2016 Calendar of Events

FEBRUARY
19-21: 28TH 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.

MARCH
11-13: 21TH 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 17: NATIONAL CHERRY BLOSSOM FESTIVAL Take your boat up
to D.C. and see the 2016 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.

APRIL
16:
POTOMAC RIVER 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 or call 703/494-7161 for more information.

30: 2016 SPRINGFEST FAIRFAX Held at the Lorton Workhouse Arts Center and Occoquan Regional Park—artisan demonstrations, games, puppet show, wildlife shows, art center tours, climbing wall, petting zoo, pony rides, farmers market, and much, much more! Call 703/494-7161 or visit www.springfestfairfax.org for more information.

MAY
14: OCCOQUAN RIVERFEST Bring the family and enoy a day of fun and free events on the Occoquan River. Visit nvrpa.org for more information.

JULY
16: 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 dreamsforkids.org for more information.

OCTOBER
13-16: 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.