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It’s Wednesday and we’re Over the Hump! That means we’re looking forward to weekend events in Manassas, Manassas Park and Prince William.
One Love is a three-day multi-media art event that is a celebration of life and our diverse artistic community. The event is designed to give artists a platform to perform, share and leverage their art to the betterment of the community, while raising awareness and inspiring hope for the love of all artistic platforms. Over fifty artists will be featured at the Center for the Arts and at Jirani Coffeehouse. Begins Friday, April 26 and continues through Sunday, April 28 | Historic Downtown Manassas
While you’re in Manassas visiting One Love, check out these noteworthy events:
Sixty-five years after the launch of its original Artmobile, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts is once again bringing traveling art exhibitions and educational offerings to audiences across the Commonwealth with VMFA on the Road: An Artmobile for the 21st Century. Thursday, April 25 (3:00-5:00 p. m.), Friday, April 26 (3:00-9:00 p. m.), Saturday, April 27 (10:00 a. m.-5:00 p. m.), Sunday, April 28 (10:00 a. m.-1:00 p. m.) | Center for the Arts, 9419 Battle Street, Manassas
The City of Manassas, Manassas City Public Schools and the Prince William Public Library System will host Manassas Reads. This is a reading and book give away event designed to share the joy of reading with the community. This free, family event features free books for all ages, local celebrity readers, local authors, reading activities, crafts, face painting, a photo booth, live music and more. Saturday, April 27, 10:00 a. m.-2:00 p. m. | Harris Pavilion, 9201 Center Street, Manassas
Manassas Park Events
Celebrate spring as we send our kites to the sky! All kites are welcome to our annual Kite Festival! You may purchase a kite for $5 at the event if you don’t have one. Free to attend. Saturday, April 27, 10:00 a. m.-12:00 p. m. | Manassas Park Community Center, 99 Adams Street, Manassas Park
Prince William Events
The Prince William County Solid Waste Division will host its annual Compost Awareness Day Event on Saturday. This year’s theme is Cool the Climate – Compost! Join us to learn more about the benefits of compost, how to compost at home and other gardening and environmental tips from the experts at Virginia Cooperative Extension Prince William Master Gardeners. Saturday, April 27, 10:00 a. m.-2:00 p. m. | Sean T. Connaughton Community Plaza, 1 County Complex Court, Woodbridge
Bring the family and visit Brentsville Courthouse to enjoy our annual Art n’ the Car Festival! Enjoy the scenic setting alongside great cars of yesteryear (cars, trucks & motorcycles) and the art of local artists and Prince William County students and try your hand at making your own art. There will be local art vendors and the Historic Courthouse will be open for self-guided tours. Saturday, April 27, 11:00 a. m.-4:00 p. m. | Brentsville Courthouse Historic Centre, 12229 Bristow Road, Bristow
It’s 80s Night: Dockside at the Electric Palm! Saturday, April 27, 8:30 p. m. to Sunday, April 28, 12:30 a. m. | The Electric Palm, 12745 Sea ray Lane, Woodbridge
Spend Sunday at the Nu Conceptz NovaFest Car Show checking out a variety of cars and sampling local food from several food trucks all while supporting the Good Shepherd Housing Foundation. Sunday, April 28, 11:00 a. m.-4:00 p. m. | Osbourn Park High School, 8909 Euclid Avenue, Manassas
Interested in learning calligraphy? On Sunday afternoon, participants in a calligraphy class will learn all the basics of pointed pen calligraphy in a relaxed and inspiring atmosphere. This workshop is taught by Jenny Paxton of Jenny Paxton Calligraphy. Sunday, April 28, 1:00-4:00 p. m. | Hitchcock Paper, 125 Mill Street, Occoquan
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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.