The kids are back in school which means it’s almost Fall Festival time! A list of fall activities will be coming soon. In the meantime, there are quite a few local festivals happening this weekend.
Experience something new every First Friday of the month in Downtown Historic Manassas. This week the merchants and restaurants of downtown Manassas will hsot readings of various children’s stories. Manassas Reads will be accepting book donations for future events. This free event is 6 to 9 pm.
The Workhouse Arts Center is hosting an Education Open House this Saturday from 12 to 3 pm. This free event will feature demonstrations, hands on workshops, and the chance to learn more about the learning opportunities offered at the Workhouse. Free balloons, cotton candy, and face painting will be available. Admission is free.
The Burke Centre Festival runs Saturday and Sunday. This popular festival features arts, crafts, live music, rides, and more. Food vendors and a wine garden will be available for food and beverage purchases. Admission is free.
The 9th Annual Bands, Brews, and Barbecue Festival is this Saturday in Historic Downtown Manassas from 12 to 6 pm. Sample craft beers, spirits, and barbeque while listening to live music. A taster ticket is $50 at the gate, non-taster tickets are $25 at the gate, 12 and under are free.
The Rosslyn Jazz Festival is this Saturday from 1 to 7 pm at Gateway Park. Admission is free to this popular event. In addition to some of the area’s favorite food trucks, there will be several bar areas serving wine and beer. Local restaurants will also be offering a 15% discount to festival goers who mention “Rosslyn Retail.”
The Virginia Native American Festival is this Saturday at Riverbend Farm beginning at 10 am. Kids will get to shoot arrows, throw spears, help build a dugout canoe and more. There will be hands-on activities and demonstrations including storytelling and performances by the Rappahannock Dancers. Admission is $10 at the door.