What’s Up? August 21 – 27

August 24 and 25
Battle of Kettle Run Anniversary Commemoration
Bristoe Station Battlefield Heritage Park | 10708 Bristow Road, Bristow | 11am – 4pm

Join Bristoe Station Battlefield Heritage Park staff and volunteers on the 157th anniversary of Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson’s capture of Bristoe Station and the Battle of Kettle Run – the opening round of what would become the Second Battle of Manassas. This August 27th battle, while small, was bloody and took a heavy toll on the regiments that fought there. Visit the park on the anniversary for specialized in-time walking tours that will make this forgotten battle come to life in vivid detail.

Regular tours of the battlefield will be offered hourly between 11:00 am and 4:00 pm. See the schedule of events to join one of the special anniversary tours.


Saturday, August 24
The Art of War: The Civil War Sketches of James E. Taylor
1461 Atoka Road, Marshall | 9am – 3pm

As Union forces advanced into the Shenandoah Valley in 1864, they were accompanied by James E. Taylor, a sketch artist working for Leslie’s Illustrated. During his time with Sheridan’s army, Taylor brought the war to life with his detailed sketches that covered all aspects of military life and the surrounding countryside.

Join a bus tour that follows in the path of the artist, visiting some of the locations sketched by Taylor to compare how much these views have changed since 1864. Artists are welcome to bring along a sketch pad and try their hand at recreating these scenes as they appear today!

Lunch is included. Seats are limited so reserve your seat today!


Saturday, August 24
Haymarket Music Fest
15000 Washington Street, Haymarket| 2 – 8pm

Bring a blanket or lawn chair and enjoy a day of music featuring Six Shades of Gray, Park Valley Church Youth Band, School of Rock, Joe Moore and Smylin’ Jack!  Other events include a Silent Auction, Kid Zone, Crafters, Beer Garden by 2 Silos, and an ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Proceeds to Benefit the DC/VA/MD Chapter of the ALS Association. 


Saturday, August 24
Transform Power Yoga Kid Yoga Open House
15111 Washington Street, Suite 109, Haymarket | 12 – 2pm

Kids of all ages are welcome to learn about and experience Transform Power Yoga’s kid program. They will have yoga games, kindness rock making, yoga play, and yoga raffles. Come explore kid yoga and sign up for the upcoming fall session. Feel free to come and stay or just pop in for a game or two.


Saturday, August 24
Flip into Fall Open House at the Little Gym of Gainesville
7364 Atlas Walk Way, Gainesville | 5 – 6pm

Head to the Little Gym for this free community event to see what it’s all about and enjoy deals for the 2020 season. 


Sunday, August 25
The Drag Brunch Show at Club Eclipse
5615 Wellington Road, Gainesville | 11am to 5pm

This Drag Brunch will be an amazing, entertaining show. Your ticket will include the show, all-you-can-eat Breakfast Buffet, two mimosas, and a meet-and-greet with the ladies.


Tuesday, August 27
Extending the Harvest: Four Season Gardening
24 Pelham Street, Warrenton | 6pm

The Virginia Cooperative Extension (VCE) and the Master Gardeners of Fauquier and Rappahannock Counties are offering a presentation called “Extending the Harvest: Four Season Gardening” followed by a native plant sale on Tuesday, August 27 at 6 p.m. at Fauquier Extension Office, 24 Pelham Street, Warrenton.

The program is free of charge and open to the public, rain or shine. It will last 60 to 90 minutes.  It is recommended to register and arrive early. 

Christine Craddock
About Christine Craddock 83 Articles
Christine Craddock is a writer, editor, photographer, wife, and mother of two adorable children. She is a faithful contributing writer for Haymarket Lifestyle magazine and has resided in Haymarket since 2006.

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