September kicks off with Labor Day!

By: Team SFMC —

Communities are buzzing during the month of September! With school back in action, fall right around the corner, and new events popping up every weekend, there’s plenty to keep up with!  Do you want to submit your community events to our monthly news update? Contact SFMC Corporate Communication at!

labor day

Labor Day Weekend: September 2, 3, 4

Labor Day is the end of summer and preparing for the fall season as we celebrate achievements with family and friends. The history of Labor Day is more than cookouts and last beach trips — it is the “workingman’s holiday.”  According to, on September 5, 1882, 10,000 workers took unpaid time off to march from City Hall to Union Square in New York City, holding the first Labor Day parade in U.S. history.

September: Collection Unveiled @ Manassas Museum

10am – 5pm

Drawing almost exclusively from the museum’s large collection of textile accessories, this exhibit will look at the fashions of the first quarter of the 20th century. Featuring guest curator Meaghan Reddick. Exhibit runs daily May 12th- September 24th.

September 9th

1st Annual Fall Festival


Join us at our 1st Annual Fall Festival at the Manassas Southern States!!!

We will be featuring 20-25+ vendors to include Weber, Bonide, Wolverine, and many more on hand to answer your questions and share information with you. We will have door prizes drawn every hour on the hour, just stop by each vendor booth for a chance to win (No Purchase Necessary). Our feed specialists will be on hand to discuss nutrition, pasture management, and poultry management for your animals. Fall lawn care questions? We will have associates on hand to advise you.

Bring the kids as we will have a moon bounce courtesy of and Free Pony rides from 11 am-2 pm from An associate will be on hand to assist your child making a pine cone bird feeder to take home (FREE). We will also have an ice cream truck on hand selling ice cream and a local youth group cooking hot dogs and hamburgers for donations.

Please share this event with anyone who may be interested in attending. If you have any questions please contact Joe at 703-368-2165.

September — all month

Battle Street Live

5:30 pm – 11:30 pm

Battle Street



Enjoy live music while enjoying dinner on Battle Street every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from May through September.

Visit for a schedule of performers.

Hosted by BadWolf Public House, Okra’s, and Monza

September 9th

7th Annual Bands, Brews, and Barbecue Festival

12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Manassas Museum Lawn

9101 Prince William Street


Taster: $35 in advance, $40 at the gate; Non-Taster: $10 (Service Fees May Apply) 12 and under: FREE

Historic Downtown Manassas will hold its 7th Annual Bands, Brews, and Barbecue Festival on September 9, 2017 from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. (last pour at 5:30 p.m.). This ticketed event features award-winning craft beers for sampling, some of Northern Virginia’s best barbecue, and incredible live music. Ticket prices will go up the day of the event.

Bring your own partner and sign up for the free Cornhole Tournament, hosted by D & D Beach Cornhole. There will be prizes for the top three teams. Sign-up begins at Noon. Tournament begins at 1:30 pm.

The Bands:

The Brews:

The Barbecue: 

Cornhole Tournament:

  • Bring your own partner
  • Registration begins at Noon
  • Tournament begins at 1:30
  • Prizes for 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place

Interested in Volunteering?

We are looking for volunteers aged 21 and up to offer their time pouring one of our 60+ beers at this year’s festival. There will be both a morning and an afternoon shift. All interested candidates should email David Rhodes at for more information.

The rain date, in the case of severe weather is September 17th.




September 15

Amazing CASA gala to benefit abused children.

September 16th

Nuncrackers Auditions – Rooftop Productions

10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Center for the Arts

9419 Battle Street

get directions


Anne Ridgway


The Center for the Arts’ Rooftop Productions will hold auditions for the holiday musical “Nuncrackers” on Saturday September 16 from 10am-1pm and Sunday, September 17 from 1-4pm. Auditions are at the Center for the Arts, 9419 Battle Street, Manassas. Nuncrackers which will open November 25, Thanksgiving weekend, and run through December 10th is the fourth in the Nunsense series of musicals with book, music and lyrics written by Dan Goggin. Ted Ballard is directing. Nuncrackers is presented by arrangement with Tams-Witmark Music Library, Inc. Four females/1 male/4 children age 10-15 needed. For more casting information see the Center for the Arts website at or call 703-330-2787.

September 16th

Under the Streetlamp


Hylton Performing Arts Center

The Hylton Presents season opens with a lively celebration of classic hits from the 1950s to the 1970s. In an evening of unforgettable entertainment, Under the Streetlamp transports audiences back to an era of shark skin suits and flashy cars with their tight harmonies and slick dance moves. Former stars of the Tony® Award-winning Broadway musical Jersey Boys, Eric Gutman, Christopher Kale Jones, Brandon Wardell, and Shonn Wiley exude the irresistible rapport of a modern-day Rat Pack as they perform doo-wop, Motown, and old-time rock ‘n’ roll favorites. Enjoy popular hits from The Drifters, Roy Orbison, Nat King Cole, The Beach Boys, and The Beatles, plus a show-stopping salute to Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons that is guaranteed to bring down the house. A favorite of PBS audiences, this dynamic quartet comes to the Merchant Hall stage in an electrifying performance. Retro never sounded so good.

September 16th

42nd Bull Run Region AACA Edgar Rohr Memorial Car Show

9 am-4 pm; all ages; free

Enjoy this classic car experience in the historic heart of Manassas on the Museum lawn.

Come see antique and vintage cars at the 42nd Annual Edgar Rohr Memorial Antique Car Meet at the Manassas Museum.

September 24th

Touch a Truck 2017

11:00 am-3:00 pm

Prince William County Fairgrounds

Grab your family and friends and ZOOM on over to DJCM’s 4th Annual Touch a Truck on Sunday, September 24th at our new, bigger location with lots of convenient, free parking – the Prince William County Fairgrounds. It promises to be another great family event where children, of all ages, will be able to get behind the wheel of their favorite vehicles and meet the people who help to build, protect, and serve our community. $5 entry begins at 11am.

Visit to learn more about all the fun planned. We can’t wait to see you!

September 30th

“They Paved Paradise”

11am-4pm; all ages; $75 per person

A look back in Manassas and Prince William County before asphalt changed the landscape from farms to traffic jams. Transportation is provided for this driving tour.

September 30th

Manassas Steins, Wines & Spirits Festival

12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Harris Pavilion

9201 Center St


Taster Tickets $30 in advance/ $35 at the gate Get Tickets


Debbie Haight


The Manassas Steins, Wines & Spirits Festival is a unique opportunity to sample your choice of beverage while listening to live music at the Harris Pavilion in Historic Downtown Manassas. Taste beer from local craft breweries; wine from local wineries; and local distilled spirits. Great food from some of the best food vendors in northern VA not to mention a new addition this year: The Oyster Tent. There is plenty of parking and the event is under cover, so this will be a “rain or shine” event.

Participating Breweries:

Participating Wineries:

Participating Distilleries:

Live performances by:

Dan Barry – 12:00 PM – 1:45 PM


Sub-Radio – 2:15 PM – 4:00 PM


Every Thursday and Saturday:

Farmers Market

7:30 am – 1:00 pm

Prince William Lot (across from the new Baldwin School)

9020 Prince William St


Erin Beckman


Find fresh produce, meats, beverages, baked goods, artisan crafts, and more from vendors within a 150-mile radius at the City of Manassas Farmer’s Market.  Enjoy quality, fresh, homemade finds from local area vendors!

We love them too, but no pets are allowed at the market.


Free parking is available. The perimeter of the Prince William Lot will be available for patron parking along with parking on the street. The FREE parking garage is also just a short walk away.

Hey Manassas! Here’s whats happening in June!

By Team SFMC — Jillian Noelle Ellis: Happy June! Here are some fun activities for the first month of summer!

Friday, June 2nd: National Doughnut Day

Celebrate this annual holiday by planning your morning stop for tomorrow morning! Click here to read about some of the businesses participating by giving away FREE donuts!

Friday, June 2nd: First Friday in Historic Downtown Manassas

6:00pm-9:00pm in Historic Downtown Manassas, Cost: Free

Enjoy the variety of shops and restaurants in Historic Downtown Manassas on Friday, June 2 for First Friday!

Saturday, June 3rd: 23rd Annual Heritage Railway Festival

10:00 am in Historic Downtown Manassas, Cost: $5.00 cash, $6.00 credit card for train excursion tickets

Experience Manassas at its best this June and come out to the 23rd Annual Manassas Heritage Railway Festival. This family celebration of rich railroad history features train memorabilia, specialty vendors, and live performances. Country and blue grass music will transport you, as you watch miniature trains come to life. These elaborate train displays are created by a number of local model train groups. Located under the Harris Pavilion, these displays are a must see.

Visit the canned goods arts sculptures on the Manassas Museum during the festival! All cans will be donated to the food banks to fight hunger.

Saturday, June 3rd: The Gypsy Flea at Belmont Farm Distillary

9:00am-5:00pm at 125 S.East Street, Culpeper, VA 22701, $5.00 to park

Modern Flea Market with Vendors, Music, Food and More! 30+ vendors will be offering new, gently-used, recycled and up cycled merchandise.

Sunday, June 4th: Manassas Hamfest

7:00am-6:00pm at the Prince William County Fairgrounds

Come see Northern Virginia’s largest Amateur Radio, Computer &  Technology show! For more information, visit

Saturday, June 10th: The Manassas Color Vibe 5k Run

9:00am-11:00am at Martin K Alloy Boys & Girls Club of Manassas, 9501 Dean Park Lane, Manassas, VA 20110

This 5k chalk race is fun for the whole family! Kids 12 and under run for FREE! A portion of the proceeds will be donated back to the Boys and Girls Club of Manassas.

Click here to register:

Wednesday, June 7th: Heroes’ Voice National Poetry Contest Reading

7:30pm, Gregory Family Theater

Cost: Free, Donations accepted to support programming for Veterans, Servicemembers, and their families presented by the Veterans and the Arts Initiative.

Join us for The Soldier’s Journey, an evening of music and poetry exploring a variety of perspectives on war, peace, and the soldier’s experience.*  The evening will feature extraordinary selections of live music and poetry, followed by a reception.

These performances are the culminating events of the Heroes’ Voices National Veterans Poetry Contest, a cooperative venture between Heroes’ Voices in San Francisco, CA and George Mason University in Manassas, VA. The four winning poems, selected from hundreds of entries received from Veterans across America, will be featured at both events, along with other selected poetry.

Saturday, June 10th: Okra’s Cajun Occasion 3

12:00pm-4:00pm, City of Manassas Museum Lawn, Cost: $40-$60

Come enjoy a picnic on the lawn with an Authentic Louisiana Buffet and a Crawfish Boil!

Tuesday, June 13th: Primary Election

On Election Day Polls are open from 6:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.  Unofficial Election Results are available after the polls close on Election night. For more information, visit

Monday, June 12th: Osbourn High School Gradutation

7:00pm, Jiffy Lube Live, 7800 Cellar Door Drive, Bristow, VA 20136

Tuesday, June 13th: Primary Election for Governor, Lt. Governor, VA House of Delegates 50th District and Attorney General

Sunday, June 18th: Father’s Day Jazz Jam

7:30pm, Jirani Coffeehouse, Cost: $20.00

Come out for an evening of Jazz & Blues featuring artists V Cornelius Harrison on Sax, Jon Potter on Guitar, Ken Moorman on Vocals and Alfred Smith III on Trumpet!

Saturday, June 18th (Rain Date June 25): 13th Annual Jazz Festival

12pm-7pm, Historic Manassas, 9431 West Street, Manassas, VA 20110

Previously known as the Manassas Wine & Jazz Festival, this year’s Manassas Jazz Festival is expanding to include wine, beer, and spirits – something for everyone to enjoy!

Saturday, June 24th: “Oklahoma” Shenandoah Summer Music Theatre – Winchester, VA

Cost: $65.00 per person **Cost Subsidized by Bluebird Committee, as a part of their “Trips for the Over 55” Bluebird Tours Catalog**

Chicks and ducks and geese better scurry, because here comes Oklahoma! The classes Rodgers and Hammerstein musical full of rivalry and romance in a turn-of-the-century territory on the Brik of statehood. We will depart Woodbridge at 9:30am and Manassas at 10:15am. Return time is approximately 6:30pm. Lunch is included at the Cracker Barrel in Winchester. The show will be playing from June 22 – July 2.

Tuesday, June 27th: The Science of Sound

11:00am & 12:30pm, Merchant Hall – Hylton Performing Arts Center, Cost: Adults $15.00, Children $5.00

Come hear and “see” what sound is all about! Sound waves become visible in this exciting performance that uses technology to transform sound into a multisensory experience. Caryn Lin uses her five-string electric violin, loop recorder, oscilloscope (a device that displays electronic signals and waveforms), and other special effect tools to create amazing soundscapes.

Featured all month:

Museum at the Market, Saturday Farmer’s Market

9am-1pm, Cost: FREE

Location: Prince William Lot, Across from the New Baldwin Elementary School

Historic Downtown Walking Tours, Second, Third and Fourth Saturday

2:00pm, Cost: FREE

Enjoy a narrated tour of historic downtown Manassas