By Prince William Living
It’s Wednesday and we’re over the hump! We’re here twice a month to give you the events happening in the area each weekend. Here are just a few of the events happening locally the next few weekends.
160th Anniversary of the First Battle of Manassas
Manassas National Battlefield Park commemorates 160 years since the first Battle of Manassas. Events throughout the day on Saturday and Sunday, as well as Wednesday, July 21. Click here for more information. Saturday, July 17, Sunday, July 18, Wednesday, July 21, starting at 10:00 a.m. | Manassas National Battlefield Park, 6511 Sudley Rd., Manassas
Collective at Music on Mill
Collective is a high-energy cover band that plays the best of the 80s, 90s, 2000s, and today. Their passion is as much for quality as for making a party happen every time they play. Voted one of the best bands of Arlington. Saturday, July 17, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. | River Mill Park, 458 Mill St., Occoquan
“Weird Art for Weird People”
The Man Cave in Historic Manassas will present “Weird Art for Weird People,” the highly anticipated solo exhibition of original new works by John Hartt, painter of strange and wonderful things. Weird Art for Weird People features new paintings that blend themes of anthropomorphic food, naked ladies, skulls, eyeballs and just plain weirdness in a way that only John can present them. Saturday, July 17, 7:00 p.m. to 12:00 midnight | The Man Cave, 9070 Center St., Manassas
Bring your “quaranteam” of up to six people and rent your space in a socially-distanced picnic circle in the park. Occoquan Mayor Earnie Porta will MC. Purchase your tickets here. Bring your camp chairs or a blanket. One circle can accommodate up to six team members; one circle/registration per team. Gate opens at 6:00 p.m. Trivia begins at 6:30 p.m. Friday, July 23, 6:00 p.m. | River Mill Park, 458 Mill St., Occoquan
Ben Lomond Civil War Anniversary Weekend
After the Battle of First Manassas, Ben Lomond served as a field hospital to treat the wounded. Visit Ben Lomond on the anniversary of the battle and learn from historians and Civil War reenactors how soldiers were treated during the war and how the conditions of these hospitals differ from the hospitals we have today. Candlelight tours Saturday evening. Saturday, July 24, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.; Sunday, July 25, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. | Ben Lomond Historic Site, 10321 Sudley Manor Dr., Manassas
Harry Potter Potions Class (Drink Moxology)
Join Unbullievable Events for a magical experience where you’re immersed into the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Come dressed in your Hogwarts House attire (or house color), bring your wand, and your pet owl! Age 21+. Saturday, July 24, 8:00 p.m. to 12:00 midnight | The Spot on Mill Street, 406 Mill St., Occoquan
The City of Manassas Farmers Market will be held at the Harris Pavilion on Saturdays. Saturdays, 9:00 am. to 1:00 p.m. | Harris Pavilion, 9201 Center St., Manassas
The Dale City Farmers Market is a producer-only market, meaning all products must be grown or made by the seller. Sundays, 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. | Dale City Commuter Lot, Dale Boulevard & Gemini Way, Dale City
The Haymarket Farmers Market is now open on Sundays. Sundays, 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. | 15000 Washington St., Haymarket
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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.