|Manassas Train Depot|
This year a separate special event is planned that will coincide with the Manassas Heritage Railway Festival. On June 4 and June 5, the J 611 locomotive will make three round trips from Manassas to Front Royal. These trips are half-day excursions and will roll by historic landmarks, the Shenandoah River, vineyards and passengers can see Virginia's beautiful landscape. Ticket prices vary depending on what seats are chosen (standard coach is $129 per ticket with a complimentary snack and bottled water) and are on sale now.
The railway festival typically kicks off a series of events that will occur throughout the summer. One of my favorites is the annual Fourth of July celebration. Celebrate America will take place on July 4 from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. (kiddie rides open at 3 p.m.). There are usually also tractor rides and live entertainment.