Spring 2018 Events to Look Forward to in Manassas

One of the many benefits of living close to a place like Historic Downtown Manassas, is that there is never a shortage of awesome events throughout all four seasons of the year! Just minutes from Arcadia Run, take a look below at all of the events you can look forward to this spring season:


Historic Manassas Spring Restaurant Week – March 19th to 25th

Take advantage of some great offers at your favorite local Manassas restaurants including Monza, Carmello’s, Zandra’s Taqueria and more! Offers include 2 for $25 and 3 for $35. Click here for more information and kick off the spring season with tasty deals.


Hop Around Downtown – March 25th to March 31st

If you’re looking to go on a shopping spree soon, look no further than Downtown Manassas during the Hop Around event. With each purchase at a participating store, you will have a chance to win a prize!


Mariachis Tequileria Kegs ‘n Eggs Craft Beer Fiesta – March 31

With over 30 beers to sample, live music for your dancing pleasure, awesome food, and even an “adult egg hunt”, this is an event you don’t want to miss if you are a fan of craft beer!


April Showers Bridal Show – April 8th

If you are one of those lucky someones getting ready for your wedding day, be sure to attend the April Showers Bridal Show! See gorgeous wedding dresses up close and personal, learn some pro tips from professionals in the industry, and enjoy hors d’oeuvres.


12th Annual Live Well Festival – April 21st

You’ve promised yourself that this was going to be the year you took care of your health, and what better way to kick it off than with this annual festival? With plenty of health-centered activities, vendors, and more, in addition to 5k, 10k, and 1 mile runs, be sure to stop by!


10th Annual Band Festival – April 22nd

For the tenth year in a row, join the rest of the music lovers in Manassas by heading on over to the Harris Pavilion for a day filled with live performances from some of your favorite local bands!


Community Reading Festival – April 28th

This family friendly event comes to the heart of Manassas for a great time focused on education. Visit the Harris Pavilion for free books, giveaways, a variety of crafts, and live music playing through the air.

Celebrate Virginia Wine Month Near Arcadia Run


It’s the most wonderful time of the year! No, it’s not Christmas yet, but October is Virginia Wine Month! Whether you like a robust red, crisp white, rosé all day, or prefer some bubbles, it’s time to pour yourself a glass (or 2) and start celebrating! Virginia has a rich history that includes many vineyards and wineries located throughout the state, including several near Arcadia Run. Grab a friend and a designated driver and head to one of these great places to celebrate Virginia Wine Month during October!


Paradise Springs Winery

Called “The Gateway to Virginia Wine Country,” Paradise Springs Winery is located on a property in Clifton that dates all the back to 1716! Paradise Springs offers tastings, tours, and you can even reserve their space for private events. They also give wine lovers a little taste of everything, with a wide selection of whites and reds, and also carry rosé and sparkling wine.


Aroma Wine Tasting Room

Don’t feel like making a full day trip out to a winery? Head to the new Aroma Wine Tasting Room right here in Manassas! Part of the Marais Vineyards and Winery family, this new tasting room offers all of the same wines that you can get at their winery. While no outside food is permitted, they do serve tasting plates with the wine tasting and offer a charcuterie plate for purchase. Try their award-winning Battlefield green wine, or a glass of their delicious Merlot.


The Winery at Bull Run

Enjoy a crisp fall day out on the farm at the Winery at Bull Run. Bring your friends, some blankets, and start sipping! Drop by for a spur of the moment tasting, or bring a whole group (perfect for bachelorette parties!). This fall, they are even offering haunted wine tours on Fridays throughout the month of October. Their wines are made with 100% Virginia grapes, meaning they are all local and all delicious. If you’re still holding on to summer, try their fruit peach wine, or if you’re looking for something more robust, try the 2015 Reconciliation, perfect for fall with hints of coffee and plum.


Vint Hill Craft Winery

Talk about crafty… Vinty Hill Craft Winery can’t be found on GPS! Being located on a former covert Army base just adds to the charm of this urban winery focused on the craft of making homemade wine. Try their award-winning Cabernet Franc or Petit Verdot at one of their events, such as Ladies Night, or just drop by for a tour and tasting!


Celebrate Virginia Wine Month right at home at Arcadia Run by stopping by one of our Wine Wednesday’s in the clubhouse! Learn more about all Arcadia Run has to offer by visiting us online.

Where to Celebrate National Beer Day in Manassas!


Calling all beer lovers! National Beer Day is on April 7th and there’s no better way to celebrate than heading to a local brewery for some delicious brews! Arcadia Run, located in Manassas, VA, is just minutes from some of the best breweries in the area. From local favorites to exciting newcomers, you’ll have no problem discovering something delicious on tap. Check out some of our favorite breweries in the area, plus a sneak peek at a few that will be opening soon!


Heritage Brewing

Heritage opened its doors in 2013 and hasn’t looked back since. Owned and operated by military veterans, this isn’t your typical brewery. Their flagship beers, such as the Freedom Isn’t Free IPA or the Revolution American Amber Ale, pay homage to the USA with American-themed cans and names. Their rustic styled taproom lets you see the tanks your beer came from, and is great place to gather with friends. Heritage offers brewery tours on Saturday’s only, so get there early to get a ticket, which are a deal at $5. They also have a new brewpub and roastery opening soon in Clarendon!


Bad Wolf Brewing Company

Founded by local husband and wife team Jeremy and Sarah Meyers, Bad Wolf Brewing is on a mission to provide Manassas with delicious unfiltered and unpasteurized beer. With a rotating selection of craft beers at their TWO taprooms, Little BadWolf and Big BadWolf (extra points for puns), beer aficionados have their pick of IPA’s, porters, sours, and much more. BadWolf also offers multiple events every month, from paint and sip nights to fundraisers.


BadWolf Public House

BadWolf Brewing has been such a success that they decided to expand! BadWolf Public House just opened this spring in Old Town Manassas, and focuses on pairing their signature brews with locally sourced ingredients. They are still waiting for their new brew house to be installed and licensed, but in the meantime, diners are clamoring for the French onion soup, Reuben sandwich (proclaimed as the best around!) and the smoked mac and cheese. Stay tuned for their brewery opening!


Tin Cannon Brewing Co.

Located just 7 minutes down the road from Arcadia Run, Tin Cannon Brewing Co. (TCBC) is a local favorite. Their creative approach to brewing has led to the development of some of the most unique beers around. You can find a rotation of 10-12 beers on tap, such as their Unkel Dunkel Dunkelweizen, Vaughn’s Peanut Butter Porter, or Guardians of the Galaxy IPA. TCBC is closed for brewing Monday-Wednesday, which tells you exactly how serious they are about their beers! Come May, they’ll be opening their new 8100 sq. ft. brewery and production facility, meaning you’ll be able to find TCBC cans in stores throughout Northern Virginia.


Coming Soon

2 Silos Brewing, Manassas

Sinistral Brewing Co, Manassas


Grab some friends and head out to discover one of the great breweries located near Arcadia Run. Please drink responsibly and do not drink and drive.


Patios, Parks, and More: Outdoor Places to Enjoy in Manassas this Spring

Spring is here in Northern Virginia and we couldn’t be more excited! While we have fun outdoor spaces right here at Arcadia Run, our location in Manassas, Virginia positions our community just minutes from some amazing outdoor spaces for entertainment and fun. Check out some of our favorite outdoor activities and places to visit this spring right here in Manassas, VA!

Old Town Manassas

Take a day to stroll the streets and pop into cute boutiques when discovering Old Town Manassas! The Visitor’s Center will have any information you may need and is great starting point for your day. Walk around the historic streets and check out the local museums, galleries, and turn of the century architecture at every corner.

Farmer’s Market

Once April comes around, head on over to one of Northern Virginia’s longest running farmer’s markets! Pick up fresh fruit and vegetables, or browse different crafts and home goods. Check out their website for a full list of locations and times.

Ben Lomond Manor House

If you want to take in some history while exploring beautifully manicured grounds, head over to the Ben Lomond House! Built in the 1830’s and used as a hospital after the Battle of Manassas in 1861, Ben Lomond is a treasure trove of rich history and information about the Civil War in Manassas. Spend a perfect spring day walking the grounds and be sure to see their beautiful Old Rose Garden, home to one of the largest collections of Old Garden Roses in the DC Metro area.

Manassas National Battlefield

Listed as the #1 ‘Thing to Do” in Manassas on Trip Advisor, these battlefields were the site of some of the most important battles during the Civil War. Take a walk through time while traipsing across the open battlefields of Manassas, which offer over 40 miles of hiking trails. Stop in the Henry Hill Visitor Center for maps, information, and souvenirs!

Okra’s Louisiana Bistro

After working up an appetite from all your outdoor activities, head on over to Okra’s in Old Town! Serving up authentic creole cuisine straight from the bayous of Louisiana, you wont want to miss out on their crawfish etouffe or alligator bites. Spend a warm spring Saturday evening at one of their outdoor tables listening to some great live local music. Check out their website for a full list of events.

CJ Finz Raw Bar

Nothing says warm weather and springtime like fresh seafood! Located right in Old Town, CJ Finz is the go-to place for seafood and local coastal fare. Sip a local draft beer while catching a baseball game, or soak up some rays on their second level deck area, the only one in Manassas! Bring the family or some friends for a fun afternoon and evening at Finz.

Jiffy Lube Live

There’s nothing better than a warm evening surrounded by friends and listening to live music! One of Virginia’s premier music venues, Jiffy Lube Live is located just minutes from Arcadia Run. Check their list of concerts and events for the spring and summer months, and get your groove on!

For more information about our great apartment homes, visit Arcadia Run online.

Sources: https://www.virginia.orghttp://visitmanassas.org, http://www.livenation.com

Upcoming Events in Manassas, VA

Stonewall Jackson at Manassas Battlefield

Looking for something to do after work near your new apartment at Arcadia Run? Check out a few of these upcoming events in Manassas VA!

Ice Skating at The Harris Pavilion

Saturday January 21 (12:00 pm to 10:00 pm)

The Loy E Harris Pavilion (9431 West Street, Manassas, VA)

Spend an Saturday ice skating at The Harris Pavilion with friends, or stop by Wednesdays 6:00 to 8:00 pm for The Harris Pavilion’s free skate night!

Books on Tap

Thursday January 26 (7:00 pm to 8:30 pm)

BadWolf Brewery (8420 Kao Circle, Manassas, VA)

Join in on the fun with the newest book club that’s the talk of the town- Books on Tap, hosted by BadWolf Brewing Company and the Prince William Library System. Books on Tap will feature perfectly paired books and brews, from various genres from week to week. Stop by your local Prince William County library to pick up a copy of this week’s book—Ready Player One by Ernest Cline.

Book Talk

Sunday January 29 (1:30 pm to 3:00 pm)

Manassas Museum (9101 Prince William Street, Manassas, VA)

Meet author Marc Leepson for a talk about his new book What So Proudly We Hailed: Francis Scott Key, A Life, at the Manassas Museum

Open Mic Night @ Jirani

Thursday February 2 (7:30 pm – 10:00 pm)

Jirani Coffeehouse (9425 West Street, Manassas, VA)

Jirani Coffeehouse hosts Open Mic Night every Thursday starting at 7:30 pm. The sign up list will start at 5:00 pm – stop by to show off your singing talent! Visit Jirani’s website for additional information.

First Friday Souper Bowl

Friday February 3 (6:00 pm to 9:00 pm)

Historic Downtown Manassas, VA

Join your friends and neighbors from Arcadia Run at the Historic Downtown Manassas infamous First Friday series – Souper Bowl! As local restaurants meet to compete in the third annual Souper Bowl, locals can enjoy delicious (and unlimited) soup samples for just $10. Who will be this year’s Souper Bowl Champion? Will it be Philadelphia Tavern, The Bone, Carmello’s or Monza? You decide! Taste all of the soups and you can vote to crown the winning restaurant!

Sources: visitpwc.comvisitmanassas.org

Free Things to Do in Manassas This Summer!

So maybe you have been spending too much money shopping for the perfect summer wardrobe, or you recently invested in a brand new car. Just because you are attempting to save some money this summer, doesn’t mean you can’t get out and enjoy the season! Because Arcadia Run is located in Manassas, VA, just minutes from downtown, there are plenty of free events and attractions to keep you entertained all summer long!

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Manassas Featured on Huffington Post Travel

You may have heard of the Huffington Post before, and if you haven’t, we could sum it up as a popular online news publication. In their article “Top 25 Things To Do In Northern Virginia”, our city of Manassas was featured in three items on their list! Not only can you live in a brand new apartment home at Arcadia Run in Manassas, but you can also enjoy some of the best attractions in the region nearby! Check out the features from Huffington Post below:

12. Discover how “Stonewall Jackson” got his nickname at Manassas Battlefield aka Battles of Bull Run. Two battles were fought here- both Confederate victories.

manassas battlefield

Source: Huffington Post

13. Plan to spend an afternoon and night in Old Town Manassas, nary a Big Box Store or Chain Restaurant in sight. Formerly Manassas Junction, this railroad town, where two lines crossed, was strategically important during the Civil War. Dine at the fine Portuguese restaurant, Carmello’sor adorable casual-Italian restaurant Monza.


Source: Huffington Post

14. Stay at the 2-room Bennett House B&B in Old Town Manassasfive blocks downtown and within a few minutes walk from the train station (“an hour and $18 roundtrip to DC!”). Amiable couple, Jean and Curtis Harrover outline the many reasons it makes sense to stay in Manassas and take daytrips into Washington DC – no city parking woes, relative quietude, cost – and to top it off, Jean’s wonderful breakfasts are included in the room rate.”


Source: Huffington Post

Although the Huff Post hit the nail on the head, there are also some hidden gems in Manassas that we want to share with you! Below, we add some more of our top picks for things to do in Manassas:

Jiffy Lube Live

This outdoor concert venue is NoVa’s top place to go for the summer concerts you won’t forget! Another plus – it’s less than 3 miles from Arcadia Run! More info here: http://pavilionbristow.com/

Brewing Companies

Manassas is home to two different brewing companies: BadWolf Brewing Company and Heritage Brewing Co. Both of these top-rated brewing companies are great options if you’re feeling thirsty for an ice-cold brew.

Hylton Performing Arts Center

Although Jiffy Lube Live is great for a large concert venue, the Hylton Performing Arts Center is a more intimate venue for all types of live performances.

For more information on all of the great attractions in Manassas, VA, go to visitmanassas.org. To keep up with everything going on at Arcadia Run, visit our Facebook page.

Source: http://www.huffingtonpost.com

March Events At Arcadia Run

We are so excited to be adding more weekly events for our amazing residents at Arcadia Run! Take a look below to learn more about the upcoming events that are happening right here in your new apartment home community!

Clubhouse Events:

Brackets and Brews: Join your neighbors and friends for a March Madness party Arcadia Run Clubhouse! Come on over and fill out a March Madness bracket while drinking a cold brew!

Bunny Brunch: Celebrate the arrival of springtime with Arcadia Run’s Bunny Brunch! Food will include assorted omelettes, Belgian waffles, and more!

Fitness Classes: These classes are brought to you by Power For Life Fitness. Power For Life Fitness is a premier fitness company who offers various classes in communities. The classes being offered at Arcadia Run include Yoga, Cardio Kick, and Cardio Sculpt.

Movie Matinee: Bring the kids over for a Movie Matinee in the Arcadia Run Clubhouse Theater. Movies being shown this month include The Croods, Goosbumps, HOP, and Kung Fu Panda!

March Events Calendar 2016

Manassas Events:

Trivia Night at Heritage Brewing Co.: We love supporting local businesses like Heritage Brewing Co.! Join them every week for Trivia Night.

Spring Restaurant Week: Take advantage of sweet deals during Manassas’ Spring Restaurant week in downtown Manassas. Participating restaurants will include Macky’s, Mariachi’s, CJ Finz, Carmello’s, Monza, El Cactus, The Bone, Philadelphia Tavern, Zandra’s, and Okra’s!

Get used to getting more every day with free exclusive resident events at Arcadia Run! If you have any questions regarding upcoming events at Arcadia Run, please contact our leasing office at (888) 451-1187. Discover how you can rent a brand new apartment home at arcadiarun.com today!