2015 Calendar of Events

5 ALEXANDRIA HOLIDAY BOAT PARADE OF LIGHTS At sundown on the day of the Scottish Christmas Walk parade, Alexandria's harbor lights up as dozens of illuminated boats cruise the Potomac River at the historic waterfront, led by Alexandria's fireboat The Vigilant and Washington, DC's fireboat John Glenn. For more information visit www.visitalexandriava.com

12 WINTERFEST Santa Parade, Holiday Art Market at Tackett's Mill, Winterwonderland at the Workhouse Arts Center, Fireworks along the Occoquan, and free hot chocolate all day long! Presented by the Occoquan River Communities. For more information visit www.occoquanrivercommunities.org.

2016 Calendar of Events

22-24: 10TH ANNUAL FREDERICKSBURG BOAT & WATER LIFESTYLE EXPO Get a great deal on your next water toy! With a variety of different dealers all under one roof, you can shop around for the best deal—all in one building! Climb aboard the different Fishing Boats, Pontoons, Cruisers, Speed Boats, and much more. Whether you’re looking for a yacht or a jetski, you’ll find it at the Boat Show.
Visit fredericksburgboatshow.weebly.com/ for more information.

19-21: 28TH ANNUAL RICHMOND BOAT SHOW For years the Richmond Boat Show has been recognized as one of the best boat shows in Central Virginia. Covering nearly 110,000 square feet in four buildings, it attracts dealers from throughout Virginia. Boats on display from 18 dealers include runabouts, saltwater fishing boats, ski boats, pontoon boats, deck boats, jet boats, PWCs, motor yachts and bass boats. Additional exhibits include boat lifts, floating docks, marine electronics, water sports and safety equipment. Experts will be on hand to give information and answer questions about marinas, financing, insurance, boat maintenance and repair and boating safety.
Visit www.gsevents.com for more information.

11-13: 21TH ANNUAL NATIONAL CAPITAL BOAT SHOW Find everything you need to hit the water this season at one of the largest boat shows in the region. Shop hundreds of new boats from dealers throughout Virginia and Maryland, including runabouts, saltwater fishing boats, ski boats, pontoons, deck boats, jet boats, jon boats, and PWCs.
Visit www.gsevents.com for more information.

Extreme Recess gives children ages 4-24 with physical and developmental challenges the opportunity to participate in adaptive watersports, allowing them to realize a physical potential previously unimagined while having the time of their life! Call 703/494-7161 or visit dreamsforkids.org for more information.

Visit us at the nation’s oldest and largest in-water powerboat exhibition. Located in Annapolis, Maryland, the show features everything from luxurious motor yachts and trawlers to high-performance boats and offshore fishing machines. There are family cruisers, center consoles, inflatables and the world’s largest power catamaran section. Attendees will also find a wide selection of marine equipment, high-tech electronics, accessories, gear and related services such as boating lessons, rentals, insurance firms and lending institutions. Visit www.annapolisboatshows.com for more information.