! Saturday, Sept. 7, 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. | Stonebridge at Potomac Town Center, 15201 Potomac Town Place, Woodbridge
On Saturday afternoon, Historic Downtown Manassas will hold the 9th Annual Bands, Brews, and Barbecue Festival (last pour at 5:30 p.m.). This ticketed event features award winning craft beers and distilled spirits for sampling, some of Northern Virginia’s best barbecue for purchase, and incredible live music. Get your tickets here. Saturday, Sept. 7, 12:00 to 6:00 p.m. | Manassas Museum, 9101 Prince William Street, Manassas
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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.