Archive for 2015

2015 Occoquan Fall Arts & Crafts Show

Posted by Lou on September 7, 2015 in Craft Show, Special Events, Town News

The 2015 Occoquan Fall Arts & Crafts Show will take place in Historic Occoquan, Saturday September 26th (10:00 AM to 6:00 PM) and Sunday, September 27th (10:00 AM until 5:00 PM) rain or shine. Per the semi-annual tradition, it will feature lots of greasy food and crafts from a wide array of local artists and vendors. The Town website has complete details.

You can park in nearby commuter lots and take a shuttle to Occoquan for $5/person (cash only). If you don’t mind a little traffic, there is parking to be found in the neighborhoods surrounding the fair.

Hopefully the beautiful September weather will hold out and it will be a fantastic weekend!

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13th Annual Polar Plunge at Tim’s Rivershore

Posted by Lou on February 18, 2015 in Boating News, Meetups, Potomac River, Special Events

With Spring right around the corner, it’s time for the crazies to plunge into the freezing cold Potomac River. The 13th Annual Polar Plunge to benefit Virginia Special Olympics takes place on Saturday, February 28th at Tim’s Rivershore in Dumfries, VA.

The river will be rocking with live music, contests, prizes and more! Visit Tim’s for more information.

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5 Minute Guide: Town of Occoquan & the Occoquan River

Posted by Lori on February 16, 2015 in Occoquan River, Town News


Occoquan, VA Infographic

An infographic created by! Everything you need to know about Occoquan, VA and the Occoquan River.

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Valentine’s Day in Occoquan

Posted by Lori on February 4, 2015 in Holiday, Restaurant News

Valentine's Day

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner.  Even though I love driving into DC to try out new restaurants, we usually stay local for this holiday. Our all-time favorite is Bistro L’hermitage. You can’t ask for a better atmosphere on Valentine’s Day! I’ve listed a few more dining options around the Occoquan waterfront. All are very quaint, just as you would expect, and most of them come out with a special menu.

The Secret Garden Cafe

Bottle Stop – Wine Bar & Shop

Occoquan Inn

The Landing at Occoquan Harbour Marina

Cock & Bowl

Blue Arbor Cafe

Madigan’s Waterfront

The Electric Palm

Before you leave town, don’t forget to stop by our new chocolate shop, Nazbro Chocolates.

Happy Valentine’s Day!



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Drawings by JS Celis

Posted by Lori on January 29, 2015 in Occoquan River, Pictures, Random Musings, Uncategorized

Gas Light Landing, Occoquan VA

Came across these YouTube videos recently. There is a time lapse drawing of Gas Light Landing and one of the Occoquan bridge at sunset. Enjoy!

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1937 Aerial Photo of Occoquan

Posted by Lori on January 26, 2015 in Occoquan River

1937 Aerial Photo of Occoquan, VA

Oh, how things have changed! Check out this aerial photo of Occoquan from 1937.

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2015 Boat Show Season

Posted by Lou on January 22, 2015 in Boat Shows, Boating News
The river hasn’t frozen over and we haven’t seen much snow but boating season 2015 is just around the corner! In a mere 45 days, the early birds will be de-winterizing and setting sail. If you’re thinking about buying a new boat or upgrading, attending a boat show is a great place to start. Here are the dates for the upcoming boat shows:

January 23rd – 25th

January 29th – February 1st

February 6th – 8th

February 20th – 22nd

March 13th – 15th

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