2016 Calendar of Events

APRIL
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.


21: RACE FOR LINMARIE Strap on those sneakers and jog, walk, or run to honor the memory of Linmarie Concepcion. Linmarie was a vibrant young woman who was afflicted with a rare form of cancer She was a fierce competitor, but an even more fierce friend and family member. What better way to honor her, and others who have endured similar circumstances than to gather together and run the Fighter 5K or the Power 10K in this year’s Race for Linmarie! Vist www.linmariestrong.com for more information and to register.

21: 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. Class runs from 9 AM–4 PM and concludes with an exam and both USCGA and State of Virginia certifications. For more information contact Brian Gritte at briangritte@cox.net.

21: 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. Click here to download a pdf for more details about the event.

JUNE
2-5: CARNIVAL AND ART PARTY
At the Lorton Workhouse Arts Center. Visit www.workhousearts.org for more information.

4: NOVA PARKS TRAIL FEST Join fellow hikers and nature lovers to celebrate National Trails Day from 9 am-3 pm at Occoquan Regional Park Planned activities include: bike tours, mountain bike rides, a distance hike, historic kayak tours and more. Visit www.novaparks.com for more information.

4-5: OCCOQUAN CRAFT SHOW 2016 The Craft Show will include both contemporary and country crafters and artisans from Occoquan and from all around the United States. Visit www.occoquancraftshow.com for more information.

JULY
9: ICECREAM SOCIAL At the Lorton Workhouse Arts Center. Visit www.workhousearts.org for more information.

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.

AUGUST
13: BREWFEST At the Lorton Workhouse Arts Center. Visit www.workhousearts.org for more information.

SEPTEMBER
10-11: FINE ARTS FESTIVAL At the Lorton Workhouse Arts Center. Visit www.workhousearts.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.

21-22 & 28-30: HAUNTED TRAIL At the Lorton Workhouse Arts Center. Visit www.workhousearts.org for more information.