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Discover Western Prince William June 2019
Fill your summer days with music, movies, festivals, lectures, swimming, and so much more in
the City of Manassas.
Live Music at the Harris Pavilion
Enjoy toe-tapping free concerts, festivals, the Thursday Farmer's Market, and fun for all ages
during the summer season at The Harris Pavilion in the heart of Historic Downtown Manassas.
Pack a picnic or get dinner to go and set up your chair for a free performance.
Acoustic Tuesdays are new
this year and feature the
clean, pure sound of a solo
act. The free concerts are at
7:00 p.m. on June 4, 11, 18,
and 25; July 2, 9, 16, 23, and
30; August 6, 13, 20, and 27;
and September 3.
Enjoy free ice cream during
Summer Sundaes concerts
while supplies last. The
Sunday afternoon concerts are a perfect family venue and feature a number of community
bands. They begin at 3:00 p.m. and are scheduled for June 9, 23, and 30; July 21 and 28; and
August 4, 11, 18, and 25.
If you'd like to take a spin on the dance fl oor and enjoy a date night under the stars, Saturday
Night Concerts and Adult Dances are for you. On June 15, join Beatlemania Again for a musical
journey back in time. On June 22, join the Special Occasions Band as they perform a wide
variety of musical styles. On July 13, the Classic Spotlight Band plays Rock, Pop, Blues,
and Soul. And on August 10, dance to the Andrews Sisters, Glenn Miller, Harry James, and
Rosemary Clooney with the Silver Tones Swing Band. All the Saturday Night Concerts begin
at 8:00 p.m.
Each year, the Center for the Arts, in partnership with Micron Technology Foundation, offers the
free Summer Sounds concert series. On tap this year are a blues concert on July 6; a folk music
show on July 20; a funk, raw blues, energetic rock, deep grooves, and southern soul concert on
August 3; a contemporary jazz concert on August 17; and a bluegrass concert on August 31. All
performances begin at 6:30 p.m.
Two Thursday night concerts feature military bands. On August 8, enjoy
the Navy Band Sea Chanters, and on August 29, join the United States
Navy Band Country Current. Both performances begin at 7:00 p.m. See for the full schedule.
Movie Nights on the Manassas Museum Lawn
Bring a blanket and see a free family-favorite movie under the stars. On
June 21,
enjoy retro favorite Space Jam; on July 26, enjoy How to Train
Your Dragon; and on August 30, enjoy Coco. The movies start at dusk.
Bring your own blanket or lawn chair; all children must be accompanied
by an adult.
Wine and Jazz Festival
Kick off Father's Day weekend by taking Dad out for a glass of wine and
some live music during the Wine and Jazz Festival June 25 from noon­
7:00 p.m. on the Manassas Museum lawn. See for tickets and more
Celebrate America Fourth of July Fireworks recently confi rmed what we've known all along: that Manassas is one of the top
20 towns in the country where you can celebrate the 4th of July. If you would like to watch the
fi reworks from a perch above the crowd, the 4th of July Rooftop Party is for you. See
www. for more information on the Celebrate America events, the Rooftop Party,
and the fi reworks that begin around 9:00 p.m.
Doug Horhota
anassas--What's Happening This Summer
Steins, Wines & Spirits
Sample your choice of beverages while
listening to live music on the Manassas
Museum Lawn on August 10 from noon­
5:00 p.m. Taste local craft beers, farm
wines, and distilled spirits while enjoying
great food from some of the best food
vendors in Northern Virginia.
Bands, Brews & BBQ
This event features award-winning craft beers and distilled spirits for sampling, some of
Northern Virginia's best barbecue for purchase, and incredible live music on September 7 from
noon­6:00 p.m.
Historic Downtown Walking Tours, Liberia Tours, and Museum at the Market
Enjoy a leisurely stroll through picturesque Historic Downtown and learn about Manassas in
its early days through the present day during the Walking Tours, which start at the Manassas
Museum every fi rst Saturday of the month at 2:00 p.m. and run through November 2.
Discover the 1825 historic gem that was visited by President Lincoln and hosted both Civil
War armies during the Liberia House Tours, which begin at 2:00 p.m. and run every fourth
Saturday of the month through September 28. Both tours are $5. To make a reservation,
visit, call (703) 368-1873 or visit Echoes, the Manassas Museum store.
Discover hands-on activities for the whole family during Museum at the Market at the Saturday
Farmer's Market, Prince William Commuter Lot, across from Baldwin Elementary. The free
program is open from 9:00 a.m.­1:00 p.m. and runs through October 12.
Lectures and Book Talks
On June 12, learn about the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum Udvar-Hazy
collections; and on July 10, learn about Fashion in Eighteenth-Century Colonial Virginia during
the 3:00 p.m. free lectures at the Manassas Museum.
On June 27, learn about Liberia and the Weir family at Centerfuse, 9071
Center Street in downtown Manassas, during a free Lunch and Learn
lecture at noon.
Free Manassas Museum Book Talks begin at 1:30 and include: The Secret
Token: Myth, Obsession, and the Search for the Lost Colony of Roanoke
on June 9; Louisa on the Frontlines on June 23; and Meade and Lee After
Gettysburg on July 28.
The Manassas Museum
See Bridging Cultures: The Latino Community in Manassas,
a free
Manassas Museum exhibit produced in partnership with the local Hispanic
community that explores music, food, holiday traditions, and other
subjects. The Museum is open seven days a week from 10:00
a.m.­5:00 p.m. and admission is free. Young visitors may
enjoy a scavenger hunt through the museum, and everyone
can fi nd something unique at Echoes, the Museum's store.
Visit for more information.
Stonewall Park Pool and Parks
Discover an elaborate spray feature for young visitors, shady spots for picnicking,
and an improved restroom/snack bar facility at the pool. Look for swim lessons,
movies, and other special events at the pool this summer. The pool is open daily
from 11:00 a.m. ­7:00 p.m. beginning June 14.
City parks offer a great place for a picnic or play space for the kids, and many
have been updated this year. Visit for more
information on the pool and parks.
Museum at the Market
Kings Park Concert Band
Doug leading a tour of Liberia House