Weekend Events: Take the Train to Great Bluegrass
It’s the first weekend in June and by all accounts summer has arrived.
So, what to do with your summertime weekend? You can avoid jumping on to crowded highways and stay in town where you’ll find many events for friends and family.
Historic Downtown Manassas First Friday, Friday, June 6, 5 to 9 p.m,, Free
The first Friday of the month means that the shops in Old Town Manassas will be open late for business, and the neighborhood will feature live entertainment from 5 to 9 p.m.
The participating shops include The Things I Love, Love Charlie, Manassas Clay, Creative Brush Studio, and the Manassas Museum.
20th Annual Manassas Heritage Railway Festival, Saturday, June 7, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free
You’ll want to come back to Manassas on Saturday for the 20th annual Manassas Heritage Railway Festival. The free event will feature train memorbila, vendors, and live performances.
Model trains will be set up under Harris Pavilion, and country and blue grass music will be played during the festival. The festival will also be located near a 100-year-old working rail depot which is home to the Manassas Virginia Railway Express station and the offices of Historic Manassas, Inc.
The festival starts at 10 a.m. and last until 4 p.m. and is free to attend.
For the Love of Life Stafford Triathalon, Saturday, June 7, Free
The For the Love of Life Stafford Triathlon will be the first in what organizers hope will become and annual tradition. The triathlon will be held to honor Karla Hendrix who suffers from multiple sclerosis, as well as provide charitable support for the Wounded Warrior Project, The Multiple Sclerosis Society, and Stafford’s S.E.R.V.E. emergency food bank.
The event will be held at Curtis Memorial Park at 18 Fairway Drive in Hartwood. The park features a large man-made lake to make it perfect for an event like this.
Registration for the triathlon is being conducted online. Individual participants will be charged $80 and teams $130. All proceeds will go to benefit the charities listed above.
Live bluegrass on the quad at the Workhouse Arts Center, Saturday, June 7, 7 to 9 p.m.
Looking for an evening of live music? How about live bluegrass?
The Workhouse Arts Center in Lorton will host April Verch on the center’s outdoor quad. Verch will play her fiddle starting at 7 p.m.
Concert goers are invited to bring a picnic and a comfortable lawn chair and enjoy the music. While you can’t bring alcohol, some refreshments will be for sale.