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Join us on Friday, May 3rd from 6 pm – 9 pm for the Historic Downtown Derby!

Located in Downtown Manassas, this event will feature stick horse races at the Harris Pavilion, derby hat parade, photo opportunities, Mint Juleps (at participating downtown restaurants), and special activities and sales at participating Downtown Merchant locations.

Harris Pavilion Activities:
6pm – Derby Hat Parade (show off your best Derby Hat!)
6pm – Race Sign-ups begin
6:30pm – Children’s Stick Horse Races
7pm – Adult Stick Horse Races

Wear your best hat and come on out to the races!

Participating Downtown Businesses & Specials!

Downtown Merchant Specials!
Aroma Wine Tasting
Wine Flight Special!
CENTERFUSE – Celebrating their 2 year anniversary! Offering Derby themed face painting! Horses, flowers, polka dots, etc
Knock on Wood
20% discount on select merchandise and Derby related kids activities!
The Lemonade Bakery
– Selling special glazed sugar cookies in the shape of horse heads and horseshoes at their store and at the Pavilion. And staying open late!
Lotus Wellness Center – Offering 20% off all retail items for sale!
McCall Studio Gallery/DMVISUAL LLC – Wear your best derby polka dots and hat, then be one of the first 10 best dressed customers for a chance to win! Also – 10% off Historic Art Collection Educational Tours: 1920’s Historic art to Retro art, to the art of last Century!
Prospero’s Books – Local author book signing!
Scatter Seeds – Participate in a Kentucky Derby Trivia Contest!
Sinistral Brewing Company – New beer release and music by One Hot Mess from 7-10pm!
Totally Vintage Design – 10-20% off hats in store!
Travel Place Manassas – Showcasing representative from Royal Caribbean. Staying open late.

Drink Specials!
Crossroads Tabletop Tavern – Mint Julep Special, Crossroads style. Racing games all weekend – teaching, playing and contests!
Okra’s – Mint Julep Special!

Staying open late for First Friday!
Grounds Central Station
Old Towne Man Cave

Tummy Yum Yum Gourmet Candy Apples
Weinegar’s Sweets & Treats

This event is free and open to the public.
The streets will be closed for this event.

For up to date information about First Friday events,
Text: FirstFriday (all one word) to 888-777,
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