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2020 Calendar of Events

13-15: 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 12: NATIONAL CHERRY BLOSSOM FESTIVAL Take your boat up
to D.C. and see the 2020 Festival which opens with a star-studded show
featuring local and national entertainment to welcome springtime to
Washington, D.C. Visit www.nationalcherryblossomfestival.org for more information.

4: ABOUT BOATING SAFELY 1-DAY CLASS  Taught by the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, this class is designed to be an introductory course to meet the boating education needs of recreational boaters. Class runs from 9 AM–5 PM. Concludes with an exam and both USCGA and State of VA certifications. For more information or to register, contact Tracey at tracey@hoffmasters.com.

4: 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.

18: 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 for more information.

25: 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

16: 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. ORMA will broadcast announcements regarding the event on VHF channel 72 at 10AM May 18-19. (Inclement weather date: Sunday May 19th.)

22-25: MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND & PIG ROAST Enjoy the sun from Tim's expansive outdoor seating areas, including beachfront, deck, waterside and Tiki bar. Pig cooked on site and available in a variety of delicious dining selections. Live entertainment all weekend long. Visit www.timsrivershore.com for more information.

6-7: OCCOQUAN RIVERFEST  Free festival highlighting the cultural, historical and recreational dynamics of the Occoquan Region. Live music, live painting, beer garden and more. Visit www.occoquanva.gov or call 703/690-2121 for more information.

26-28: NOT ON THE 4TH FIREWORKS One of the most popular events on the Potomac River, Tim’s professionally managed fireworks show, launched from their barge in the Potomac River. Visit www.timsrivershore.com for more information.



4-7: LABOR DAY WEEKEND & PIG ROAST Four days of food, fun, and live music! Visit www.timsrivershore.com for more information.

26-27: OCCOQUAN ARTS & CRAFTS SHOW features a display of beautiful arts and crafts, community demonstrations, live music, great food, and large crowds and etc. Visit www.occoquanva.gov for more information.

FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE! National Harbor's FREE summer music series from 7–9 PM every Friday night in September. Visit www.nationalharbor.com 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.usboat.com for more information.


7: HOLIDAY BOAT PARADE OF LIGHTS The Alexandria Holiday Boat Parade of Lights is a favorite holiday celebration in both Old Town Alexandria and Washington, DC. Festively decorated pleasure boats light up the sky along the Potomac River including 50 powerboats, sailboats and the District's fireboat, the John Glenn spouting water 70 feet into the air. The brightly lit boats are creatively decorated as they compete in categories such as "Best in Show," "Best Thinking Outside the Christmas Box," and "Hardiest Souls." The parade is the culmination of a full weekend of holiday festivities throughout Old Town Alexandria. For the Boat Parade Schedule visit www.tripsavvy.com.