2014 Calendar of Events
7-9: 19TH 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.
20-April 13: NATIONAL CHERRY BLOSSOM FESTIVAL Take your boat up
to D.C. and see the 2014 Festival which opens with a star-studded show
featuring local and national entertainment to welcome springtime to
Washington, DC during the 102th Anniversary of the Gift of Trees. Visit www.nationalcherryblossomfestival.org for more information.
29: ABOUT BOATING SAFELY 1-DAY CLASS Taught by the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, this beginner boating class will give students the knowledge needed to
obtain a boat license or safety certification in many states. Many boat insurance companies offer discounts on boating insurance to boaters who successfully complete About Boating Safely. Class runs from 9 AM–5 PM. For more information contact Michael Holland at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 703/494-7161.
5: POTOMAC WATERSHED CLEANUP DAY The largest regional event of its kind, the Cleanup provides a transforming experience that engages citizens and community leaders. Visit fergusonfoundation.org/trash-free-potomac-watershed-initiative/potomac-river-watershed-cleanup/ or call 703/494-7161 for more information.
12: NATIONAL CHERRY BLOSSOM FESTIVAL PARADE Take your boat up to D.C. and enjoy this long-standing Washington tradition featuring lavish floats, giant helium balloons, marching bands, and other family entertainment. Visit www.nationalcherryblossomfestival.org for more information.
26: 2014 SPRINGFEST FAIRFAX Held at the Lorton Workhouse Arts Center and Occoquan Regional Park—artisan demonstrations, games, puppet show, wildlife shows, art center tours, climbing wall, petting zoo, pony rides, farmers market, and much, much more! Call 703/494-7161 or visit www.springfestfairfax.org for more information.
17: OCCOQUAN RIVERFEST Free festival highlighting the cultural, historical and recreational dynamics of the Occoquan Region. Live music, live painting, free rides on Miss Rivershore, ghost tours, wood carving demonstrations and more. Visit www.nvrpa.org or call 703/690-2121 for more information.
17: BLESSING OF THE FLEET Sponsored by the members of the Occoquan River Maritime Association (ORMA). More information to come.
14: NATIONAL MARINA DAY Join us as we all rendezvous at Tim's Lake Anna for food and fun. Boats on display and demo rides too! Visit timslakeanna.com for
16-19: ANNAPOLIS BOAT SHOW 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.usboat.com for more information.