Wednesday, July 19, 2017

AUGUST 2017 EVENTS IN PRINCE WILLLIAM COUNTY & MANASSAS REGION

August is Virginia Craft Beer Month - just one of the many reasons for visitors to enjoy Prince William & Manassas this summer. Upcoming events include concerts, festivals and family friendly events for the community and visitors.

Brewery, Winery & Distillery Events:

August 11 – Andrew O'Day - Saturday Night Acoustic at Ornery Beer Co.

August 12 – Nathaniel Davis - Saturday Night Acoustic at Ornery Beer Co.        

August 12 – Sci-Fi Celebration and Beer Release Party at Heroic Aleworks - Heroic Aleworks is partnering with the Museum of Science Fiction on this special event when they will be a brand, new exclusive beer made for the Museum folks. Also feature sci-fi memorabilia on display, sci-fi trivia contests, special guests, drink specials for anyone in costume, costume contest, and raffles and giveaways throughout the day. 

August 24Brew Republic's First Anniversary Party - Brew Republic celebrates turning one year old. There will be lots of beer, food, and general merriment to go around.

August 25 – Live Music by Special Occasions at The Winery at Bull Run

August 27 – Live Music by Tony M. at the The Winery at Bull Run

Potomac Nationals Games located at Pfitzner Stadium:

August 1, August 2 – Potomac Nationals vs. Lynchburg Hillcats

August 8, August 9, August 10 – Potomac Nationals vs. Myrtle Beach Pelicans

August 14, August 15, August 16, August 17 – Potomac Nationals vs. Salem Red Sox

August 18, August 19, August 20 – Potomac Nationals vs. Winston-Salem Dash

August 25, August 26, August 27 – Potomac Nationals vs. Frederick Keys

Jiffy Lube Live Outdoor Concerts hosted by Live Nation:

August 2 – Linkin Park & Machine Gun Kelly

August 5 – Florida Georgia Line, Nelly & Chris Lane

August 13 – Styx, Reo Speedwagon & Don Felder

August 23 – Deep Purple & Alice Cooper

August 25 – John Mayer

August 26 – Jason Aldean, Chris Young & Kane Brown

AUGUST EVENTS IN PRINCE WILLIAM & MANASSAS

August 1-18Pied Piper Theatre 3 week intensive “Annie, JR” - Pied Piper Theatre presents an exciting 3 week intensive production of – ANNIE, Jr.

August 2Cello Fury: Melodies, Moods, and Movies - Cello rock performance brings movie themes to life in a lively performance designed for children that fuses symphonic sounds with driving rock beats.

August 2Marine Corps Heritage Foundation Summer Concert Series featuring U.S. Navy Band's The Sea Chanters - The Marine Corps Heritage Foundation is once again hosting a Summer Concert Series at the Museum. The ensemble performs a variety of music ranging from traditional choral music including sea chanteys and patriotic fare, to opera, Broadway and contemporary music

August 4 – Finding Dory- Friday Night Family Movie - Harris Pavilion in Historic Downtown Manassas - Bring a blanket or a chair, wear your pajamas and bring popcorn and enjoy a great kid-friendly movie outdoors.

August 4 – Music on Mill in Historic Occoquan - Jahnel Daliyah (Folk/Pop) - Music on Mill is a free summer concert series featuring family-friendly entertainment. Bring a blanket or lawn chair (no tents or pop ups), pack a snack or picnic, and head down to River Mill Park for live entertainment and stunning views of the Occoquan River!  All concerts are free and open to the public.  

August 4 – First Friday – Dog Days of Summer in Historic Downtown Manassas  - Come out and enjoy the shops and restaurants in Historic Downtown Manassas. Bring your furry friends out for a fun evening.

August 5 – History Happy Hour at Rippon Lodge - Enjoy a festive night of pop culture trivia, games, music and more at Rippon Lodge Historic Site. Explore one of the oldest homes in Prince William County, mingle with new friends, try on historic attire, and maybe win a prize.

August 5 – Paranormal 101 at Ben Lomond Historic Site - Ben Lomond Historic Site is partnering with East Coast Research and Investigation of the Paranormal (ECRIP) to host a paranormal seminar and investigation at Ben Lomond. Participants will first attend a seminar with discussions about various theories and current techniques. Afterwards, participants will work alongside members of ECRIP in a paranormal investigation.

August 6 – Free Book Talk - Author David T. Gilbert at the Manassas Museum - Author of “Civil War Battlefields”, from the “First Battle of Bull Run” to Lee’s surrender at Appomattox Court House four years later, this book celebrates the history and scenic beauty of these hallowed grounds in a large-format, beautifully produced volume.

August 7 - 11 – Civil War Advanced Camp at Brentsville Courthouse and Historic Centre - For those who have completed the Civil War Basic and Advanced Camps. This camp will incorporate service projects and field trips to sites of historical significance in the area, and gives participants an opportunity to gain a greater understanding of how these sites are remembered and commemorated for future generations

August 10 – Virginia Opera: A Taste of Opera at Hylton Performing Arts Center - The Virginia Opera, honored by the General Assembly as the “Official Opera Company of the Commonwealth of Virginia,” presents a program of opera favorites performed by the Company’s talented young professionals of the Herndon Foundation Emerging Artists Program.

August 11-12 – Overnight Stay at the Pringle House Hospital at Ben Lomond Historic Site - Ben Lomond Historic Site was converted into the Pringle House Hospital after the first major battle of the Civil War. Join site historians in a unique opportunity to spend the night in the hospital and learn about the wounded soldiers who were treated there, the families who were impacted, and the effects of the war on Northern Virginia.

August 11 – 19th – Prince William County Fair – Prince William County Fair Grounds - The Prince William County Fair is the largest County Fair in the state of Virginia. The annual event in Manassas includes livestock exhibits, home arts exhibits, tractor pulls, a rodeo, demolition derbies, baby contests, live music and a variety of midway shows. Games and carnival rides are provided by America’s #1 Carnival Company, Deggeller Attractions Inc. Prince William County 4-H Clubs participate in numerous activities and demonstrations. 

August 12 – Night Owl Hike at Leesylvania State Park - Come out for a rare opportunity to dissect owl pellets, learn about different owls, and learn the calls of each local species at Leesylvania State Park

August 6 – K-Tigers with K-Pop at Hylton Performing Arts Center - The K-Tigers from Korea come to the Hylton Performing Arts Center as a part of the world tour, featuring K-Tigers' extreme martial arts performance with a K-Pop live show.

August 12 – National Night Out in the City of Manassas - Join the annual community event held in conjunction with the Manassas City Police and enjoy music, entertainment and fun for the whole family.

August 12 – Family Day-Girls make History at the National Museum of the Marine Corps - This month's Family Day theme is GIRLS MAKE HISTORY. Spend the afternoon learning about Marine Corps History from 1775 to the present day. Games, hands-on activities, special guests, and crafts will be on hand as well, making this a wonderful family day at the Marine Corps Museum.

August 12-13Bristoe Station Battlefield Heritage Park Tours - Bristoe Station Battlefield staff and volunteers will provide guided tours of the hallowed grounds that contain camps, cemeteries, and battlefields. Learn about Camp Jones and the battles that took place in 1862 and 1863.

August 19 – Music on Mill in Historic Occoquan - The Amazing Kevin (Children's Magic Show) - Music on Mill is a free summer concert series featuring family-friendly entertainment. Bring a blanket or lawn chair (no tents or pop ups), pack a snack or picnic, and head down to River Mill Park for live entertainment and stunning views of the Occoquan River!  All concerts are free and open to the public. 

August 20 – Sunday Ice Cream Social – Manassas Symphony Orchestra - Enjoy an afternoon concert every Sunday in June, July and August! Most of the concerts are local talented orchestras. Free ice cream are served after the orchestra concert.

August 18 – Storks- Friday Night Family Movie Night in Historic Downtown Manassas - Bring a blanket or a chair, wear your pajamas and bring popcorn and enjoy a great kid-friendly movie outdoors at the Harris Pavilion in Manassas.

August 19 – Movie Night at Brentsville Courthouse Historic Centre - Join Brentsville Courthouse Historic Centre for their 4th Annual Brentsville Movie Night! Enjoy an old movie the way they were meant to be seen! Movie starts at nightfall, featuring “The Count of Monte Cristo”. Bring chairs and or blankets. Concessions will be available for purchase.

August 19 – National Bee Day at Rippon Lodge - Enjoy National Bee Day at Rippon Lodge Historic Site. Learn about honey bees, how they work as a hive, produce honey, how you can contribute to protect these endangered species, and what can be made out of the honey and wax. Taste fresh honey as well.

August 19 – So You Want to be a Civil War Soldier Camp at Brentsville Courthouse Historic Centre - This camp is designed to put all of the lessons learned in the previous camps into practice as participants enlist in a company, establish a camp and become a soldier in camp for two days through a series of hands on activities and drills.

August 21 – Museum Kid Monday! at Ben Lomond Historic Site - Explore history through sight, sound, smell and touch through hands-on activities and crafts. Topics vary each month and will include subjects such as farming, textiles, or 19th century toys and more!

August 25-27 – Civil War Weekend in Historic Downtown Manassas - This annual event in Historic Downtown Manassas, features keynote speaker Catherine Clinton, re-enactors from both armies, living history demonstrations on medicine, music and games all topped off with the traditional Saturday programs of free bourbon tasting, a dance and the rail car burning at the Museum.

August 26 – Jackson at Bristoe Station Battlefield Anniversary "In-Time" Tour - Join Bristoe Station Battlefield Heritage Park staff and volunteers on the 154th anniversary of Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson's capture of Bristoe Station, the precursor to the Battle of Second Manassas. Visit the park on the actual anniversary for a specialized in-time walking tour.

August 26-27 – Battle of Kettle Run Anniversary Tours at Bristoe Station Battlefield - Join Bristoe Station Battlefield Heritage Park staff and volunteers on the 154th anniversary of Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson's capture of the Battle of Kettle Run – the opening round of what would become the Second Battle of Manassas. Visit the park on the actual anniversary for a specialized in-time walking tour.

August 26Rippon Lodge Car Show - Enjoy a display of vintage and classic cars on the lawns of Rippon Lodge Historic Site. Cars from 1950 to 1900 are welcome to be displayed.

August 27 – Battle of Bull Run Bridge "In-Time" Walking Tour at Bristoe Station Battlefield - Join Bristoe Station Battlefield Heritage Park staff for the 155th anniversary of the Battle of Bull Run Bridge– part of the opening rounds of what would become the Second Battle of Manassas.

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