Your favorite spring festival is expanding to the river!

2022 RiverFest & Craft Show

When: Sat., June 4 — Sun., June 5
Open: 10am — 5pm 
Where: Occoquan, VA
Admission: FREE  | Shuttle $5
 
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Shuttles

Patrons may park at designated lots and hop a shuttle into Town!

$5 Round-trip  |  CASH ONLY  |  Payable at entry
Kids under 12 ride FREE
Shuttles are wheelchair accessible
Shuttles end approx. one (1) hour after show ends 

Purple Lot
Lake Ridge Commuter Lot

Corner of Old Bridge and Minnieville Roads, Woodbridge, VA
Drop off/Pick Up located at Mom’s Apple Pie Shuttle Stop

Green Lot
Rt 123 Commuter Lot
Corner of Route 123 and Old Bridge Road, Woodbridge, VA
Drop off/Pick Up at Footbridge Shuttle Stop by River Mill Park

Yellow Lot (New)
I-95 Commuter Lot
Route 123 & I-95  Woodbridge, VA  
Drop off/Pick Up at the Shuttle Stop under the Route 123 Bridge

New for June 2022: There will be no event parking/shuttle service at the Workhouse Art Center.  Parking for the Yellow Lot is now at the I-95 Commuter Lot.

2022 RIVERFEST & CRAFT SHOW
SCHEDULE

SATURDAY, JUNE 4 
Stand-up Paddle Board and Kayak Race 9am & 1:30pm
Arts & Crafts Show 10am-5pm
Conservation Alley and Jr. Passport Program 10am-5pm
Sea Dog Lab Tours at Town Dock10am-5pm
Kayaks & Paddleboard Rentals 10am-5pm
Live Music in River Mill Park 12pm-4pm
Beer & Wine Garden 12pm-5pm
River Clean Up1:30pm
  
SUNDAY, JUNE 5 
Arts & Crafts Show 10am-5pm
Conservation Alley and Jr. Passport Program 10am-5pm
Sea Dog Lab Tours at Town Dock10am-5pm
Kayaks & Paddleboard Rentals 10am-5pm
SUP and Land Yoga classes 10:45am-5pm
Live Music in River Mill Park 12pm-4pm
Beer & Wine Garden 12pm-5pm
River Clean Up1:30pm

THE CRAFT SHOW at RiverFest!

Do you love to shop? The wonderful weekend you know and love is back. Get ready for 200+ Crafters, Artisans, and Makers to fill the streets of Occoquan for this dynamic new festival. Plus, 35 of our local businesses are participating, and we have scores of emerging artists with eco-friendly materials and/or processes.

 Click here to see the Festival Map

Vendor List

RIVER FUN!

Come say hello, and meet the river in RiverFest. You won’t want to leave.

Kayak / SUP Rentals ALL WEEKEND

Paddle the Occoquan with Penguin Paddling. Ducks, eagles, osprey, herons and many varieties of reptiles, fish, and even beavers can be spotted!

10am-5pm
Single Kayaks: $20/Hour, $65/Day

Double Kayaks: $25/Hour, $75/Day

Standup Paddleboards (SUP): $25/Hour, $75/Day

 

River Races!

Sat. June 4 | 9:15am
Watch the exciting 2022 OCQ Paddler’s Challenge at the Town dock!

Sat. June 4 | 1:30 pm 

Paddle for FUN in the 1/2 mile Standup Paddle Board (SUP) race! This race is open to the public, using boards provided on-site.

Open to Public Race / Cost: $25

Check In/Registration: 12:30 pm – 1:15 pm 

Racer Briefing: 1:20 pm

Race Start: 1:30 pm

Sign up at paddleguru.com for all race info. 

 

Tour the 42-ft Sea Dog Floating Lab!

ALL WEEKEND 10am-5pm | FREE!

Come aboard matey! Check out the floating lab moored by Potomac Riverkeeper Network. Launched in 2019, the Sea Dog patrols the Potomac River, monitoring water quality. 

Jr. Passport participants receive a stamp for touring the Sea Dog! Check out Conservation Alley for more info!

 

Complimentary SUP Yoga Class with Rooted Yoga!

Sunday, June 5 | 10:45am-5pm

Try downward dog on the water! Rooted Yoga Community offers complimentary classes by land and by sea. Hop on your rented SUP for yoga on the river, or take a “land class” in Mamie Davis Park.

SUP Yoga Classes — launching at Penguin Paddling

Class: FREE

Rental: Penguin Paddling SUPs: $20/Hr

Location: launching at Penguin Paddling Dock, behind Madigan’s

Class Times: 11am  |  1pm  |  3pm

*Must arrive to class 15-min prior, with rental ready to launch.

“Land” Yoga in Mamie Davis Park

Class is FREE. Mats available on-site

Times: 10:45am  |  11:45am  |  12:45pm  |  1:45pm  |  2:45pm  |  3:45pm

FOOD FEST & Live Music

RiverFest will be an all-you-can-taste experience. Our streets will be filled with the delicious aromas of your favorite food trucks, grills, and gourmet-to-go vendors. And our award-winning restaurant scene will be OPEN for biz. Come hungry, leave happy.

Find your favorite foodie spot: Click here to see the Festival Map 

Beer & Wine Garden in River Mill Park

NOON – 5pm ALL WEEKEND

Local favs Woodlawn Press Winery and Waters End Brewery will be serving up hand-crafted pours as you relax overlooking the river and our blue heron habitat.

 
Enjoy Live Concerts

Saturday 12pm-4pm: Mystery Machine DMV

Sunday 12pm-4pm: Ashleigh Chevalier

 
Chincoteauge Oysters & Craft Beer Flights in Conservation Alley

10am – 5pm ALL WEEKEND

Taste a flight of eastern shore-farmed oysters from SALTS Seafood and pair them with pours from Black Narrows Brewing Co. 

Conservation Alley & Jr. Passport

10am – 5pm ALL WEEKEND | FREE

Explore our NEW Conservation Alley, packed with family fun, crafts, eats, beer, music, and plenty of love for the natural world! Just a few of the many cool things to do:

Journey with Junior Passport and earn a Conservation Alley sticker badge! Learn simple ways to protect our wildlife and water.

Spot the Bubbles! Watch Patriot Scuba Divers clean up underwater debris.

Flip Flop Sculptures! Check out the vibrant sculptures of Ocean Sole made from upcycled flip flops!

Meet Tiny Oyster Heroes. Learn about shell recycling and how oysters are restoring health to the Chesapeake Bay. 

Create Upcycled Crafts! Young makers can make fabulous upcycled crafts with Hitchcock Paper Co and Patriot Scuba.

Create RAIN in a Watershed Demo! Test the effects of fertilizer and herbicides on our waterways with Potomac River National Wildlife Refuge Complex.

Enjoy our LIVE STAGE & speakers all weekend. Learn Clean Water Trivia & Tips and become a River Ambassador.

Find Conservation Alley in mid-town: Click here to see the Festival Map 

ATM, BATHROOMS, FIRST AID, & ACCESSIBILITY

ATM Locations
  • Inside Madigan’s Waterfront Restaurant at 201 Mill Street
  • At the VFW at 204 Mill Street

Restrooms

Restrooms are located throughout the event area. Click here for Festival Map.

First Aid

A First Aid Tent, made available by O.W.L., is located at 209 Washington Street during the festival.

Click here to see the Festival Map 

 

Accessibility FAQs

Shuttle Bus
  • Shuttle buses are wheelchair accessible, therefore satellite parking may be an option.
  • Patrons may opt to be dropped off at a shuttle stop and have a driver park at satellite parking. The Yellow shuttle stop (under the 123 bridge) is the flattest area for wheelchairs.
Parking
  • Accessible parking is available in town under the Route 123 Bridge, accessible by Poplar Lane during the run of the craft show.
  • Accessible parking is also available on Commerce Street. Patrons wishing to use this space should travel in on Washington Street, where they will be directed to spaces by police. Please note that there is a hill from Commerce to Mill.
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