First Friday in Downtown Manassas

The second First Friday is coming up quickly in Manassas! This Friday, July 3rd, enjoy live music and walk through Historic Downtown Manassas. You can check out a variety of shops and eat some great food at some wonderful restaurants.




Here is a list of participating stores and restaurants:

  • ArtBeat Gallery
  • Black Swan Boutique
  • Carmello’s
  • Creative Brush Studio
  • City Square Café
  • City Tavern
  • Foster’s Grille
  • Love, Charley
  • Malones
  • Manassas Clay
  • Manassas Museum
  • Monza
  • Okra’s
  • Prospero’s Books
  • Philadelphia Tavern
  • Opera House Gourmet
  • The Social Butterfly
  • The Things I love

The Manassas Museum is holding a children’s book talk from 6pm-8pm. You can stop by and talk with Illustrator of, All Aboard for Manassas, Nancy Mitchell and author and illustrator of, A Day with Lily, Monica Bishop. You can also pre-register your children in a class filled with art and theatre play for two hours at the Candy Factory. This will give you a chance to join in on the grown-up fun!

The First Friday series started in February 2014 and has been a big hit since! While residing at Arcadia Run, you’re so close to all the fun that First Friday has to offer. Take advantage of Historic Downtown Manassas and kick off your 4th of July weekend at First Friday!


Make Grounds Central Station in Manassas Your New Café!

Not all coffee shops are created equal.

While some specialize in great coffee, others offer an ideal work environment. A certain coffee shop might have excellent service while others open up for great community events.

In Manassas, there’s one coffee shop that does it all: Grounds Central Station.

Grounds Central Station

This café that began as a one-person endeavor has become a community staple in Old Towne Manassas, and it draws people for its excellent roasts, live music and knowledgeable baristas. Pop into Grounds Central Station for a quick cup of piping hot coffee or spend a day there getting work done; the atmosphere is great for writing, reading and finishing a major assignment.

What draws us most to Grounds Central Station, though, is their commitment to the community. When we enter the coffee shop we know we’re at a place that loves this town as much as we do. So whether we’re coming in to catch up with friends over one of their creative lattes or checking out a local musician at one of their open mic nights, we always feel at home at Grounds Central Station.

Head over to Grounds Central Station and see for yourself! It might just become your new favorite coffee shop.

For more information and alerts about upcoming events, “like” Grounds Central Station on Facebook!

Grounds Central Station

Images courtesy of Fun Things To Do in Manassas and Grounds Central Station.