By Prince William Living
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It’s Wednesday and we’re Over the Hump! Here are a few things to look forward to this weekend:
All weekend long, the City of Manassas will host the first-ever Manassas History Weekend. The City will honor the service of veterans from past and present, focus on this region’s wartime and peacetime military history, and include activities for all interests and ages. The free weekend will kick off Friday night with a tour of the Manassas Cemetery, 9317 Center Street, at 8:00 p. m. Friday, Aug. 24- Sunday, Aug. 26 | Historic Downtown Manassas
The Quantico Triathlon will be held Saturday morning at Marine Corps Base Quantico. The Quantico Tri features a start near Officers Candidate School, a 750 meter open water swim in the Potomac River, and a 20K (12.4 mile) cycle tour of the Marine Corps Base. The Quantico Tri will conclude with a 5K run. For those who just want to run, the Marine Corps Marathon introduces the Quantico 12K, to be hosted alongside the Quantico Tri. To register, visit marinemarathon.com/events/quantico-triathlon. Saturday, Aug. 25, 6:00-11:00 a. m. | Marine Corps Base Quantico, 3250 Catlin Avenue, Quantico
Enjoy a display of vintage and classic cars on the lawns of Rippon Lodge Historic Site. Ask questions, take pictures of the beautiful vehicles and cast your vote for your favorite. Guided tours of the lodge, conducted on the hour, are $5 per person. Car clubs and individual participants must register to bring their vehicle. 703-499-9812. $5.00 suggested donation. Saturday, Aug. 25, 11:00 a. m. – 2:00 p. m. | Rippon Lodge Historic Site, 15520 Blackburn Road, Woodbridge
Head over to Leesylvania State Park on Saturday evening for Music at the Marina featuring the U.S. Army Band Downrange. The U.S. Army Band Downrange is the popular music ensemble of The United States Army Band “Pershing’s Own.” Saturday, Aug. 25, 7:00-8:30 p. m. | Leesylvania State Park, 2001 Daniel K. Ludwig Drive, Woodbridge
Brew Republic Bierwerks has something on tap for everyone on Sunday! There’s Sunday Funday, for Sunday comfort food, pro sports on the TVs, board games, hot and BBQ chicken wings, $5 mimosas, and of course, beer! Bring your family – kids eat free every Sunday. And this month, there are special back-to-school events for the kids. Sunday, Aug. 26, starting at 12:00 noon | Brew Republic Bierwerks, 15201 Potomac Town Place, Woodbridge
Rescheduled from earlier this summer, Sub-Radio will be giving a concert at River Mill Park in Occoquan. Washington, D.C.’s Sub-Radio makes smart, danceable pop rock that’s always expanding its boundaries. The sextet’s high-energy live performances and variety of outstanding vocalists have put them on the map up and down the East Coast. Sunday, Aug. 26, 2:00-4:00 p. m., River Mill Park, 458 Mill Street, Occoquan
Don’t forget the Farmers Markets in Historic Downtown Manassas and at Potomac Mills Mall! These run every Saturday through October.
Manassas – Prince William Lot, across from the new Baldwin Elementary (1978 Eagle Way). 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p. m.
Potomac Mills Mall – In the parking lot near Matchbox – 9:00 a. m. – 1:00 p. m.
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.