By Prince William Living
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We’re over the hump in Manassas and Prince William. That means we’re looking forward to weekend events!
Prince William Events
Rescheduled from earlier this month, the Mid-Atlantic Police Motorcycle Rodeo will be held Wednesday through Saturday. More than 100 motorcycle police officers will be competing in a riding skills rodeo. This provides training and networking for the officers. Funds raised will support Serve Our Willing Warriors. There will be raffles on Saturday with fabulous items to win. Wednesday, Sept. 26 – Saturday, Sept. 29, 8:00 a. m.-4:00 p. m each day | Potomac Mills Mall, 2700 Potomac Mills Circle, Woodbridge.
2 Silos Brewing’s first annual Oktoberfest will be held Friday and Saturday Come for a weekend filled with authentic German food, attire, music and of course, brews! You can pre-purchase a commemorative handcrafted 28-oz. ceramic stein at farmbrewlive.ticketfly.com/event/1759902, which includes first fill of their Oktoberfest Brew! Friday, Sept 28, 4:00-10:30 p. m.; Saturday, Sept. 29, 11:00 a. m. – 10:30 p. m. | 2 Silos Brewing, 9925 Discovery Blvd., Manassas
Come to the Occoquan Arts & Crafts Show for an unforgettable experience where you will find one-of-a-kind, handcrafted items galore! The streets of Historic Occoquan come to life with nearly 300 contemporary and country crafters and artisans, live entertainment and great food. To find out more, visit occoquanva.gov. Saturday, Sept. 29 & Sunday, Sept. 30, 10:00 a. m.-5:00 p. m. both days | Historic Occoquan
Don’t miss the 5th Annual Prince William County Police vs. Fire & Rescue Charity Soccer Game. There will be food trucks and activities for the whole family. They’ll also have PWC Police and Fire vehicles, and PWCDFR’s Home Fire Escape Obstacle Course. All monies raised will go to C.O.P.S. and the Muscular Dystrophy Association charities. Admission is FREE! Saturday, Sept. 29, 12:00-3:30 p. m. | Patriot High School, 10504 Kettle Run Road, Nokesville
The Novant Health UVA Health System Prince William Half Marathon offers runners a unique racing experience. The race start is staged at Jiffy Lube Live. Runners can enjoy a race village atmosphere complete with live music featuring several local bands, food, beer garden and more. Runners will make their way to, and travel through, the Manassas National Battlefield. All roads on the course are paved. Upon your return to Jiffy Lube Live, the race celebration will be in full swing! Visit princewilliamhalfmarathon.com for more information. Sunday, Sept. 30, 7:00 a. m. | Jiffy Lube Live!, 7800 Cellar Door Drive, Bristow
Look for birds at the Bird Walk at Merrimac Farm, as you travel through the uplands to the edge of the floodplain, covering a variety of habitats, including open fields and woodland edges. Dress for the weather; bring binoculars and cameras. More info and RSVP: 703.499.4954 or [email protected]. Sunday, Sept. 30, 8:00-11:00 a. m. | Merrimac Farm, 15014 Deepwood Lane, Nokesville
The Manassas Steins, Wines & Spirits Festival is a unique opportunity to sample your choice of beverage while listening to live music. Taste local craft beers, farm wines, and distilled spirits while enjoying great food from some of the best food vendors in Northern Virginia. Visit eventbrite.com/e/3rd-annual-steins-wines-spirits-festival-tickets-48505505272 for tickets. Saturday, Sept. 29, 12:00-6:00 p. m. | Manassas Museum Lawn, 9101 Prince William Street, Manassas
Manassas Park Events
Run for donuts! The Donut Run for the Environment is an easy fun run, and all abilities are welcome! The course is a 1, 2 or 3 mile loop around Signal Hill Park, followed by Krispy Kreme’s Original Glaze donuts and coffee, as well as speakers on the importance of taking action on climate change in Virginia. All abilities welcome, walkers and runners, dogs, and strollers! Visit eventbrite.com/e/free-donut-run-for-the-environment-tickets-48546542014 for more information. Saturday, Sept. 29, 9:00-11:00 a. m. | Signal Hill Park, 9300 Signal View Drive, Manassas Park
Like Zumba? Want to try Zumba? Come to the Manassas Park Community Center for the St. Jude’s 90s-Themed Zumba Bash. All proceeds benefit St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. $20. Saturday, Sept. 29, 4;30-6:30 p. m. | Manassas Park Community Center, 99 Adams Street, Manassas Park
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 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.
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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.