The City of Manassas celebrates the Fourth of July with one of the largest fireworks displays and Independence Day parties in Northern Virginia. The annual event includes live music, an Apple Pie Baking contest, a watermelon eating contest, carnival rides, food, and more. The afternoon events begin with a bicycle rodeo. Kids are encouraged to decorate their bikes in patriotic colors of red, white and blue.
Time: Afternoon events begin at 3 p.m.
Fireworks at 9:15 p.m.
Rain Date: July 5.
Getting to Historic Manassas
Location: Old Town Manassas, Train Depot & the Manassas Museum Lawn, 9431 West Street Manassas,VA
The city of Manassas is located near Prince William County, Virginia about 30 miles southwest of Washington, DC and a short drive from the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Directions: From Washington DC, take I-95 South towards Richmond. Take Exit 152 North, Route 234 towards Manassas. Continue for 16 miles and turn right at traffic signal onto Dumfries Rd (Business 234). Continue 3 miles north and turn right at traffic signal onto Prince William Street and go 4 blocks to West Street. The Train Depot and Museum is located at 9431 West Street.
Parking: The Manassas Museum parking lot as well as commuter Lot F at the corner of Main and Prince William Streets are reserved for handicapped parking. Plenty of free parking is available in the other commuter lots on Prince William Street, at Balwin Elementary School on Main Street, and at Metz Middle School on Wellington Road.
Restaurants in Old Town Manassas
- Bad Wolf Brewing Company (Brewery)
- Carmello's (Italian)
- City Tavern (American)
- CJ Finz Raw Bar & Grille (Seafood)
- Deli Depot (Deli)
- Heritage Brewing Co. (Brewery)
- Katerina's Greek Cuisine (Greek)
- Makey's American Pub (American)
- Monza (Pizza)
- Okra's Louisianna Bistro (Cajun)
- Old Towne Sports Pub (American)
- The Bone (BBQ)
- The Philadelphia Tavern (American)
- Foster's Grille (American)
- Mariachis Tequileria & Restaurant (Mexican)
- Siam Classic Thai Restaurant (Thai)
- Zandra's Taqueria (Mexican)