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Join us on Friday, May 7th from 6 pm – 9 pm for the Downtown Derby!

Located in Downtown Manassas, this event will feature stick horse races & derby hat parade/contest at the Harris Pavilion, as well as, Mint Juleps, special activities, and sales at participating Downtown businesses.

Harris Pavilion Activities:
6:00 pm – Derby Hat Parade/Contest (show off your best Derby Hat, Win a Prize!)
6:00 pm – In-person Race Sign-ups begin (SIGN UP IN ADVANCE HERE!!!)
6:15 pm – Winner of Derby Hat Contest Announced
6:30 pm – Children’s Stick Horse Races
7:00 pm – Adult Stick Horse Races

Wear your best hat and come on out to the races!

Prize Basket for Hat Contest Donated By:














Participating Downtown Businesses & Specials!

(All Participating Businesses will remain open until at least 9 pm)

Antiques & Collectibles Boutique 
Calico Jack’s – Come in wearing your Derby-themed attire and receive 10% off Calico Jack’s brand items. No Derby gear? Earn 10% off Calico Jack’s brand items with the purchase of Old Town Strong merchandise!
Crossroads Tabletop Tavern
Doug’s Deli
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District Hemp Botanicals – Contributing $25 gift card for contests; Free samples for anyone that stops in!
Eva’s Alley
Kerbobble Toys – Enjoy 20% off all HORSE (and unicorn!) related items in-store, including: My Little Pony, Breyer Horses, and children’s books! Anyone wearing a Derby Day Hat will receive a prize for visiting! Free coloring pages and crayons for kids! Be the closest to guess how many marbles in our jar and you could win the grand prize of the night!!
Knock on Wood 
Manassas Clay
MonzaMint Juleps Here!!!
Old Towne Man Cave 
Scatter Seeds – Bubbles and Sidewalk Chalk for the kids and a store raffle with purchase for the adults. Celebrating 6 years in business this May!!!
Shining Sol Candle Co.
Sinistral Brewing Company – Music by One Hot Mess and Puccio’s Pizza on-site!
The Things I Love – With a purchase customers can pick a horse and spin the wheel.  If their horse wins, they win a prize.  Plus we have some lovely Derby themed items for sale.
Three Monkeys Pub and Chophouse – Ladies wearing Derby-themed “big” hats, and men in suits, will get 15% off food. Mint Juleps Here!!!
Totally Vintage Design 

This event is free and open to the public. Please continue to wear face masks and practice social distancing while enjoying this event.
The streets will be closed from 6 pm – 12:00 am for this event.

Sip and Shop will be in effect (take your drinks and walk around Downtown!)

For up to date information about First Friday events,
Text: FirstFriday (all one word) to 888-777,
or click here.

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