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 two weekends.
Test your knowledge during outdoor trivia nights in the park! Play six rounds of seasonally themed brain busters for your chance to win the $100 gift card Grand Prize! Bring your team, camp chairs or blankets, and enjoy your very own socially-distanced picnic circle. One 10-foot circle can accommodate up to six team members. Registration is $30 for the whole team/circle—sign up in advance online or at the door. Visit occoquanva.gov for weather updates. Friday, Oct. 15, 6:00 p.m. | River Mill Park, 458 Mill Street, Occoquan
Haymarket’s biggest event of the year! Attended by over 20,000 spectators and 200 vendors. Enjoy a home town street festival including a parade featuring local schools, performers, and law enforcement, led by this year’s Grand Marshal. Two main stages with a beer garden and numerous food vendors. Saturday, Oct. 16, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. | 15000 Washington Street, Haymarket
Special Effects Makeup – Halloween
Just in time for Halloween. Come see exactly how cuts, bruises, scars and all sorts of Special Effects are done for movies and TV. A fun and realistic time with a theatrical and effects local makeup artist. Purchase of personal makeup kits is in the cost of program. Saturday, Oct. 16, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon or Saturday, Oct. 23, 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. | Pat White Center at Ben Lomond, 10501 Copeland Drive, Manassas
All are welcome to attend and enjoy free family and pet friendly activities including a pet parade/costume contest, a lure course, an agility course, pet-friendly exhibitors, children’s entertainment, store discounts, prizes, and much more. Pet photo booth donations will benefit the Prince William SPCA. All pets in attendance must be leashed. Hosted by Stonebridge at Potomac Town Center. Saturday, Oct. 16, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. | Stonebridge at Potomac Town Center, 15201 Potomac Town Place, Woodbridge
Bring the family out for a night of fun, games, s’mores, a hayride around the park, and more! The program fee covers one s’mores kit per person. Additional s’mores kits will be available for $1 cash purchase as supplies last. Pre-registration highly encouraged: 703-335-8872. Saturday, Oct. 16, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. | Manassas Park Community Center, 99 Adams Street, Manassas Park
Crafts n Drafts
Head to Manassas Mall – Macy’s parking lot – for the Crafts -n- Drafts Fall Fest! It promises to be a fun-filled day, featuring food trucks and a showcase of the very best local artists, crafters, and makers – for a curated, outdoor craft shopping experience with all the fall feels! Sunday, Oct. 17, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. | Manassas Mall – Macy’s Parking Lot, 8300 Sudley Road, Manassas
Virtual Halloween Tea
Historic Dumfries Virginia is excited to announce a virtual Halloween program! The Executive Director will host a virtual tea sharing the history of scary monsters, spooky lore and stories, and great Halloween planning tips – from games to recipes! Join from the safety of your home…if you dare! Tickets are available on Eventbrite and can be accessed through HDVI’s website. Sunday, Oct. 17, 1:00 p.m. | Online
Grab the mic and belt out a tune with your neighbors. Occoquan is excited to host its first Karaoke Night. Doors/Bar/Sign ups open at 6:30 p.m., with Mayor Earnie Porta kicking off the night with a song at 7:00 p.m. Free admission. No glass containers or outside alcohol permitted. Friday, Oct. 22, 6:30 p.m. | River Mill Park, 458 Mill Street, Occoquan
Clued Upp Games: The Manassas Ripper
Think you have what it takes to catch a killer? CluedUpp is an exciting, outdoor detective adventure – and it’s coming to Manassas. Can your team of detectives scramble across town, solve the clues and crack the case in time? Tickets sell out fast so grab your team place today. Saturday, Oct. 23, 9:00 a.m. | Location provided with ticket
Manassas Park Latino Festival
The first Latino Festival in Manassas Park, with music, food, crafts and more! Register here. Saturday, Oct. 23, 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. | Manassas Park Community Center, 99 Adams Street, Manassas Park
Family Fun Day
Food trucks, vendors children’s activities, raffles and prizes! Fun for the entire family! Provided by the Prince William Parks Foundation. Saturday, Oct. 23, 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. | Locust Shade Park, 4701 Locust Shade Drive, Triangle. Rain date Oct. 30.
All Hallow’s Eve Candlelight Tours at Brentsville Courthouse
Brentsville has a diverse and dramatic history, as it served as the county seat for nearly 100 years. During this time, many strange and scary events have happened here, and many say that ghosts of long dead men and women still haunt the area. Come experience a spirited night as you explore the grounds by candlelight and hear tales of sadness and triumph at Brentsville. Reservations are recommended; space is limited: 703-365-7895. Saturday, Oct. 23, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. | Brentsville Courthouse Historic Centre, 12229 Bristow Road, Bristow
Watch Disney’s not-too-scary Halloween film, Hocus Pocus! Tickets $5 for adults; 12 and under free. Popcorn, candy, and beverages will be available for purchase in the park. Bring your own camp chairs or blankets. Outside food is allowed. No glass containers or outside alcohol permitted. Saturday, Oct. 23, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. | River Mill Park, 458 Mill Street, Occoquan
Trunk or Treat at Park Valley Church
The church’s annual fall celebration, with food, bounce houses, and trunks full of candy! Please bring canned food to help support the church’s food pantry. Sunday, Oct. 24, 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. | Park Valley Church, 4500 Waverly Farm Drive, 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.