2014 Calendar of Events

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.

OCCOQUAN RIVER BOAT TOURS Now through October 26th. Adults: $12; children 4-10 years old, $6; under four, free. Tour hours: Saturdays noon to 6 PM and Sundays 3–8 PM. Visit www.nvrpa.org/park/occoquan for more information.

4: MORNING PADDLE EXPEDITION Experience Mason Neck State Park like never before! Explore the natural diversity and history of Kane's Creek and Belmont Bay from a canoe or kayak. 9–11:30 AM starts at the Visitor Center. Visit www.dcr.virginia.gov/state-parks 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.

6: 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.dc.about.com.