Special Events


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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Spring Craft Fair on June 4th & 5th

Posted by Lou on May 30, 2016 in Special Events, Town News

The 2016 Occoquan Spring Craft Fair will take place in Historic Occoquan on Saturday June 4th and Sunday June 5th. Per the semi-annual tradition, it will feature tons of delicious food and crafts from an array of artists and vendors.

Come enjoy this great two-day event filled with contemporary and country crafters and live music. Hundreds of vendors will be on hand.  Buses will run from nearby commuter lots to the show at a cost of $5 roundtrip.  Hope to see you in Occoquan over the weekend!

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Art on the Block

Posted by Lori on March 28, 2016 in Special Events, Town News

Local artists will be participating in “Art on the Block” in Historic Occoquan, VA, on Saturday, May 7th, from 1:00 to 5:00 pm.  Enjoy watching artists while they work – partake in receptions at each of the galleries – sign up for special drawings.  This annual event is a wonderful way to spend Mother’s Day weekend with the family.

The participating galleries include:

 

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“Chase’s Road” Painting by Danielle E. Rush (Red Art & Design)

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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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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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New Exhibit at the Artists’ Undertaking Gallery

Posted by Lou on August 18, 2014 in Announcements, Special Events, Town News

The Artists’ Undertaking Gallery in presents “Pairs By Any Other Name”, an exhibit featuring Paintings by Roger Frey of Woodbridge, VA and Wood Turning by Bob Horowitz of Falls Church, VA.

The exhibit runs September 2 – October 6. An Artists’ Reception will be held on Saturday, September 13, from 1 to 5 pm.

The gallery is open 11am to 5pm daily and is located at 309 Mill Street in Occoquan, VA.

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AquaPalooza 2013: Saturday July 20th at Tim’s 2 Fairview Beach

Posted by Lou on July 15, 2013 in Aquapalooza, Boating News, Meetups, Potomac River, Special Events

Huzzah! Aquapalooza 2013, the world’s largest boating event, will once again have an outpost in Washington DC. The floating party is sponsored by the Prince William Marina. This year the merry mayhem will take place on the Potomac River at Tim’s 2 Restaurant and Crabhouse on Saturday July 20th.

The festivities will take place from noon until dark, with a great fireworks display once the sun goes down. Bands will be rocking all day on the central floating stage.

By water, just pull on up! All of the fun is on the water, so bring your beach towels, sunscreen, water and snacks! Get ready to listen to some country music. RSVP on Facebook.

By road, access will be VERY limited. To reinforce the “boating-only” nature of AquaPalooza, here is a special message from Prince William Marine:

The small town of Fairview Beach cannot accommodate the road traffic that this event has brought in the past. There will be limited restaurant parking and any person parking on the side streets throughout the community will be towed at the owner’s expense. Boaters be sure to load up your passengers and items from your dock before you leave. Coolers, backpacks, chairs and other beach type bags as well as any food/beverages of any type will not be permitted on or thru the restaurant. You will not be able to get to a shuttle boat with any of those items. Tim’s II does sell alcoholic beverages to go. ABC regulations will be strictly enforced.

There will be a Pre-Palooza party at The Electric Palm at Prince William Marina on Thursday night July 18th. 95.9 WGRQ will be broadcasting live from 5pm to 7pm.

Have fun, be safe, see you at Aquapalooza 2013!

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Occoquan Spring Craft Fair 2013

Posted by Lou on May 29, 2013 in Craft Show, Special Events, Town News

The 2013 Occoquan Spring Craft Fair will take place in Historic Occoquan, this weekend, June 1st & 2nd. Per the semi-annual tradition, it will feature an assortment of deep-fried delicacies and for-sale craft items from a wide array of local artists. The craft show website has more details about participating vendors.

You can park in nearby commuter lots and take a shuttle to Occoquan for $4/person (kids free). The weather looks like its going to be HOT this year, stop by and check it out!

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2011 Occoquan Fall Craft Show

Posted by Lou on September 18, 2011 in Craft Show, Special Events, Town News

The 2011 Occoquan Fall Craft Fair will take place in Historic Occoquan, Saturday September 24th (10:00 AM to 6:00 PM) and Sunday, September 25th (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 official craft show website has complete vendor details.

You can park in nearby commuter lots and take a shuttle to Occoquan for $4/person (kids free). 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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Red Bull National Wake 2011

Posted by Lou on July 13, 2011 in Boating News, Meetups, National Harbor, Potomac River, Special Events, Wakeboarding

Red Bull National Wake 2.0, a professional wakeboarding competition, will take place July 23rd at National Harbor. This very cool event will feature professional wakeboarders Brian Grubb and JD Webb, along with a crew of local riders. It seems that all-star Parks Bonifay will be M.I.A. from this year’s competition.

These tremendous water athletes will be flying off of custom made features built especially for National Harbor. Towed by Red Bull Waverunners, the riders will put on quite a show for National Harbor visitors. There will be a post event autograph signing and give-a-ways throughout the day.

Check out the Facebook page here and the official event page here.

When: Saturday, July 23, 2011 @ 11:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Where: National Harbor, Maryland

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Aquapalooza 2011: July 23 @Tim’s 1

Posted by Lou on June 23, 2011 in Aquapalooza, Boating News, Chesapeake Bay, Meetups, Occoquan River, Potomac River, Special Events

Aquapalooza 2011, the world’s largest boating event, will once again have an outpost in Washington DC, along the Potomac River. The floating party is sponsored by the Prince William Marina. Following last year’s lead, the merry mayhem will take place at Tim’s Rivershore in Dumfries, VA (AKA Tim’s 1).

By road, access will be limited (you will have to shuttle to Tim’s from a parking area). By water, just pull on up! All of the fun’s on the water, so bring your beach towels, sunscreen, water and snacks! And get ready to listen to some country music.

Have fun, be safe, see you at Aquapalooza 2011!

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3rd Annual Spring Dust-Off

Posted by Lou on May 4, 2011 in Boat Clubs, Boating News, Meetups, Occoquan River, Potomac River, Special Events

2010 Not Aquapalooza Spring Dust-Off

Summer is just around the bend, time to sit back and unwind (once your hull is waxed). To get things crackin’ this year, the Potomac River Party Boaters Association is organizing the3rd Annual Spring Dust-Off during the afternoon/evening of Saturday, May 7th.

This year, the floatilla will take place off the sandy beach at Belmont Bay.

Last year it was a great time (despite the rain delay). This year, the forecast looks sunny! All boats are welcome.

Join the best Facebook group for Potomac River boaters and connect with local boaters! The mission of the Potomac River Party Boaters Association is to promote the tradition and sport of responsibly enjoying the Potomac River each and every summer.

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Ken Burns Civil War Tour Coming to Occoquan

Posted by Lou on February 9, 2011 in Civil War, Special Events, Town News

Per Mayor Porta:

Thanks to the efforts of the Prince William County/Manassas Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) and others, Occoquan is on the itinerary of the 2011 Tauck Civil War Event Tour. The tour, created by documentary filmmaker Ken Burns and collaborator Dayton Duncan, will take place from May 22-May 26. Other tour stops in Prince William will include Manassas National Battlefield Park and the Ben Lomond House.

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