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Discover Occoquan! Aug 11-13

Celebrate all things Occoquan with a weekend of activities including a family treasure hunt, concert in the park, shop late night, and special offerings from businesses around town. Plus don't miss our always-popular Duck Splash fundraiser!

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Treasure Hunt

Saturday, August 12 from 11am-4pm

Kids, adults, and families are all invited to solve fun clues around towns to win prizes in our Discover Occoquan Treasure Hunt! The hunt will begin at Occoquan Town Hall. Stop by any time between 11:00-3:30pm to get started.

Kids get to pick a prize from the treasure chest and adults can enter to win $100 in Occoquan gift cards. 

This event is FREE and open to the public. Kids get a free pirate's eye patch (while supplies last).


Discover Small Business

Friday, August 11 to Sunday, August 13

Enjoy exclusive deals and offers from Occoquan's premiere businesses during Discover Occoquan weekend:

Art a La Carte, 310 Mill Street

Stop by to register to win one of the many gifts donated by our artists! 

Ballywhack Shack, 304 Mill Street

Free tea, lemonade, or Italian soda with purchase. Limit one free drink per order.

Gift & Gather, 307 Mill Street

20% Off for all Occoquan Pride Products! 

Glory Be, 305 Mill Street

Stop by and choose a gift with any purchase of $30 or more (while supplies last, limits apply).

Hitchcock Paper Co., 125 Mill Street

Receive a FREE greeting card and vinyl sticker (a $10 value), when you spend $20 or more.

Leaf & Petal, 201 Union Street

We will be offering FREE tea flights, along with a 20% discount on all loose leaf teas!

Man Overboard, 310 Mill Street

Free OCQ sticker with purchase!

Potomac Chocolate, 304 Mill Street

Mention Discover Occoquan and get 10% off your purchase!

Puzzle Palooza Etc, 305 Union Street

Free gift with $50 purchase.


shop late

Saturday, August 12 until 8pm

Shop late at your favorite businesses in Occoquan! Several businesses will be open until 8pm or later:


Art a La Carte

Ballywhack Shack
Gift & Gather
Glory Be
Leaf & Petal
Man Overboard

Potomac Choclate

Puzzle Palooza Etc.
The Loft Gallery

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Concert in the Park

Saturday, August 12 from 7-9pm

Known as the Band of the Nation’s Capital, we are pleased to welcome the 257th Army Band back this summer as part of our Music on Mill concert series in River Mill Park.

This event is FREE and open to the public. We recommend bringing camp chairs or blankets to the park for seating.

Note: Glass containers and alcohol are not permitted in the park.

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Annual Duck Splash

Sunday, August 13 at 12pm

Adopt a numbered rubber duck, then join us Sunday, August 13 to watch it race along the Occoquan River with hundreds of other ducks! $5 to adopt your duck. Winners receive $20-500 depending on their place in the race. All proceeds benefit Occoquan non-profit, Patriots for Disabled Divers.

Tickets are on sale now ONLINE or in person at Patriot Diving (305 Mill Street, Occoquan, VA) or Hitchcock Paper Co. (125 Mill Street, Occoquan, VA) through Saturday, August 12.

On Sunday, August 13 you may purchase tickets in person at Mamie Davis park from 10:00am-11:50am. Cash and Credit Card accepted.

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