What/When: 150th Anniversary of Second Battle of Manassas, Saturday, all day
Why go: The main attraction this weekend for civil war enthusiasts, history buffs and the curious will be Liberia Plantation, which will transform back to the way it was in 1862 when it was the site of Union Headquarters for General Irvin McDowell.
The City of Manassas will also be providing a shuttle on Saturday that will transport visitors from the Manassas Museum to Liberia Plantation from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. For more information about this and other events taking place in the City of Manassas, visit visitmanassas.org.
What/When: Meet Thomas Brown and Zachary Chipps of RISE Phoenix, Saturday, 7-9 p.m.
Why go: The Chipps are cycling 7,000 miles cross-country to promote suicide awareness. They believe in “Creative Self-expression through devoted self-reflection. Allowing the time needed for self-reflection while working through emotional trauma or any life experience can act as a vehicle for radical change in an individual’s life.”
Check out their website at http://risephoenix.org
What/When: U.S. Navy Country Current on the Plaza, Saturday, 7 p.m.
Why go: Enjoy free family outdoor entertainment with the U.S. Navy's premiere country band, the Country Current. Bring a blanket or a lawn chair and enjoy the show. Picnics welcome.
Patch editor Erin Gibson contributed to this article.