May 2018


May 1: Town Election Day

Polls Open 6:00 am - 7:00 pm, Town Hall


​May 2: Town Council Meeting

7:00 pm, Town Hall

FY2019 Budget Process


May 4: Music on Mill Concert

Maggie Shot Burns (90s Covers), Full Schedule

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm, River Mill Park


May 8:  Planning Commission Meeting
6:30 pm, Town Hall
Architectural Review Board
Canceled


May 12: Art on the Block

11 am - 4 pm, Historic Occoquan

More Information


May 15: Town Council Work Session
CANCELED


May 19: Discover Occoquan
10 am - 8 pm, Historic Occoquan
More Information

May 19: Blessing of the Fleet

10 am, Watch the boat parade from Mamie Davis Park

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May 19: Music on Mill Concert
The Sidleys (Rock/Soul),
 Full Schedule
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm, River Mill Park

The Town of Occoquan

Voted #1 Tourist Destination in

Prince William County!

2015, 2016, & 2017

​Voted #1 Local Attraction!

2017


Occoquan Arts and Crafts Shows

Voted #1 Community Event in

Prince William County

​2016 & 2017


Thank You!

June 2018


June 2 - 3: Occoquan Arts and Crafts Show

Saturday, 10 am - 6 pm

Sunday, 10 am - 5 pm

Historic District

More Information

Parking passes to park under the 123 Bridge for those living and working within the event area will be available at Town Hall beginning Tuesday, May 29; first come, first served. 703-491-1918


June 5: Town Council Meeting

7:00 pm, Town Hall


June 16: Music on Mill Concert

6pm - 8 pm, Cheley Tackett (Country)

More Information


June 19: Town Council Work Session

7:00 pm, Town Hall


June 26: Planning Commission
6:30 pm, Town Hall
Architectural Review Board
7:30 pm, Town Hall



Annual Events in Occoquan

FEBRUARY
Chocolate Walk

Presented by the Occoquan Merchant Guild, visitors are invited to stroll through the Town's historic district and sample a variety of chocolate goodies at participating shops and restaurants. For more information, contact the
Occoquan Merchant Guild. Held annually in February from 11 am to 4 pm.


MARCH/APRIL
Occoquan Peep Show
Over 20 businesses display creative dioramas using Easter peeps.  Visit each participating shop (designated with yellow balloons) to view what amazing things the peeps will be doing and vote for your favorite display!  Hosted by the Occoquan Merchant Guild. A shuttle bus is available as transportation into town from the bus stop at the 123/Old Bridge lot, 10:30 am to 4:30 pm. This year, the Town invites the Occoquan Community to participate in crafting and displaying their own Peep diorama creations!More Information


Spring Town Cleanup Day
Performed in partnership with Friends of the Occoquan (FOTO), residents are invited to help clean up the town along side FOTO volunteers and town employees. Normally held in April from 9 am to 12 pm; meet at Town Hall. Volunteers welcome!
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MAY

Occoquan Art on the Block

In May of each year, the art galleries of Occoquan host Occoquan Art on the Block to celebrate the artists of Historic Occoquan, Virginia.  Visitors are invited to stroll the streets of Historic Occoquan and support the arts by attending receptions at each art gallery, viewing art demonstrations and entering into a special prize drawing!  Held annually in May from 1 pm to 5 pm.  More Information  


Blessing of the Fleet

The Occoquan River Maritime Association hosts the Blessing of the Fleet event and parade annually in May.  Visitors can view the parade from the Town Dock located behind Mamie Davis Park, 205 Mill Street, beginning at 10 am.  More Information


Music on Mill Concerts

The Music on Mill Concert series kicks off in May and runs through early September each year.  The series includes a variety of free concerts in River Mill Park. More information.


​​JUNE
Spring Arts and Crafts Show

In the spring and fall, the Town hosts a two-day arts and crafts fair that boasts more than 300 vendors from a wide-range of arts and crafts along the streets of our historic downtown.  During each show, more than 10,000 people visit Occoquan over the two-day show to browse the crafters and artisans, and visit our many unique businesses and restaurants.  The Spring Arts and Crafts Show is held during the first full weekend in June each year.
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Duck Splash

Held annually in June, the Duck Splash, organized by the the Occoquan, Woodbridge & Neabsco Optimist Club, drops hundreds of numbered rubber ducks from a bridge and race them along the Occoquan River. The public is invited to "adopt" ducks for a chance to win a prize for first through tenth place. For more information or to adopt a duck, visit the Occoquan Woodbridge Neabsco Optimist Club.


JULY - SEPTEMBER

Music on Mill Summer Concert Series

The Town of Occoquan hosts the Music on Mill Summer Concert series on some Fridays and Saturdays, 6:00 pm  - 8:00 pm, July through September, at River Mill Park, 458 Mill Street.  All concerts are free and open to the public. More Information.


SEPTEMBER
Fall Arts and Crafts Show
In the spring and fall, the Town hosts a two-day arts and crafts fair that boasts more than 300 vendors from a wide-range of arts and crafts along the streets of our historic downtown.  During each show, more than 10,000 people visit Occoquan over the two-day show to browse the crafters and artisans, and visit our many unique businesses and restaurants.  The Fall Arts and Crafts Show is held during the last full weekend in September each year.
More Information 


OCTOBER

Fall Town Cleanup Day

Performed in partnership with Friends of the Occoquan (FOTO), residents are invited to help clean up the town along side FOTO volunteers and town employees. Normally held on a Saturday in October from 9 am to 12 pm; meet at Town Hall.

NOVEMBER
Annual Tree Lighting

This event traditionally occurs on the evening of the Occoquan Merchant Guild's annual Holiday Open House, usually the Friday before Thanksgiving.  The Holiday Open House rings in the holiday season as the town is decorated with an array of holiday decorations and our unique businesses stay open late with special activities from 4 pm to 8 pm.  Following the close of the event, the Town holds a special ceremony to light the tree located on the Town Hall lawn, 314 Mill Street, at 8:05 pm.  Following the tree lighting, the Guild hosts an Open House drawing where $1,500 in gift certificates are given away.  The tree lighting event is free and open to the public.   

DECEMBER
Town Blessing

The Town invites the public to attend the annual Town Blessing. Traditionally, this event is held on the first Sunday in December.  The event begins with a sermon at Historic Ebenezer Baptist Church, located on the corner of Commerce and Washington Streets, followed by a Town Blessing at Mamie Davis Park on Mill Street.


Santa Comes to Occoquan
The Occoquan Merchant Guild hosts an event to welcome Santa Claus to Town each year, arriving by boat at Mamie Davis Park and visiting children in Town Hall.  Santa will arrive by boat at Mamie Davis Park dock on Mill Street at 12 pm and will be escorted by the OWL Volunteer Fire Department to Town Hall to visit with children.  For more information, contact the Occoquan Merchant Guild at (703) 201-8499. 


WinterFest 

Hosted by the Occoquan River Communities, enjoy a full day of holiday activities during WinterFest, including Santa's Parade Lake Ridge from 11 am to 12 pm; a holiday art market featuring local artists' work in Tackett's Mill Lakeside from 12 pm to 4 pm; shopping, dining, strolling carolers, holiday music and fire pits in Historic Occoquan from 4 pm to 7 pm; Second Saturday Art Walk at the Workhouse Arts Center featuring refreshments, fire pits and sing-along caroling from 6 pm to 9 pm.  In addition, Prince William Marina will host a festive fireworks display around 8 pm that can be viewed from Occoquan or the regional park.


Events and Announcements

 

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