2014 Calendar of Events

OCTOBER
16-19: 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.usboat.com for more information.

DECEMBER
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.

2015 Calendar of Events

JANUARY
23-25: 10TH ANNUAL FREDERICKSBURG BOAT & WATER LIFESTYLE EXPO Get a great deal on your next water toy! With a variety of different dealers all under one roof, you can shop around for the best deal—all in one building! Climb aboard the different Fishing Boats, Pontoons, Cruisers, Speed Boats, and much more. Whether you’re looking for a yacht or a jetski, you’ll find it at the Boat Show.
Visit fredericksburgboatshow.weebly.com/ for more information.

FEBRUARY
20-22: 27TH 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
13-15: 20TH 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 2013 Festival which opens with a star-studded show
featuring local and national entertainment to welcome springtime to
Washington, DC during the 101th Anniversary of the Gift of Trees. Visit www.nationalcherryblossomfestival.org for more information.

APRIL
11:
POTOMAC WATERSHED CLEANUP DAY The largest regional event of its kind, the Cleanup provides a transforming experience that engages citizens and community leaders. Call 703/494-7161 for more information.

11: 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.

25: 2015 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
18: BLESSING OF THE FLEET TBD

JULY
11: 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.