Come out on the First Friday of each month (excluding January) and enjoy all that Historic Downtown Manassas has to offer! First Friday events provide a fun way to interact with the community while experiencing Downtown Manassas. Participating First Friday locations agree to stay open until 9 pm and often provide a fun game, special discount, or activity that fits the shared theme for the month. From unique shops and a variety of dining options to live music at outdoor venues, there is something for everyone to enjoy!

~ November First Friday ~

Fall Gallery Walk - November 1st Friday

Come out and enjoy this FREE event! The merchants of Historic Downtown will be displaying artwork by local, featured artists. Follow the balloons to each destination. Map of participating locations will be available closer the event date.

The streets will be closed for this event, and the Sip and Shop ABC permit will be in effect throughout the evening. See the map and list of participating locations!

Here is a list of the participating merchants and artists!

Ashby Jewelers – featuring Mike Flynn
Calico Jack’s – featuring G. Gill Art
Center for the Arts
– featuring John Hartt
Creative Brush Studio – featuring Christine Raymond
District Hemp Botanicals – featuring Colin Holliday
Grounds Central Station – featuring P-ART-ners
Jirani Coffeehouse – featuring Prince William Photography Club
Knock on Wood – featuring Redfox Creations
Manassas Clay – featuring local clay artists
MarsCloud Gallery/Art Discovery Institute – featuring Lei Huan
McCall Studio Gallery/DMVISUAL LLC – featuring Denise McCall and other local artists
Prospero’s Books – featuring Missy Sheldrake
Old Town Man Cave – featuring Sean Holloran and Steve Hilker
Olde Towne Antiques
– featuring Carol Rusaw
Scatter Seeds
– featuring Joe Goodbody
Shining Sol Candle Company – featuring Terry Lopez of Stoned & ShellShock
The Philadelphia Tavern – featuring Live Music
The Things I Love – featuring Jan Alten
Totally Vintage Design, Inc. – featuring Kathy Nance
Weinegar’s Sweets & Treats – featuring The Manassas Art Guild

Map of the event and where there artists will be featured:

Map of Participating merchants for the fall gallery walk 2019List of participating merchants and artists for the 2019 fall gallery walk

Printed copies will be available at each location during the event.

This event is FREE and open to the public.
*Streets will be closed and the SaS (Sip and Shop) ABC Permit will be in effect*

Here is a map of the ABC Permit footprint and Participating Beverage Providers
Printed copies will be available the night of the event.

Map of road closures and beverage providers for ABC Permit on First Friday in November

~ December First Friday ~

picture of santa and description of Jolly Ol' Confections First Friday event on December 6th

Friday, December 6th will be the 3rd Annual Jolly Ol’ Confections!
This delightful First Friday event is a tasting event of Santa’s Sweet Treats! Visit the multiple shops in Historic Downtown Manassas and enjoy unlimited samples of desserts created by our local restaurants. After tasting all of the desserts, be sure to vote for your favorite!
Dessert Taster Passes may be purchased at specific locations for $10 cash ($11 card). You will receive a taster pass and voting ballot.
All Dessert tastings are *while supplies last*

Check back for a full list of the participating merchants and restaurants!

A Tasting Map will be available closer to the event date.

Native Legacy: The Patawomeck Indians of Virginia

November 14 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until February 23, 2020

One Sketch at a Time: An Exhibit of Urban Sketchers

November 14 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until December 7, 2019

An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until December 9, 2019

Native Legacy: The Patawomeck Indians of Virginia

November 15 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until February 23, 2020

One Sketch at a Time: An Exhibit of Urban Sketchers

November 15 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until December 7, 2019

An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until December 9, 2019

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

You may opt out at any time.