For this weekend’s beat, we thought you might include your whole family on some fun outings in nearby Prince William and Manassas.
Friday, August 17 has something for children and adults of all ages!
Jump! Jump! Everybody jump! It’s time for the weekend! Take the kiddies to the Summer Open Bounce from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Jump-N-Jimmy’s in Haymarket on 6614 James Madison Highway. They’ll jump for joy that you did.
If you like meeting new people and being where the action is, and you can also write, journalism might be the career for you. All you future journalists out there may want to attend Teen Journalism for the Rest of Us at 3-4 p.m at City of Manassas Park Recreation Center on 99 Adams Street.
Do you and your kids want to see something legend–(wait for it)–dary this Saturday? “The Smurfs,” starring the Neil Patrick Harris, is playing at the (no relation) Harris Pavilion on 9116 Center Street in the City of Manassas at 7 p.m. Harris is best known for playing Doogie Howser M.D. as well as everyone’s favorite ladies man, Barney Stintson, on “How I Met Your Mother.” So for an awesome “smurfy” time, come out to Old Town.
Still haven’t visited the Prince William County Fair? Better get a move on as this is the last weekend. There are rides and adorable barnyard animals! And in the case of the ponies and camels, the adorable animals are the rides! Plus, Friday means the Rodeo is here, ye-ha!! Come on out to 10624 Dumfries Road in Manassas.
Saturday, August 18: Spend your Saturday in the sizzling sun or making waves on the water!
Take a ride aboard the Miss Rivershore on the Occoquan. It’s easily accessible from the Occoquan Wharf at 201 Mill Street. It’s just $10 per adult and $5 per children, or free if the child is under four. While you’re there, visit the shops and restaurants in the quaint town of Occoquan, the hidden jewel of Prince William.
In the evening, come back to the Harris Pavilion in Old Town Manassas for another Summer Series Concert by the Center for the Arts. This week Quin Tango will perform sizzling tango music from 6:30-8 p.m. Enjoy the heat!
Come to the Prince William County Fair on Saturday night for a cute baby contest at 7 p.m., an Elvis Tribute show, featuring Lionel Ward, also at 7 p.m., or a Monster Truck Show By Allstar Motorsport Productions! Now, I happen to know that even city-folk secretly love monster trucks! But you have to say it like…”MMOONNSSTTERRTRUCKS!!!”
Sunday, August 19: We’re on a roll now. Don’t say goodbye to the weekend just yet.
Are you a Sk8ter family? Even before in-line skates made the sport extreme, roller rinks put the dance party on wheels. It still can be at Skate N Fun Zone on 7878 Sudley Road in Manasssas, where admission is just $7.50 or $42 gets you 20 tokens, 4 rentals, 4 admissions and a penny for your thoughts!
So if you’re a parent, you’ve probably heard of the big time boy band Big Time Rush. They’ll be playing at Jiffy Lube Live at 7 p.m. on Sun, along with Cody Simpson. Here is a band that you and your kids can both appreciate. Come hear what all the buzz is about for $20-94.65 a ticket, plus taxes and fees.
Sunday is also the last day for the Prince William County Fair, folks! They will be taking down the Home Arts Exhibit, but there will still be time for rides, like the Ferris wheel, the swings, the roller coaster, and the carousel. Don’t forget the haunted house! Remember these are magical memories in the making for your children!
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