Over the Hump: Area Weekend Events

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By Prince William Living

We’re over the hump! We’re here twice a month to let you know what’s going on in the area each weekend. Here are just a few of the events happening locally over the coming weekends.

Fly-Fishing Workshop at Silver Lake Regional Park

Try fly-fishing with this introduction workshop. Learn casting techniques, the basics of fly-fishing equipment, tools and safety concerns related to fly fishing. Compare the differences in fly fishing from spin casting, bait casting and what many think of as traditional fishing. Sign up here. Saturday, May 14, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon | Silver Lake Regional Park, 16198 Silver Lake Road, Haymarket

Family Day: Aviation

Share the history of aviation in the Marine Corps at the May Family Day event.  Participants will learn about the role of different types of aircraft across the history of the Corps, how Marine aviation has evolved, and enjoy aviation-themed activities. Events are free and open to the public. Saturday, May 14, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. | National Museum of the Marine Corps, 18900 Jefferson Davis Highway, Triangle

Manassas Viking Festival

Dress like a Viking for the day! Come enjoy the day at this very popular family friendly Living History Viking reenactment event by the Manassas Museum and Harris Pavilion. Get your photo by the 40-ft. Viking ship and the Gyrfalcon Viking boat presented by the Longship company. Also – Nordic breed dogs, lots of Viking era and Scandinavian type vendors. Free admission and everyone is welcome. Saturday, May 14, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. | Historic Downtown Manassas

Twilight Hike at Neabsco Creek Boardwalk

Join Park Naturalists for this fun evening that brings you up close and personal with some of the wetlands’ best-known inhabitants. Look for the signs and listen for the sounds of beavers, owls, deer and other wetland critters, then meet back at the warm fire for a springtime smore. Bring a flashlight – this will be a night hike to remember! Meet at the Neabsco Regional Park pavilion. Register here. Saturday, May 14, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. | Neabsco Creek Boardwalk, 15126 Blackburn Road, Woodbridge

Latin American Artisans and Entrepreneurs Expo

LAREXPO is a multicultural event created with the purpose of disseminating Latin American culture through Art, Gastronomy, Folkloric dances, live music and craftsmanship that show the wealth of each participating country. The group’s mission is to empower a vibrant community of Latin American artisans and entrepreneurs by creating a space where they can showcase their work when engaging the public, inspiring appreciation of their cultural heritage. Sunday, May 15, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. | Harris Pavilion, 9201 Center Street, Manassas

Full Moon Yoga on the Boardwalk

Return to the Neabsco Creek Boardwalk Sunday and Monday evenings for Full Moon Yoga and Meditation on the Boardwalk’s South Deck. Get ready to celebrate the stimulating full moon energy with grace and power. Register here. Sunday, May 15 and Monday, May 16, 8:00 to 9:00 p.m. | Neabsco Creek Boardwalk, 15126 Blackburn Road, Woodbridge

Chalk Festival

The first annual Chalk Festival! During this event, the blank pavement and paths throughout Blooms Park will transform into a community art gallery- filled by YOU! Canvas and chalk supplied; you’ll supply the inspiration. Saturday, May 21, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon | Blooms Park, 9701 Manassas Drive, Manassas Park

ARTfactory Presents Calamity Improv

Enjoy an evening of improv! The performance will be held in the ARTfactory’s Kellar Family Theater on the third floor at 9419 Battle St., Manassas. Tickets are $20; available at VirginiaARTfactory.org/Tickets. Cash bar by CJ Finz will open at 6:45 p.m. All attendees at indoor performances at the ARTfactory must present proof of COVID-19 vaccination or show a recent, negative COVID-19 test result. Face coverings are required indoors for patrons ages two and up. The performers will perform maskless. Saturday, May 21, 7:30 to 9:#0 p.m. | ARTfactory Kellar Family Theater, 9419 Battle Street, Third Floor, Manassas

KidsFest Spring Fair

Bring all the kids to enjoy a full day of fun and flying kites just in time to celebrate International Kids Day!
(All activities are weather dependent and may change based on CDC and local regulations.) But parents – not to worry – there will be lots of arts & crafts vendors, food and live entertainment for your enjoyment, as well! Sunday, May 22, 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. | Manassas Museum Lawn, 9101 Prince William Street, Manassas

Prince William Community Band Festival

Enjoy an afternoon of music with guest bands from surrounding communities, finishing the day with a concert from the Prince William Community Band. Old Town Manassas has various restaurants and shops that will be offering specials just for audience members when showing the digital program from your phone. So grab a bite to eat and relax while listening to the talent from around NoVa! Sunday, May 22, 3:00 to 6:30 p.m. |  Harris Pavilion, 9201 Center Street, Manassas

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Want to know what else is going on this weekend? Visit our Events Calendar. Have events of your own to submit? Email calendar@princewilliamliving.com.

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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