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2018 Calendar of Events

APRIL
27-29
: HOFFMASTER'S MARINA OPEN HOUSE Best selection of the season! Chaparral Vortex Jet Boats, Chaparral and Cobalt OB Runabouts, Robalo Bayboats, Robalo Center/Dual Consoles, Bennington Pontoons, Cobalt Sterndrives, Cabin Cruisers, Sunesta Deckboats, Cobalt and Chaparral Surfboats—we have it all! Pick out your next boat and we'll have you on the water in no time! Call 703/494-7161 or email tracey@hoffmasters.com to make an appointment.Trade-ins welcome.

28: WINE AND FOOD FESTIVAL Join in the excitement of the 10th Annual Wine and Food Festival at National Harbor; bringing together world-renowned chefs, artisanal craftsmen, and culinary pioneers with thousands of Metro DC’s foodies. Visit www.nationalharbor.com for more information.

MAY
19: 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.

JUNE
2: 4TH ANNUAL 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
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23: OCCOQUAN RECREATED Celebrate the grand reopening of Occoquan Regional Park and its over $14 million in improvements—2.5 miles of new trail, a new outdoor event center, and an improved waterfront. The center piece of the reinvented Occoquan Regional Park—the Jean Packard Center—includes a 300 person banquet hall, The Riverview, and the riverfront café. This festival for the family runs from 1-5 PM with the official ribbon cutting around 5 PM and live music. Visit www.novaparks.com for more information.

JULY
TBD: DREAMS FOR KIDS
Extreme Recess gives children ages 4-24 with physical and developmental challenges the opportunity to participate in adaptive watersports, allowing them to realize a physical potential previously unimagined while having the time of their life! Call 703/494-7161 or visit dreamsforkidsdc.org for more information.

OCTOBER
11-14: 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.annapolisboatshows.com for more information.

DECEMBER
TBD: WINTERFEST Presented by Occoquan River Communities, Santa Parade and Holiday Market. More information to come.

TBD: 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.