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With the dawn of a New Year comes a wave of fresh and thrilling businesses and events that may have flown under your radar. In 2023, Prince William County, Virginia unveiled a myriad of captivating additions, beckoning both residents and visitors alike to explore the wonders beyond our county borders.

Food & Drink

The Culture Cup

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  • The Culture Cup opened in September of 2023 by owner Nikki Brown. The Culture Cup is amazing coffee. But, more importantly, it is the story of a nation. It is love. It is a community. Nikki's goal is to welcome all to the honoring and celebration of local and national African American art, history, and culture.
  • Crimson Coward Nashville Hot Chicken serves cooked-to-order Nashville Hot Chicken in Woodbridge. With this being their first East coast location is in Virginia, it's as hot as it sounds! Los Angeles native and Nashville-inspired Crimson Coward commit to bringing the Nashville Hot Chicken phenomenon to the masses. The hard workers pride themselves on serving Nashville hot chicken that does not compromise quality or flavor. Their food redefines quality by using only the freshest ingredients, including signature sides made fresh daily. 
  • Taco Chinoz is not new to PWC per say, but it's new location makes us fall in love all over again. Reopening up in Manassas, VA in June of 2023, Taco Chinoz offers an innovative rendition on tasty Mexican dishes. Whether you're looking to dine in or order online to have it delivered to you, there are plenty of unique and tasty dishes to satisfy any craving you may have. Our stomachs are rumbling just thinking about it! 
  • Mill Street Draft Garden opened its doors in Occoquan, VA August of 2023 and has been serving people ice cold drafts since. Located in Historic Occoquan, Virginia, Mill St. Draft Garden is an outdoor oasis serving unique and classic beer garden cuisine. With over 16 draft lines featuring local brews, sparkling wine, and craft cocktails, Mill St. Draft Garden is your go to all day gathering spot! Dogs & children are more than welcome, but MUST remain on a leash (the dogs of course) and supervised at all times.
  • Bob & Edith's Diner opened this year in Manassas, VA. With over 50 years of family owned and operated service, the Manassas location is the seventh location in the DMV area. It all began when Robert L. Bolton (Bob) and Wife Edith Bolton purchased "Gary's Donut Dinette" in 1969. The name was changed to "Bob & Edith's Diner" and with the help of their four children (Mike, Pinky, Nancy and Greg) a new family business was launched that has continued to prosper to this day. 
  • QUI Korean BBQ opened its doors for their Gainesville location at the very end of 2023. The QUI offers an assortment of Korean BBQ options to choose from ranging from meats to seafood. Everything will be thoroughly cooked on Korean-style grills. Our menu also includes traditional Korean dishes such as Korean soups and side dishes. At the QUI we are committed to providing you with an exciting dining experience through our authentic Korean cuisine, great service, and friendly hospitality.
  • Down Home Comfort Café is Dale City, VA "Welcome You Home" to their classy and cozy Southern Comfort Cafe! They pride themselves on serving Southern cuisine with a touch of comfort, elegance, and sophistication. Nestled in a charming and inviting atmosphere, their cafe offers a unique dining experience that reflects the true essence of Southern hospitality and upscale vibes.
  • Taqueria El Tony food truck parked in Woodbridge in May of 2023 and has parked in our hearts forever. This family-owned food truck serves up authentic Mexican food. Not only can you stop by their truck to grab a tasty and home cooked meal, they also deliver! 

  • Hangry Joe's Hot Chicken & Wings has our mouths watering just thinking about it. Deemed "Best Chicken Sandwich in Manassas, VA", Hangry Joe’s, is a rapidly-growing Nashville-style Chicken franchise with presence from the East to the West Coast as well as Dubai and Korea. Featuring the signature Nashville-style chicken sandwich, their premise is simple: to offer their customers the best chicken sandwich in town and an unforgettable experience to enjoy with friends and family.

Wellness & Recreation

Wellness Stock

  • Vitality Vibe Wellness Center's holistic wellness center offers a sanctuary of healing modalities, including therapeutic massage, hypnotherapy, energy work, and an array of holistic services. Indulge in the soothing warmth of our infrared sauna, detoxify with an ionic foot detox, and experience the revitalizing glow of red light therapy. 

  • Stretch Zone in Lake Ridge are pioneers in the health and wellness field. They are committed to improving your quality of life by enhancing your mobility and flexibility. Their dedicated team in Lake Ridge, Virginia, is focused on helping you feel your best through our Stretch Zone Method.

  • Healthy Fun One Adventure Park is conveniently located at the Potomac Mills Mall in Woodbridge, Virginia, and makes a family fun adventure that is perfect for children of all ages. Whether you’re 5 or 85, there is something for everyone to enjoy at Healthy Fun One Adventure Park in Potomac Mills!Pack up your loved ones and prepare to play the day away at our world-class indoor adventure park!

    • Previously known as ZazaZone, this new and improved park is better than ever!

New Businesses

Exterior door with sign at manassas mall

  • AR Workshop Designers Maureen Anders and Adria Ruff first launched an all-encompassing design company called Anders Ruff, which specialized in graphic design, party styling, featured a DIY blog and an online shop. It wasn’t long before loyal fans and followers of the brand were asking for DIY workshops hosted at a brick and mortar storefront.
  • Accolades Custom is the ultimate place to buy and sell your designer and collectable sneakers in PWC. This sneaker, streetwear, and accessories shop carries an impressive array of sneakers from top brands, including limited editions and classic staples. Owner Charan Singh said the store “seamlessly blends the charm of Historic Manassas with the latest trends in street fashion.”

  • The Evocative Atelier recently opened in Haymarket, VA. For those who haven’t stopped by, discover the perfect fit with their Personal Bra and Lingerie Appointments. Their expert stylists offer personalized guidance to find your ideal style and size. Indulge in a luxurious fitting experience that celebrates your shape and elevates your confidence. 

Events & Entertainment

Robert Trent Jones Golf Club

  • Hylton Performing Arts Center's 14th Anniversary Gala will be held on is on Saturday, April 27, 2024. The evening will begin with a lively reception in the Didlake Grand Foyer, followed by a dinner and tribute to Gala honorees on the Merchant Hall stage. The festivities will continue with an exciting Raise Your Paddle fundraiser for the Veterans and the Arts Initiative. As the evening winds down, guests will mix and mingle in the Didlake Grand Foyer while enjoying light fare, drinks, and live music.
    • The Hylton Performing Arts Center has events and shows all year long. Make sure to check out their calendar for a full list of performances. 
  • Artist Talk with Dr. Yemonja Smalls will be held on March 9th, 2:00-4:00 P.M. at 9419 Battle St, Manassas. This event is free & open to the public. Through a symphony of diverse materials and symbolic layers, and the blending of traditional and contemporary elements, Smalls’ forms reflect the multifaceted nature of our existence. While some are hidden from sight, the artist has left exposed the “building blocks” so that one may consider the intricate tapestry woven when spirituality converges with the tangible world. In deconstructing and then in the process of assembling forms, Smalls attempts to unveil the beauty between the mortal and the supreme within the canvas of our shared human experience.

  • Cirque de Paris will be held in Woodridge, VA on Sunday, March 31st at 2:00 P.M. Get ready to experience the magic and wonder of the Cirque de Paris presented by Anouchka Bouglione as they make their much-anticipated debut in the USA & Canada with their inaugural 2024 tour. Hailing from the circus-rich traditions of France, this one-ring family circus is a must-see for audiences of all ages. Anouchka Bouglione is thrilled to bring her classic European circus to American soil. The 90-minute spectacle promises pure circus fun, featuring an impressive lineup of acts, including aerialists, jugglers, acrobats, tightwire dancers, clowns, acrobatic roller skaters, and more.

  • Exotic Pets Expo in Manassas, VA will be the wildest part of your year! Prepare for an extraordinary reptile lover's paradise at the inaugural "Exotic Pets Expo" by Vista Media Promotions! Discover Rare Species: Meet the maestros of the exotic pets world and explore a breathtaking array of rare species. From a stinging arachnid to majestic reptilian companions, witness nature's wonders up close. We'll see you there on May 5th from 12:00 P.M. - 5:00 P.M.
  • Jiffy Lube Live has an amazing upcoming season for their concerts. With artists such as Hank William Jr., Chris Stapleton, Niall Horan, Luke Bryan, Creed, and more-there is something for everyone. Experience the VIP lifestyle at Jiffy Lube Live with Season Tickets: amazing seats, premium parking, VIP Club access, and personalized service can all be yours. 
  • The LPGA 2024 Solheim Cup is coming to PWC and we're more than excited. This biennial, transatlantic team match-play competition features the 12 best European players from the Ladies European Tour (LET) and the 12 best U.S. players from the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) Tour. Attending the Solheim Cup is an unparalleled experience that blends the excitement of world-class golf with the electrifying spirit of international competition. 
    • Beyond the riveting action on the course, the Solheim Cup offers a unique opportunity to join a diverse community of fellow spectators, united by their love for the game and the shared spectacle of this remarkable tournament. Attending the Solheim Cup means immersing yourself in the dynamic fusion of skill, passion, and international pride that makes this event a standout highlight in the world of sports.
    • Make sure to grab your tickets before they're sold out. This once in a lifetime event will be held at the Robert Trent Golf Course in Haymarket, VA from Tue, Sep 10, 2024 – Sun, Sep 15, 2024.​

2024 looks like a promising year for all things Prince William County. Make sure you follow us on all our socials and subscribe ti our Newsletter to stay up to date with events. entertainment, and of course what's new in the County!