Scavenger Hunt, begins at Town Hall
Drop-in Classes and Demos
Art on the Block
History Tour, begins at Mill House Museum
Photo Booth
Pop-Up Tea Room at Rockledge Mansion
Historical Marker Dedication, Mill House Museum

3D Printing Demo
Silent Auction
Occoquan Kids Council Raffle, drawing at 4pm

12pm-12:45      Robotroopers Robotics Demo
Book Reading presented by Henry Brinton
Will Rogers' U.S.A. presented by Kaleidoscope Theatre Company

Yoga in the Park
Rockledge Assembly of English Country Dancers
Cornhole Games, River Mill Park
Beer Garden, featuring Water's End Brewery
Musical Guest: Joe Downer (Rock)       
Musical Guest: Cheley Tackett (Americana)

participating Businesses

Discover Occoqaun

May 18, 2019


 Welcome to the Official Site for the Town of Occoquan, VA                                                        


Come Discover Occoquan!

Saturday, May 18, 2019 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. in downtown Historic Occoquan

Join us for Discover Occoquan! This event features a full day of free activities for everyone, including interactive classes and free demonstrations hosted by Occoquan businesses, a scavenger hunt, a history tour, a pop-up tea room, a photo booth, live entertainment, and more! The festive event culminates with a beer garden and concert in River Mill Park.

The day kicks off at 11 a.m. when businesses will be hosting a variety of free drop-in classes that include yoga in the park, candle pouring, painting, fiber arts, and more. Demonstrations include art and glass, personal style, puzzle making, food preparation and sampling, textile image transfers, SCUBA and much more! Art on the Block will also be showcasing the works of Occoquan's many talented artists. Enjoy light refreshments, meet the artists, watch art demos, and enter to win an Occoquan gift basket. 

Be sure to stop by Town Hall, 314 Mill Street for more fun! Pick up a map and a schedule of town activities. The Scavenger Hunt begins at 11 a.m. Enter your kids in the Occoquan Kids Council raffle to become a council member for a day—or even the mayor! A full Kids Council will be drawn at 4 p.m. Throughout the day, the town will sponsor a silent auction featuring donations by local businesses. At 11 a.m., watch a 3D printing demo and at 1 p.m., Occoquan resident Henry Brinton will read from his new and locally set book, City of Peace. Stay for a special presentation of Will Rogers' U.S.A. presented by Kaleidoscope Theatre Company from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.

​At Mill House Museum, 413 Mill Street, there will be a history tour led by Mayor Porta at 1 p.m.  and a dedication for the new historical marker at 3 p.m. A pop-up tea room, sponsored by Lady D’s Traveling Tea Party, will be available at Rockledge Mansion, at 440 Mill Street, between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Beer Garden in River Mill Park
Finally, this fun-filled day will culminate with a beer garden in River Mill Park, 458 Mill Street from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., featuring Water’s End Brewery. Musical guests include award-winning Nashville singer/songwriter Cheley Tackett and local favorite Joe Downer. Several of our renowned local restaurants will have tents in the park too, so come hungry!

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 will collect patrons from the lot on the half hour beginning at 11 a.m. through 5 p.m. with a final pick up at 8:30 p.m. The shuttle is free, but donations to the non-profit Patriots for Disabled Divers are appreciated.

Come Discover Occoquan!  

You’ll come to love it here as much as we do.