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Weather Permitting – If its not raining at race time, we will continue with the event as listed.  If it’s raining then for safety reasons, the horse races will be cancelled, and the Hat Parade will be held under the Harris Pavilion. Streets will be closed and the Designed Outdoor Refreshment Area is in place. 

Saddle up, it’s time for the Downtown Derby! Located in Downtown Manassas, this event will feature stick horse races on Center Street, derby hat parade, photo opportunities, Mint Juleps (at participating downtown restaurants), and special activities and sales at participating Downtown Merchant locations.

Derby Hat Contest Entry: https://form.jotform.com/210385539255055

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!

Drink Specials!

Staying open late for First Friday!

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

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