Over the Hump: Weekend Events in Prince William and Manassas

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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!

For Families

Let’s pretend that we aren’t all melting and embrace the spirit of winter in July!  Cookies & Cream is hosting Christmas in July Story Time with Christmas stories and crafts. Friday, July 19, 12:00-9:00 p. m. | Cookies & Cream, 14650 Washington Street, Haymarket

It’s Children’s Day at the Museum Sponsored by Walmart this Saturday. Learn about early Americans’ eating and drinking habits and think about how we differ today! Practice your culinary skill and determine if you would have the skills to succeed in early America. Snacks and crafts provided while supplies last. Saturday, July 20, 1:00-3:00 p. m. | Weems-Botts Museum, 3944 Cameron Street, Dumfries


The Occoquan Lemonade Stroll and Sale: This weekend, explore Occoquan’s historic waterfront town while enjoying free tasty lemon treats and shopping specials, bargains, and unique finds in the boutiques and restaurants. Friday, July 19 and Saturday, July 20, 11:00 a. m.-5:00 p. m. both days | Mill Street in Historic Occoquan

It’s time for the Annual Big Yard Sale at the Manassas Senior Center! Don’t miss it!  Saturday, July 20, 8:00 a. m.-1:00 p. m. | Manassas Senior Center, 9320 Mosby Street, Manassas

The Arts

Prince William Little Theatre presents “Annie” for a two-weekend run at the Hylton Performing Arts Center. Based on the popular comic strip by Harold Gray, Annie has become a worldwide phenomenon and was the winner of seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical. Get tickets here.   Friday, July 19, 8:00 p. m.; Saturday, July 20, 2:00 and 8:00 p. m.; Sunday, July 21, 2:00 p. m. | Hylton Performing Arts Center, 10960 George Mason Circle, Manassas

While you’re in Occoquan for the Lemonade Stroll and Sale (above), visit Art a La Carte for the “Love of Nature” artist’s reception. Laura Jones is a new artist whose work is painted from a combination of photographs and imagination. Saturday, July 20, 11:00 a. m.-6:00 p. m. | Art a La Carte, 310 Mill Street, Occoquan

Formed in 2011, Shenandoah Run is a nine-piece, D.C.-based band with a vision to keep folk music alive and fresh! They’re performing at the Harris Pavilion on Saturday evening as part of the SummerSounds Concert Series. Saturday, July 20, 6:30-8:00 p. m. | Harris Pavilion, 9201 Center Street, Manassas

Civil War Anniversary Weekend

After the Battle of First Manassas, Ben Lomond served as a field hospital to treat the wounded. Visit Ben Lomond for the 158th anniversary of the battle and learn how soldiers were treated during the Civil War and how the conditions of these hospitals differ from the hospitals we have today. Admission to the site is free; donations are appreciated. Saturday, July 20 and Sunday, July 21, 10:00 a. m.-4:00 p. m. | Ben Lomond Historic Site and Rose Garden, 10311 Sudley Manor Drive, Manassas

Living history and artillery demonstrations will be held at Manassas National Battlefield Park for the 158th anniversary commemoration of First Manassas. All demonstrations will take place on Henry Hill unless otherwise noted. Saturday, July 20 and Sunday, July 21 | Manassas National Battlefield Park, 6511 Sudley Road, 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.


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