Archive for April, 2009

Occoquan River Festival This Saturday

Posted by Lou on April 28, 2009 in Announcements, Special Events, Town News

Come and celebrate the good life on the Occoquan on Saturday, May 2nd at the Occoquan River Festival!

The festival includes a number of events in and around the town of Occoquan. The festival culminates with a firework extravaganza at 7:30, viewable from anywhere along the Occoquan River.

Here is a rundown of the planned events:

Occoquan Regional Park
Family Paddle Event (10:00AM – 1:00PM)
Exhibitor Area Open (10:00AM – 7:00PM)
Food Wagon (10:00AM – 7:00PM)
Family Bicycle Fun (12:00AM – 4:00PM)
Northern Virginia Ultimate Frisbee Championship (12:00PM – 7:00PM)

Historic Town of Occoquan (10:00AM – 7:00PM)
Farmers Market (8:00AM – 12:00PM)
Sidewalk Sale
Roaming Musicians
Craft Demonstrations
Historical Re-enactments
Carriage Rides
Children’s Activity Area
Ghost Walks
Taste of Occoquan with wine pairing samples at Madigan’s Restaurant

Prince William Marina (11:00AM – 5:00PM)
Children’s Inflatable Midway
Carnival Food Vendors

Belmont Bay (11:00AM – 5:00PM)
Wet & Wild Wheels Show (Boat, JetSki, ATV, Motorcycle)
DJ & Bud Booth
Steamed Crabs by Osprey’s Landing Restaurant
Vendor’s Area Open
Wine Tasting by Potomac Point Winery
Golf Putting Contest, Golf Clinics & Golf Pro-Shop Discounts at Osprey’s Landing Golf Course
Moon Bounce & Festival Concessions
Food by Dixie Bones
Bungee/Trampoline Rides (12:00 – 4:00)
Live Country-Rock Band at Village Green

Pavilion Workhouse Arts Center (10:00AM – 6:00PM)
Shops Open
Live Music on the Quad
Live fireworks concert (7:00PM – 8:30PM)

Vulcan Quarry (10:00AM – 4:00PM)
Public Tours

Rivergate (11:00AM – 4:00PM)
Classic Car Show

The Occoquan River Festival is the brainchild of the Occoquan River Communities organization. Click here to download event schedule PDF.

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2009 Boating Season Begins!

Posted by Lou on April 21, 2009 in Announcements, Boating News, Meetups

Finally, the 80’s are back! The weather this weekend is going to be amazing. Time to de-winterize and fire up those engines! To get things started, the Potomac River Party Boaters Association is hosting the 2009 Spring Dust-Off this weekend!

Let’s meet up at Tim’s Rivershore around 2:00 on Saturday, April 25th. After everybody has had their fill of crawfish and bikini fuzz at Tim’s, we’ll cruise over to Mattawoman Creek for the evening, and stay until Sunday…whenever. RSVP on Facebook. All are welcome!

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