10 Things to Do for Father’s Day Weekend in Northern Virginia
Shout out to all the dads out there who work hard and play even harder. Prince William & Manassas, just 30 miles outside DC, offers a wide selection of Father’s Day specials and events to entice dads of all types. Celebrate the sports fan, the music lover, the beer lover, the chill dude, or the history buff this Father’s Day by exploring Prince William & Manassas.
1. Take dad out to the ball game at Pfitzner Stadium to see the Potomac Nationals play the Myrtle Beach Pelicans. Before the game, attend a picnic with special guests Tripp Keister, the Potomac Nationals Manager and Justin Sadowski, the Potomac Nationals Head Groundskeeper. Stick around for nine innings of prizes and a Star Wars-themed jersey auction.
2. Tee off at Prince William Golf Course in Nokesville. For their Father’s Day Special ($65-public price), get in a round of golf including cart rental, range balls, a hot dog, and a sleeve of golf balls. Call the golf shop to book your tee time or book online.
3. Surprise dad with tickets to the 12th Annual Manassas Wine and Jazz Festival in Historic Downtown Manassas. Sample Virginia wines from over 15 wineries, peruse the artisan craft vendors, and enjoy food from local downtown restaurants. Relax on the Manassas Museum Lawn
with a glass of wine to take in the jazzy sounds of Robert Jospe Express, Dave Wilson Quartet, and Marcus Johnson.
4. If your dad enjoys a cold brewski, then stop by Bad Wolf Brewing Company for their “Three-Year Anniversary and Father’s Day BBQ.” Celebrate at both their Little Bad Wolf and Big Bad Wolf locations in Historic Downtown Manassas and try a special Belgian triple release called "Time Lord", Smokes BBQ, Father's Day discounts on flights, and original recipes from their 2013 opening day.
5. Take dad on a Father’s Day tour of various Prince William County Historic Sites including Rippon Lodge, Ben Lomond, and the Brentsville Courthouse. This is perfect for the dad that enjoys learning about military history, historic construction and preservation, or just taking in the great outdoors. Tours run from 11am–4pm and tickets are $5 per person, free for children under 6 and for fathers.
6. Get dad in on the action at the Manassas National Battlefield Park. Attend an infantry and artillery demonstration on Chinn Ridge, taking you back in time to the First and Second Battles of Manassas. Demonstrations run from 11am–3pm.
7. After stopping by the Manassas National Battlefield Park, try a glass of local wine, enjoy live music, and chow down on pizza at The Winery at Bull Run. Sip wine to the sounds of Matt Waller (1–5pm) and sample on wood-fired pizza by Black Fig Pizza Company (12–6pm).
8. Lace up those roller skates and race down to Skate-N-Fun Zone in Manassas for their Father’s Day skate deal. Dads receive a special meal along with “Neck-tie games,” trivia, and prizes.
9. Sunday is brunch day at Grafton Street in Gainesville. Treat dad to their Father’s Day BBQ Brunch. Nosh on “fall off the bone” chipotle BBQ ribs and grilled dry rubbed flank steak along with brunch favorites like bananas foster French toast, lemon blueberry pancakes, and chive scrambled eggs.
10. Have Dad throw on his cowboy boots and mosey on down to Jiffy Lube Live in Bristow to see country singer Brantley Gilbert perform on his “Take It Outside Tour.” The show starts at 7 p.m.!