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Discover Occoquan: May 19, 2018

​The Town of Occoquan and the Occoquan Merchants Guild will host Discover Occoquan Day on Saturday, May 19, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. in downtown Historic Occoquan. This brand-new event features a full day of free activities for everyone, including a boat parade, interactive classes and free demonstrations hosted by Occoquan businesses, historic tours, live entertainment, a photo booth, children’s activities, and more!

The day kicks off with the Blessing of the Fleet Parade along the Occoquan River beginning at 10 a.m. and viewable from the Town Dock at Mamie Davis Park, 205 Mill Street. Then, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., visitors are invited to browse the town’s unique shops, boutiques, galleries, restaurants, and cafes and experience all that Occoquan has to offer.  Throughout the day, businesses will be hosting a variety of free drop-in classes and demonstrations including yoga in the park, painting for adults and kids, pen and ink drawings, massages, candle pouring, fiber art, jewelry making, puzzle making, SCUBA, pet CPR, and more! See below for a full schedule of activities. 

In addition to these free activities, there will be a special flash sale from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. at participating Occoquan businesses. Look for a blue balloon at participating businesses. Finally, this fun-filled day will culminate with a free outdoor concert at River Mill Park, 458 Mill Street from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., featuring rock and soul music by The Sidleys.  Bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on to watch the show!

​Visitors are invited to stay for the day to browse our unique shops, and visit the Town’s restaurants and cafés, many featuring outdoor dining and offering boxed lunches for outdoor picnics at the park. 










Admission is free.  Free on-street and public lot parking is available in-town. In addition, off-site parking with shuttle bus service sponsored by Patriot Scuba is available from the Route 123 Commuter lot at the intersection of Old Bridge Road and Gordon Boulevard and drops off at 305 Mill Street. The shuttle service, provided by Earnie Porta’s Occoquan Tourism Company, will collect patrons from the lot on the half hour beginning at 11 a.m. through 5 p.m., with a final pick up in town at 8 p.m. The shuttle is free, but donations to the non-profit Patriots for Disabled Divers are appreciated. Stay the day and check your strollers, lawn chairs and blankets at Patriot Scuba, 305 Mill Street, for the concert at River Mill Park. Come Discover Occoquan! 

 Schedule of Events

10 a.m., Blessing of the Fleet Parade, viewable from Mamie Davis Park, 205 Mill Street, hosted by
Occoquan River Maritime Association
11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Free classes, children’s activities, and demonstrations at participating businesses
5 p.m. – 6 p.m., Flash Sale at participating businesses
6 p.m. – 8 p.m., Free Music on Mill Concert, The Sidleys at River Mill Park


Contact the individual businesses for details on their activities.


BusinessActivityTimeLocation
Attic Treasures & Sew Easy SewingSerger Basics Demo12 pm - 4 pm203 Washington Street
BramblesDrawing for Free Paint Class11 am - 4 pm312B Poplar Alley
Dansk Day SpaMassage DemoTBD212 Commerce Street
Innovative Design & RenovationPen and Ink Drawings11 am - 4 pmMamie Davis Park
Details of OccoquanScarf Tying DemoOn the Hour, 11 am - 4 pm206 Mill Street
Gift and GatherCandle Pouring DemoOn the Hour, 11 am - 3 pm307 Mill Street
Hometown GoHistoric Tours12 pm and 3 pmMill House Museum
Loyalty Pet CarePaws Only CPR3 pm - 4 pm301 Commerce Street, Unit A
Occoquan Spices, Teas, & SweetsBath Bomb Making Demo12 pm - 2 pm310 Mill Street
Patriot ScubaTry SCUBA11 am - 3 pm 305 Mill Street
Personally YoursFood Demo1:30 pm and 3:30 pm402 Mill Street
Pretentious GourmetRiving Wood Demo12 pm - 1 pm305 Mill Street
Pretentious GourmetTreenware Demo1 pm - 2 -m305 Mill Street
Pretentious GourmetWoodturning Demo2 pm - 3 pm305 Mill Street
Puzzle Palooza, Etc.Puzzles on the Porch11 am - 4 pm305 Mill Street
Reclaimed TreasuresWalk-In Painting Class2 pm - 4 pm199 Union Street
Red Art & DesignKids' Painting Event11 am - 2 pm125 Mill Street, #6
Sincerely Yours Stained Glass StudioGlass Demo and Mosaic Glass Demo1 pm and 2 pm214A Commerce Street
So BohemianHenna Tatooing12 pm - 3pm310 Mill Street
Soaring Spirit Yoga StudioFree Yoga Classes10 am and 1 pm308 Poplar Alley and River MIll Park
Spiral CreationsJewelry Making11 am - 2 pm304 Mill Street
Tastefully YoursColonial Craft and Wine and Beer Tastings11 am - 4 pm406 Mill Street
The Artists' Undertaking GalleryFace Painting 2 pm - 6 pm309 Mill Street
The Preservation StationFuroshiki Scarf Workshop12 pm - 1:25 pm204 Union Street
The Preservation StationCeltic Knot Yoga Headband Workshop1:30 pm - 2:45 pm204 Union Street
The Preservation StationChalk Paint Workshop3 pm - 4 pm204 Union Street
Yarn CloudFiber Art DemoTBD204 Washington Street