4th of July Weekend Events 2011 (With 100% more Newspaper Voice)

I'm being lazy y'all, I'm sorry.  As many of you know I write for PotomacLocal.com as well as for PWC Moms and right now I'm multi-tasking.  Here's my newspaper voice.  AKA, the big girl voice.  You can catch it every Thursday on PotomacLocal's "Weekend Calendar Highlights".
Friday, July 1

*Fabulous Fridays at Waterworks Waterpark in Dale City will be feature a “Happy Birthday USA” theme and includes food specials, giveaways and games from 5:00p.m. to 9:00 p.m. when the park closes.

*Not ready to be decked out in red, white, and blue quite yet? The Potomac Nationals 7:05 p.m. game will have a “Star Trek Night” promotion.

Saturday, July 2

*Leesylvania State Park hosts their monthly Kid’s Fishing Tournament on Saturday morning beginning at 9:00 a.m. by the marina. Children do not need game licenses, but adults who plan to “help hold the rod” should be sure to have one. Participants are encouraged to bring their own supplies.

*Kick back and celebrate early with the Arts and Stripes Picnic at the Lorton Workhouse. The picnic is a free event, but a $5 donation is suggested. Parking will be available onsight to picnic-goers who are asked to bring their own lawn chairs or blankets. Entertainment will include interactive art demonstrations, the Navy Commodores, New Dominion Choraliers, and a keynote from Congressman Gerry Connolley.

*Join the Potomac Nationals for their “History of Baseball” night featuring vintage jersey auction, bobbleheads for the first 1,000 fans, and fireworks after the game, which begins at 6:35 p.m. Special tickets are available that include an all-you-care-to-eat picnic style dinner before the game.

**Closed: Prince William County Neighborhood Libraries

Sunday, July 3

*It’s everyone’s favorite mascot’s birthday, and Uncle Slam plans to celebrate in style. Special tickets are available that include an all-you-care-to-eat picnic dinner before a 6:35 p.m. Potomac Nationals game, which will feature mascots from around the area. After the game, be sure to stick around for fireworks!

**Closed: Prince William County Neighborhood Libraries and Regional Libraries

Monday, July 4

*The Dale City Independence Day Parade begins at 10am, but Dale Boulevard will become 1 lane each direction at 8:00 a.m. and should be avoided if possible. The parade will feature between 150-200 entries and is being Grand Marshaled by hometown hero Marine Corporal Joshua Himan. Parking lots at Beville Middle and the Dale City Boys and Girls Club, and Center Plaza will be closed for event use, but any other plaza on Dale Boulevard may be used by parade watchers for parking. Center Plaza commuter lot will be the site of the annual Family Fun Day that follows the parade and ends at 2:00 p.m.

*Celebrate America with Old Town Manassas. Starting at 2:00 p.m. at the Train Depot in Old Town there will rides for kids, food concessions and a red, white, and blue hayride. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets at 4pm to get seats at the Manassas Museum Lawn for the 9:15 p.m. fireworks display, which is one of the largest in Northern Virginia. Festivities also include Jay Henley and the Stone Brook Band at 4:30 p.m. at the Harris Pavilion.

*Join the Potomac Nationals at 6:35 p.m. for the largest game of the season! Special tickets are available that include a picnic meal before the game, and be sure to stick around after the final pitch for a large fireworks show in honor of the 4th of July.

No comments:

Post a Comment