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Celebrate our town businesses with more than a week of activities including interactive classes and free demonstrations hosted by town merchants, plus a Scavenger Hunt, Taste of Occoquan, and Sip & Stroll event, Trivia Night, our famous Duck Splash, a corn hole tournament, a concert, and more! Visitors are invited to browse the town’s unique shops, boutiques, galleries, restaurants, and cafes to experience all that Occoquan has to offer.


Scavenger Hunt

August 13-21

Visit businesses throughout Occoquan and answer questions about town history on your scavenger hunt passport form (available at all participating businesses).


When you finish, enter you passport in our Town Hall dropbox, for your chance to win the Grand Prize: an Occoquan canvas bag stuffed with products from and about Occoquan, Virginia!


Taste of Occoquan

August 18-21

Treat your tastebuds with flights of food as you experience international dishes from award winning restaurants in Occoquan. Participants include:

Bann Thai 

Ballywhack Shack


Leaf & Petal

Madigan's Waterfront

Mom's Apple Pie

Potomac Chocolate


Sip & Stroll

Saturday, August 20

One-day only from 4:00-8:00pm: order adult beverages at participating restaurants and walk through the historic district of Occoquan while browsing the shops and galleries or attending the free concert in River Mill Park! As an added treat, several shops and galleries will be open until 8:00pm or later!

Participating restaurants:

Bann Thai 

Madigan's Waterfront

The Spot on Mill Street


AUG 14

Duck Splash



Adopt a numbered rubber duck from Patriot Scuba, then join us Sunday, August 14 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 Patriots for Disabled Divers. Get your tickets HERE.


AUG 20

Corn Hole Tournament



Join us in River Mill Park for the first ever Occoquan Cup Cornhole Tournament! This is a double-elimination tournament for 2-person teams of all levels. See for tickets and more details. Cost: $30 (or $25 if you bring your own boards). Pick up a beverage and snacks before you play. 

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AUG 19

Trivia Night in the Park



Its a Beach Party! Test your knowledge and play six rounds of beachy brain busters for your chance to win a $100 gift card! Bring your up to 8-person team, camp chairs or blankets, and a packed picnic for your party. Or, order at the event and have it delivered right to your circle. More info:


AUG 20

Concert in the Park



Join us in River Mill Park for another FREE concert, featuring local band Collective! Collective is a high-energy cover band that plays the best of the 80s, 90s, 2000s, and today.  Their passion is as much for quality as for making a party happen every time they play. Voted one of the best bands of Arlington, we’re pleased to bring them to back to OCQ.


AUG 20

Agnes Artwork Unveiling



This ceremony in River Mill Park includes the unveiling of an original piece of artwork commemorating the 50th anniversary of Hurricane Agnes' effects on the Town of Occoquan and the surrounding area.


AUG 20

Shop Late in Occoquan

until 8:00pm


Enjoy a summer evening out, as several shops and businesses stay open late in Occoquan! Also on Saturday, August 20 is a free concert in River Mill Park at 7:00pm, plus our inaugural Sip & Stroll event, where patrons can purchase adult beverages and browse the historic district with drinks in hand.

Business Events

August 13-21

Click the button below to see events, workshops, and special sales hosted by Occoquan businesses!

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