2017 Calendar of Events
20-22: FREDERICKSBURG BOAT & WATER LIFESTYLE EXPO The Fredericksburg Boat Show is a Fredericksburg tradition not to be missed! Whether it sails, paddles, skis or motors, attendees will find a wide selection at the Fredericksburg Boat Show, offering a unique shopping experience with hundreds of boats to board, browse and purchase along with an array of boating gear and accessories – there’s something for every budget For more info and to order discounted tickets visit www.FredericksburgBoatShow.com. Tickets are good all weekend and if you order your tickets in advance use the promo code BOATSAVER17 and you can get your tickets for only $7 or Seniors are admitted for only $5 on Friday, January 20.
26-29: BALTIMORE BOAT SHOW Find the boat of your dreams and eveything to go with it at Maryland’s longest-running indoor boating sales event. The Baltimore Convention Center will be packed with more boats, more exhibits, and more family fun than ever before. See and board boats for every lifestyle, activity and budget. Browse booths showcasing the latest in engines, marine electronics, accessories fishing tackle and gear, too. There's something for everyone, including educational seminars and kid-friendly activities. For more information visit www.baltimoreboatshow.com.
17-19: 29TH 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.
10-12: 22ND 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 16: NATIONAL CHERRY BLOSSOM FESTIVAL Take your boat up
to D.C. and see the 2017 Festival which opens with a star-studded show
featuring local and national entertainment to welcome springtime to
Washington, DC. Visit www.nationalcherryblossomfestival.org for more information.
1: ABOUT BOATING SAFELY 1-DAY CLASS Taught by the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary this boating safety course is designed to be an introductory course to meet the boating education needs of recreational boaters. Concludes with an exam and both USCGA and State of Virginia certifications. For more information contact Anthony Battaglia at firstname.lastname@example.org.
8: 29TH ANNUAL POTOMAC WATERSHED CLEANUP DAY The largest regional event of its kind, the Cleanup provides a transforming experience that engages citizens and community leaders. Contact email@example.com or call 703/494-7161.
28-30: WASHINGTON CAPITAL BOATING SHOW Hundreds of boats displayed by the region's premier dealers—Prince William Marina, Hoffmasters Marina, Tyme N' Tyde and Lake Country Marine. New and used boats displayed both on land and water. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 703/494-7161.
13: BLESSING OF THE FLEET 10AM–2PM Sponsored by the members of the Occoquan River Maritime Association (ORMA), all boats in the vicinity of the Occoquan River are invited to join in this time-honored tradition which began centuries ago in Mediterranean fishing communities. A blessing from the local clergy was meant to ensure a safe and bountiful season. First responders and local dignitaries will board a boat hosted by Prince William Marina and initiate the event at 10AM. An orderly procession of boats wishing to participate will move downriver along the Prince William County shoreline. Each boat will be recognized and blessed while passing a chaplain's station vessel moored at the Belmont Bay Harbor fuel dock. Please continue to the Potomac River to avoid congesting the Occoquan River.
13: 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.
3: ABOUT BOATING SAFELY 1-DAY CLASS Taught by the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary this boating safety course is designed to be an introductory course to meet the boating education needs of recreational boaters. Concludes with an exam and both USCGA and State of Virginia certifications. For more information contact Anthony Battaglia at email@example.com.
3-4: OCCOQUAN CRAFT SHOW On the first weekend of June and the last weekend in September, Occoquan hosts over 300 contemporary and country crafters and artisans from Occoquan and all around the United States. More than 10,000 people visit Occoquan for fun, food and shopping. Visit www.occoquanva.gov for more information.
10: NATIONAL MARINA DAY A day of celebrating marinas and the role they play in our communities and in our country’s recreation. The variety of events held expands each year with the creativity of the marina operators who participate. Now in its twelfth year, National Marina Day is going a step further through its partnership with Discover Boating to bring you Welcome to the Water on National Marina Day–a day to unite the marine industry to grow boating and celebrate on-the-water recreation. Visit www.nationalmarinaday.org for more information.
TBD: COBALTS, CRABS & COCONUTS AT LAKE OF THE WOODS More information to come.
1: TIM'S RIVERSHORE NOT ON THE 4TH OF JULY FIREWORKS Details to come
8: TIM'S II RIVERSHORE NOT ON THE 4TH OF JULY FIREWORKS Details to come
15: DREAMS FOR KIDS Details to come
TBD: FAMILY REUNION PARTY Details to come
2-4: TIM'S RIVERSHORE WATERSTOCK Details to come
23: OCCOQUAN CRAFT SHOW On the first weekend of June and the last weekend in September, Occoquan hosts over 300 contemporary and country crafters and artisans from Occoquan and all around the United States. More than 10,000 people visit Occoquan for fun, food and shopping. Visit www.occoquanva.gov for more information.
TBD: HOFFTOBERFEST Details to come
12-15: 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.
9: WINTERFEST 2017 Details to come