An Entertaining and Festive Tour for All Ages
Experience premier outdoor and indoor entertainment in Prince William & Manassas. Relax under the stars for a night of music or dress to the nines for a show at our newest performing arts venue. With craft shows, concerts and other special events year-round there is something for everyone to enjoy.
Day One: Step back in time with a stroll through the historic streets of Old Town Manassas where you’ll find numerous art galleries and stores. Watch local artists at work at Creative Brush or create your own masterpiece at Manassas Clay- a paint-your-own pottery studio. Tour the Center for the Arts at the Candy Factory, which hosts rotating art exhibits, dance classes and shows through its nationally recognized Pied Piper Theatre Throughout the year, the Harris Pavilion in the heart of Old Town hosts dozens of festivals, concerts and events including the Manassas Heritage Railway Festival, Bands, Brews and BBQ and Merry Old Town. Check the calendar to plan a trip around one of these fabulous events. Sing along to your favorite tunes or start tapping your toes to the music as you enjoy a show at the Hylton Performing Arts Center, This stunning venue, which soars nine stories into the sky, offers local and national dance, theater and music performances year-round. Or, get a glimpse of today‘s hottest stars at Jiffy Lube Live. This seasonal, state-of-the-art outdoor venue offers concerts by well-known and emerging names in the music industry.
Day Two: Travel to Historic Occoquan-one of Northern Virginia’s best kept secrets. Nestled along the Occoquan River, this once vibrant mill town is filled with unique boutiques and galleries. Meet with local artisans at the Artists’ Undertaking Gallery where more than a dozen artists not only display their pieces but are on site to mingle with visitors. Plan a trip around the spring or fall Occoquan Craft Show, which draws visitors from across the nation annually. Held in June and September, the show features more than 200 artists that sell everything from baked good and jewelry, to artwork, clothing and quirky home accessories.