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!

~ June 2021 First Friday ~

Choose a Charity First Friday
June 4th, 2021 from 6 pm – 9 pm

For the June First Friday, Downtown Manassas Businesses will Choose a Charity to support at their respective locations. Each business will feature their own unique way of supporting their charity of choice, so check out the participating Businesses below for their charities and specials!

Participating Businesses (all will remain open until 9 pm):

McCall Studio GalleryGive Back Prince William

Meet members of Give Back Prince William as they set up in front of the Gallery; Donations will be made by McCall Studio Gallery to Give Back Prince William; Poetry Readings by two local featured poets; Live Music; #JuneArtShow & other community exhibits!

Popcorn MonkeyBaby Buns for Life

Pay it forward!! Customers will have the option to purchase and donate snack bags for shipping to the organization for distribution.

Scatter Seeds

The Things I LoveManassas Women’s Club

Meet members of the Manassas Women’s Club as they set up at The Things I Love!!

Totally Vintage DesignRyland Strong Foundation

~ May 2021 First Friday ~

First Friday Derby

Join us on Friday, May 7th from 6 pm – 9 pm for the Downtown Derby!

Located in Downtown Manassas, this event will feature stick horse races & derby hat parade/contest at the Harris Pavilion, as well as, Mint Juleps, special activities, and sales at participating Downtown businesses.

Harris Pavilion Activities:
6:00 pm – Derby Hat Parade/Contest (show off your best Derby Hat!)
6:00 pm – In-person Race Sign-ups begin (SIGN UP IN ADVANCE HERE!!!)
6:15 pm – Winner of Derby Hat Contest Announced
6:30 pm – Children’s Stick Horse Races
7:00 pm – Adult Stick Horse Races

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

Prize Basket for Hat Contest Donated By:

Participating Downtown Businesses & Specials!

(All Participating Businesses will remain open until at least 9 pm)

Antiques & Collectibles Boutique 
Calico Jack’s – Come in wearing your Derby-themed attire and receive 10% off Calico Jack’s brand items. No Derby gear? Earn 10% off Calico Jack’s brand items with the purchase of Old Town Strong merchandise!
Crossroads Tabletop Tavern
Doug’s Deli
Click here!
District Hemp Botanicals – Contributing $25 gift card for contests; Free samples for anyone that stops in!
Eva’s Alley
Kerbobble Toys – Enjoy 20% off all HORSE (and unicorn!) related items in-store, including: My Little Pony, Breyer Horses, and children’s books! Anyone wearing a Derby Day Hat will receive a prize for visiting! Free coloring pages and crayons for kids! Be the closest to guess how many marbles in our jar and you could win the grand prize of the night!!
Knock on Wood 
Manassas Clay
MonzaMint Juleps Here!!!
Old Towne Man Cave 
Scatter Seeds – Bubbles and Sidewalk Chalk for the kids and a store raffle with purchase for the adults. Celebrating 6 years in business this May!!!
Shining Sol Candle Co.
Sinistral Brewing Company – Music by One Hot Mess and Puccio’s Pizza on-site!
The Things I Love – With a purchase customers can pick a horse and spin the wheel.  If their horse wins, they win a prize.  Plus we have some lovely Derby themed items for sale.
Three Monkeys Pub and Chophouse – Ladies wearing Derby-themed “big” hats, and men in suits, will get 15% off food. Mint Juleps Here!!!
Totally Vintage Design 

This event is free and open to the public. Please continue to wear face masks and practice social distancing while enjoying this event.
The streets will be closed from 6 pm – 12:00 am for this event.

Sip and Shop will be in effect (take your drinks and walk around Downtown!)

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

~ April 2021 First Friday ~

Hop Around First Friday

Hop around from store to store for sweet surprises! For each purchase from a participating merchant, customers will get to select an egg from the merchant’s basket and win a prize. Three of the eggs will contain Grand Prizes!

2021 Participating Merchant Locations

Streets will be closed; “Pandemic” Sip and Shop will continue to be in effect.

Locations with an asterisk will stay open until 9 pm for First Friday on April 2nd!

Creative Brush*

Crossroads Tabletop Tavern*

District Hemp Botanicals*

Kerbobble Toys*

Knock on Wood*

Manassas Olive Oil Company

Old Towne Veterinary Clinic – (closed 4/1 & 4/2)

Scatter Seeds*

Shining Sol Candle Co. *


The Things I Love*

Totally Vintage Design*

Featuring additional prizes from:

City Tavern

C.J. Finz



Grand Prize Basket donated by:

~ March 2021 First Friday ~

2021 Madhatterness

Showtime Theatre Class at the ARTfactory

May 3 @ 6:30 pm - May 26 @ 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Monday and Wednesday, repeating indefinitely

Spotlight on History Virtual Talks

May 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating indefinitely

Ride of Silence – Manassas City

May 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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

You may opt out at any time.