Over the Hump: Weekend Events in Prince William, Manassas and Manassas Park

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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, Manassas and Manassas Park!

County Fair

The Prince William County Fair runs all week long! This week, you can find a petting zoo, 4H exhibits, wine tastings, craft and photography shows, a demolition derby, monster trucks, a circus and more!  For daily schedules and ticket information, click hereOpens at 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 14, Thursday, Aug. 15, Friday, Aug. 16; Opens at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17 | Prince William County Fairgrounds, 10624 Dumfries Road, Manassas

Outdoor Fun

Enjoy a campfire and roasted marshmallows at Brentsville Courthouse Historic Centre as you learn about the native peoples who lived in the Prince William area long before Europeans arrived. Interact with hands-on artifacts, learn some of the games children played and compare how Native Americans lived 400 years ago with how we live today. $5.00. Friday, Aug. 16, 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. | Brentsville Courthouse Historic Centre, 12229 Bristow Road, Bristow

“Glow in the Park After Dark” at the Manassas Park Community Center on Saturday night! This event features a variety of glow-in-the-dark activities and games. With a DJ playing your favorite hits, this event is the perfect way to end summer with your family! Saturday, Aug. 17, 8:00 to 9:15 p.m. | Manassas Park Community Center, 99 Adams Street, Manassas Park

On Saturday, it’s Movies Under the Stars night at Stonebridge at Potomac Town Center, showing Beauty and the Beast (live action version). Enjoy a movie night in a family-friendly atmosphere, and feel free to bring picnic blankets and lawn chairs. If you are hungry, there are several eateries in the immediate vicinity of the center of the complex where the movie will be showing. Saturday, Aug. 17, 8:00 to 10:00 p.m. | Stonebridge at Potomac Town Center, 15201 Potomac Town Place, Woodbridge

The Arts

The Pied Piper Theatre presents West Side Story this weekend. Join the Jets and the Sharks in this modern day musical set in New York City and based on the classic tale of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. West Side Story-School Edition is an award-winning classic tragedy of feuding families combines outstanding music and dance numbers. Tickets: hyltoncenter.org. Friday, Aug. 16, 7:00 p.m.; Saturday, Aug. 17, 2:00 and 7:00 p.m. | Hylton Performing Arts Center, 10960 George Mason Circle, Manassas

International Saxophonist “Lil’ Maceo” Kareem Walkes is quickly becoming one of contemporary jazz’s most thrilling and emotive performers, and continues to stand out and push boundaries as a composer, performer, and recording artist.  He performs at the Harris Pavilion on Saturday night as part of the SummerSounds Concert Series. Saturday, Aug. 17, 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. | Harris Pavilion, 9201 Center Street, Manassas

Artist Martin Cervantez is scheduled to host a public art project on Sunday afternoon.  Much of Martin’s life work incorporates found objects repurposed into new art forms, creating unique pieces with a variety of textures and shapes. Martin’s unrestricted artistic process is the inspiration behind this public art project, and he will guide you as you work as a group to create a multi-media sculpture to be placed in Old Town Manassas. No artistic experience or background required. Sunday, Aug, 18, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. | Center for the Arts, 9419 Battle Street, Manassas

For Families

Prince William Mothers of Multiples is hosting a back-to-school consignment and vendor sale on Saturday morning. Find clothes, shoes, gear, strollers, car seats, furniture, toys, costumes and so much more. Enjoy a vendor fair featuring over 20 different vendors. Treat yourself to a sweet treat at the bake sale! Get your tickets here.  Saturday, Aug. 17, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. | Manassas Church of the Brethren, 10047 Nokesville Road, 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? Visit princewilliamliving.com/events/community/add.

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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