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.

 

 

 

 

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

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.

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.

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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.”

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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

10 Upcoming Events in NoVA

Looking to get out and enjoy the beautiful spring weather in Northern Virginia? Be sure to add a few of these upcoming events to your spring calendar!

Shakespeare in the ‘Burg Theatre Festival (Middleburg, VA)

April 2-3

Head on over to Middleburg for the American Shakespeare Center’s annual shakespeare festival, with a champagne brunch, playwriting competition, and stagecraft and acting workshops. Tickets range from $25-$40—visit the Shakespeare in the ‘Burg Theatre Festival website for additional information.

Manassas Bicycle Tours (Manassas, VA)

April 2, 9:00 – 11:00 am

Manassas, VA

Spend the afternoon cruising through our beautiful hometown and learning more about a few of the many hidden gems of historic Manassas—with a Manassas Bicycle Tour. Bike tours are $5 per person.

Festival of Spring (Haymarket, VA)

April 8-29

Burnside Farms’ annual Festival of Spring is well-known as the largest Pick-Your-Own-Flower event in North America! Peruse 8 acres of beautiful blossoms and flourishing flowers, and take a break for an afternoon picnic! Visit the Festival of Spring website for additional information.

The North Face Endurance Challenge (Sterling, VA)

April 9-10

The North Face Endurance Challenge is back once again this year, in Sterling’s Algonkian Regional Park & Golf Course! This course is sure to keep runners on their toes—with a 50% single track, 30% dirt / gravel doubletrack, 10% gravel carriage road and 10% paved road. For start times and registration information, visit The North Face Endurance Challenge website.

Design & Wine (Herndon, VA)

April 12, 7:00 – 9:00 pm

Unlock your creativity and imagination, with an acrylic paint class, where you’ll be able to create your very own, one-of-a-kind wine glass. Cost is $30 per person—visit the Design & Wine website for additional information and registration details.

Live Well Festival (Manassas, VA)

April 16, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

The 10th Annual Live Well Festival offers Manassas residents a chance to clean out their closets, and recycle gently used household items by donating them to a worthy cause.

The Northern Virginia International Film & Music Festival (Fairfax, VA)

April 21-30

NoVA Fest is well-known across the region as the biggest film festival in the Mid-Atlantic. Stop by this exciting festival for a little slice of Hollywood, just minutes from the Capital! Visit the NoVA Fest website for additional information.

Cherry Blossom Celebration (Purcellville, VA)

April 9, 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

Stop by the Breaux Vineyards in Purcellville, VA for their annual Cherry Blossom Celebration—complete with live music, wine tastings, craft vendors, with The Cured Food Truck and 3 Barrel Food Truck onsite selling delicious food as well. Visit the Breaux Vineyard website for additional information.

Leesburg Beer Fest (Leesburg, VA)

April 30, Noon – 6:00 pm

Live music, souvenir glasses, delicious food and over 75 beers to sample—need we say more? Visit the Leesburg Beer Fest website to purchase tickets and access additional information.

Sourcesvirginia.orgmanassascity.orgvisitloudoun.org

October Events in Manassas

In downtown Manassas, Virginia there are always so many events to attend, especially now that fall is here! Take advantage of these great seasonal events just a few miles from Arcadia Run and embrace the haunted history of Manassas just in time for Halloween! Here are all of the events coming up for the rest of October.

 

 

 

Manassas Farmer’s Market

October 22, 29 – Loy E. Harris Pavillion

October 24, 31—Lot B

7:30 am – 1:00 pm

Head on over to the farmer’s market for locally grown produce, meat, baked goods and artisan crafts! This market runs all the way through the fall season, so make sure to stop by while you can!

Old Town Walking Tours

October 22, 29 – Manassas Museum

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

The Old Town walking tours will give you insight into the rich history that Manassas offers.

33rd Annual Manassas Fall Jubilee

October 24, 2015 – Downtown Manassas

10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Join Downtown Manassas for the 33rd Annual Fall Jubilee! There will be lots of fun and activities for the entire family!

Bike Tour

October 24, 2015 – Manassas Museum

9:00 am – 11:00 am

Haunted Happenings

October 24, 2015 – Old Town Manassas

10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Go trick-or-treating throughout the Fall Jubilee and attend other fun events in the Center for the Arts parking lot.

Spirits of Manassas

October 24, 2015 – Manassas Museum

6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

“Follow costumed guides by lantern light through the streets of Historic Downtown Manassas, hear about weird, sublime and strange happenings from the past and present, and meet some spirited characters along the way.”

Pied Piper Theatre’s SLEEPY HOLLOW

October 24th at 2pm & 7pm – Metz Middle School

October 25th at 3pm

Jazz in Motion

October 24, 2015—Hylton Performance Center

7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Cemetery Tours

October 30, 2015 

8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

In Manassas, VA there are events for everyone! For more details on any of the events above, or for more information about Manassas, go to www.visitmanassas.org.

Source: visitmanassas.org

Events in Prince William County this Weekend

At Arcadia Run, we love our location in Manassas, VA and being part of the great Prince William County! There are always great events going on throughout the community and it’s fun to get involved. If you are looking for some family fun, or just something to do this weekend, The Washington Post shared a list of all things happening in the area:

FRIDAY, AUG. 28

· American Legion dinner – The public is invited to dinner with a different special each week. Proceeds support local veterans and the community. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Woodbridge American Legion, 3640 Friendly Post Lane, Woodbridge. 703-494-4304. www.vapost364.org. $5-$15.

· “Monsters University” movie – Bring a blanket or a lawn chair for a screening of the animated movie. 8:30 p.m. Loy E. Harris Pavilion, 9201 Center St., Manassas. 703-361-9800. Free.

SATURDAY, AUG. 29

· Shape Up Yoga – Taught by Bedrock Yoga as part of its Karma series. 9 a.m. Loy E. Harris Pavilion, 9201 Center St., Manassas. 703-895-3176. $20.

· Yoga on the Lawn – Vinyasa yoga taught by Hamuri Allen. 9 a.m. Rippon Lodge Historic Site, 15520 Blackburn Rd., Woodbridge. 703-499-9812. www.pwcgov.org/ripponlodge. $5.

· VFW barbecue – Kansas City-style barbecue to raise funds to buy personal care items for hospitalized veterans. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. VFW Post 1503, 14631 Minnieville Rd., Dale City. 703-670-4124. www.vfwpost1503.com. $15.

· Beer and Bacon Fest – With music on the main stage, more than two tons of bacon will be cooked at the event. 2-5 p.m. Stonebridge at Potomac Town Center, 14900 Potomac Town Pl., Woodbridge. 800-830-3976. www.stonebridgeptc.com. $25-$69.

SUNDAY, AUG. 30

· Bird walk – The guided tour will include a variety of habitats. Bring binoculars and cameras. 8 a.m. Merrimac Farm Wildlife Management Area, North Parking Lot, 15020 Deepwood Lane, Nokesville. 703-499-4954. alliance@pwconserve.org. Free.

MONDAY, AUG. 31

· Job search network group – Plus discussion of various topics related to the search process. Mondays 1-3 p.m. House of Mercy, 8170 Flannery Ct., Manassas. 703-659-1636. Free.

· Bingo – Proceeds support Dale City Knights of Columbus activities and charities. Doors open at 6 p.m., games begin at 7:30 p.m. VFW Post 1503, 14631 Minnieville Rd., Dale City. 703-491-2378. $9 minimum.

Source: washingtonpost.com

You’re Invited to the Taste of Prince William Block Party July 13!

On July 13, the whole community is coming to Arcadia Run Apartments to celebrate Prince William County, and this is an event you don’t want to miss.

Taste of Prince William Block Party

The Taste of Prince William Block Party, held July 13 from 12 pm to 4 pm, will show off the best of what makes this community great: it will host more than 30 local businesses and vendors, and have tons of free food and drinks. And bring the kids, because the block party will also have a moon bounce, face painting and music! Grab some cotton candy, slide down the massive bounce house or check out some of the great clubs that you can join in the community. Local band West on 66 will be providing live entertainment, so this is going to be an afternoon that’s all about Prince William and we couldn’t be more excited.

Some of the businesses and groups coming to Prince William include the Nokesville Volunteer Fire Department, Top Choice Pet Care and Origami Owl! You can find a full list and RSVP to the event here.

But wait, there’s more! Arcadia Run will also be holding a sweepstakes for block party attendees and the winner gets a $250 Visa gift card! And the rules are simple: “Like” Arcadia Run on Facebook and check back every day between July 8-12 to answer daily clues about local businesses. Every correct answer puts you in the running for a $25 gift card from the featured local business and makes you eligible for the $250 Visa gift card.

Don’t forget, this event is free and open to the public, so whether you come the whole time or just for some popcorn, be sure to make it out to the Taste of Prince William Block Party! We can’t wait to see you!

 

Taste of Prince William Sweepstakes