Santa to Visit Occoquan by Boat

Posted by Lou on December 1, 2016 in Holiday, Special Events, Town News

Occoquan will welcome Santa Clause to Town on Saturday, December 3rd at 12:00pm. Santa will arrive by boat at Mamie Davis Park. After being escorted up the river by Miss Rivershore, Santa will talk with all the visiting children at Occoquan Town Hall. Bring your camera!

For more information, contact the Business Guild of Occoquan at 703-201-8499.

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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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Occoquan Holiday Events in December

Posted by Lou on November 24, 2014 in Christmas, Holiday, Special Events, Town News

 Golden Goose Occoquan, Va

Quick line up of events in the Town of Occoquan for December. Check back for updates:

Miss Rivershore will have two events with Santa this year.  On December 6th, Santa will arrive at Mamie Davis Park at 12:00pm and will visit children until 4:00pm at Town Hall. On December 14th, Santa will be aboard Miss Rivershore again. There will be three boat rides available at 1:00, 2:00 & 3:00.
Cost: Children $15, Adults $20
Call Captain Mark for details and to reserve your spot! 703-498-4348

Town Blessing & Holiday Party: On Sunday, December 7th,  the Town Blessing will be at 6:00pm at Ebenezer Baptist Church followed by the Town Holiday Party at Madigan’s Waterfront Restaurant.

Accolades Florist “Homemade for the Holidays” Open House:  ACCOLADES FLORIST HOLIDAY FLYER
Stop by Accolades Florist on December 7th to place your holiday orders and receive $10 off your order. Family owned and operated, Accolades Florist, has been in business for over 20 years, always going the extra mile to make your floral gift perfect!

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Holiday Festivities on the Occoquan Waterfront

Posted by Lori on November 17, 2014 in Christmas, Holiday, Special Events, Town News
VanEch Studio, Occoquan Virgina

Courtesy of VanEch Studio.

Bundle up and head out to the Occoquan Waterfront this Friday for shopping and dinner before the Town’s Christmas Tree Lighting! The Business Guild of Occoquan will hold their annual Holiday Open House on November 21st from 4:00pm – 8:00pm followed by the Tree Lighting Ceremony in front of Town Hall at 8:05pm. The Guild’s Open House drawing will be in front of Hawthorne House (404 Mill Street) at 8:15pm, where $1,500 in gift certificates will be given away. Our streets are decorated for the season and the shops will be open until 8:00pm.

Come early and grab a table at the Bottle Stop (311 Mill Street) located across the street from Town Hall for the 1st Annual Occoquan Tree Lighting Watch Party from 7:00pm – 10:00pm. Check out this week’s menu here.

The Holiday Open House is the kick off to the holiday season for many shops in town. Below are just a few of the shops that will be participating:

Jerry’s Occoquan Jewelers (306 Mill Street)

Off the Beading Path (310 Mill Street)

The Loft Gallery (313 Mill Street)

Quinn’s Goldsmith (199 Union Street)

The Golden Goose (302 Mill Street)


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Memorial Day Weekend 2011

Posted by Lou on May 31, 2011 in Boating News, Holiday, Video

Holiday Boat Parade of Lights

Posted by Lou on December 2, 2010 in Boat Clubs, Boating News, Christmas, Holiday, Potomac River, Special Events

The annual Parade of Lights boat parade will take place this weekend along the Old Town waterfront in Alexandria. Santa Claus will arrive at the docks by fireboat at 4PM. Later in the evening, at 6PM, roughly 50 powerboats and sailboats will parade down the Potomac River from Washington to Alexandria.

If you haven’t already winterized, time to deck out your boat in lights and holiday decorations!

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The Holiday Shopping Season Begins

Posted by Lou on November 18, 2010 in Christmas, Holiday, Town News

Visit Occoquan this Friday, November 19, for the annual Holiday Open House organized by the Business Guild of Occoquan. The open house runs from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. and offers an evening of shopping, free refreshments, and specials.

It’s one of the most festive nights of the year in town, with most retail merchants open late, and the streets and storefronts decorated beautifully for the holidays–a great time to enjoy people’s company and get some shopping done early for the holidays. After the stores close at 8:00 the town will hold a brief ceremony in front of Town Hall to light the town’s holiday tree.

At 8:15 p.m., the Business Guild will hold multiple prize drawings in front of Hawthorne House Fine Papers.

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Occoquan Tree of Hope

Posted by Lou on December 2, 2009 in Christmas, Holiday, Town News


The season of giving is upon us and once again the Town of Occoquan is counting on local generosity to help the homeless. To get involved, you can buy a $5 ornament, sign it and hang it on the tree at Occoquan Town Hall.

Ornaments will be available for purchase until Dec. 31 for a minimum donation of $5 at Simply Country, located at 311 Mill Street.

In the past 10 years, the Tree of Hope has raised over $8,500 to help the homeless. Proceeds from the Tree of Hope go to the Resident Rent Fund at the Hilda Barg Homeless Prevention Center.

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July 4th Money Shot

Posted by Lou on July 6, 2009 in Holiday, Pictures, Washington DC News

Here is a fantastic picture taken by Patrick Worcester on July 4th, 2009 from his boat on the Potomac river, between the 14th Street bridge complex and the Memorial bridge.


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