Summerfest 2016

The Poet Laureate

If you enjoy arts festivals, mark your calendars for Saturday, June 18. SummerFest 2016 at Tackett’s Mill Center in Lake Ridge will overflow from 4 to 8 p.m. with artists, authors and performers of all kinds, including the Manassas Ballet, and the Prince William Chorale. A new Poet Laureate for Prince William County will be crowned at 6:45 p.m.

Main Stage Lakeside

  • Beer garden in the Lakeside Courtyard from 4-8 p.m.
  • WPGC 99.5’s Guy Lambert introduces the present Poets Laureate Zan Hailey and Robert Scott at 4 p.m.
  • Jahnel Daliya comes onstage at 4:30 p.m., followed by Fools Improv at 5:15 p.m.
  • LATO performs starting at 6:00 p.m.
  • The new Poet Laureate is crowned at 6:45 p.m.
  • A performance by the Saviors from 7:15-8:00 p.m. will round out the evening.


 Upper level of Tackett’s Mill

  • Smoothie King open and available
  • The Lake Ridge Neighborhood Library hosts a mini library book sale from 1-6 p.m..
  • Edgemoor Art Studio offers free face painting for children from 1 to 6 p.m.
  • Lou Rosgen brings his special brand of music from 4-6 p.m.
  • The Prince William Chorale performs near Layla’s from 4-5 p.m.
  • PetValu has rescue animals for adoption.


The Lawn

  • Free henna designing from 4-8 p.m.
  • Quilts by Cabin Branch Quilters and Stone House Quilters, 4-8 p.m.
  • Displays by the Prince William Art Society from 4-8 p.m.
  • Local authors from Write by the Rails with their books from 4-8 p.m.
  • Youth Orchestras Prince William plays classical and popular tunes from 4-5 p.m.
  • The Manassas Ballet performs from 6-6:45 p.m.,
  • The Old Bridge Chamber Orchestra plays from 7-8 p.m.


Food trucks and eateries in the Tackett’s Mill Center will offer a selection of food and drink.

The Clearbook Foundation and the Prince William County Arts Council are co-sponsors of this event.


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