Manassas May Events

Here’s what is happening in the City of Manassas and surrounding areas:

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National Prayer Day

May 4 from 7 pm to 8:30 pm at Harris Pavilion.

Join in for reflection and praise with community members and local churches.



First Friday Weekend: Much Ado About Art Festival

May 5, 6 and 7! Historic Downtown Manassas.

Art shows, Manassas Reads! and Music during a 3 day festival!

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Rooftop Productions: You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown

May 5 to 20 from 8pm to 9:30 pm Center for the Arts

Delightful musical with an outstanding cast brings a lively and fun-filled production to the Kellar Theater.



Osbourn High School Prom

May 6 from 7:30 pm to 12:30 am at Fox Chase Manor, Manassas.

Osbourn Eagles students who purchase prom tickets are invited to an after-prom party at Osbourn High School from 12:30 am to 4:00 am.


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Mariachi Los Camperos

May 6 at 8 pm Hylton Performance Arts Center.  Feel the beat with this genuine Mexican folk music performance — Perfect for Cinco de Mayo!


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CASA Retro Bowl

May 6 from 1 pm to 4 pm at Bowl America 9000 Mathis Ave. Manassas.

Grab your bowling shoes and strike out for a good cause!

CASA CIS has been serving as court appointed advocates for abused and neglected children of the Greater Prince William County for more than 20 years.

Event Sponsor: Wine Energy

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Manassas Airshow

May 6 from 10 am to 4 pm at the Manassas Regional Airport, 10600 Harry J. Parrish Blvd. FREE family event with aircraft, shows and food galore.


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Book Talk: The Civil War Wedding

May 7 at 1:30 pm at the Manassas Museum.

As wedding season nears, Author Charles A. Mills discusses how different the weddings were in the Civil War Era.



Bike to Work Day 2017

May 19 from 6am to 9 am at the VRE Train Station Pit Stop in Manassas.

Join and register with up to 16,000 area commuters and bike to work! Free t-shirt and a chance to win a new bike to registered riders!


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An Evening of Comedy and Magic with Tim Hall

May 20 at 6 pm Stonewall Golf Club. Sponsored by the Soroptimist.

Historic Downtown Walking Tour

May 20 at 2 pm in Historic Manassas.

Tour the City of Manassas and learn about the people, the businesses and the buildings during challenges and prosperity.



Armed Forces Day

May 20 is the day to pay tribute to the men and women who serve the United States’s armed forces.

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Operation: Staying Alive

May 20 at Harris Pavilion, Historic Manassas from 8 am to 6 pm


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Historical Virginia Ladies’ Night

May 20 from 7 pm to 8:30 pm $15

After flowers, and dinner, take a walk and “Remember the Ladies.” Manassas Museum will highlight the women of Virginia’s past with an informative walking tour.



Book Talk: Diamond Duty

May 21 at 1:30 pm

Local Author Dan Verner discusses his book and answers questions.



Night of Excellence

May 25 at 5:30 pm, Osbourn High School, 9005 Tudor Lane, Manassas.

Free event recognizing and awarding top scholarship winners and grant recipients in the Manassas City Public Schools (MCPS).  Annual MCPS Art show displaying our talented and creative student artists.

Donations and sponsorships available:


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Virginia University Graduations

May is the month that our college students walk to graduate in the spring.  For a comprehensive university list, visit and search the State Council of Higher education for Virginia for dates and details:


23rd Annual Heritage Railway Festival and ExtravaCanza Challenge

June 3 from 10 am to 3 pm, Historic Manassas

One of the largest attended events in the City of Manassas. Train lovers and families travel from all over the country for the Harris Pavilion train displays and special train rides on the tracks.  Food, entertainment and entertainment.

Don’t miss visiting the Manassas Museum for the canned good art sculptures built by area organizations. Vote for the “People’s Choice!” All canned goods will be donated to local food banks to fight hunger.

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

June 13 — More detailed information:


Farmer’s Market!

Thursdays and Saturdays in Historic Manassas.

Perks for Parks

Build and promote our parks by sponsoring an improvement to our City of Manassas community.

Historic Manassas Inc. (HMI): Always something to do in the City of Manassas.

Bluebird Tours:  Trips for the over 55-year-old crowd (and open to all ages after 3 days).

Manassas City Public School Activities: A calendar full of events, meetings and shows.

Potomac Local Event Page: Submitted by community members.

InsideNova News: Local things to do and see!

Discover Manassas: Surrounding area calendar of events.

Service and Community Organizations: Visit Inter-Service Club Council of Greater Manassas for a list of service organizations and community representatives for additional events:

Contact to add your community, business or organization’s events to this list and/or future lists!