Register Now For Aquapalooza!

Posted by Lou on June 5, 2009 in Aquapalooza, Boat Clubs, Meetups, Special Events


AquaPalooza, the World’s Largest Boating Party, brought to you by Sea Ray, is right around the corner and ready to rock your summer! Boaters and non-boaters alike are invited to take a break and join us at the biggest bash on water – AquaPalooza 2009.

This year’s Signature Event, featuring country-music superstar Alan Jackson, runs from July 24th to 26th at Lake Martin, Alabama. The big event near Occoquan will take place at Tim’s II, along Fairview Beach.

Find your local event and register online at today and receive two free t-shirts (while supplies last).

Don’t miss the biggest and best boating celebration of the year! I hope we see you on the water

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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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Polar Plunge 2009

Posted by Lori on February 27, 2009 in Boating News, Meetups, Occoquan River, Potomac River, Special Events


Polar Plunge 2009 will be held this Saturday at Tim’s Rivershore along the Potomac River. For the 16th year, this charity event will benefit Special Olympics Virginia. This is a crazy event where teams of people pay $100 to dive into an icy river and wade about 25′ towards a floating dock. There is a raucous party afterwards, of course.

In February, the Potomac is usually about 38 degrees fahrenheit. Ouch! Check out this flyer for more information about the plunge and how you can become freezin’ for a reason.

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Potomac River Party Boaters Association

Posted by Lou on February 24, 2009 in Announcements, Aquapalooza, Boat Clubs, Boating News, Meetups, Occoquan River, Potomac River

You should join the new Facebook group that we just set up! The mission of the Potomac River Party Boaters Association is to promote the tradition and sport of boating on the Potomac River every summer.

If you already have a Facebook account, join this group to identify and connect with some fun local boaters that you may or may not already know. We’ll be setting up meetups and uploading fun pictures and videos throughout the summer.

To kick things off, there will be a spring dust-off celebration during the afternoon of Saturday, April 25th (weather dependent). The plan is to start off at Tim’s Rivershore and then cruise over to Mattawoman creek for the evening or until Sunday. All are welcome.

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Posted by Lou on January 27, 2009 in Aquapalooza, Boating News, Meetups, Occoquan River, Potomac River, Special Events


I know January is a silly time to write about the world’s largest boat party but I’m sick of winter!  I’m trying to forget about the snow & sleet that is slamming the DC area outside my window right now.  I’m thinking about hopping on my boat with a crew of my friends, sun on face, ice in cooler, firing up the engines and cruising to another awesome Aquapalooza!

Aquapalooza is a nationwide party thrown at over 140 locations each year.  Initiated in 2006, the party is sponsored by Sea Ray boats.  In 2007, the signature event was held on the Potomac River at Tim’s II.  In 2008, over 12,000 boats and 56,000 people attended. Check out the partying on the Potomac in this video:

Sea Ray hasn’t updated the Aquapalooza website yet for 2009 but I did some sleuthing and found out that the party will span the July 25-26 weekend. The signature event will be held on Lake Martin in Alabama. In 2007, Taylor Swift was the headline act. In 2008 it was Everclear. I’m curious to hear who will be headlining this year.

Here is my prediction, Aquapalooza on the Potomac is going to be bigger than ever this year.  The last 2 years were huge and I think we have finally hit the tipping point.  Aquapalooza is a boating tradition that is new to Occoquan but here to stay!  See you in July!

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