2017 Calendar of Events
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.
31-April 8: LIGHT CITY BALTIMORE Light City transforms the city with world class light displays and sculptures, video projections on buildings and interactive technologies to create once-in-a-lifetime experiences for families, residents and visitors. Visit lightcity.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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com 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.
20: RACE FOR LINMARIE 5K & 10K FUNDRAISER Put on those tennis shoes and race, run, or walk, to glorify, honor, and remember Linmarie as well as other loved ones who have touched our lives while faced with a difficult battle. What better way to support one another and honor those gone than to gather together and make a morning truly about empowering our friends/family and keep memories vibrant. To register or for more information visit www.linmariestrong.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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