Weekend Planner: Hail to the Trail, Outdoor Music and Pakistan Celebrations
End-of-summer events in and around Chantilly.
Final South Riding Summer Concert
Where/When? South Riding Town Green (43055 Center St., Chantilly ) on Friday, Sept. 2 starting at 7 p.m.
Why Go? The last outdoor concert for this summer will feature Open Waters. Open Waters plays almost everything: classic rock, oldies, Motown, funk, southern rock, new age, alternative and country (old and new).
1st Annual Trail Mix
Where/When? The W&OD Trail on Saturday, Sept. 3 starting at 7:30 a.m.
Why Go? This event has three parts. First a massive clean-up effort, including the Reston section of the trail. Come and lend a hand between 7:30 a.m. and 10 a.m. Second, at 11 a.m., The Great Skedadle begins. From one point in Ashburn (Farmwell Station Middle School) bikers will head west for a 5 or 10-mile trip and runners and walkers will head east for a 5K effort. Finally, the celebration! Music, entertainment and food for everyone from 12 noon to 5 p.m. at Farmwell Station Middle School. Complete details at http://dominiontrailmix.com/events.htm
Pricing? Free (except for registration for races)
Two Pakistan Independence Day Celebration
Where/When? On Saturday, Sept. 3, the event is at Dulles Expo Center from 12 noon to 9 p.m. On Sunday, Sept. 4, the celebration is at Bull Run Regional Park from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Why Go? Both events celebrate the Silver Jubilee of Pakistan’s Independence with food, music, children’s entertainment and much more. Vendors will have hand-crafted clothing, jewelry and much more for sale.
Pricing? Admission to the Saturday event is $5. Admission to the Sunday event is free.
NOVA Symphony Orchestra at Harris Pavilion
Where/When? Harris Pavilion in Manassas on Sunday, Sept. 4 at 3 p.m.
Why Go? Outdoor setting for lovely music from the area’s own NOVA Symphony Orchestra
Labor Day Car Show and Chili Cook-off in Clifton
Where/When? Downtown Clifton (7140 Main St, Clifton ) on Monday, Sept. 5 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Why Go? This annual event draws people from all around. Classic cars from Custom Cruisers line the streets – and a chili cook-off take center stage.
Pricing? Free admission