Fall Festivals for the Whole Family in Manassas, VA

The days are getting shorter and the leaves are changing colors…it must be fall at Arcadia Run! Now that classes have started and the kids are back in school, it’s time to think of some fun activities to get you through those tough first few weeks. Luckily, Arcadia Run is just minutes from some of the best fall events and activities in the area! Check out some of our top picks for local events happening this fall near Arcadia Run.

 

2017 Manassas Latino Festival– September 24, Harris Pavilion, Manassas

Discover the rich culture of the area’s Latin American communities at the Manassas Latino Festival! The festival will highlight food, music, and art, and will even have activities for kids, such as piñatas! Eat delicious food and listen to live entertainment all afternoon at this free event in Old Town Manassas.

 

Manassas Steins, Wines & Spirits Festival– September 30, Harris Pavilion, Manassas

Rain or shine, its time for a glass of wine! Or craft beer, or local distilled spirits…the choice is yours at the Manassas Steins, Wines, and Spirits Festival. Listen to live music while discovering your new favorite local brew or wine. This year is sure to be one for the books, as the event is introducing the Oyster Tent, with delicious freshly shucked oysters.

 

35th Annual Manassas Fall Jubilee– October 7, Manassas

Whether you’re going for the first time this year or have been going for years, the Fall Jubilee is a Manassas staple! There’s fun for both kids and adults with over 100 crafter and community booths, live music and entertainment, AND it’s free. For the competitive souls out there, not only is there a pumpkin pie baking contest, but there is a pumpkin pie eating contest. If you’re over 21, be sure to check out the Beer & Wine Garden on the lawn for local beer and wine samplings.

 

Bad Wolf Brewing 4th Annual Fall Festival– October 7, Manassas

Kick off pumpkin beer season with a trip to Bad Wolf Brewing’s 4th Annual Fall Festival! With live music, food trucks, local vendors, and of course plenty of beer, you won’t want to miss this party. Even better, Bad Wolf will be releasing the coveted BadWolf Pumpkin Saison and a specialty cask just for the event. Kids are also welcome, so get your tickets now.

 

WMZQ Fall Fest– October 7, Jiffy Lube Live

You’ll be able to die a happy man (or woman) after seeing Thomas Rhett at WMZQ Fall Fest! Jam along to all of Thomas Rhett’s hits, plus hear music from opening acts Dan + Shay, and Walker Hayes. Jiffy Lube Live is right down the road from Arcadia Run, making it easy to Uber home after a day of tailgating.

 

Which event are you looking forward to this fall? Check out everything Arcadia Run has to offer by visiting us online at arcadiarun.com.

 

 

 

 

Manassas Events to Attend Before Summer Ends!

Summer is quickly coming to a close and there is no better time to take advantage of the amazing weather and summer events right here in Manassas! While you’re hanging out downtown, you can also enjoy a local restaurant and do a little bit of back to school shopping! Just a few miles from Arcadia Run, Downtown Manassas is the place to be seen, so check out the remaining summer events happening soon!

 

Friday Family Movie Night

August 18th – Storks at Harris Pavilion

The last Family Movie Night this summer is sure to be one of the best! If you’re looking for something to do with the kids on Friday night, this is the perfect opportunity to get them out of the house!

 

Take Out Tuesday Concert Series

Joe Chiocca on the 22nd and Gary Smallwood on the 29th, 6-8pm Harris Pavilion

Get a 10% discount at participating restaurants downtown for takeout food and enjoy a relaxed concert setting while you eat and listen to tunes.

 

Sunday Concert Series and Ice Cream Social

August 19th and 26th 3-4:30pm Harris Pavilion

Bring the kids over to the Harris Pavilion for free ice cream after a show played by one of our favorite local orchestras.

 

First Baptist Church Community Festival

August 19th 11am-3pm Harris Pavilion

Enjoy a festival of food, games, music, vendors and fun for the whole family provided by the First Baptist Church!

 

Civil War Weekend

August 25th-27th Manassas Museum

Experience history first hand with live reenactments, educational activities, tours, food, music and more! A perfect event for the whole family, pick and choose which events to go to this weekend all throughout Manassas.

 

Saturday Night Adult Dance (on a Friday!)

August 25th 8-11pm Southern Persuasion

Join us for an adults only dance party at the Harris Pavilion while jamming out to this local group.

 

First Friday in Historic Downtown Manassas

September 1st 6-9pm

Celebrate Manassas’s last First Friday this month with activities and specials going on in shops and restaurants throughout the town.

 

Bands Brews and Barbeque
Sept 9th, 12-6pm, Manassas Museum Lawn

Now officially in it’s 7th year, Bands Brews and Barbeque is the perfect end of the summer celebration. What more could be better than great music and great food?

 

Tuesday Summer Farmers Markets

In addition to the year round farmer’s markets, don’t miss the last few summer farmer’s markets ending soon!

 

42nd Annual Edgar Rohr Memorial Antique Car Meet

September 16th, 10am-3pm at the Manassas Museum

In its 42nd year, join the community for an antique car meet to see some of the coolest rides around.

 

Battle Street Live

Just to add to your musical entertainment options for the summer, come on over to Battle Street to dine at your favorite restaurant while enjoying a new band each time! View the schedule here.

 

Now that you have a full list of events happening over the next few weeks, it’s time to fill up your calendar and make the most of the warm weather here in Manassas!

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

May Events in Manassas!

Curious as to what’s happening in Manassas this May?  At Arcadia Run, we cater to the active lifestyle – and we know our residents enjoy all that this region, and this town, has to offer.  So we’ve gathered a few events to attend around this area this May that promise to entertain!

First Friday Spring Gallery Walk: May 1, 5:00pm

The first Friday of May will be the Gallery Walk in Historic Downtown Manassas.  Merchants and shop owners will be displaying the artworks of local and featured artists.  With the warm weather, this is a fun and relaxed Manassas tradition to partake in – stroll along and shop or just enjoy the views!

Historic Home Bike Tour: May 10, 9:00am

The Manassas Museum is leading a unique bike tour featuring several historic homes and sites in the Manassas area.  The tour begins at the museum and travels about 4 miles over the course of two hours.  This family friendly event is a great activity that promotes both history and health! Tickets can be purchased through the museum.

Manassas Ballet Theatre: Sleeping Beauty: May 17, 5:30pm

Visit the Hylton Performing Arts Center when they present Sleeping Beauty, a classic tale of good versus evil.  This ballet is bound to keep you on the edge of your seat, with enchanting choreography and excellent stage displays.  For ticket information, visit the Hylton Center website.

Ben Lomond Antique Rose Garden and Tea: May 24, 1:00pm-3:00pm

What better way to welcome the spring season than a tea party in one of the region’s largest antique rose gardens? Admission includes tea, refreshments, and a discussion on roses and spring flowers. Space is limited and reservations are required – this is an event everyone wants to go to!  Contact the Ben Lomond Historic Site & Old Rose Garden for more ticket information.

1st Annual Mid-County Car, Truck and Motorcycle Show: May 31, 8:00am

The last weekend in May, the Prince William Veterans Farm Club will be hosting this inaugural car show at the Prince William County Fairgrounds.  The event features fun, food, and eye-catching vehicles from all over the region.  Registration begins at 8:00am, followed by a judging at noon.  With live music, antique cars, moon bounces, and food and beverage options, this event is a great weekend activity!

Don’t forget to visit the City of Manassas Farmer’s Market every Saturday in parking lot B, West Street.  This farmer’s market has been voted one of the best in the area by Prince William Living magazine – it’s definitely worth a visit!

Holiday Events in Manassas

It’s official! The holidays are upon us! What do our Arcadia Run residents have planned for the coming weeks? In Manassas, there’s so much fun stuff to do that it can be hard to only choose a few activities! So, we’ve put together a list of classic Manassas events happening over the next week to get our tenants into the holiday spirit. Enjoy!

‘Merry Old Town’ Celebration – 12/6/13
Residents of Manassas know not to miss the “Merry Old Town” celebration in Old Town Manassas starting at 5:30pm! Meet Santa at the Manassas Depot to skate at the Harris Pavilion ice rink and ride around Old Town on a free hayride. Afterwards, head over to The Manassas Museum for their annual Holiday Open House. Enjoy hot cider, cookies, visits with Santa and the annual tree lighting on the Museum lawn.

Danú: Christmas in Ireland – 12/6/13
Want to hear traditional Celtic Christmas music? The award-winning group, Danú, performs traditional Irish music of the season at the Hylton Performing Arts Center at 8:00pm. For more information on how you can purchase tickets for you and your family, visit www.HyltonCenter.org or call 888-945-2468.

A Rippon Lodge Christmas – 12/7/13
Want to discover a little Manassas history with your holiday festivities? You’ll love the candlelight tour of Rippon Lodge to experience holiday celebrations from colonial Virginia. Tours are on the half hour, and they fill up quickly! Be sure to make your reservations early by calling 703-499-9812.

Manassas Chorale: ‘Tis the Season – 12/7/13
The evening following Danú’s performance, there will be two showings of the Manassas Chorale: ‘Tis the Season at the Hylton Center. This is a great show that everyone will enjoy! Find more ticket information at www.HyltonCenter.org.

Winter Wonderland Train Show – 12/11/13 through 12/15/13
Love trains? Then you’ll love the Winter Wonderland Train Show taking place at the Center for the Arts at the Candy Factory. In lieu of an admission fee, a donation of canned goods or unwrapped toys to benefit SERVE will be accepted. This magical and festive exhibition is open from 5-8pm on weekdays, 10am-5pm on Saturday, and 10am-4pm on Sunday.

Arcadia Run Holiday Party – 12/14/13
Arcadia Run is also hosting a holiday party on December 14. Santa will be paying a special visit to our apartment community, complete with a Santa train for children to ride, free pictures with Santa himself, Christmas carolers and holiday treats provided by R & R Catering. Don’t miss this chance to meet and mingle with your new neighbors and pass along the holiday cheer!